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An online event streamed live from the Courtyard Theatre.
Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between.
Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike.
Featuring a cast of leading theatrical and comedic improvisers, they've performed five critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and two at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.
WHY? 'Sublime... side-splittingly hilarious' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'Chaotic, riotous fun' ★★★★★ PlaysToSee
'Ingenious and very funny' Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor
Live streamed event
£15 per household (£13 Supporters)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Friday 20 November
Once you have booked your ticket, you can access the live stream on the night of the event by clicking here and logging in to your Norden Farm account.
Click here for a guide to accessing live streamed events and for information on allocating tickets purchased for other households.
This event will be streamed live via Norden Farm’s online events platform. You simply need to book for the event as normal by the cut off time of 7.30pm on the day.
A link to access the stream on your device (computer, laptop, tablet etc) can be found above, alongside a link to our guide to accessing the stream and allocating additional tickets purchased for other households. These details will also be sent to bookers shortly after 5pm on the day of the event. You will need to know the login details for your Norden Farm online account to access the streaming page.
Recording of the show is strictly prohibited.
Christmas 2021 at Norden Farm!
Based on the award winning children's books about Kipper the Dog by Mick Inkpen.
It's snowing! And Kipper is very excited...
Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold go on an adventure in the snow - but can they find their way home?
Join this magical world of puppets and mischief, filled with original songs and music. This warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children and their families.
‘A classic children’s tale… perfectly expresses the excitement of Christmas Eve and playing in the snow… superb’ ★★★★ The Stage
Suitable for ages 3+ years.
Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Miki to Norden Farm.
‘An ideal show for young children – and a great way to introduce them to live theatre’ Families Magazine
Performances on Sat 4 Dec at 11am and Wed 29 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.
Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged. Please contact Box Office for more details.
£14.50 | £12.50 under 16s
£50 Family & Friends (4 people)
Led by Little Tanks
During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.
Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.
Wed 22 Sept - 1 Dec
6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term
Booking cut off time: 5pm on Wed 22 Sept
A brand new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.
Expect 'outspoken, frank and funny stand-up' (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.
As seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI, Have I Got News for You and Netflix's Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.
WHY? 'Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery' The List
Ireland, 1966. An ordinary skipper sails into the sleepy town of Dingle with a very unusual catch…
Chaos immediately ensues and a ridiculous series of events are put into motion, involving the head of the Irish government, a publican who happens to be an amateur marine biologist, a magical dolphin, the actual Queen of England, and a whole bunch of really confused nuns.
An unbelievable true story, Catch of the Day is a riotous romp of a play, all set in a West of Ireland pub. Built from the testimonies of those who remember, this ‘side-splittingly funny’ (The Irish Post ★★★★★) and ‘utterly joyous’ (Within Her Words ★★★★★) mash-up of live music, comedy, and theatre, is the ‘ideal show for a night out with friends and family’ (London Theatre 1 ★★★★★).
Following an award-nominated run at Edinburgh Fringe (shortlisted for Best Musical), critically acclaimed, sell-out shows in London and Oxford, and fresh from its home-coming Irish tour, Catch of the Day visits Maidenhead for the first time.
Bring your mates and your mammy, grab a pint with the lads from Dingle, and get ready for one craic-ing night out.
One fish can make a big splash.
Presented by Red Fox Theatre. Award nominated theatre company, Red Fox Theatre was formed in 2018. They make children's theatre for grown-ups, unashamedly silly, experimental and a little bit educational.
£15 | £13 concessions
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Fri 15 Oct
By Ifeyinwa Frederick. A Paines Plough and Soho Theatre Production.
“30 just matters, init. Like there’s no doubt you’re a proper adult then. Like 25 to 29 is just training but 30, it’s real.”
Tunde’s 30th birthday is fast approaching. So, he’s just started therapy because he hasn’t been able to get to the gym for weeks and a recent one-night stand ended in tears – his.
Interrogating the challenge of opening up and accepting our own vulnerabilities, SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick is a raw, funny, bittersweet deep-dive into the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy.
£15 | £13 conc
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Fri 22 Oct
The fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of Conswervative, Traditionalism and Taking Liberties.
This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.
Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever’s wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago.
Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?
Geoff has realised he’s also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.
With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?
WHY? 'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ★★★★ The Times