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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

Our storyteller Hayley will be joining us on Sunday 27 October and reading Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Nicky's Family - Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Join us for a panel discussion, featuring special guests, followed by a screening of the film Nicky's Family.

Nicky's Family tells the remarkable true story of Maidenhead resident Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued over 600 children at the outbreak of World War II.

  •  27 Jan SOLD OUT
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An Evening with Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)

Heaven 17 and The Human League founder Martyn Ware joins Jeff to chat about his career at the forefront of electronic music over four decades.

He’s been a top music producer for the likes of Tina Turner, Erasure and Terence Trent D’Arby and a leading electronic soundscape artist.

WHY? With vinyl tracks from early Human League plus other examples of Martyn’s craft over the years

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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The Navy Lark

Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark.

The Navy Lark sees a cast of three, bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977. Originally featuring Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee.

Starring James Hurn known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams from his hit one man show Hancock and Co. As well as Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant Lot.

Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience. Bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.

WHY? When HMS Troutbridge docks in Maidenhead it’s going to be “Ev’rybody Down!” For an evening of nostalgic belly laughs

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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Steve Simone presents History of Motown

The seasoned singer and entertainer presents an hour of chat, looking at the legendary era of Motown.

This detailed presentation includes a look at the driving forces behind the music and original video clips of the artists.

WHY? A unique analysis of the whole of Motown – from the songwriters and producers to the choreographers and singers


Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

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Grace Campbell - Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics – her dad is Alastair Campbell.

She is co-founder of feminist group The Pink Protest and wants to tell you why she’ll never consider a career in Westminster. Expect vagina jokes, mental health within Parliament and anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids.

WHY? ‘Articulate, witty and very funny’ ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

Studio
£12

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Marlon Soloman - Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.

From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.

WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Dom Joly

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.

And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.

Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.

Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Harry Baker - I am 10,000

Mathematician-turned-world-slam-champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself.

Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one.

WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman

Studio
£12

@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

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Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

WHY? Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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