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TONY HINCHLIFFE
Thu 6 Apr - Mon 8 May See full date & time info

Antony Hinchliffe will be exhibiting a varied selection artwork, a lot of it new pieces, including oils, acrylic and charcoal depicting subjects from seascapes to figurative and abstract landscapes.

CHIP LIT FEST: TRADE SECRETS 2017

Trade Secrets returns. This intensive day-long writers’ workshop is now fully established as ChipLitFest’s invaluable course that will help you to identify the trade secrets that really matter.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WHERE POPPIES BLOW

Where Poppies Blow is a riveting account of WW1 British soldiers and their relationship with the animals and plants around them.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: I SEE YOU

We’re very excited to be hosting a homecoming for ChipLitFest founder and bestselling author Clare Mackintosh, in conversation with fellow crime-writer Sharon Bolton. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CLIENT EARTH

Environmental lawyer James Thornton sees the Earth as his client. He founded ClientEarth in 2007 to use the law to protect the world’s environments.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: YOU TOOK THE LAST BUS HOME

Distinguished academic Dr Dylan Miller explores the ingenious and hilarious work of Brian Bilston, the mysterious ‘Poet Laureate of Twitter’, in a bid to unmask the poet behind the pipe. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE CHILDREN'S LAUREATE

Children’s Laureate, distinctive and brilliant illustrator will draw answers to any questions you have for him. Watch your questions take shape!

 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: NEW VOICES 2017

Our New Voices panel is back for 2017 with this year’s incredible ones to watch. From a Man Booker nomination to a Harvill Secker competition winner and another hugely talented Faber Academy graduate, these novelists have had an unforgettable year. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: DINOSAURS AND DINNER LADIES

Festival favourite John Dougherty, author of the Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face series is back with his hilarious debut poetry collection Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP PLAYWRITING

Clare Bayley, co-author of Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion and internationally-performed playwright, will guide you through the playwriting process

 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Tristram Wyatt, Senior Research Associate, Oxford’s Department of Zoology, introduces the field of animal behaviour.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: RATHER BE THE DEVIL

Ian Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: MAD GIRL

Bryony Gordon is a best-selling author and columnist. She also suffers from depression and OCD. Mad Girl is her shocking, incredibly funny, heart-wrenching account of mental illness.

STALLS are now SOLD OUT. However, tickets are still available for the BALCONY. Please call the box office for more information.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: SUPERHERO BROTHERS AND ALIEN GYM TEACHERS

Join us to hear all about the hilarious adventures of schoolboy Luke and his undeserving super-powered brother!

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: BENGALI COOKING WITH SAIRA

Saira Hamilton is a chef, food presenter and the author of Kitchen Favourites with Saira: Chilli, Ginger and Garlic.  

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP WRITING CRIME

Writing thrillers and crime fiction can often involve blurring lines of fact and fiction, but how much research does a brilliant crime novel need?

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE SECRET LIVES OF THE AMIR SISTERS

Nadiya Hussain's eagerly awaited debut novel, The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters, tells the story of a young Muslim family growing up in a quaint English village.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: UNBROKEN VOICES

Unbroken Voices features three of the UK’s most exciting writers. Kit de Waal, Keith Stuart and Julie Mayhew.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE EMERGENCY ZOO

What would you do if you had to be evacuated without your beloved pet? When faced with losing theirs at the beginning of the Second World War, 12 year olds Rosy and Tilly start their own Emergency Zoo.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION

In this Very Short Introduction Jim Bennett looks at the history of navigation, examining the societal, the technical, and the human need to explore, and the vital role of navigation in shaping the modern world.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITER'S WORKSHOP: WRITING COMEDY

David Quantick is many things - television writer, music journalist, novelist, writer about writing - but best known for comedy shows such as The Thick of It, Brass Eye and the Emmy-winning Veep. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: BEHIND THE SCREEN

Sarah Phelps has written much of the TV drama that we have loved over the last few years, including adaptations of JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN

Join Jenni Murray for afternoon tea hosted by Jane Wenham-Jones and provided by the Chipping Norton Tea Set.  
Stalls Tickets: SOLD OUT Balcony Tickets: AVAILABLE £10 – NB: These tickets do not include afternoon tea

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CREAM BUNS AND CRIME

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have solved many mysteries and murders whilst running their secret detective agency at Deepdean School for girls. Come and celebrate Robin Stevens’ latest instalment of Murders Most Unladylike, Cream Buns and Crime.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE BUMBLEBEAR

Join author and illustrator Nadia Shireen as she shares the stories and illustrations from Bumblebear and her other delightful picture book Good Little Wolf.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: GUY PARKER-REES CREATES A LIVE WINDOW DISPLAY

Guy Parker-Rees brings his extraordinary artistic talents to the windows of bookshop, Jaffé & Neale.

