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Marlon Solomon - 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. Marlon explores why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever, how fake news gives fresh currency to ancient slander and how this all relates to current issues in the Labour Party. It's a comic tale which is no laughing matter.

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale is a piece of documentary theatre, in 2018 it became the first one-person show to be performed in the Houses of Parliament. It also won Best Spoken Word at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in the same year.

WHY? 'Funny, moving, at some points deeply disturbing, and provides absolutely essential context for the worst aspects of how we live now' David Baddiel

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

'Shrewd, funny and important' Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian)

'Compelling, shocking, essential' Al Murray

'A Lizard’s Tale is a devastating show. Informative, absorbing and very funny. The funniest show about antisemitism on the fringe. Or anywhere I suspect' David Schneider

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 20 May



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Recording of the show is strictly prohibited.

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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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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is back out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

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

Age guidance 14+ years

WHY? 'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for' ★★★★ Metro

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

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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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.

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Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

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.

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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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

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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.

@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

Harry Baker's Website

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