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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.

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Filament Theatre's website

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlick Theatre, who have perviously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

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. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows cominging to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

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. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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

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Pinocchio

The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating… hauntingly real' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

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. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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Magic & Storytelling with Patrick Ashe (online)

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Keep an eye out for details about each week's stories and what you'll need for each trick!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

Tues 4 Aug - Paddington Bear

For the trick, you will need:
Some paper that they can scrunch up into a ball and a coin

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Tues 5 May - 18 Aug (exc 28 Jul)
1.30pm - 2pm
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

@bubguy
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Amazing Bubbleman Website

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Digi Den - Summer Sessions (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 31 Jul - 21 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£32 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: Friday 31 July 12pm

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