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Square Go

Francesca Moody Productions in association with SEARED Productions

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo.

But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A raucous and hilarious new play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the decision to step up or run.

Featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit. This is an unmissable collaboration between Fringe First-winning writers Kieran Hurley (Heads Up) and Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying).

WHY? ‘Riotously entertaining’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Finn den Hertog’s production is – there’s no other way of putting it – brilliant, brilliant fun’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Age guidance 14+ years

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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Lost Voice Guy: I’m Only In It For The Parking

Due to popular demand following a sell-out tour in spring 2019, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) - the first comedian ever to win Britain’s Got Talent – is back on the road and coming to a disabled parking space near you this autumn.

The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2014, Lee has also appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Channel 4’s The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Show, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, ITV’s This Morning, BBC Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show and BBC One’s The One Show and is the star and co-writer of two series of BBC Radio 4’s hugely popular comedy show, Ability.

Lee is also the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. His cutting edge material combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability and daily life. His debut book, I’m Only In It For The Parking, is available now.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say - and his comedy will leave you speechless.

WHY? ‘Consistently hilarious’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Savagely funny… he’s a bloody good comedian’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

‘Laugh-out loud funny’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Entertaining and thought-provoking’ ★★★★ Three Weeks

‘Incredibly talented’ Simon Cowell

‘Such a naughty sense of humour... genius’ Alesha Dixon

‘Bloody brilliant’ Amanda Holden

With support from 2017 Britain's Got Talent semi finalist – Jonny Awsum.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


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Lost Voice Guy website

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Sam & I

Presented by Take the Space

Over the flames of a candle, a woman holds her husband’s diary: 'You will not live through this fire' she whispers.

And then the wife of Samuel Pepys, Secretary to the Admiralty and Fellow of the Royal Society, relents and reads... the joys and trials of their household, the gossip of the Court, the horrors of the Great Plague, the flames of the Fire of London, the antics and betrayals of a serial adulterer - her husband.

This is Elizabeth’s dark night of the soul (everywoman has them, from bag lady to queen).

Fifteen figures of the Pepys circle come to life - from the highest in the land to the most menial.

This performance commemorates the 350th anniversary of Elizabeth Pepys’s death on 10th November 1669 and celebrates 'my wife', the clever, loyal and witty muse who made her husband great.

Directed by Chris Barnes, written and performed by Siobhán Nicholas.

WHY? ‘Humorous, bawdy, moving and fascinating’ The Portsmouth News

'A beautiful and sensitive portrayal… this was storytelling of the highest order' Chichester Observer

'Passionate... remarkably contemporary' Sarah Jane Downing, Arts Issue Bath

From the company who brought Hanging Hooke, STELLA and White Feather Boxer to Norden Farm.

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Presented byTake the Space

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I Wanna Be Yours

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.

‘I think I’m falling in love with you.’

People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds. Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room. 

WHY? A lyrical, funny, tender play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

Presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha Production

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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.

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 showcase.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2 and 3

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

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

'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


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.

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 showcase.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 and 6


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

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

'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

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.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, the Youth Theatre Academy will be working towards a performance of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Performance date: Wednesday 11 December

We are excited to announce that the Academy will also take part in a workshop with the renowned theatre company Paines Plough and will see a performance as part of their term.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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 showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, adapted by Richard R. George.

Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes from his fearful aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures?

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


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

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

'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

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!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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 showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

'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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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