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Presented by Shifting Sands.

The Mayor of a small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, misuse of public money, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office… corruption that has been going on for years!

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector.

The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where, increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass.

WHY? An updated version Gogol’s classic satire - faithful to the themes of the original. Expect engaging, accessible, exhilarating theatre

£15, £13 Supporters

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Kipper's Snowy Day

Christmas 2021 at Norden Farm!

Based on the award winning children's books about Kipper the Dog by Mick Inkpen.

It's snowing! And Kipper is very excited...
Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold go on an adventure in the snow - but can they find their way home?

Join this magical world of puppets and mischief, filled with original songs and music. This warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children and their families.

‘A classic children’s tale… perfectly expresses the excitement of Christmas Eve and playing in the snow… superb’ ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Miki to Norden Farm.

‘An ideal show for young children – and a great way to introduce them to live theatre’ Families Magazine

Relaxed Performances:
Performances on Sat 4 Dec at 11am and Wed 29 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged. Please contact Box Office for more details.

Ticket Information:
£14.50 | £12.50 under 16s
£50 Family & Friends (4 people)
£46 Early Bird offer! Family & Friends ticket if booked before Tuesday 31 August


The Bag That Went BOO!

The delightfully comic story of a little red bag that jumps out of a brown paper bag – what in the world is it? And where is it going?

Join us for a fantastical journey of paper bag proportions, dive into the sea and travel to the land of snow. Watch out for a giant paper bag wandering about making strange noises…

Presented by Garlic Theatre, who bring a sprinkle of pure magic with mime, clowning and puppetry.

Age guidance 3 - 8 years.

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£12 | £10 under 16s
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Booking cut off time: 30 mins before each event

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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.


Catch of the Day

Ireland, 1966. An ordinary skipper sails into the sleepy town of Dingle with a very unusual catch… 

Chaos immediately ensues and a ridiculous series of events are put into motion, involving the head of the Irish government, a publican who happens to be an amateur marine biologist, a magical dolphin, the actual Queen of England, and a whole bunch of really confused nuns. 

An unbelievable true story, Catch of the Day is a riotous romp of a play, all set in a West of Ireland pub. Built from the testimonies of those who remember, this ‘side-splittingly funny’ (The Irish Post ★★★★★) and ‘utterly joyous’ (Within Her Words ★★★★★) mash-up of live music, comedy, and theatre, is the ‘ideal show for a night out with friends and family’ (London Theatre 1 ★★★★★).

Following an award-nominated run at Edinburgh Fringe (shortlisted for Best Musical), critically acclaimed, sell-out shows in London and Oxford, and fresh from its home-coming Irish tour, Catch of the Day visits Maidenhead for the first time.

Bring your mates and your mammy, grab a pint with the lads from Dingle, and get ready for one craic-ing night out. 

One fish can make a big splash. 

Presented by Red Fox Theatre. Award nominated theatre company, Red Fox Theatre was formed in 2018. They make children's theatre for grown-ups, unashamedly silly, experimental and a little bit educational.

£15 | £13 concessions
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Fri 15 Oct


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