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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear.

But now he’s hit hard times... Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Sole-less. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

This well known and well loved tale - made popular by the Ladybird Classic - has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins in their own inimitable style.  Beautifully crafted set and puppets, sublime music, a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes and a comic mouse make this show a magical must-see.

Age guidance 3+ years.

Run time 55 mins.

Relaxed Performance:
The performances on Wednesday 23 February at 11.30am is Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

The Elves and the Shoemaker website
@thewidders

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Encanto (PG)

Dir: Jared Bush Byron Howard 2021 | 102 mins

The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto.

The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift - every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screening
The screening on Thur 24 Feb at 2pm is Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Hug

A tale of hope, empathy and acceptance.

Based on the heart-warming and funny book The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug.

They face many rejections along the way from a rather scary badger, a squirrel (who knows A LOT about nuts), a shy frog, a fabulous fox and an owl who really wants to be wise.

Set to Tom Gray's beautiful and witty music, the audience are invited on a journey full of fun, laughter and love... and at the end, a very special hug from our puppets. 

Presented by Long Nose Puppets

Studio
45 minutes plus ‘Hug the Puppets’ after the show

£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Half Term Concertini with String Fever

We can’t wait to welcome back Giles, Ralph, Graham & Neal aka Stringfever to Norden Farm this February Half Term.

Using electric instruments to create their own unique sound, String Fever combine exceptional musical skill with a talent for engaging audiences of all ages. All from the same family this fantastic and unique band is guaranteed to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping.

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

Concertini Website

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

'Put quite simply… great science with hilarious hosts!' ★★★★★ Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

Age guidance 7+ years.

Run time: 60 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
£40 Family and Friends Ticket (4 people)

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science Website

@morganmagic
@westmagic

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Fresh from appearances on CBBC’s Crackerjack, Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!

WHY? ‘Basil Brush is back with a boom – the children loved it’ ★★★★ Kids Day Out Reviews

‘The show was great – I recommend to anyone with school age children’ ★★★★ WhatsGoodToDo.co.uk

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

Courtyard Theatre
(50 mins approx)
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Family Concertini with YolanDa Brown

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join world renowned saxophonist, star of Cbeebies YolanDa’s Band Jam and multi MOBO award winner YolanDa Brown for an inspirational Concertini exploring a fusion of Reggae, Jazz and Soul. 

YolanDa has toured with none other than the Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and has collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Julian Marley and as part of Jools Hollands Rhythm and Blues orchestra.

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

Concertini Website

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!

This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed twelve years of sell-out success.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and 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. 

Most shows will also feature multi instrumentalist Jet Black Pearl accompanying Louis with bubbly music to double your pleasure.

Greatest bubble show on Earth SFGate.com

 It's a fantastic show. Louis Pearl playfully forms bubbles beyond imagination, and engages the audience with his easygoing nonverbal slapstick

Louis Pearl - aka The Amazing Bubble Man - truly deserves his title. Most of the show is accompanied by gasps and awes...and that's just the adults. Kids can be heard giggling with excitement

This show captivated its young audience and the adults loved it as well. Highly recommended British Theater Guide

 The show is one giant, joyous caper The Wee Review

 The eight year-old seated beside this reviewer summed it up neatly during the show, proclaiming after one nifty manoeuvre, ‘he sure is the amazing bubble man The Wee Review

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

The Amazing Bubbleman Website

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

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Not So Ugly Sisters

You’ve heard the fairytale, now here’s the whole hair-raising truth!

Dolly rests on her broom counting the passers-by outside the salon window, whilst her sister Barb watches the phone that never rings. It’s the morning of Cindy and Prince Smarming’s big royal wedding - but Dolly and Barb are not invited! But hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned!

A brand new musical re-telling of Cinderella from the perspective of the ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters, reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family by Wrongsemble.

Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company famed for creating fantastic family theatre for all ages, packed full of original music, puppetry, magic and adventure.

The Not So Ugly Sisters promises to be a theatrical treat not to be missed for ages 4-104!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Groove Into the Woods

Family favourite Groove Baby arrives with an exciting, jazz and funk fuelled show especially for 3- 7s and their grown-ups!

Groove Into the Woods is an animated and live-action magical, musical adventure which follows three friends into a fairytale forest where they learn some important lessons about who you can trust, who your friends are, and which troll might eat you!

Specially designed to be a midpoint between kid shows and ‘regular’ adult concerts, this show has something for everyone (in the kingdom). High energy interactive theatre meets top quality gig.

Blending electro jungle rhythms, infectious pop themes, and a heavy dose of 60s Blue Note soul jazz, the Groove Baby Organ Trio creates a non -stop groove that will have everyone on their feet.

The duration of this show is approx. 55 minutes. Suitable for children ages 3 – 7 and their grown -ups.

Groove Baby is all about fun for the whole family. Created in 2013 to give parents the opportunity to experience concert hall quality music in a child friendly environment, the shows have developed into a unique - and definitely cool - form of musical theatre event.

Featuring standout musicians from the UK jazz and contemporary circuit, Groove Baby shows are a firm family favourite of the London Jazz Festival as well as entertaining audiences across the UK.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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