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Miki

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, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46
(offer applied in basket)

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

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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'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


£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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I Love Lou C

Lou’s ground breaking show about her experiences with baby loss.

Imagine visiting your favourite friend/aunty/spinster. She's a touch eccentric but always ‘alright’. Until last year. With a bit of self-discovery and some painful yet funny situations, this is a story about life and, ultimately, death.

WHY? ‘That she can spin between the happy and sad so quickly is testament to her abilities as an innately strong storyteller… she has the room rapt’ ★★★★ Chortle

Studio
£12 (Supporters £10)

@LouConran
@nordenfarm

Lou Conran's website

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Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

Do you really know what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs?

What about Goldilocks – why was she walking in the woods? And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll? All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? A show full of fun, laughter and an enthralling gypsy soundtrack you’ll be singing long after the show

Studio
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@thewidders
@nordenfarm

Theatre of Widdershins website

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RSC Live: Twelfth Night

Broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon (Wednesday).

Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino. But Orsino dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

WHY? A hilarious and heartbreaking tale of unrequited love

'Lavish and uplifting' ★★★★ The Stage

£15

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Little Red Riding Hood's Musical Adventure

Join Scarlet and her side-kick Stanley the Squirrel as they try to outwit Walter the Wolf. They discover it's not just the enchanted forest that has magical powers...

A forest full of family fun and live music, this is a joyous new version of the classic fairy tale. From the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

WHY? 'At its heart, it's a clever, funny, well-written musical' ★★★★ Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

Nonsense Room Productions website

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NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A live broadcast (Thursday) of Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece, which played in London’s West End in 2017.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.

WHY? ‘A bold reimagining… innovative and powerfully acted’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

Please note that this production contains adult themes and nudity.

£15

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

'All human beings are commingled out of good and evil…'

Edward Hyde alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil. An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Dr Jekyll releasing the demon within. A fast paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel.

WHY? ‘Done in fine style… A good, vivid, popular version of a great story, told with notable passion’ The Scotsman

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Isosceles Website

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The King Lear

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy – set in a pub.

Landlord Mr Lear announces his retirement. He must divide his pub – The Kingdom – between his daughters. Mr Lear imitates his famous namesake and demands to know which of them loves him the most. In so doing he unleashes a tide of pent-up frustration and jealousy.

WHY? Physical theatre, clowning and vibrant storytelling combine in this hilarious and heart breaking adaptation

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@nordenfarm

Shifting Sands website

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Four Nights in Knaresborough

In 1170, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was assassinated. Why? A misunderstanding or order of the King? We don’t know. But this modern play offers an insight. The assassins retreated to Knaresborough Castle and spent a year there under siege.

A baudy, irreverent comedy of the blackest variety.

WHY? Historical drama for the Tarantino generation!

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Please note this production contains adult themes and strong language.


@maidenheaddg
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Drama Guild website

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NT Live: Julius Caeser

A broadcast from The Bridge Theatre in London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome but the educated élite conspire to bring him down. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Wishaw and Michelle Fairley.

£15

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Testosterone

Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence.

Contains Nudity. 16+

When he enters a male gym changing room for the first time he's confronted by masculinity in all its forms - the good, the bad and the ugly.

This refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, they explore the epic path that we all have to take when forging an identity.

WHY? 'Multi-layered and gripping' Lyn Gardner

Suitable for ages 16+ years (contains nudity).

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@rhumandclay
@nordenfarm

Rhum and Clay website

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A Tiger's Tale

Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure with their adopted tiger cub. From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their tiger.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

WHY? A high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song.

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

@M6Theatre
@nordenfarm

M6 Theatre Company website

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Dad's Army Radio Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

David Benson and Jack Lane present favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation! Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

WHY? ‘Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!’ Daily Mail

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

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RSC Live: Macbeth

A live screening.

On his return from battle, Macbeth meets three witches. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Stars Christopher Ecclestonc and Niamh Cusack.

£15

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Friends for All

Eight year old Lexi doesn’t make friends very easily. If only school would allow a non-uniform day – she could be herself. Inspired by Grandad’s hippy stories, she fights her class teacher and the class bully.

An interactive spoken word performance.

Suitable for ages 5+ years

WHY? A story about having the confidence to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in

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

@HalfMoonTheatre
@Si_Mole
@nordenfarm

Half Moon website
Simon Mole website

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The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful adaptation. Musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm recreate deadly heat-rays, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one.

WHY? ‘Part alternative rock band, part thespian. Wholly charming’ The Times

about 10 hours ago 1 comment Coming to see Miki with us this Saturday or just looking for something to keep the little ones entertained? Don't miss our wintry themed Storytelling sessions at 10.30am and 1.30pm. ❄️ Tickets are only £2 per person! --> https://norden.farm/events/storytelling-48

about 14 hours ago RT @BlackwellAhoy: Love these entries to the #miki competition @nordenfarm ❤️ https://t.co/j1LeUOXheW

about 16 hours ago Thanks to the Maidenhead Advertiser for their coverage of our work with students from BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) - they've designed and created our Miki themed Gallery installation and Storytelling Den! ✏️ #Miki2017

about 19 hours ago Murder on the Orient Express heads to our big screen from tonight --> http://bit.ly/2o3Nc0K Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Olivia Colman.

about 21 hours ago RT @JS_thatsme: Another fab night with @AlexHorne and the magnificent @hornesection !! Nowt beats a touch of Zumba on a Thursday evening!…

about 24 hours ago Now booking for Autumn 2018 (...yes, you read right) - Britain's leading one-liner comic Gary Delaney returns with a show packed full of lean, expertly crafted gaggery!

1 day ago 1 comment Very Superstitious January 13th 2018 The Total Who Show Norden Farm Centre for The Arts

1 day ago A top line up is coming to town... - https://t.co/aX44lSXl5V

1 day ago Sometimes it can be hard to pick the perfect sauce to go with our delicious chips! Catch Polar Bear and his friend Penguin in our magical Christmas show Miki this December! --> http://bit.ly/MikiChristmas #Miki2017 #Charistmas2017 Slot Machine Theatre

1 day ago RT @thestrangeface: Hoorah, 4 new dates for Feb-Apr 2018 announced @squarechapel @PocklingtonArts @Everymanchelt @nordenfarm Here's one of…

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