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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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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm


Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Lantern Parade

Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

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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!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

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!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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)

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