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Mad About Movies

The story of The Hollywood Musical.

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the incredible story from the magical moment in 1927 when film star Al Jolson uttered the immortal words - 'You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!'. From the first talking picture - The Jazz Singer – to the kaleidoscopic Busby Berkeley musicals starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler to the iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers musicals. From Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney MGM Musicals to Gene Kelly in the iconic Singin' In The Rain.

Expect beloved songs from Walt Disney's Pinocchio and Mary Poppins as well as songs from movies starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Elvis Presley and many more.

Songs include 42nd Street, Cheek To Cheek, Over The Rainbow, True Love, The Trolley Song, The Lady Is A Tramp and It's Magic - as well as a medley of 20 Oscar winning songs.

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

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Friday 26 March

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.


If you have booked a ticket to watch from home via our website, 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.

Recording of the show is strictly prohibited.

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The Little Prince

Brand new show from Luca Silvestrini's Protein.

The classic tale reimagined on stage for children and their grown-ups.

Welcome to the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold by a pilot stranded in the desert. Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups!

Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a wise fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the beauty of friendship and the complexity of love. Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince brings Protein's award-winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word.

Suitable for everyone young and old.

WHY? 'Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Run time 60 minutes.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 13 Jan - 10 Feb
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 13 Jan

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 13 Jan - 10 Feb
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 13 Jan

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 14 Jan - 11 Feb
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 14 Jan

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 14 Jan - 11 Feb
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 14 Jan

Suitable for 18+ years.

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Lockdown Town: Free Poetry Workshops

Led by Simon Mole.

Free online workshops, suitable for ages 18+ years

Following on from the successful All Write Together series of online writing workshops during the first lockdown, poet Simon Mole is back!

We're inviting everyone to take part in workshops to explore their poetry skills - suitable for all abilities. At the final Friday session you can contribute to the writing of a community poem Lockdown Town that we've commissioned Simon to write.

The final Lockdown Town poem will be made into film featuring animation by Scott Tyrrell. You can watch last year's All Write Together project final film here.

Book to get involved in one, two or all of these free sessions - more details can be found below.

Write a Poem by Playing a Game - Wed 3 Feb

Join professional poet Simon Mole for an inspiring writing workshop where seeing things differently is the key. The session will begin with some fun (and quite silly) games before Simon guides participants through a step by step exercise to write a poem of their own.

Rotten Bottom - Thur 4 Feb

Which of these is NOT an actual real life place name?

Blabberhouses, Middle Mulk, Queen Camel.

Join professional poet Simon Mole for a live online writing workshop exploring place. The session will begin with some fun (and quite silly) games before Simon guides participants through a step by step exercise to write a poem of their own.

PS - It was Middle Mulk.


Lockdown Town - Fri 5 Feb

Professional poet Simon Mole (and Maidenhead local) has been commissioned to write a poem with and for the local community. All he has so far is a title, Lockdown Town. All he needs right now is your help.

This live online workshop will begin with some fun (and quite silly) games before Simon works with the group to generate material for the as yet unfinished (or begun) masterpiece.

Bards of Berkshire! Poetry People! Lyrical Locals! From absolute beginners to experienced wordsmiths, this is for you!


Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Have a pen and paper handy during the workshop.

Free Workshops, spaces are limited so must be pre-booked
Wed 3, Thur 4 and Fri 5 Feb 11am - 11.45am
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the day of each session

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