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Rocketman (15)

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.


Sounds Like The Seekers

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!

Courtyard Theatre


NT Live: Small Island

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.

Courtyard Theatre


Glyndebourne: Cinderella

Encore screening.

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.

Courtyard Theatre


Summer Ceilidh - Barn Dance

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!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)


Jazz on a Summer's Day - Alan Barnes (saxes)

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)


Alan Barnes' Website


Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park

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.


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

£14 (£12 conc)


The HandleBards' Website


The Paper Moon

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


Tiny Light Theatre's Website


Community Kite Festival

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 Details:

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

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.

  •   1 Sep FREE

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

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about 19 hours ago Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe pay homage to the Empress of Blues in this sing along tribute. Featuring many of Bessie’s songs from the 1920s and 30s – the show chronicles her life and music on Friday 9 August --> https://norden.farm/events/ma-bessie-julia-titus-and-her-blues-troupe

about 20 hours ago Only two days to go before Rocketman will be landing on our screen! An epic musical fantasy telling the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Starring Taron Egerton, alongside Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard. See this toe-tapping film on the big screen from Fri 28 Jun --> https://norden.farm/events/rocketman-15

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