As the rivalry between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs kicked into high gear, offcourt each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court.
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.
The Salts are one of the most exciting and energetic bands on the folk circuit, performing rousing sea shanties, presenting original material alongside their interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love.
The dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history. Starring Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Kristen Scott Thomas, Lily James and Stephen Dillane.
Time Out's No 1 Critic's Choice, Mark Watson is a regular on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week and his own Radio 4 series. Part of Chipping Norton Comedy Festival. Further acts to be announced via www.chipnorcomfest.com and @ chipnorcomfest
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.
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.
Kidocracy is an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow). In just under an hour, they must elect leaders, come up with rules that rock and deal with all sorts of crises because running the world isn’t just all fun, fun, fun, there’s stuff to be done as well.
Professor Adrian Furnham MSc DPhil Dsc DLitt delivers something akin to a TED Talk - a TIDDLY Talk - if you will on the psychology of humour – why does it exist, what does it achieve and what makes something funny?He’ll be discussing his findings with us. And a comedian or two.
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.
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.
In this other-worldly fairy tale, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation in the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works. On discovering an exotic amphibian, a thrilling and ravishing romance unfolds.
Charlotte Greenhas 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.
Stomping, clapping and everything in between- this dynamic, high-energy session will explore the use of the body as a percussive instrument. Ollie Tunmer, ex-STOMP, will provide a session that is highly interactive, totally unique and great fun!
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)
Ultimate Bowie pays tribute to the work of this global super-star in a show that is visually stunning and vocally impressive. An eight-piece band that takes you from David Bowie’s early years with hits such as Starman, through his remarkable career to songs like Let’s Dance, China Girl and many more.
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.
A timely and timeless work from Chilean director Sebastian Lelio and star Daniela Vega. Marina, the transgender heroine of A Fantastic Woman, is plunged into a precarious situation after her boyfriend dies unexpectedly in her company.
This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later everything has changed! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.
Hey Beatles showcase the Fab Four’s biggest hits and perfectly capture the authentic live feel and excitement of the band at their peak. The band know how to get the crowd up on their feet and dancing like it’s 1966!
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.
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 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
Under the artistic direction of Christopher Marney, Ballet Central returns with a new programme showcasing the best in dance theatre. These young dancers on the cusp of their professional careers will perform a mixed bill, featuring works by world-renowned choreographers.
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the top of her genre, captivating audiences for over 20 years. She has, according to Mojo magazine, "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice".
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.