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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is back out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Age guidance 14+ years

WHY? 'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for' ★★★★ Metro

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.


If you have booked a ticket to watch from home via our website, you can access the live stream on the night of the event by clicking here and logging in to your Norden Farm account.

Click here for a guide to accessing live streamed events and for information on allocating tickets purchased for other households.

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Mountain Goat Mountain

Come together for an immersive, off-screen theatrical adventure with Mountain Goat Mountain, from Australia’s Threshold Theatre.

Mountain Goat Mountain is a magical place. Strange and wonderful happenings often take place.

This delightful, audio-led theatre experience for families to share in their home together features playful activities that help you create your characters, setting, props and costumes before stepping into their own imaginative world.

Be taken on a journey that bumps you out of the ordinary and into a world where you work together to uncover its secrets. Explore the forest and rivers of Mountain Goat Mountain and the depths of a mysterious cave - without ever leaving your home!

This theatrical experience provides space for creative connection through play and imagination. Created entirely in isolation by a brilliant team of artists, this unique experience is designed for children and grown-ups to share.

Take this time to make an adventure together!

Ages guidance 5+ years

£12 per household, the experience can be accessed for 30 days after you register

Quest – Adventure Pass Offer
Book for live streamed show Oldilocks and the 3 Bears and on demand audio adventure Mountain Goat Mountain for the special price of £18 (normally £22).

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Ahir Shah (work in progress)

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Show’ nominee Ahir Shah is one of the fastest-rising comedians of his generation.

Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.

Ahir is warming up his latest show Dots which completely sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and is being filmed for HBO Max in early June. It follows Duffer and Control which also sold out and were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and subsequently toured the UK and overseas.

Ahir has performed internationally at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe and Just for Laughs Montreal, and has toured in continental Europe and India.

He has performed stand-up on BBC2's Live At The Apollo, Radio 4's The Now Show and Comedy Central's Stand Up Central. Outside of stand up, Ahir has also been seen on shows including BBC1's Have I Got News For You, BBC2's Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Channel 4's Catastrophe and Campus.

He has also performed and regularly writes on BBC2's The Mash Report and has written and starred in the short films Ahir Shah’s Summer for Sky and Ahir Shah’s Life Lessons for BBC Three and has developed two sitcom pilots for Channel 4.

Courtyard Theatre
£12
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Marlon Solomon

Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.

From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld. Marlon explores why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever, how fake news gives fresh currency to ancient slander and how this all relates to current issues in the Labour Party. It's a comic tale which is no laughing matter.

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale is a piece of documentary theatre, in 2018 it became the first one-person show to be performed in the Houses of Parliament. It also won Best Spoken Word at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in the same year.

WHY? 'Funny, moving, at some points deeply disturbing, and provides absolutely essential context for the worst aspects of how we live now' David Baddiel

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home

'Shrewd, funny and important' Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian)

'Compelling, shocking, essential' Al Murray

'A Lizard’s Tale is a devastating show. Informative, absorbing and very funny. The funniest show about antisemitism on the fringe. Or anywhere I suspect' David Schneider

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£14 (£12 conc)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 20 May

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Hot off completely selling out at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, their Spring 2020 tour and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have extended their tour and will once again be parading their dark and waggish songs about the place.

Age guidance 14+

'These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next' The Telegraph

‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ Evening Standard

'If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan' Steve Bennett, Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£14
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo & Joan's Website

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Concertini with Papa Truck

A toe-tapping 45 minutes of American Bluegrass with a distinctly British twist.

With tunes you'll know and others you won’t this versatile band will transport you to Nashville via the Thames Valley and back again. This concert is all about inspiring children and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event - so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

WHY? 'I genuinely think the parents may have had more fun than the kids’ Little Ankle Biters Berkshire

‘Fabulous music for adults that you can bring your little monsters along to without fear of being thrown out’ Audience member, Rock N Roll Concertini

Running time 45 - 50 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£12, £10 under 16s
Livestream ticket: £12 per household
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before the event begins

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before the event starts

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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