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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Loud and Proud

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Fun, interactive drama classes for pre-school children designed to encourage confidence. With imaginative play, group interaction, performance skills and personal development.

Tuesdays (exc 30 May)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£5 (£4 siblings)

9 May - Loud and Proud
16 May - How to Own the Stage
23 May - Puppets in Play
6 Jun - Animal Characters
13 Jun - Your Great Toy Adventure
20 Jun - Silly Walks
27 Jun - Fairytales alive!
4 Jul - Put on a Play for Mum and Dad
11 Jul - Dressing Up is Fun
18 Jul - Face Paint for the Stage

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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Drama Classes for Adults

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A handpicked selection of bespoke theatre workshops for keen amateur actors, students and semi-professionals. All sessions are practical in nature and encourage meeting new like-minded friends and potential colleagues.

Tues 9 May – 18 Jul (exc 30 May)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £72 for 10 week course

9 May - Stanislavsky and The Method
16 May - Brecht and Epic Theatre
23 May - Advanced Improvisation
6 Jun - Commedia dell’arte and Physical Characterisation
13 Jun - Stage Combat
20 Jun - Voices and Accents
27 Jun - Greek and Roman Theatre and The Chorus
4 Jul - Shakespearean Verse in Action
11 Jul - The Great Theatre Quiz
18 Jul - Acting for Camera

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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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NT Live: Peter Pan (PG)

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale.

This wondrously inventive production is a delight for children and adults alike. Expect a riot of magic, music and make-believe.

WHY? ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production’ ★★★★★ Radio Times

Click here to read the review in full.

£15

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company.

Join them for Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before! Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.

WHY? Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter

£14 (£12 conc)

The HandleBards website
@HandleBards
@nordenfarm

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NT Live: Salome

Live screening (Thursday).

An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

WHY? This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution

£15

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Black is the Color of My Voice

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell. Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs.

Presented by Seabright Productions.

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour.

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

‘Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song’
★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine

‘Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theatre with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician’ Smart Shanghai

Age guidance: 12+ years.

WHY? ‘Her performance goes beyond impersonation’ ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£14

@apphiacampbell
Apphia Campbell's website

Seabright Production's website
@seabrightprods

@nordenfarm

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NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

An encore screening from The Harold Pinter Theatre of James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s landmark play.

Starring present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific’ ★★★★★ Metro

‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good’ ★★★★★ Financial Times

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London. A beautiful young man called Dorian Gray makes a Faustian pact. It gives him the capacity to explore every possible vice and desire while his moral decay is hidden away in his painted portrait that bears all the marks of his degeneration.

WHY? ‘The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it’

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part One, Millennium Approaches

Encore screening.

A new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two part play, directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse).

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part Two, Perestroika

Encore screening.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex.

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RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

Live screenings from Stratford-upon-Avon.

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Directed by Blanche McIntyre.

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Hairy Maclary & Friends

‘Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’

Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd.

Featuring many of the characters from the books like Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse - Bottomley Potts, covered in spots – Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

'A vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books to life’ Primary Times

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Joan

Presented by Milk, in association with Derby Theatre.

Written by Lucy J Skillbeck.

What happens when a disguise soon becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, Joan is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc – history’s greatest underdog.

The latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret from the multi-award winning Milk Presents and performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, Joan takes the stage as a gutsy gender warrior, dragging up as the men she’s defies.

A fearless solo show, with uproarious songs, exploring what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

‘Defiantly delightful’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Comic fizz, emotional ballast and cross-dressing that looks like sorcery’ The Guardian

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Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Austentatious are fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s Leicester Square and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.

Age guidance 12+ years.

'Ridiculously silly… wickedly funny' ★★★★★ The Times

'A joy to behold' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Supersmart and terrifically funny' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'A bravura slab of improvisation' Independent

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Miki

Christmas 2017

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish, and Miki embarks on a magical adventure…in search of a star.

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, songs to sing along to and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought enchanting Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine in association with Fresh Glory Productions.

about 4 hours ago Looking forward to welcoming @TheZoots to Norden Farm Fri 9 June! Grab your tickets here -->https://t.co/LI04LmRyOW https://t.co/B4zKIO1KUg

about 4 hours ago Timeline Photos Introduce your little one's to the magic of live music with two concerts from Concertini this Half Term at Norden Farm. Melanie Martin takes us on a magical journey with Music for Viola at 11.30am and Concertini favourite Marisa Thorton Wood returns for Music for Piano at 2pm. More info and tickets here --->

about 23 hours ago The Lighthouse Keeper\'s Lunch Join us at Norden Farm for the delightful and much loved tale The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch on Tues 30 May at 11.30am and 2pm. Packed with live music and audience participation it's a sure family favourite this Half Term. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/the-lighthouse-keeper-s-lunch

1 day ago Very excited to have the wonderful @alicemarshall and @Edd_Hedges here Sat 3 June! Get your tickets quick -->… https://t.co/S7UkBp45wx

2 days ago Five Star Swing - The Big Band Five Star Swing - Big Band Show will be shimmying onto our stage Sunday 18 June at 7.30pm. Swing along to songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/five-star-swing-the-big-band

2 days ago RT @TheGoatropers: 25th AUGUST we're off to Maidenhead to play @nordenfarm for song dance and some fine old Country Blues! tickets: https:/…

2 days ago Looking forward to welcoming back the sublime @Haileytuck Fri 2 June! Follow the link for more info and tickets -->… https://t.co/LDD0SqeSPi

2 days ago @alfiemoore looking forward to welcoming you on Thur 1 Jun https://t.co/EzdO2zgoI4 - tickets going quick!

2 days ago Timeline Photos Calling all kids and well-trained adults! Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults makes a stop in Maidenhead this Half Term! Join him for plenty of mischievous mayhem on Mon 29 May 11.30am and 2pm. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/big-howard-s-lol-tastic-yukfest-for-kids-and-well-trained-adults

3 days ago Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Half term is almost here - hooray! If you're looking for some school holiday inspiration, look no further. We have a full to bursting line up of shows, films, storytelling and craft to keep all ages entertained - right here in Maidenhead! Check out some highlights below or click here to view the full line up --> http://bit.ly/EventsSchoolHoliday

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