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Kipper's Snowy Day

Christmas 2021 at Norden Farm! Based on the award winning children's books about Kipper the Dog by Mick Inkpen.

It's snowing! And Kipper is very excited...
Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold go on an adventure in the snow - but can they find their way home?

Join this magical world of puppets and mischief, filled with original songs and music. This warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children and their families.

‘A classic children’s tale… perfectly expresses the excitement of Christmas Eve and playing in the snow… superb’ ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Miki to Norden Farm.

‘An ideal show for young children – and a great way to introduce them to live theatre’ Families Magazine


Relaxed Performances:
Performances on Sat 4 Dec at 11am and Wed 29 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

A visual story of a visit to see Kipper's Snowy Day can be downloaded below.

Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged. Please contact Box Office for more details.


Ticket Information:
£14.50 | £12.50 under 16s
£50 Family & Friends (4 people)

Run time: Approximately 55 mins

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.

Autumn 2021
Wed 22 Sept - 1 Dec

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

First performed in 2006, this is a fast-paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel has enthralled audiences throughout Britain and Ireland and played to packed houses everywhere.

An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Dr Jekyll releasing the demon within - a malevolent force which will eventually possess his body and soul.

'Done in fine style.... a good, vivid, popular version of a great story, told with notable passion' The Scotsman

'Every emotional nuance is wrung out of it and a packed audience sit rapt at such conversely dark materials' Glasgow Herald

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Isosceles website

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear.

But now he’s hit hard times... Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Sole-less. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

This well known and well loved tale - made popular by the Ladybird Classic - has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins in their own inimitable style.  Beautifully crafted set and puppets, sublime music, a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes and a comic mouse make this show a magical must-see.

Age guidance 3+ years.

Run time 55 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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The Hug

A tale of hope, empathy and acceptance.

Based on the heart-warming and funny book The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug.

They face many rejections along the way from a rather scary badger, a squirrel (who knows A LOT about nuts), a shy frog, a fabulous fox and an owl who really wants to be wise.

Set to Tom Gray's beautiful and witty music, the audience are invited on a journey full of fun, laughter and love... and at the end, a very special hug from our puppets. 

Presented by Long Nose Puppets

Studio
45 minutes plus ‘Hug the Puppets’ after the show

£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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The HandleBards present: Macbeth

The HandleBards are a three strong troupe of actors who pedal environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

Forget the tears and tragedy and join the all-female troupe at Norden Farm for their unhinged bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud version of Macbeth.

With music, mayhem and more costume changes than you can Shake a spear at, expect the HandleBards usual irreverent, charming and hilarious style to come bursting on to the stage.

'An exceptional touring production… explodes with energy, a genuine treat from start to finish' ★★★★★ The Stage, on The HandleBards’ Twelfth Night

Courtyard Theatre
£16 | £14 conc

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Disraeli - Queen Victoria’s Favourite Prime Minister

A play written and performed by Jeff Rozelaar

“We are all dreadfully disgusted at the prospect of a Jew for our Prime Minister.”
So declared Lady Palmerston when Benjamin Disraeli was given the keys to No.10 Downing Street.

This controversial characters 'intrusion' into the heart of the Victorian 'Establishment' is related imaginatively in this one-man play.

It includes references to Hughenden Manor which Disraeli acquired and lived in. The property is a very popular National Trust venue in the South East of England.

'This amazing one-man show held the audience’s rapted attention' Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, Maidenhead Synagogue

'A splendid experience… mesmerising' U3A Reading (History group)

'A spellbinding monologue' U3A Chinnor (History group)

Studio
£15

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Not So Ugly Sisters

You’ve heard the fairytale, now here’s the whole hair-raising truth!

Dolly rests on her broom counting the passers-by outside the salon window, whilst her sister Barb watches the phone that never rings. It’s the morning of Cindy and Prince Smarming’s big royal wedding - but Dolly and Barb are not invited! But hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned!

A brand new musical re-telling of Cinderella from the perspective of the ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters, reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family by Wrongsemble.

Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company famed for creating fantastic family theatre for all ages, packed full of original music, puppetry, magic and adventure.

The Not So Ugly Sisters promises to be a theatrical treat not to be missed for ages 4-104!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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