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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 performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£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.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£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.


'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


£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.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£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.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£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.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£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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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A brand new drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

1 May - 10 July (excl. 29 May)
Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£72 for 10 week course or £8 per class

Drop in session: Tuesday 24 April
Join us for an additional session, the perfect opportunity to try out the class before you book for the whole term!

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The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful adaptation. Musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm recreate deadly heat-rays, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one.

WHY? ‘Part alternative rock band, part thespian. Wholly charming’ The Times

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons website

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All England Theatre Festival - Local Division

A festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments from a professional adjudicator and trophies to be won.

The winning group on Saturday will compete in the Area Final on Sunday.

WHY? Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

Join us on Sunday for the Area Final!
Sun £12 for one session, £20 for both.
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance).

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All England Theatre Festival - Area Final (2pm)

Culmination of the festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments from a professional adjudicator and trophies to be won.

Courtyard Theatre

£12 for one session, £20 for both.
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance)

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All England Theatre Festival - Area Final (7pm)

Culmination of the festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments from a professional adjudicator and trophies to be won.

Courtyard Theatre

£12 for one session, £20 for both.
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance)

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NT Live: Macbeth

190 mins.

An encore screening of Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

WHY? Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Wed 16 May 2pm
£15

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An American in Paris - The Musical

155 mins.

A live screening (Wed) of the Tony Award winning musical, direct from London's West End.

Set against the backdrop of postwar Paris, with the city recovering from Nazi occupation. An American GI has a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer. It leads to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.

WHY? Directed by Royal Ballet Associate, Christopher Wheeldon

'Truly ravishing' The Guardian

£15

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Book Story

A story, about some books. In a library. These are no ordinary books and this is no ordinary library.

It’s Brian’s library: a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go… One day Brian changes and the library goes...quiet. What’s going on? The books had better stiffen their spines: to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Age guidance: 5+ years.

WHY? A celebration of books, reading and libraries

Studio
£10 (£8 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@monstrotheatre
@nordenfarm

Monstro Theatre's website

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Keepy Uppy

Joey loves football. Playing it, watching it, talking about it. He gets it from his mum - a footy fanatic!

It’s cup final day and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal. A play for the 2018 World Cup year, for football fans, non-football fans, children and families. With popping rhymes, fab footie moves, flicks and sidesteps underscored by toe tapping live music.

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most inspired ensembles specialising in work for very young children’ The Guardian

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@tuttifruttiprod
@nordenfarm

tutti frutti's website

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Rufus Longbottom and The Space Rabbit

Space Rabbit's planet is destroyed by a meteorite, sending her hurtling towards Earth.

She lands outside a care home, frightened and alone. Inside is Rufus Longbottom. He is an elderly gentleman itching for one last adventure. The unlikely pair go on a journey to the ends of the earth in search of a place to call home.

Age guidance: 6+ years.

WHY? Songs, music and a bit of magic enchants audiences young and old alike

Studio
£10 (£8 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@filamenttheatre
@nordenfarm

Filament Theatre's website

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Woke

Two women 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights.

One is notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, a university student enrolling as the Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the justice system and are faced with the same choice – fight or flee? With a live soundtrack of gospel and blues. From the creator of Black is the Colour of My Voice.

WHY? ‘Inspiring! A fast, exciting and engaging play’ British Theatre Guide

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@apphiacampbell
@nordenfarm

Apphia Campbell's website

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The Great Gatsby

It was The Jazz Age. The parties bigger... the pace faster.

An age of mystery and excess. Where does Gatsby come from? Why does he open his mansion to extravagant parties where even his guests do not know him? It’s a source of rumour and gossip. Who is Gatsby?

WHY ‘A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel’ London Free Press

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug | 10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Three Little Pig Tails

Let me in little piggie it's blowing a gale, not by the hairs on my little pink tail.

A brand new version of the classic story set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs' tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit him?

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? A funny, warmhearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@garlic_theatre
@nordenfarm

Garlic Theatre's website

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