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The King and I: From the London Palladium (U)

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I recorded live at London’s iconic Palladium returns to the big screen.

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

'The evening belongs to Kelli O’Hara' ★★★★★ Sunday Express

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

'Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture' ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

172 minutes

Courtyard Theatre
£15

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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National Theatre Live: All My Sons

Encore screenings.

Captured live in 2019 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).

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre Juniors (online)

Led by Jane Hibbs

Through the world of Zoom, there are no limits to creative possibilities! We’ll take part in lots of drama-based games and activities that’ll help us utilise our voices, bodies and imagination.

We’ll also explore a range of drama techniques such as improvisation, physical comedy and characterisation. From scavenger hunt challenges to devising scenes, there’s something everyone will enjoy!

School Years 5 and 6
Thur 24 Sept - 3 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
5pm - 6pm
£67 per 10 week term
Booking cut off time: 9am Thur 24 Sept

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National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

Filmed live onstage from London’s West End, Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate play A View from the Bridge returns to our screen.

Ivo Van Hove directs Mark Strong and Nicola Walker in this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production (Evening Standard).

In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

WHY? ★★★★★ Evening Standard | ★★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★★ Independent | ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Run time 141 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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National Theatre Live: Hansard

Encore screenings of the National Theatre production.

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings, in this new play by Simon Woods, captured live in 2019 from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

WHY? A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night)

Run time 99 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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National Theatre Live: King Lear

Captured live from London’s West End in 2018, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

WHY? ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production’ ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Run time 227 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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National Theatre Live: Fleabag

Encore screenings.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

The hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, was captured live on stage from London’s West End in 2019.

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre

WHY? 'Witty, filthy and supreme' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£15

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Captured live on stage in 2011, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

By Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

WHY? Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale

Run time 123 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlick Theatre, who have perviously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows cominging to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Running time 50 mins.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Pinocchio

The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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