CHIP LIT FEST: THE MAGIC OF RUNNING

Come and learn a little about the magical alchemy of running with the author of Footnotes, about why it is the poetry of motion and why we need it now more than ever. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CITY OF FRIENDS

Joanna Trollope OBE is the author of twenty highly acclaimed bestselling novels. We’re delighted to welcome her to the festival to introduce her latest novel, City of Friends.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: LIVEWIRE

In a pit-stop festival performance, we have poet, author and musician Salena Godden joining us in the midst of her LIVEwire tour.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CHIPLIT QUIZ

Hosted by bestselling crime writer and festival favourite Mark Billingham, our ChipLit Quiz returns for its sixth year.

 

 

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (12A)

Determined to gatecrash her exlover's funeral on a glamorous French hideaway, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home.

CHIP LIT FEST: SIR CHARLIE STINKY SOCKS

Join us to celebrate 10 years of adventures with the young adventurous knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE MAKING OF THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE: FROM THE ICE AGE TO THE PRESENT

In conversation with Mary-Ann Ochota, Nicholas Crane tells the story of Britain. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: FROM STONE AGE TO PHONE AGE

Historian Greg Jenner (Historical Consultant to Horrible Histories) and author of A Million Years in a Day explores how our morning routines have evolved over millennia.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE JANUARY MAN

The January Man is the story of a year of walks. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: HOW TO MAKE AWESOME COMICS

Love comics? Want to learn the tricks and tips of the trade and how to perfect your own comic strip? Then come and meet cartoonist and writer Neill Cameron.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: TANGLEWOOD ANIMAL PARK

Welcome to TANGLEWOOD ANIMAL PARK, where every day is an animal adventure. Tamsyn is looking for some new zoo keepers to train - could you help and get a Tanglewood Junior Keeper certificate?

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: GEORGE'S AMAZING ADVENTURES

With nothing but pizza to feed himself, and a feathered friend for company, George rows off on a fantastic adventure in search of a real pirate crew.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: NO CUNNING PLAN

From turnips to archaeology, Sir Tony Robinson has been part of our cultural and comedy landscape for many years. Learn all about his life, passions and family in this funny and frank memoir.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE LIFE OF BEATRIX POTTER

Matthew Dennison, historian and biographer, explores the extraordinary life of Beatrix Potter, one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITER'S WORKSHOP: CRAFTING CHARACTERS

Crafting effective characters is one of the most important skills of a fiction writer, but what makes a character that connects with your readers?

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: FOOTBALL AND ALIENS

Learn how to write exciting and adventurous tales with Bali Rai, the author of a range of books for different ages including the thrilling and fast-paced Soccer Squad series.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: ILLUSTRATE A DOG DAY

If you love dogs or drawing or both, then this is the event for you!

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE SUMMER SEASIDE KITCHEN

**Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control this talk has been cancelled. Please contact the box office for more information**

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: BREXIT: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENS NOW?

Editor-in-chief of politics.co.uk, Ian Dunt presents a comprehensive, forward-facing insight into the impact of Brexit.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP: CROWDFUND YOUR BOOK WITH UNBOUND

Join Unbound founder and author, John Mitchinson and Suzie Wilde for a brilliant opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Richard Passingham presents a provocative and exciting introduction to cognitive neuroscience.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: STAR WARS: ADVENTURES IN WILD SPACE

Join Cavan Scott and Tom Huddleston, authors of the Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series, an original Star Wars fiction series for children.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE A-Z OF EATING

Felicity Cloake joins us for a morning of culinary delights at our partner restaurant, Wild Thyme.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP: HOW TO SPARKLE IN THE SLUSH

Spend just an hour with Literary Agent Jo Unwin to make sure your submission to an agent gets all the attention it deserves.

 

 

THE OLIVE TREE (15)

The environment and family loyalty meet head on in The Olive Tree, a thoughtful drama that is both touching and wryly comic

VICEROY'S HOUSE (12A)
Mon 1 May - Thu 4 May See full date & time info

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten is charged with handing India back to its people.

