Dir: Dexter Fletcher 2019 | Run time tbc, UK/US
An epic musical fantasy. The film tells the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Starring Taron Egerton as the legendary musician, alongside Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.
WHY? The latest film from director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, Sunshine on Leith)
'Dexter Fletcher’s fabulous Elton John musical is a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph' ★★★★★ The Telegraph
Click here to read the full review.
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)
Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.
Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 28 June at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.
In 1963, Australian singer Judith Durham joined Keith, Bruce and Athol to form The Seekers. Within a year they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world.
Samantha perfectly recreates the persona of Judith Durham. The band perform all their biggest hits including Georgy Girl, A World of Our Own, I'll Never Find Another You and The Carnival is Over.
WHY? Experience the joyful sound of The Seekers... the carnival isn't over!
Encore screenings from the National Theatre.
Embark on a journey from Jamaica to Britain. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots.
WHY? Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation
Run time 200 mins.
The classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the title role in this glittering and colourful opera.
The original production was conceived and directed for the Glyndebourne Tour by Fiona Shaw. Revived and directed for Festival 2019 by Fiona Dunn.
WHY? ‘Fiona Shaw’s direction gracefully explores the story’s psychological resonances’ The Daily Telegraph
Run time approximately 210 minutes.
You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.
Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.
WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!
£15 (£13 conc)
Presented by Jazz at the Farm.
Alan is a much sought-after Jazz artist both internationally and in the UK. This is a most pleasurable and welcome return to Maidenhead of this multi-reedist supremo.
Supported by the astounding Pendulum Rhythm Section Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
WHY? ‘A brilliant multi-instrumentalist who’s at home with the jazz repertoire of 30s and 40s swing, and the subsequent “modern” jazz style of bebop’ The Guardian
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)
Westlife are back!
It’s been 20 years since the record-breaking boyband smashed into the charts with their first No. 1 single and now their highly anticipated reunion tour is coming to cinemas worldwide.
Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 6 July from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium, The Twenty Tour will see Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform their brand-new music, alongside all 14 of their UK No.1 hits.
WHY? For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks
Run time 120 mins.
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
£14 (£12 conc)
Presented by Tiny Light Theatre.
Welcome to the town of Blank Page! Meet its inhabitants as they take you on a scrinchy scrunchy papery journey. What would you draw on the biggest piece of paper you've ever seen?
WHY? A gentle first adventure into theatre for babies, young children and their grown-ups
Age guidance: 0-3 years.
£12 standard (includes a baby/infant under 3 years), additional child £8
Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Music • Kite Making
Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!
Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!
As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.
At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already
So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!
Kite Making Workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to bring along to the Festival.
Workshop tickets are £3.50 per person and can be booked online here.
What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!
With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.
From the book by Raymond Briggs
Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.
Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.
The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.
Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.
'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian