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Chicken Licken

A recipe of food, puppets and music following the adventures of a growing chick and her encounters with a hungry fox

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. Chicken Licken grows up to be the Little Red Hen and asks her friends to help her make bread, but no one wants to play!

WHY? A trilogy of classic tales from the Ladybird books - Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox and the Hen

Presented by DNA.

Age guidance: 3-8 years.

45 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

90 minutes.

Long Barn
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, its roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Age guidance: 3-10 years


Relaxed Performances
Performances on Wed 10 Apr at 2pm and Thur 11 Apr at 2pm are Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

60 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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You Choose

A different story in every show – where you choose what happens!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

WHY? From the team who brought us Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary

Presented by Nonsense Room Productions

Age guidance: 2-7 years

60 minutes

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

On Sunday 17 March the story will be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Duckie

by Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

WHY? ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake’ Basement Jaxx

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different’ Circles and Stalls

'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation’
Live Art Alive

‘A reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Le Gateau Chocolat: 2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Age guidance: 3+ years. For the young and young at heart.

40 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps, but please book a free ticket for them.

Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England.

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

Studio
£11 (£9 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This Half Term the stories will be

Mon 8 April - Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy
Tues 9 April - The Witch, the Rabbit and the Enchanted Carrots
Thur 11 Apr - The Magic Paintbrush
Mon 15 Apr - The High Street


Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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about 2 hours ago This week saw our flagship community arts programme, SocialArts, draw to a close following just over 2 years of fan… https://t.co/3dtJ8KfQua

about 2 hours ago This week saw our flagship community arts programme, SocialArts, draw to a close following just over 2 years of fantastic workshops and creativity! We are very grateful to the Rothschild Foundation for funding this well-loved, life changing, project. Sadly, funding has now come to an end. You can read the project evaluation and learn about the impact that this project had on our participants here: https://norden.farm/pages/evaluation-and-road-map We are seeking funding to support further projects addressing loneliness and isolation in older people, if you can help we would love to hear from you!

about 5 hours ago FREE! Family Workshop this Saturday in the Nicholsons Shopping Centre Quest Family Fest is just around the corner! You can get involved at our free workshop this weekend! Pop in anytime from 10am to work with our artists to create work inspired by our upcoming show, The Enormous Turnip. Find us opposite Tesco!

about 24 hours ago This Friday, Odette Michell and Richard Lee combine their unique genres and talents to create an intimate evening of music in our Studio. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/odette-michell-and-richard-lee

1 day ago The Kid Who Would Be King Review Card An epic retelling of this much loved myth. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon Excalibur! Now he must unite his friends and enemies to take on the wicked enchantress Morgana! Will their quest succeed? Find out from Thur 11 Apr --> https://norden.farm/events/the-kid-who-would-be-king-pg

1 day ago Check out this amazing trailer for NT Live: All About Eve – directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Lily James ad Gillian Anderson! Don’t miss your chance to see this wonderful theatre production, right here on the big screen in Maidenhead on Thur 11 and Sun 28 April --> https://norden.farm/events/nt-live-all-about-eve-12a-tbc

1 day ago ❤️ SocialArts: The Crafty Group for Older People ❤️ Today marks the end of our SocialArts project which began in January 2017. In the past 2 years this wonderful bunch have taken part in 75 weekly sessions. They have shown their work in 2 exhibitions and created over 1000 pieces of art as a group and individually! A huge thanks goes to our group leader Amelia, and volunteer Rachelle for their dedication and creativity. It has certainly been fun!

1 day ago Laura and her children travel to the Spanish village where she grew up, to attend her sister’s wedding – but unexpected events expose the family’s hidden past. Everybody Knows heads to our screen on Sun 14 and Tues 16 Apr --> https://norden.farm/events/everybody-knows-15

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1 day ago @CrystalHenley @realclintonb Hello Sarah they are on sale now - see our event page for me info and tickets https://t.co/2v12LNXS6H

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