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Revolting Rhymes (Group A)

Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Some of the best-known nursery tales, retold with some surprising and hilarious twists. If you thought Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, think again…

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Revolting Rhymes (Group B)

Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Some of the best-known nursery tales, retold with some surprising and hilarious twists. If you thought Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, think again…

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Fairyville (Group C)

by David Farey

Cram as many nursery rhyme, fairy tale and pantomime characters into one story as possible and watch the chaos unfold. Written before “Shrek” ever did the same!

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Lords of Creation (Group F)

By John Wiles

The story of the resolution of God’s request to Tangaroa, a lesser god, to find six species that deserve to survive the destruction of all other life presented in the style of a Balinese folk tale

  •  30 Mar
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Mix the City

An interactive musical experience.

Every city has a sound. Get involved in this unqiue, interactive, digital music experience that lets you create your own mix from a set of filmed tracks performed by musicians living in cities across the world.

Co-commissioned by The British Council and the public art site The Space.

Mix the City will be set up in our foyer and is free to use.

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Wow! Said the Owl

Based on the acclaimed children’s book by Tim Hopgood.

Wow! Said the Owl explores the wow-wow world of colours with a curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.

WHY? ‘A colourful character creates a child-sized world of wonder’ The Stage

Suitable for age 2+ years.

Studio

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Storytelling

1.15pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Half Term!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Wed 15 Feb
Winnie the Pooh

Thur 16 Feb
Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

Fri 17 Feb
Little Bear Lost

Sat 18 Feb
One Snowy Night

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The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The sell-out comedy sensation are now on tour with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone.

Join The Noise Next Door for an epic explosion of outlandish characters, perfect punchlines and awesome songs all mixed together with the guys' trademark brand of off-the-cuff antics.

WHY? As seen on ITV1, ITV2, BBC3 and ‘The One Show’ on BBC1! As heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4!

Suitable for age 8+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Courtyard Theatre

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

The Noise Next Door website

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Family Concertini: Music for Woodwind

Be prepared to be blown away by an inspiring concert of woodwind music for the whole family.

Following their sell out concert in January, Chamberhouse Wind are back with an inspiring concert of woodwind music including a performance of Prokofiev's classic tale Peter and the Wolf.

The purpose of each Concertini is to introduce children to different styles of live music and musical instruments, to prepare them for the enjoyment of more formal live music events, to nurture a love of music and to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to listen to live music with their children in a relaxed community setting.

Stay on after each concert for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music.


Suitable for age 3+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Courtyard Theatre

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Family Concertini: Music for Brass

A fun, interactive concert for all the family to enjoy.

Chaconne Brass have been entertaining young audiences for over thirty years. Their children’s concert Oh Good Chips for Tea! has been performed to tens of thousands of children at theatres in Britain and abroad including London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cardiff’s St. David’s Hall and the Philharmonie in Berlin. Highlights from the show have also been broadcast on BBC television and radio and it has formed the basis of two lottery funded projects for schools.

Oh Good Chips for Tea! is a highly interactive show, featuring well known classical favourites, such as Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Handel’s Water Music, alongside New Orleans Jazz. It reaches a climax with the performance of Que Pasa involving the whole audience in the re-creation of a Brazilian street carnival.

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Suitable for age 3+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

  •   9 Apr SOLD OUT
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Oliver in the Overworld

A little deaf boy travels to The Overworld, The Land of Machinery, seeking the parts to mend the memory of his best friend Oliver the Grandfather Clock.

With beautiful puppets, magical transformations, 10 super songs and daft dances, and featuring fully integrated Sign Language, this is an ingenious and imaginative theatre show with big laughs!

WHY? A madcap family musical from multi award-winning Artistic Director Kinny Gardner

Suitable for age 3+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Courtyard Theatre

Krazy Kat Theatre website

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A Real Alien Adventure

Follow intrepid explorer, Amelia Buttersnap, on an intergalactic mission to find out if aliens really do exist and what they want with her cat?

A fun and engaging for all the family full of home-made gadgets, magic and shadow play.

