Dir: Jon Favreau 2019, Run time tbc, US
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Mufasa’s brother has plans of his own. After Simba is exiled, he makes a pair of curious newfound friends. With their help, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
WHY? The all-star cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.
Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 6 September at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including cup of tea); babies and infants free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not permitted.
Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive.
His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock - adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness. He has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan, Joe Walsh from the Eagles, and shared stages with Peter Green, Sting and Bo Diddley. His shows are a true experience not to be missed.
WHY? ‘A stunning guitarist with killer licks’ Jazz FM
Enjoy a sensational night of music from local bands and acoustic acts.
The evening wouldn't be complete without beach breaks between the sets so that you can relax in a hammock on our Goan inspired beach, all to a soundtrack of live acoustic music.
Six of the most exciting local bands and singer/songwriters perform at Norden Farm:
WHY? Relax in a hammock on our Goan beach, drink in hand, while listening to local talent
£5 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating
Dance the night away to authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.
The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.
WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!
£15 | This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.
Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live 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.
What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer?!
New for this year, there is also a fabulous line up of local talent performing on the Festival's acoustic stage. Norden Farm are excited to announce this year’s line up, which has been curated by local singer-songwriter Tara Deane.
Horizon is a singer/songwriter based in Berkshire. He has been on three UK tours and one European tour supporting big names on the acoustic scene such as Brightr. He has also released three EPs.
Cannibal is Hayley Canham, a 17 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her first five singles have been played on BBC Radio under BBC Introducing. Hayley had also stared as Matilda in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical in London’s West End.
L. is an artist who writes from a deeply emotive, autobiographical place. She find that audiences connect strongly to the emotional vulnerability of her music.
Tomorrow Bird are an acoustic folk-duo hailing from Reading. This musical pairing of Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll gives rise to a stunning live act that leaves audiences transfixed.
Tara Deane has been performing up and down the country for the past seven years. She regularly performs in London and has made appearances on the radio. Accompanied by her full acoustic band, you are sure to be entertained!
With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.
Dir: Dominic Brigstocke 2019 92 mins, UK
Friends, Romans, Celts… lend us your ears.
The Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes Britain. Celt queen Boudicca gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Roman soldier Atti and Celt Orla.
WHY? Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of rebellion?
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24
Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon 2017 107 mins, US
The epic story of the cut-throat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design - igniting a war of currents.
WHY? Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Tuppence Middleton
£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.
This IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene with their all-star line up and exciting live performances.
Featuring Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.
They have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, toured Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours. In February
2018 they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Fire.
WHY? ‘You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of
the playing’ Folk Radio UK
£14 (£12 concession)
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Broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.
See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag.
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
Why? 'Witty, filthy and supreme' ★★★★★ Guardian
Run time 100 mins
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.
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.
Why? With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests
Run time: 100 mins
Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo.
But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A raucous and hilarious new play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the decision to step up or run.
Featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit. This is an unmissable collaboration between Fringe First-winning writers Kieran Hurley (Heads Up) and Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying).
WHY? ‘Riotously entertaining’ ★★★★ The Independent
‘Finn den Hertog’s production is – there’s no other way of putting it – brilliant, brilliant fun’ ★★★★★ The Stage
‘It’s irresistible’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘Fast moving and... thrilling’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘A riotous night of school boy insults, theatrical wrestling and perceptive insights on male aggression’ ★★★★ The Skinny
‘Square Go is impeccable’ ★★★★ The List
£14 (£12 concessions)
House presents Bunny With
Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas. So, who do they turn to? The Great British Public of course!
They make a pact. They'll go onto the streets, interview people, and whatever story the public come up with – that will be the show. No backing out, no changing what they don’t like. Deal.
Still No Idea is Lisa and Rachael's quest: a mischievous look at two friends searching for drama, action, and a story to tell. Part-verbatim theatre, part-confession, part-comedy sketch show with a bit of singing and dancing thrown in. Turns out getting the public to write your story is quite an adventure.
WHY? ‘Hilarious, clever and vital viewing’ ★★★★ The Stage
‘Combines comedy, honesty and protest to distinctive effect’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘Pin sharp, provocative and hugely entertaining’ ★★★★ The Times on No Idea
This is a Relaxed performance.
Age Guidance 14+ years.
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)
Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering you advantage card number when prompted.
She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover.
She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal UK-based comic. Nothing is what it seems. Especially Abigoliah Schamaun.
Join the critically acclaimed stand-up as she takes to the road for her debut nationwide tour, on the back of a sell out Edinburgh Festival season and appearances on the top rated The Guilty Feminist and Global Pillage podcasts.
WHY? ‘Damningly perceptive and very funny… she has a tightrope-treading ability the match of anything by Chris Rock or Bill Burr’ The Scotsman
'Confident and brilliantly funny with a knack for a turn of phrase that turns the simplest comment into a solid laugh' ★★★★ Broadway Baby
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.