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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Sunday 8 December


Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Square Go

Francesca Moody Productions in association with SEARED Productions

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

Age guidance 14+ years

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2 and 3

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 and 6


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, the Youth Theatre Academy will be working towards a performance of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Performance date: Wednesday 11 December

We are excited to announce that the Academy will also take part in a workshop with the renowned theatre company Paines Plough and will see a performance as part of their term.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, adapted by Richard R. George.

Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes from his fearful aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures?

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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The Barber of Seville

Maidenhead Music Society presents Barefoot Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville, directed by Jenny Miller.

Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with the ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, the young singers will delight you with their style and enthusiasm.

Rossini’s music has been compared to ‘the best champagne’, so come along to indulge in the bubbles and enjoy the comedy, as Rosina tries to manoeuvre her way out of her scheming guardian’s advances and into the arms of a gorgeous young Count.

WHY? New opera singers impress with their talents / New opera singers impress in Rossini’s comic masterpiece

Courtyard Theatre

£17, MMS members £12
£5 Under 18s or up to two free with an adult ticket

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

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Still No Idea

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.

Studio
£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.

Presented by House with Bunny

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NT Live: Fleabag (15)

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Julian Dutton in Do You Think That's Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier

RBM presents

An affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars. Leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy.

WHY? A joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era

Studio
£15

@JulianDutton1
@nordenfarm

Julian Dutton's website

Presented by RBM

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Wise Children

Recorded in 2018 at the York Theatre Royal.

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production.

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father – and greatest actor of his generation – Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all…

Why? ‘Pure, unadulterated theatre’ ★★★★★ Broadway World

Run time 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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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Silas Marner

Conn Artists Theatre Company presents

Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver, eaten up with bitterness and anger, becomes a doomed miser and recluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl. Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption.

The heart moving action, set in the early years of the 19th century, is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors accompanied by music and songs of the period.

WHY? This great Victorian epic novel is thrillingly and theatrically brought to the stage by the acclaimed Conn Artists Theatre Company in the bicentenary year of George Eliot’s birth

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Conn Artists

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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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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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The Vicar of Dibley 2

This follow up to the Grimm’s hugely popular production in 2017, sees no, no, no, no, further hilarious adventures in the lives and loves of the Vicar and her fellow parishioners.


WHY? Including many more scenes based on the well-loved television series

Studio
£15

Presented by the Grimm Players.

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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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NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Encore screening.

A feuding fairy King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. Cue love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations - with hilarious, but dark consequences...

Starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones).

Why? Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy captured live from the Bridge Theatre in
London.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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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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 veggie and gluten free options.

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

Presented by Headway Arts Inclusive Company

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NT Live: Hansard

Broadcast live from the National Theatre.

A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Starring two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Sam & I

Presented by Take the Space

Over the flames of a candle, a woman holds her husband’s diary: 'You will not live through this fire' she whispers.

And then the wife of Samuel Pepys, Secretary to the Admiralty and Fellow of the Royal Society, relents and reads... the joys and trials of their household, the gossip of the Court, the horrors of the Great Plague, the flames of the Fire of London, the antics and betrayals of a serial adulterer - her husband.

This is Elizabeth’s dark night of the soul (everywoman has them, from bag lady to queen).

Fifteen figures of the Pepys circle come to life - from the highest in the land to the most menial.

This performance commemorates the 350th anniversary of Elizabeth Pepys’s death on 10th November 1669 and celebrates 'my wife', the clever, loyal and witty muse who made her husband great.

Directed by Chris Barnes, written and performed by Siobhán Nicholas.

WHY? ‘Humorous, bawdy, moving and fascinating’ The Portsmouth News

'A beautiful and sensitive portrayal… this was storytelling of the highest order' Chichester Observer

'Passionate... remarkably contemporary' Sarah Jane Downing, Arts Issue Bath

From the company who brought Hanging Hooke, STELLA and White Feather Boxer to Norden Farm.

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Presented byTake the Space

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RSC Live: Timon of Athens

A glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

Featuring a ‘searing central performance’ (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter.

Run time tbc

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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I Wanna Be Yours

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.

‘I think I’m falling in love with you.’

People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds. Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room. 

WHY? A lyrical, funny, tender play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

Presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha Production

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NT Live: Present Laughter

Captured live from The Old Vic.

Andrew Scott stars in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy. A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Enter the Dragons

Expect fantastical characters, ridiculous puppetry, extreme wigs, physical comedy and delightfully dark humour. Sixty minutes of laugh-out-loud joy, dissent and touching humility for anyone who is considering ageing.

Enter the Dragons is an hilarious, surreal odyssey through the challenges of growing older, which explodes myths about beauty, sex and femininity.

An archetypal Hero is reframed as a mature woman in the modern world. Gripped with
fear at her advancing years, she sets off on an epic quest to defeat Chronos, the god of time, and halt the inevitable - ageing. Will she succeed?

Written and performed by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards

WHY? ‘Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose’ Total Theatre

‘Utterly hilarious, simply ingenious’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 16+ years.
(contains strong language and nudity)

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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<a target="
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Presented by A & E comedy

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ROH Live: Coppelia

Live screening (Tuesday)

A story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score. A Christmas treat for the whole family!

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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