WINDRUSH VALLEY SCHOOL: JOSEPH

Join Windrush Valley School for their performance of Joseph!

IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (15)

This dazzling family drama is a who’s who of French cinema, featuring Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux. 

CINEMA BAMBINO: ANOTHER MOTHER'S SON (12A)

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months. A chance to socialise and enjoy a worry-free film experience.

THE LOST CITY OF Z (15)

The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett who journeys into the Amazon and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization.

DARKSIDE

A nostalgic trip through the massive back-catalogue of one of Britain’s most enigmatic rock music bands.

ANOTHER MOTHER'S SON (12A)

Set in Nazi-occupied Jersey, Another Mother’s Son is a gripping drama based on the true story of Louisa Gould, who hid an escaped Russian POW over the course of the war.

MARK THOMAS: PREDICTABLE

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us all.

PETRE SMITH - KWISIQITHI (THE ISLAND)
Tue 9 May - Sun 21 May See full date & time info

This touring photo exhibition furthers the themes in our latest Homegrown production The Island and is part of Artweeks 2017

“Kwisiqithi” is the Xhosa word for ‘The Island’, the tongue in which Nelson Mandela and the freedom fighters debated and crafted the first constitution draft for a free South Arica whilst taking respite from the scorching African sun and the gun sights of the prison guards patrolling the hazardous chalk mine where they would slave away.

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.

A QUIET PASSION (12A)

From her early days as a schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist, A Quiet Passion paints a sympathetic but far from idealistic portrait of Emily Dickenson.

OPEN GARDENS
Wed 24 May - Sun 11 Jun See full date & time info

Explore stunning country gardens at Kingham Lodge and Chivel Farm, Heythrop.

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.

TANGLED DREAMS
Thu 25 May - Thu 22 Jun See full date & time info

This exhibition celebrates the work of Pauline Nolan and Wendy Todd, two friends who frequently exhibit together at their Garden Studio, Churchill, Chipping Norton.

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (15)
Sun 28 May - Thu 1 Jun See full date & time info

Tony (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self. Adapted from Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize winning novel.

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.

FAIRPORT CONVENTION

After nearly 50 years on the road, Fairport Convention, the originators of British folk-rock music, remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

UNARMED STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP

How is a fight portrayed realistically on stage? This workshop presents a set of principles to enable participants to learn how to portray unarmed stage combat safely and effectively.

GOING IN STYLE (12A)
Fri 2 Jun - Sat 3 Jun See full date & time info

Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin team up for this heist movie with a difference.

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

NERUDA (15)

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

THEIR FINEST (12A)
Tue 6 Jun - Sat 10 Jun See full date & time info

Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for WWII propaganda films that need "a woman's touch" which quickly gets her noticed by a movie producer.

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.

CINEMA BAMBINO: THEIR FINEST

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months. A chance to socialise and enjoy a worry-free film experience.

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.

PETER PAN (PG): RECORDED CAPTURED LIVE

When Peter Pan loses his shadow, Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell and the vengeful Captain Hook await.

THE PROMISE (TBC)

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between a brilliant medical student, a beautiful and sophisticated woman, and a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: MICHELANGELO LOVE AND DEATH

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo.

FILM LOVERS' FESTIVAL

A true celebration of cinema and the art of movie making.

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (TBC)
Thu 15 Jun - Sun 18 Jun See full date & time info

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds. Set in 1939 Poland and starring Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

A fantastic family friendly, swashbuckling farce with comic characters, witty dialogue, and great tunes.

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.

MINDHORN (15)

A joyously brilliant and bizarre comedy starring The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt alongside Steve Coogan and Andrew Riseborough (BirdmanMade in Dagenham).

EXHIBITION
Thu 22 Jun - Mon 24 Jul See full date & time info
SALOME: BROADCAST LIVE

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. 

THE DIME NOTES

The Dime Notes dig back into the bluesdrenched sounds of 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues, and forgotten gems of the era.

MISS SLOANE (15)
THE BOSS BABY (PG)

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co

WHISKY GALORE (TBC)

An upbeat and enjoyable remake of the classic comedy drama in which whisky starved wartime Scots try to plunder cases of drink from a stranded ship.

DORMER HOUSE SCHOOL: MACBETH

Dormer House School present their production of Macbeth.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (TBC)

This Oscar-nominated film bridges the civil rights history of America with the racially incendiary present of Black Lives Matter.

