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NO FINER LIFE
Mon 27 Mar - Tue 28 Mar See full date & time info

Graham Harvey, for twenty years the Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers and writer of more than 600 episodes, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.

FLAT 73

Battersby Buildings have 75 flats, yet few residents know each other. Beryl, recently widowed lives on the ground floor, television her only companion. Above her lives Chelsea, struggling as a newly single mum. Along the corridor lives Simon, a young man with learning disabilities and a passion for ‘flash mobbing’. On the top floor lives Laura who, unbeknownst to them, connects them in her role as a Samaritan.

LION (PG)

*Added date due to postponement of Explosive Light Orchestra*

Based on the incredible true story, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family.

DOUG SCOTT THE STORY OF CLIMBING EVEREST

Doug Scott and the late Dougal Haston’s first ascent of Everest’s South West Face remains one of the most significant climbs in mountaineering history and made him the first Brit to conquer Everest.

VENTOUX

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. 

**** Broadway Baby

**** The Independent

 

ARMANDO IANNUCCI DESERT ISLAND BOOKS

Ahead of the Festival weekend, ChipLitFest presents Armando Iannucci. The comic genius behind Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and Veep, owner of numerous Baftas, Emmys and an Oscar nomination reveals the books he would grab en route to a desert island.

TWELFTH NIGHT (12A): RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity

MONDAY'S CHILD

Monday’s Child is a poetic story of the unique bond between a little girl and an old woman suffering memory loss. Together, in a dreamlike garden, they sing and dance and dress up as they explore a treasure trove of memories.

LIVE BROADCAST: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (12A)
Thu 20 Apr - Mon 24 Apr See full date & time info

DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny comedy.

TWEEDY LOST PROPERTY

Tweedy, the slapstick and clowning star of Gifford’s Circus, presents a comedy about a clown who gives in to society and gets a real job in a Lost Property Office.

THE EMPTY NESTER'S CLUB

Brilliant new comedy theatre, written and directed by John Godber, the acclaimed playwright of Teechers and Bouncers.

JULIUS CAESAR (12A): BROADCAST LIVE

Caesar returns from war, allconquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. 

WINDRUSH VALLEY SCHOOL: JOSEPH

Join Windrush Valley School for their performance of Joseph!

MARK THOMAS: PREDICTABLE

Based along the lines of his 2011 show Manifesto Mark takes suggestions from the audience to create a snapshot of the future.

THE ISLAND
Wed 10 May - Sat 20 May See full date & time info

In South Africa it was forbidden to mention that The Island existed. It was a place where you put the people you wanted to forget.

MURDER AMONGST THE MARBLES

Join us for our third annual Murder Mystery party as we join our bumbling detective amongst the statues in the beautiful private gardens at Kingham Lodge.

KISS ME KATE
Thu 25 May - Sat 27 May See full date & time info

The Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society follow their 2016 sell out production of Fiddler on the Roof with Cole Porter’s wonderful musical Kiss me Kate.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (12A): RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots star in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play.

CALL ME MERMAN STARRING ROSEMARY ASHE

West End star Rosemary Ashe arrives in Chippy with her personal tribute to the inimitable Ethel Merman, the first lady of American Musical Theatre

UNDER MILK WOOD

This peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly continues to enthral audiences with its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes.

BURTON

Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood megastardom. 

BALLET CENTRAL

Ballet Central’s diverse range of dance and theatre returns under the auspices of its new artistic director Christopher Marney. See the company’s young and dynamic dancers on the cusp of their professional careers showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces.

HMS PINAFORE

A satirical tale of forbidden love and shocking revelations of class and identity, it’s one of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic creations.

GLORIATOR

An awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour, and costumes made out of cardboard. Russell Crowe may not be available, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget.

DORMER HOUSE SCHOOL: MACBETH

Dormer House School present their production of Macbeth.

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

Oh What A Night is a full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning until the Disco era and the rock-androll hall of fame.

DIAL MEDICINE FOR MURDER

John Bodkin Adams and Harold Shipman were both British doctors; they were also both serial killers. Join Dr Harry Brünjes and Dr Andrew Johns to hear more about these infamous doctors and the repercussions on their profession.

CHADLINGTON SCHOOL: WINDOW ON THE WORLD
Tue 4 Jul - Wed 5 Jul See full date & time info

Chadlington School present their production of Window On The World.

MIDDLE BARTON SCHOOL: THE KEYMASTER

Middle Barton School present their production of The Keymaster.

THE FOURTH DOG

What does it mean to be part of a family? How does our heredity influence the way we love and hate, live and die? The Fourth Dog is a comedy about breast cancer, marital breakdown, family baggage and grieving – and what could be funnier than that?

ST MARY'S SCHOOL: OLIVIA!
Wed 12 Jul - Thu 13 Jul See full date & time info

St Mary's School present their production of Olivia!

NESTING

Linda is a ‘collector’. She has all the necessities: broken umbrellas, unopened Amazon parcels and shoes that don’t fit. With the arrival of a pest controller a funny and moving journey unfolds, looking at compulsive behaviour and finding love in the most unlikely of places.

NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA Part One: Millennium Approaches (Broadcast Live)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA Part Two: Perestroika (Broadcast Live)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

ARLENE!
Fri 28 Jul - Sat 29 Jul See full date & time info

Choreographer to the stars, Arlene gossips with Jacquie Storey about a lifetime in dance and reveals the truth from behind the curtains.

MICHAEL MORPURGO'S WHY THE WHALES CAME

Multi-award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life this enchanting classic tale by Michael Morpurgo. 

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

Enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in this brand new, inventive adaptation of the beloved classic poem, The Hunting of the Snark. A musical comedy adventure for the whole family.

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