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NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Encore screenings.

The hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Why? Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden.

Run time: 210 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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

@proteustheatre
@nordenfarm

Proteus Theatre website

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Honey and The Bear

The British folk and roots duo combine interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.

With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic.

The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bazouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin and percussion). They are accompanied by fellow musicians Evan Carson and Toby Shaer (both of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys). The duo are touring with their brand new album Made in the Aker.

WHY? Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Honey and The Bear's website

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ROH Live: Don Giovanni

Encore screening.

Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. Featuring a cast of international singers.

Why? Renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt

Run time: 220 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Downton Abbey (PG)

Dir: Michael Engler 2019 122 mins, UK

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

WHY? Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 25 October at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups 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 cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.


Join us for Talking Tables

Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, share ideas about what they are seeing and most importantly - to meet new people!

Talking Tables is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome.

Our next Talking Tables event is on Sunday 27 October from 1.30pm for people coming to see the 2pm screening of Downton Abbey. To take part, simply book in to see the film, then join the group in the foyer before the screening.

Norden Farm volunteers are the Table hosts. They will be on hand to welcome people and answer any questions.

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Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.

From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show for this nationwide tour. Through her uncanny impressions and musical mash-ups, this ‘comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice’ (Time Out) will celebrate the stars who’ve made lasting impressions on us all.

WHY? ‘A Tour De Force!’ New York Times

‘It's likely anyone observing this vocal obstacle course will spend many dazzled moments wondering how Bianco does it. Well, she does it with heart-stopping facility.’ Huffington Post

‘There’s no doubt – she’s a star’ Playbill

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@XtinaBianco1
@nordenfarm

Christina Bianco's website

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.

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The Quo Experience

The UK’s number one Status Quo tribute show!

With an impressive line up of experienced musicians who are passionate Quo fans. They perform hits spanning five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history. Featuring Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, Burning Bridges and more. With a full stage show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars.

WHY? ‘An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail was awesome!’ Matt Letley, Status Quo drummer 2000-2013

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

The Quo Experience website

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. All backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

WHY? ‘Hilarious and good for all ages’ Primary Times

Age Guidance 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Morgan & West and Makin Productions.

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Rumpelstiltskin and The Snail of Destiny

A new version of the Grimms' classic tale.

Poor Polly Buckwheat is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

WHY? With trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets

Age guidance 4 - 11 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented byTheatre of Widdershins

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Dir: Thurop Van Orman 2019 96 mins, FI/US

A new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger. Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver. They team up with pig Leonard, his assistant Courtney and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce. Can this unlikely superteam save their homes?

WHY? The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies are back on the big screen!

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Dora and The Lost City Of Gold (PG)

Dir: James Bobin 2019 102 mins, AU/US

Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. But nothing could prepare her for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Dora quickly finds herself leading an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

WHY? An all new live-action adventure for Dora the Explorer

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Spooky Sing Along Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Friends

Bring the whole family and sing along to a spooky 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and CBBC singer songwriter Rob Castell.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Come dressed up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Age guidance 0-8 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Concertini website

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Northern Ballet Live: Dracula

Live screening.

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special screenings this Halloween. This haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre.

Why? This is ballet with a dramatic bite!

Run time: 120 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent.

One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?

Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

WHY? 'Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye' The Herald

'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List

'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian

Age guidance: 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@justinmoorhouse
@nordenfarm

Justin Moorhouse's website

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Clare Teal and her Trio

A brand new show for 2019.

As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and an eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today.

WHY? As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@clareteal
@nordenfarm

Clare Teal's website

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Hold Your Peace

Headway Arts Inclusive Company presents

Telling the untold stories of the lives of learning disabled people during The Great War.

This thought provoking drama explores the lives and loves of the residents of The Orchards. It’s Summer of 1919 and preparations are underway for a Peace Tea garden party. War is over but the horrendous loss of life was unprecedented and brought devastating changes at home.

Entertaining original theatre, putting learning disabled actors centre stage.


WHY? Stay on after the show for an afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea will include a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, with vegetarian and gluten free options.

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£12 (£10 concessions) show only or show and afternoon tea £18 (£16 concessions)

Presented by Headway Arts Inclusive Company

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The Three Degrees

With original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday.

All the way from the USA!

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with two original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.

A firm favourite with Prince Charles, they sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.

The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows.

The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool.

WHY? Enjoy hits such as When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol' Man and Take Good Care Of Yourself

Courtyard Theatre
£25

@TThreeDegrees
@nordenfarm

The Three Degrees website

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Ajay Srivastav

Ajay is a London based singer songwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues and Americana.

His sound flows from the banks of Delta Blues to the Ganges where he learnt raags. He has worked with artists as diverse as Jamiroquai, Gregory Isaacs, Zakir Hussain and Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan.

WHY? Ajay’s music is raw, passionate and uplifting - with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss and spirituality

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

Ajay Srivastav's website

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The Bear

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

Click here to read the full review.

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