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The King and I from the London Palladium

180 mins.

Recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Centre Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers.

WHY? ‘Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit’ The Times

‘We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!’ Daily Mail

‘Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture’ The Telegraph

£15

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NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Run time tbc.

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

WHY? Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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NT Live: Allelujah! (15)

170 mins.

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

WHY? ‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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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!

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

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£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!

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

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£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

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£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 (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!

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

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.


'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

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!

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

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

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!

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

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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NT Live: I'm Not Running

Run time tbc.

Encore screenings of this explosive new play by David Hare. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

WHY? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Beowulf

Beowulf is a performance-game that invites you to explore the world of this legendary story… without leaving your seat.

Seth Kriebel describes another place, a frozen world of Vikings and monsters. The world of Beowulf. The audience offers instructions to move through the imagined place - working together to overcome obstacles and fight foes.

Accompanied by an evocative soundscape, Seth playfully immerses the audience in the world of the poem.

WHY? ‘Delivers both laughter and poetry’ ★★★★ The Stage

Ages guidance: 14+ years

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@sethkriebel
@nordenfarm

Seth's 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.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

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Odyssey

Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife.

But can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet?

WHY? The Pantaloons present a hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time

Presented by The Pantaloons.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons Website

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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

  1. A horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food and talk endlessly about the weather.

The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Judge for yourself as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

WHY? Catch this rib-tickling show before it heads to New York for an off-Broadway run!

Presented by Fol Espoir in collaboration with The Real MacGuffins.

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

@realmacguffins
@folesp
@nordenfarm

Fol Espoir's Website
The Real MacGuffins Website

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You Choose

A different story in every show – where you choose what happens!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

WHY? From the team who brought us Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary

Presented by Nonsense Room Productions

Age guidance: 2-7 years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

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RSC Live: As You Like It

Run time tbc.

Live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

WHY? Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Government Inspector

Presented by Shifting Sands.

The Mayor of a small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, misuse of public money, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office… corruption that has been going on for years!

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector.

The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where, increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass.

WHY? An updated version Gogol’s classic satire - faithful to the themes of the original. Expect engaging, accessible, exhilarating theatre

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

Shifting Sands Website

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NT Live: All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.

With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

WHY? Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin)

Courtyard Theatre
£15

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

about 1 hour ago Legendary producer and founder of blues label Blue Horizon, Mike Vernon returns to music – but this time as the front man! Mike Vernon and The Mighty Combo bring you a unique evening of rhythm and blues. Join them on Friday 18 January --> https://norden.farm/events/mike-vernon-and-the-mighty-combo

about 4 hours ago 'Humour, suspense and gorgeous puppets that all the children adored’ Thank you to WycMum Blog who joined us for t… https://t.co/2AmnDOjWe8

about 4 hours ago 'Humour, suspense and gorgeous puppets that all the children adored’ Thank you to WycMum Blog who joined us for this year's Christmas show The Fir Tree! Find out more about what she thought of the show through the link below...

about 16 hours ago The world will burn - and everyone will know it was you who lit the match. Claire Foy (The Crown) stars as Lisbeth Salander in a new Dragon Tattoo story The Girl in the Spider’s Web – screening on Fri 28 and Sat 29 Dec --> https://norden.farm/events/the-girl-in-the-spider-s-web-15

about 19 hours ago 'The young and the not so young alike will be enchanted by this magical and funny tale’ The Wokingham Paper Review… https://t.co/XAvI8cjjWx

about 19 hours ago 'The young and the not so young alike will be enchanted by this magical and funny tale’ The Wokingham Paper Reviewers are loving our Christmas show The Fir Tree! Read the full review through the link below to find out why!

about 21 hours ago This January sing along to all your favourite Bruce Springsteen tracks with The Sound of Springsteen --> https://norden.farm/events/the-sound-of-springsteen The band have an undeniable love for the music – guaranteed to provide you with a great night out!

about 22 hours ago 1 comment Sway the night away at a celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Bye Bye Baby on Sat 19 Jan --> https://norden.farm/events/bye-bye-baby-88 This full theatre show covers the journey of the Four Seasons from their beginning to the disco era and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring many of the band’s worldwide hits including Beggin' and Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

about 23 hours ago @IbstoneSchool Thank you for joining us!

about 24 hours ago RT @IbstoneSchool: What a lovely morning watching ‘The Fir Tree’ @nordenfarm. The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance! Thank you! #…

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