WHY? A rip-roaring, intergalactic space adventure

Suitable for age 4+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Ripstop Theatre website

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Jack and the Beans Talk

Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat.

He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swaps his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky…

WHY? Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant

Suitable for age 3+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Garlic Theatre website

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The Amazing Bubble Man

A show combining comedy, artistry and audience participation with enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized.

From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

WHY? An Edinburgh festival favourite, San Francisco performer Louis Pearl sells out every year

Suitable for all ages.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Courtyard Theatre

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

The Amazing Bubble Man website

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Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults

Howard is a massive kid with a moustache.

Join him for an hour of fun featuring stand-up, interactive digital animation, sound effects, jokes and lots and lots and lots of clever nonsense.

WHY? Howard has had his own show on CBBC with Little Howard, appeared on The Slammer and at The Royal Variety Performance.

Age guidance: 5+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Howard's website
@howardread
@thelittlehoward
@nordenfarm

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Presented by Pied Piper.

For lighthouse keeper Mr Grinling lunch is the highlight of the day. But some greedy seagulls keep stealing his delicious lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? Packed with live music, audience participation and all the sights and sounds of the sea.

WHY? An all new musical storytelling extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s much loved book

Age guidance: 3+ years

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Pied Piper's website
@PiedPiperLive
@nordenfarm

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Concertini - Music for Viola

Sit back and relax as viola player Melanie Martin takes us on a musical journey for the whole family to enjoy.

Melanie has worked with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Halle, as well as with contemporary artists such as Take That, Leona Lewis and Il Divo.

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Concertini - Music for Piano

Join Concertini favourite Marissa Thornton Wood, for a fun interactive concert for the whole family.

Marisa has given recitals as an accompanist and soloist in France, Germany, Austria, the USA and UK. From Bach to Elton John this concert is guaranteed to suit all musical tastes

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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James Campbell's The Funny Thing About

Hold on to your socks and enjoy stand up comedy for kids.

James Campbell is founder of Comedy 4 Kids, author of Boyface and has appeared on CBBC’s Blue Peter. He will be making fun of everything from couscous to penguins to Nintendo Wii. James' jokes are written and performed to get children and parents laughing out loud.

WHY? ‘A hit not to be missed’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Age guidance: 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

James's website
@ComedyCampbell
@nordenfarm

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Father's Day Concertini with the Andy Mears Octet

Bring the whole family for a fabulous 50 minutes of some of the best loved tunes of all time.

The Andy Mears Octet will perform a variety of music focusing on the sounds of Big Band Jazz and the rhythms and grooves of Africa and South America.

WHY? Be Inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst the kids dance and sing!

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Rock n Roll Concertini with Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band

A very special family Concertini to round off the Summer Season. 

Join Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band on a journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 50s and beyond. It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

WHY? Be inspired by the sounds of the Beatles, the Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance and sing on the Courtyard stage

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Higgledy Piggledy Pie

Presented by Noisy Oyster.

When the king asks for a higgledy piggledy pie for his supper the royal chefs are thrown into a spin - especially when they find the cupboard is bare! The chefs are helped by their vegetapals to collect the special nursery rhyme ingredients.

WHY? Featuring puppets made from vegetables, a hula hooping butternut squash, original music, clowning and a rather large pie!

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Studio
Tickets: £10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Noisy Oyster's website

@nordenfarm

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Little Red Robin Hood

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Puppeteer Mark discovers he has lost Little Red Riding Hood, what is he going to do! Luckily he finds Robin Hood, who agrees to go on a quest to take some cakes and flowers to Grandma. Will he stay on the path? Or will he discover the big bad wolf who looks a bit like the Sherriff of Nottingham!

WHY? A fun take of this classic tale, featuring beautifully crafted puppets, clowning and gentle humour

Age Guidance: 3+ years

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people £32)

Garlic Theatre's website

@nordenfarm

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Miki

Christmas 2017

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish, and Miki embarks on a magical adventure…in search of a star.

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, songs to sing along to and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences giggle with delight, totally transfixed' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought enchanting Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine in association with Fresh Glory Productions.

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