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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week long festival of one-act plays.

See plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won on the final night.


Wednesday 18 March
Graham - World’s Fastest Blind Runner! The Beaconsfield School
Death in Character Colnbrook Amateur Stage Theatre

Thursday 19 March
The World of the Brothers Grimm The Academy @ CAST
The Underground Lovers Woking College Theatre Company
A Long Time Coming Bishopstoke Players

Friday 20 March
Nine The Young Theatre
Sharks in the Custard Sinodun Players

Saturday 21 March
Voyage Round the World with Class 6 The Young Theatre
Antigone Now Maidenhead Drama Guild

Adjudication & Trophy Presentations

WHY? Buy a season ticket for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A brand new drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

1 May - 10 July (excl. 29 May)
Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£72 for 10 week course or £8 per class

Drop in session: Tuesday 24 April
Join us for an additional session, the perfect opportunity to try out the class before you book for the whole term!

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The Great Gatsby

It was The Jazz Age. The parties bigger... the pace faster.

An age of mystery and excess. Where does Gatsby come from? Why does he open his mansion to extravagant parties where even his guests do not know him? It’s a source of rumour and gossip. Who is Gatsby?

WHY ‘A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel’ London Free Press

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

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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!

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 performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£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!

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.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£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


£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 (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!

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.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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about 5 hours ago Never 42 - The Level 42 Tribute are the UK’s premier tribute to Level 42 – performing their greatest hits alongside fan favourites! Sing along to classics such as Lessons in Love and Something About You on Saturday 17 November 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/never-42-62

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about 23 hours ago ‘The pleasingly nostalgic feel of a beloved children's book’ ★★★★ The List The countryside isn’t always as peaceful as it’s made out to be. On this farm you’ll find a fox that thinks it’s a chicken, a rabbit that acts like a stork and a duck who wants to be Father Christmas? This half term catch fun filled animation The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales on our big screen --> http://bit.ly/BigBadFox-U

about 23 hours ago Discover the power of working in areas and lines of stark black and white and of positive and negative shapes in ou… https://t.co/GqWVcMIJX3

about 23 hours ago Discover the power of working in areas and lines of stark black and white and of positive and negative shapes in our Black and White class led by Jo Hall. Saturday 27 October | 10am – 3pm More information and book --> https://norden.farm/events/black-and-white

1 day ago This November enjoy a night of light hearted, prank focused magic with James Phelan! Join the cheeky magician for an evening of laughs and jaw dropping entertainment on Saturday 1 December --> https://norden.farm/events/james-phelan-trickster-31

1 day ago RT @ayeshahazarika: Thank you to everyone who came to see Girl on Girl at @nordenfarm last night. Lovely audience & crew & great questions…

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