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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Sunday 8 December


Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept – 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Autumn
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2 and 3

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 and 6


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, the Youth Theatre Academy will be working towards a performance of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Performance date: Wednesday 11 December

We are excited to announce that the Academy will also take part in a workshop with the renowned theatre company Paines Plough and will see a performance as part of their term.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, adapted by Richard R. George.

Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes from his fearful aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures?

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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POP!

Tiny Light Theatre presents

Come and visit Flo and her daughter Ebb as they take you on a bubbly, balloon-y bathtime adventure. Full of magic, mischief and music. Let’s float away under a starry sky! From Tiny Light Theatre, the company who brought show The Paper Moon to Norden Farm in summer 2019.

WHY? A gently interactive first adventure into theatre for little ones and their families

Age Guidance 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 adult including 1 0-3 year old. Additional sibling £8.

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Presented by Tiny Light Theatre

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Digi Den

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Autumn
Fri 13 Sept - 29 Nov (exc 4 Oct and 1 Nov)
5pm - 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept – 30 Nov (exc 2 Nov)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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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.

Our storyteller Ruth will be joining us on Sunday 29 September and reading The Runaway Pancake and other Tales.

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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Noise Next Door - At Sea!

Go on an adventure on the high seas!

The Noise Next Door needs your help to chase down the fearsome Captain Bloodbeard. They will take your suggestions and transform them into jaw-dropping scenes and mind-blowing songs. With mermaids, magic, sea-shanties and sword - this anarchic afternoon with the quickest wits in comedy is one you'll treasure forever.

Age guidance: 5+ years

WHY? An epic new show that’s fun for the whole family!

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friend (4 people) £36

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

Noise Next Door's website

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Teddies Music Club presents Pirate Pete and Princess Polly

Teddies Music Club brings you a swashbuckling adventure for young children.

The whole Teddies Team will be on stage to bring you a delightful family show full of fun with your favourite action songs.

WHY? Why not dress up in your favourite pirate or princess outfit!

Age guidance: 1 - 6 years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Teddies Music Club

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
10am
£5 per child

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this October Half Term!

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 2 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. All backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

WHY? ‘Hilarious and good for all ages’ Primary Times

Age Guidance 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Morgan & West and Makin Productions.

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Rumpelstiltskin and The Snail of Destiny

A new version of the Grimms' classic tale.

Poor Polly Buckwheat is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

WHY? With trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets

Age guidance 4 - 11 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented byTheatre of Widdershins

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Playmobil: The Movie (U)

Dir: Lino DiSalvo 2019 99 mins, FR/DE

Imaginative young girl Marla embarks on an epic journey after her younger brother Charlie disappears into the wondrous animated world of Playmobil. Marla encounters a whole host of Playmobil characters as she tries to find her brother in this magical realm.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Dir: Thurop Van Orman 2019 96 mins, FI/US

A new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger. Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver. They team up with pig Leonard, his assistant Courtney and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce. Can this unlikely superteam save their homes?

WHY? The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies are back on the big screen!

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Dora and The Lost City Of Gold (PG)

Dir: James Bobin 2019 102 mins, AU/US

Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. But nothing could prepare her for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Dora quickly finds herself leading an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

WHY? An all new live-action adventure for Dora the Explorer

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Spooky Sing Along Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Friends

Bring the whole family and sing along to a spooky 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Come dressed up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Age guidance 0-8 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Concertini website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Saturday Lantern Making Workshops

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Suitable for all ages 3+ years

Please note – these workshops take place in Maidenhead Town Centre and are drop in sessions.

Our drop-in sessions allow you to come down to the session at any time throughout the day – you don’t need to get there bang on 10am! So, you don’t have to rush!

Sessions run start at 10am and end at 4pm, and lanterns at our Town Centre workshops take around 20 – 30 minutes to make

Got older children, or fancy getting involved as an adult? Take a look at our Lantern Making workshops for 6+ years or our adult only Lantern Making 2.0 workshop

Sat 16, Sat 23, Sat 30 Nov | Town Centre
10am - 4pm (drop-in)
£4 per person

Last chance drop-in workshops
Sat 7 Dec | Maidenhead Library
10am - 2pm
£4 per person

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The Carnival of the Animals - Sunday Lantern Making Workshop

Led by Same Sky.

Across 2 hours, our artist will guide the group through the process of weaving an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Suitable for 6+ years.

Pre-booking for these popular workshops is essential

Please note – Sunday workshops take place at Norden Farm and last 2 hours. You need to arrive for your booked start time of 10.30am or 2pm.

In these workshops, you create lanterns which are more intricate and will take the whole 2 hours to do so. This capacity for these workshops is limited.

Got younger children, or fancy getting involved as an adult? Take a look at our Lantern Making workshops for 3+ years or our adult only Lantern Making 2.0 workshop


Sun 17 and Sun 24 Nov and Sun 1 Dec | Norden Farm
10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
£7 per person

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

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

Click here to read the full review.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 7 December!

Featuring live music and entertainment, street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.

Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.

Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.


Lantern Making Workshops

Town Centre Saturday Drop In Workshops

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in just 20 minutes! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night

Sat 16, 23, 30 Nov

10am - 4pm (drop in)

£4 per person | Suitable for 3+ years

Norden Farm Sunday Workshops

Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Sun 17 and 24 Nov and Sun 1 Dec

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm

£7 per person | Suitable for 6+ years

Lantern Making 2.0

Work as a group, guided by a professional practitioner, to create a large scale willow structure which will shine bright in Norden Farm's Lantern Parade. Pre-booking is essential.

Sat 23 Nov

10am - 4pm

£17.50 per person | Suitable for teens and adults

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