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MICHAEL MCINTYRE: WORK IN PROGRESS

Please note: both dates have now SOLD OUT

AN EVENING WITH GERVASE PHINN

With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

 

CORNERMEN

A tragic, funny and gripping play by award-nominated writer, Oliver Forsyth, tours after a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

 

 

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Merry Opera, regular favourites at Chipping Norton with fresh, energetic and musically respectful opera productions, return with this classic favourite.

 

 

OBAMA AND ME

While Barack Obama is fulfilling his American Dream as the first black president of the United States, Sylvia Arthur, a black Brit, is in Brussels in pursuit of the European version. Powerful, important and thoughtful political theatre.

 

 

DOGS DON'T DO BALLET

Based on the award-winning book, the show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!

 

 

SCIENCE OXFORD: THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

Our fun family exploration of the amazing properties of light.

 

 

NICK SHARRATT'S BIG DRAW ALONG

Join this much-loved children's writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages.

 

 

TWELFTH NIGHT (12A)

Twelfth Night is a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of unrequited love. Christopher Luscombe directs Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon.

 

 

MANWATCHING

A funny and frank insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man. Transferring from London’s Royal Court Theatre.

 

 

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (15)

Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. 

 

 

THE CONDUCTOR

The threat of fascism creeps ever closer. What use is art in the face of all this? The Conductor is a concert-play: a story told, and woven within the music of the symphony itself.

 

 

LUCY PEARMAN: MAID OF CABBAGE

Award Winning local Lucy Pearman’s Edinburgh Show comes home to Chippy.

'Lucy Pearman is so very endearing to watch and an integral feature of pioneering new comedy in a big way' ***** FunnyWomen.com

 

PUNCH AND JUDY

A traditional treat for children aged four and above.

The Mr Punch and Judy Show is performed by puppeteer Benjamin Hasker. Featuring all of the classic characters in a hilarious action-packed show, suitable for all age groups with no inappropriate content.

 

THE END OF THE PIER SHOW

A special hour-long "End Of The Pier Show" which is a one man traditional variety show ideally suited for older audiences, featuring Punch and Judy, magic, juggling and balloon modelling. The show brings back many happy memories. 

 

CRIMES UNDER THE SUN

Inspired by Agatha Christie, The 39 Steps, and film noir, welcome to a hilarious yet murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat. 

 

 

KATHY LETTE'S GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, invites you to her Girls’ Night Out, a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty to Menopause Blues

 

 

THE THINKING DRINKERS' HISTORY OF ALCOHOL

Enjoy a drink as these award-winning professional drink experts definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever.

 

 

CAPTAIN FLINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS 2: THE MAGIC CUTLASS

All aboard for a non-stop action packed theatrical experience with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs!  

 

 

 

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS

In these days of "Fame" being the apparent ambition of so many people, Groups 4-8 of The Chipping Norton Youth Theatre invite you to join them for their performance based on a quest for this elusive goal. 

 

WINDRUSH VALLEY SCHOOL: ALADDIN TROUBLE

Join Windrush Valley School for their annual production! 

 

JULIUS CAESAR (12A)

Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from the stage of London's newest theatre, The Bridge.

 

 

RONNIE SCOTT'S ALLSTARS

A sell-out hit on their last visit, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars perform a vast repertoire of jazz music and is comprised of house musicians as seen in the Ronnie Scott’s Quintet. 

 

MI FLAMENCO INCOGNITO

All the spirit of authentic, pulsating flamenco, intertwined with the unexpected: a passionate spectacle for dance, music and theatre-lovers everywhere.

 

TOBY BELCH IS UNWELL

Toby Belch is Unwell speaks of universal hopes and fears, both the pathos of missed chances and optimism for the future. A play for everyone who loves words, poetry and theatre.

 

CHARLOTTE GREEN THE NEWS IS READ

Charlotte Green has one of the most iconic radio voices of her generation. Drawing on her autobiography The News is Read, she recounts aspects of her life on and off-air, offering a fascinating look behind the scenes of radio. 

 

TWEEDY: SYMPHONY

'The brilliant Tweedy, a circus clown and true genius had the audiences crying with laughter' The Independent

No matter what he does, Tweedy seems to get into a mess, but to the delight of audiences of all ages he can always find a creative way to get out of it. 

 

PLAY IN TWO DAYS

Participants will engage in drama games, storytelling and improvisations and then create their own version of a traditional tale.

PLAY IN TWO DAYS

During our popular Play in Two Days, participants will join in fun drama games and activities, enjoy improvisations and then create some ideas for their play. 

POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON

This delightful, funny and touching show relives life during the early 1940s with readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming). Performed by their daughter, Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams (The Archers)

 

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE WOLF

An alternative spin on this classic story – about two misfits who just want to fit in.

Suitable for ages 7+

 

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Marrying Mozart's beautiful music with a witty script, this production celebrates the birth of 'teen culture' in a timeless coming-of-age-story and explores the 'other-worldliness' which glamorous Hollywood brought to post 'Blitz' London.

 

GIANT

‘Witty, winsome and inventive. It is rare to find such a generous ensemble as The Zoo Co’ **** The Stage

Horribly honest clowns and questionable cabaret acts ignite the stage with Zoo Co’s trademark live music, puppetry, poetry and movement.

 

A TENDER THING
Thu 3 May - Sat 12 May See full date & time info

Ben Power’s unique and moving play imagines the star-crossed lovers at the end of long lives together. Shakespeare’s original words are woven together into a new, deeply romantic story of loyalty, loss and enduring love. 

 

CHAOS - HIGH SOCIETY
Thu 17 May - Sat 19 May See full date & time info

The Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society CHAOS are following their 2017 sell out production of Kiss me Kate with the wonderful musical show High Society. 

 

MACBETH (CERT. TBC)

Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

 

QUARTER LIFE CRISIS

Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life.  Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard.

What does it mean to be an adult, and when do you become one? Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive basslines, spoken word and audience participation.

 

THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS

The Unravelling Wilburys perform the songs of The Travelling Wilburys, such as Pretty Woman, Mr Blue Sky and Here Comes the Sun. The whole package is presented with the band’s inimitable style and humour

 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - THE MUSICAL

With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris, direct from London’s West End 

  

3 DAY DRAMA

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

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

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 at 6.30pm on Friday.

3 DAY MUSICAL THEATRE

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

MUSICAL IN SIX DAYS: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL

Working with a director, a choreographer and a musical director, you will rehearse this original musical comedy about everyone's favourite kooky family in a week. 

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