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Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

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Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is known for his legendary stand up performances.

Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, expect a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Omid has recently starred in BBC1’s Dickensian, Sky1’s Lucky Man and BBC4’s Going Forward with Jo Brand.

WHY? ‘Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£24

@omid9
@nordenfarm

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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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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years.

WHY? Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

Dress Code

  • Cowboys and Girls
  • All kinds of Party
  • Gingham and Checks

Games

Table top and floor games in the studio and barns - more details to be announced!

Tex Mex snacks available from the bar:

  • Tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole and monterey jack cheese (£3 per bowl)
  • Empanadas filled with spicy beans or pulled pork (£2 each)

@cutashine
@nordenfarm

Cut A Shine website

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The Snowman

An enchanting family friendly concert adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved story The Snowman.

Performed by Chamberhouse Winds, with narration by Jonathan Butcher. The ensemble will also play a selection of other short fun pieces to introduce the instruments before the story begins.

Suitable for 3+ yrs.

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

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Stephen K Amos - Bread and Circuses

Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it?

Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.

After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.

WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos website

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Jonathan Pie - Back To The Studio (work in progress)

Jonathan Pie returns to the stage in early 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium, A show that was described as 'electrifying' Chortle, 'Blistering' Evening standard and 'desperately misjudged’ The Times.

The frustrated News reporter is back and he’s angrier than ever. Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussions on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos.

WHY? 'This is political satire at its finest and Pie is ’the Most exciting satirical creation since partridge’ Rory Bremner

Age guidance 15+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@JonathanPieNews
@nordenfarm

Jonathan Pie website

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Thunderbards – The Best Of

Sketch comedy duo Thunderbards present an evening of the very best material from their four critically-acclaimed shows. Filled with their trademark off-beat jokes, fast-paced sketches and overwhelming politeness.

With a potent combination of heartfelt absurdity, high-concept silliness and sweat-drenched toil, Thünderbards will stop at nothing to make your day great again. Stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama.

WHY? ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ ThreeWeeks

Studio
£12

@Thunderbards
@nordenfarm

Thunderbards Facebook

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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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Rob Newman - Total Eclipse of Descartes

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help?

This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer. Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, BBC Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.

WHY? ‘I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower' Kate Copstick, Scotsman

‘He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen… A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian’ Sunday Times

Studio
£12.50

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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 18 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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