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Rufus Longbottom and The Space Rabbit

Space Rabbit's planet is destroyed by a meteorite, sending her hurtling towards Earth.

She lands outside a care home, frightened and alone. Inside is Rufus Longbottom. He is an elderly gentleman itching for one last adventure. The unlikely pair go on a journey to the ends of the earth in search of a place to call home.

The show also features exciting on-stage sound design using ‘Mi-Mu’ gloves. The gloves use a motion data-capture system to guide computer-based live sound design - enabling Space Rabbit to manipulate the live vocal score.

The result is a truly magical and other worldly dimension - making the show unlike anything you've ever seen before!

Age guidance: 6+ years.

WHY? Songs, music and a bit of magic enchants audiences young and old alike

What audiences are saying about the show...

'I really enjoyed your show! It was a charming mix of physical, musical and narrative....and it looked lovely too' Audience Member, Stratford Circus

'Lovely Saturday morning watching the magical @filamenttheatre #ruffusLongbottomandTheSpaceRabbit - sublime a capella and so many uses for paper plates! Wonderful whether you are 6 or 60' Twitter

'Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit. @StratfordCircus So full of life, love and learning. Congratulations @filamenttheatre #fun #joy #acapella @UniCamPrimSch' Twitter

Studio
£10 (£8 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@filamenttheatre
@nordenfarm

Filament Theatre's website

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How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults.

Rubbish! Politics is super important and can be made really fun too. Tatton and Tiernan will help you make sense of it all! You might not be able to vote yet. You do have opinions, though. You know the world you want to see. You know what’s right and what’s wrong. Also, you want to have fun.

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? A show that keeps you entertained, engaged and informed so you can also shout at along with your parents during Question Time

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ComedyClub4Kids
@nordenfarm

Comedy Club 4 Kids website

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug | 10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Three Little Pig Tails

Let me in little piggie it's blowing a gale, not by the hairs on my little pink tail.

A brand new version of the classic story set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs' tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit him?

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? A funny, warmhearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@garlic_theatre
@nordenfarm

Garlic Theatre's website

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The Maidenhead Beach

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.


All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

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Beach Life

A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

Get involved in designing (on the floor) and making fluttering kites which we’ll fly over the summer.

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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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about 5 hours ago This year’s Lantern Making Workshops are now on sale! Have you booked your ticket yet? Join us to weave and decorate willow to create a fantastic lantern inspired by the animal world. Workshops run throughout November and December, places are £4 per person --> https://norden.farm/events/the-carnival-of-the-animals-lantern-making-workshop-19

about 13 hours ago Documentary Leaning into the Wind folows artist Any Goldsworthy on his exploration into the layers of the world and it's impact on his art and himself. Catch this new look into the artists work on Tuesday 23 October --> https://norden.farm/events/leaning-into-the-wind-andy-goldsworthy-pg

about 15 hours ago Make spider webs, witches hats, pumpkin decorations and more this school holiday! The crafts vary each day so you can create something new. Join us at 10.30am, tickets are only £5 per child → https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

about 17 hours ago Watch Die Walkure live from The Royal Opera House this Sunday at 5pm. The second opera in Richard Wagners epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen. More info, trailer and tickets here → https://norden.farm/events/roh-live-die-walkure

about 20 hours ago Take part in Monski Mouse Baby Dance Hall Disco this school holiday before she flies back to Australia! Parents and under 5’s are let loose on the dancefloor in the friendliest of discos on Sunday 28 October --> https://norden.farm/events/monski-mouse-s-baby-disco-dance-hall

about 21 hours ago Due to a private event, Norden Farm will be closed to the public today (Sunday 21 October). We will re-open on Mond… https://t.co/0Rc8BGC2nb

about 21 hours ago Due to a private event, Norden Farm will be closed to the public today (Sunday 21 October). We will re-open on Monday 22 October with a jam-packed half term line up. See you then! The team at Norden Farm

about 22 hours ago The Thinking Drinkers join us on Saturday 27 October --> https://norden.farm/events/the-thinking-drinkers-pub-crawl Don't miss this intoxicating comedy! Oh, and did we mention those 5 free drinks?!

1 day ago Comedian @SteveBugeja show #Almost to @nordenfarm next Saturday at 8pm! --> https://t.co/QzlDtov7aD #comedy… https://t.co/TRodRMRdQi

1 day ago Do you feel Wonderful Tonight? Enjoy classics tracks such as Layla, Wonderful Tonight and more with The Fabulous Duck Brothers - A tribute to the Music of Eric Clapton on Thursday 6 December at 8pm → https://norden.farm/events/the-fabulous-duck-bros-tribute-to-the-music-of-eric-clapton

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