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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week-long festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won.

WHY? Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

other events you may be interested in

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The Haunted Through Lounge & Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale

The Grimm Players present The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society making a spectacle of themselves and their harassed producer.

Vigorous sound effects enhance their spine chilling mystery production.

WHY? A tale of murder and mayhem that will bring down the house or at least a substantial part of the set!

Studio
£15

Presented by The Grimm Players Theatre Company

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The Man who Left is not The Man who Came Home

An inspiring play based on real stories exploring the impact of going to and returning from war on the families of the armed forces.

It is the result of over a hundred interviews with soldiers and soldiers’ wives. The drama is interlaced with a live, true account from military wife Sam Campbell-Coombe.

WHY? A story of resilience, of hope, of change – of what it’s like when the man you love is going to war and might not come back

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering you advantage card number when prompted.

Age guidance 14+ years
Contains strong language and scenes that some audience may find upsetting.
Please speak to Box Office for more information about potential triggers.

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Kendal Mountain Festival - UK Tour 2020

Fire up your imagination! Watch an incredible collection of short adventure films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breathtaking environments.

Plus hear from the amazing Anna McNuff, joining the festival on stage. Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. She recently completed an incredible adventure running the distance of 100 marathons through Britain completely barefoot!

Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Anna has a capacity for feats of exceptional endurance, most of them solo, having previously run self-supported along New Zealand’s 3000km Te Araroa Trail.

Festival Director Steve Scott will present the evening and there’ll be prizes from the tour sponsors.

WHY? 'Awesome Saturday night out @kendalmountainfestival. Watched the most awe-inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful line up of short films and listened to the legend @annamcnuff talk about her South American travel tales. Always honest, inspiring, crazy and funny' @sweatybettyruns | Kingston, March 2019

Courtyard Theatre
£18 standard (£10 students and under 25 years)

Kendal Mountain Festival website

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Our World

An evening of music, dance, song and drama showcasing the aspirations and talent of BCA’s young performers.

WHY? See what the world looks like though the eyes of the students

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc)

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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

Age guidance 13+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Scratch

The dance showcase returns for the 5th year, with a new model.

Three choreographers share new works and one returning headline artist presents a full length work. Curated by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Charlie Dixon Dance).

Featuring work from Jacob Elliott Roberts, Beth Veitch, Annie Edwards and 4 Motion Dance Theatre.

Jacob Elliott Roberts - Green Mother
Based on an original short story ‘Gazing into the Mother’ which has been published alongside the performance.

Beth Veitch Dance - Waiting on it
In today’s culture of immediacy, waiting seems intolerable and yet a constant.

Annie Edwards - Solo (film)
Annie will be sharing her final year project, a beautiful film to a Frank Ocean soundtrack.

4MDT - Stranger
Six talented young dancers take influence from Netflix's Stranger Things.

WHY? A captivating evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

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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

Harry Baker's Website

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Cunningham (U)

Dir: Alla Kovgan 2019 | 93 mins, DE/FR/US

Documentary tracing Merce Cunningham's artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery. From his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music and archival material.

WHY? A timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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