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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 (A)

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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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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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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Mnemonic

A performance by Theatre Memoire

High in the Ötzal Alps a man has died, and would be found later partially frozen, but not in a matter of days. He won’t be found for 5,300 years.

Come with us as we take you on a journey spanning not only continents, but centuries. Witness the discovery of ‘the ice man’. Observe the search for an estranged father, and the yearning for a lost love.

Mnemonic challenges the subjectivity of memory and the ability to comprehend identity through the physical traces left behind. It’s an intricately woven narrative, one that is intelligent, unique and, at times, funny.

Courtyard Theatre
£7 (Students £3)

Theatre Memoire Facebook

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NT Live: Hedda Gabler

210 mins

Live screening from the National Theatre (Thursday).

Ruth Wilson stars as Hedda, a bored newlywed who longs to be free. She attempts to control those around her, only to see her world unravel. A brand new version of the play, adapted by Patrick Marber.

WHY? A modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove

£15

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Thisbe

Fourteen years have passed since the fateful night Thisbe’s parents, Helena and Demetrius, were lost in the woods in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The only thing they remember is waking up completely in love with one another. But as their love becomes obsession, where does this leave their neglected and confused daughter, Thisbe?

WHY? BSL interpreted and with an original score, this play is full of playful wit and boisterous theatricality

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@doorajartheatre
@nordenfarm

Door Ajar Theatre website

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week-long festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won on the final night.


WHY? Watch them all and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc), for any one session.
Special Offer of £15 ticket for BOTH Saturday performances - please call the Box Office on 01628 788997 for this offer.

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The Regina Monologues

by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer.

‘Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived...’
The six wives of Henry VIII are brought into the 21st century when six very different women also marry the same man. Miscarriage, love affairs and betrayal ensue - and a shared loathing of all things ginger!

“…extremely funny and tear to the eye poignant, changing in the space of seconds ... I found it to be a thoroughly entertaining evening that just "works" - Katy Lewis, BBC


WHY? The plight of these women reflects the experiences their sixteenth century counterparts and is portrayed with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine!

£12 (£10 conc)

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild

@maidenheaddg
@nordenfarm

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Ragnarok

By Charles Way

The battle for Asgard is over, the gods have beaten the frost giants. This, however, is just the beginning of the end of days. A stunning adaptation of the Norse myth.

(contains some scenes which younger viewers may find upsetting, 16+ recommendation)

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Around the World in 80 Days (Group H)

Adapted from the novel by Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager.

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Revolting Rhymes (Group A)

Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Some of the best-known nursery tales, retold with some surprising and hilarious twists. If you thought Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, think again…

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Revolting Rhymes (Group B)

Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Some of the best-known nursery tales, retold with some surprising and hilarious twists. If you thought Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, think again…

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Fairyville (Group C)

by David Farey

Cram as many nursery rhyme, fairy tale and pantomime characters into one story as possible and watch the chaos unfold. Written before “Shrek” ever did the same!

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Lords of Creation (Group F)

By John Wiles

The story of the resolution of God’s request to Tangaroa, a lesser god, to find six species that deserve to survive the destruction of all other life presented in the style of a Balinese folk tale

  •  30 Mar
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Wow! Said the Owl

Based on the acclaimed children’s book by Tim Hopgood.

Wow! Said the Owl explores the wow-wow world of colours with a curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.

WHY? ‘A colourful character creates a child-sized world of wonder’ The Stage

Suitable for age 2+ years.

Studio

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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NT Live: Twelfth Night (12A)

210 mins

Live screening from the National Theatre.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

WHY? Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in this new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy

£15

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Give it a Go! Drama - Loud & Proud (5-7 Years)

Learn to project and change your voice, learn new accents and make sure people listen.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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Give it a Go! Drama - Create your own MONSTER make-up (Families)

Ghosts, witches, aliens, animals. Go wild with this hands-on session of art, creativity and play.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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Give it a Go! Drama - Stage Combat (11+ Years)

Have fun with slapstick, pratfalls, buffoonery and a plentiful supply of red noses.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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Give it a Go! Drama - All about ME! (8-10 Years)

How to shine on stage and make sure you get noticed in the crowd. A crash course in posing, attention seeking and upstaging.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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Give it a Go! Drama - Create a Puppet Show (Families)

You bring the stories, we’ll help you turn them into real life performances with characters and dialogue.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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The Amazing Bubble Man

A show combining comedy, artistry and audience participation with enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy, artistry and audience participation with enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

WHY? An Edinburgh festival favourite, San Francisco performer Louis Pearl sells out every year

Suitable for age 3+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Courtyard Theatre

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

The Amazing Bubble Man website

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RSC Live: Julius Caesar

Run Time TBC

A live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon of Shakespeare's epic political tragedy.

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

WHY? Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action

£15

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Delphine

Delphine is 30 and up to now the possibility of falling in love has only ever existed in her imagination.

Now something has happened. Join Delphine in her home, enter her world and help yourself to a mint.

WHY? ‘Witty and honest’ new writing from co-founder of The River People theatre company, winners of the Edinburgh International Festival Award and Total Theatre’s Award for Best Emerging Company

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life...

The literary classic gets the full Pantaloons treatment in this beautifully hilarious and delightfully innovative new adaptation.

WHY? ‘Glorious... A cleverly adapted, joyous comic makeover of the treasured story’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons website

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

‘All human beings are commingled out of good and evil… Edward Hyde alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil…’

‘All human beings are commingled out of good and evil… Edward Hyde alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil…’

During an experiment, the respectable Dr Jekyll inadvertently releases the demon within him - a malevolent force which will eventually possess him body and soul. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story has enthralled and fascinated the world for more than a hundred years.

WHY? ‘A great story, told with notable passion’ The Scotsman

Studio
£14

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Octopus

Three women have been called in for assessment. Sara looks sort of Asian. Scheherazade sort of Middle Eastern. And Sarah is sort of white. But how British are they?

A post-Brexit satire that explores what it’s like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land… and the power of punk. Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell-out transfer to London’s Theatre503.

WHY? ‘Raises the hairs on the back of your neck … laugh-out-loud funny’ The Times

Studio
£14

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Black is the Color of My Voice

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell

Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs

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

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Studio

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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 giggle with delight, totally transfixed' 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.

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