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The Tempest

Presented by The HandleBards.

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards present Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production like none other. A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island. Inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters – nothing is as it seems.

WHY? Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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RSC Live: Measure for Measure

Live screening.

Gregory Doran directs this new production. A young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official. He offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex. She has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

WHY? Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today

Run time TBC.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.

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Silas Marner

Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver, eaten up with bitterness and anger, becomes a doomed miser and recluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl.

Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption.

The heart moving action, set in the early years of the 19th century, is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors accompanied by music and songs of the period.

WHY? This great Victorian epic novel is thrillingly and theatrically brought to the stage by the acclaimed Conn Artists Theatre Company in the bicentenary year of George Eliot’s birth

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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Macbeth

A new version from Proteus.

In the City, success is all and ruthless ambition is rewarded. The only problem is, how do you control it before it consumes you and your family?

This is London, October 1987, Black Monday.
This is a tale of greed, betrayal and murder.
This is Macbeth.

Featuring movement from Theatre Ad Infinitum's George Mann and a talented cast of BAME performers, award-winning theatre company Proteus present a highly physical version of Macbeth.

WHY? Shakespeare's Macbeth is reimagined as a corporate thriller which explores race, class and the pressures faced by first generation British-born children of immigrants

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vicar of Dibley 2

This follow up to the Grimm’s hugely popular production in 2017, sees no, no, no, no, further hilarious adventures in the lives and loves of the Vicar and her fellow parishioners.


WHY? Including many more scenes based on the well-loved television series

Studio
£15

Presented by the Grimm Players.

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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.

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 showcase.

'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.

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 showcase.

'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

  •  11 Jul
  •  18 Jul
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Youth Theatre (H)

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.

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 showcase.


'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
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  14 Jul
  •  21 Jul

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about 7 hours ago Southern Soul duo James & Black return to Norden Farm for an evening of music from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis! The foundation of their music is the voices and stories in their songs! James & Black will be in our Studio on Saturday 3 August --> https://norden.farm/events/james-black

about 8 hours ago Epic Adventure Godzilla: King of the Monsters crashes onto our big screen from Fri 26 Jul --> https://norden.farm/events/godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-12a Crypto – zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of ancient super-species. Godzilla collides with his ultimate nemesis the three headed King Ghidorah!

about 8 hours ago Start the summer holidays right - Why not come and make a Kite at our Grand Opening of The Maidenhead Beach from 11… https://t.co/GyVkYGC9fo

about 15 hours ago This Thursday Tiny Light Theatre will be joining us with their brand new show The Paper Moon – designed specifically for babies and young children ages 0 - 3 years. The inhabitants of Blank Page take you on a scrinchy scrunchy papery journey of their town! More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/the-paper-moon

1 day ago 4 days until The Maidenhead beach at #nordenfarm - why not make a kite while your there?

1 day ago Pull some shapes at the Grand Opening of the Maidenhead Beach on Wed 24 Jul at 10.30am. Join our class tutor Parveen Chana for a free Bollywood Dance taster session! ⛱ Children will get to learn some simple Bollywood steps – ready to dance the summer away! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-maidenhead-beach-at-norden-farm-78

1 day ago We’re excited to be at Maidenhead Festival today! Come say hello, enter our prize draw, take part in free craft session and play with our fun photo booth props - phew! There’s also fabulous live music and family entertainment throughout the weekend! See you there!

1 day ago Feel like a Super Trooper as you become the Dancing Queen at this Winner Takes It All of a tribute to ABBA! Join, Gimme ABBA - 20th Anniversary Tour on our main stage for a night of costume changes, dance routines and of course great music! See them live on Fri 16 Aug --> https://norden.farm/events/gimme-abba-20th-anniversary-tour

2 days ago It's mandala central here at the Farm - our Goan Chill Out gallery exhibition is looking incredible - we can't wait… https://t.co/qGWcSKe2hZ

2 days ago It's mandala central here at the Farm - our Goan Chill Out gallery exhibition is looking incredible - we can't wait for you to see it on Wed 24 Jul 10am --> https://buff.ly/2O2qeEm

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