BYE BYE BABY: Oh What A Night!

Bye Bye Baby 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.

THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (12A)

A psychiatrist (Eric Bana) examines Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly Irishwoman living in a mental institution, and learns more about her past in the process.

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 RED SHOES: A TRIBUTE TO KATE BUSH

The ultimate Kate Bush tribute show, taking you through the career of one of the world’s most iconic artists of the 20th Century.

THE FABULOUS CORNBURY FINALE 7th-9th July 2017
Fri 7 Jul - Sun 9 Jul See full date & time info

Superstar BRYAN ADAMS will headline the 14th and final Cornbury Festival on Saturday July 8th 2017.  Save the booking fee and support the theatre and buy your tickets through us.

Full Line Up Announced! Bryan Adams / Kaiser Chiefs / Tom Chaplin / The Pretenders / Jools Holland / Jack Savoretti / Imelda May / Ward Thomas / St Paul & The Broken Bones / Sophie Ellis-Bextor / Scounting For Girls / Right Said Fred / The Pierce Brothers / Midge Ure / Stone Foundation / Nine Below Zero / Staxs / Black Dylan / Max Jury / Tex Pistols / Key West / Keston Cobblers Club / Callaghan / Rose Elinor Dougall / The Rails / The Danberrys / Police Dog Hogan / Sarah Munro / The Wandering Hearts / Earl / Laura Oakes 

SCOUT GROUPS MOVIE MORNING

Come along and support the 6th Chipping Norton Scouts raise money to build their new Scout Hut!

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?

MILTON JONES IS NEARLY OUT THERE

It’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4. 

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).

TOWN HALL CEILIDH

After a great evening last year, we host another fun-filled evening of wild dancing and good company as experienced musicians and singers entertain you through the night.

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.

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 31 Jul - Wed 2 Aug See full date & time info

This interactive workshop aims to build confidence, creativity and imagination. Improvisation, mime and storytelling will be explored in this fun and exciting experience.

DRAMA WEEK
Mon 31 Jul - Fri 4 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a theatre professional, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage.

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 31 Jul - Fri 4 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show. After intensive rehearsals, participants perform their show on The Theatre's stage.

3 DAY MUSICAL THEATRE
Mon 7 Aug - Wed 9 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this high-energy workshop provides a chance to sing songs and learn some dance routines.

DRAMA WEEKS
Mon 7 Aug - Fri 11 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a theatre professional, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage. 

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 7 Aug - Fri 11 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show. After intensive rehearsals, participants perform their show on The Theatre's.

TITUS ANDRONICUS (15): BROADCAST LIVE

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 14 Aug - Wed 16 Aug See full date & time info

This interactive workshop aims to build confidence, creativity and imagination. Improvisation, mime and storytelling will be explored in this fun and exciting experience.

DRAMA WEEKS
Mon 14 Aug - Fri 18 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a theatre professional, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage.

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 14 Aug - Fri 18 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show. After intensive rehearsals, participants perform their show on The Theatre's stage.

WEST END TO BROADWAY
Mon 21 Aug - Sat 26 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a professional team, including a director, choreographer and musical director, participants will rehearse and perform a variety of show-stopping songs and excerpts from West End and Broadway musicals. This exhilarating and inspiring week culminates in performances on Saturday

YERMA (15): RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

The incredible Billie Piper returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Ghastly make-up and outrageous performance made this one of the great classics of American silent film, now set to an atmospheric modern musical soundtrack by Minima.

LAUGH FOR LAWRENCE

Join Mark Steele, Lloyd Langford and Pippa Evans for a comedy feast of gags, guffaws and giggles to raise money for the Lawrence Home Nursing Team.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CRIMSON COBBLES
Tue 19 Sep - Sun 24 Sep See full date & time info

Join us for the world premiere of a brand new Sherlock Holmes caper, specially commissioned for Chipping Norton Theatre, delivered at breakneck pace in a hilarious, deeply daft theatrical explosion for adults and family audiences.

THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII was an undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic, and with live original music, embroidery, barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in cross-dressing Tudor history that you'll never forget.

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.

THE QUO EXPERIENCE

The Quo Experience is not just another Quo tribute band – it is a chance to experience the sounds and looks of Britain’s biggest singles chart band of all time as we all remember it!

ANGELA BROWNRIDGE

A thoughtful, magical and sensuous pianist, Angela Brownridge will play some of the most brilliant compositions ever written for piano.

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