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Thu 17 May - Tue 12 Jun See full date & time info


A joint exhibition inspired by a mutual love of colour, poetic language, nature and local heritage. 

1pm-3pm each Saturday and for 30 minutes before each event at The Theatre. 

JANE AUSTEN'S PERSUASION

Adapted from Jane Austen’s final novel, Persuasion is brought to new life in a stylish, contemporary production which examines the timeless nature of love. 

 

MACBETH (15)

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

 

THE SQUARE - CINEMA BAMBINO - (15)

A film club for parents and carers with babies. 

For membership details or to book, please call the Box Office. 

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?

 

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

 

PUB QUIZ FOR KIDS

Hosted by one of the UK’s favourite stand-up comedians, this quiz goes where no quiz has gone before!

Suitable for ages 5+

 

WONDERSTRUCK (PG)

Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different.

 

MURDER AT THE BIG TOP

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! The circus is in town…but it seems the desperate attempts of the Ringmaster to lure audiences with jaw-dropping attractions has created rivalries that extend beyond the ring...

 

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 

  

JUAN MARTIN'S FLAMENCO TRIO

Juan Martín, a truly awe-inspiring guitarist and composer, returns with a new flamenco programme of music, song and dance direct from Spain

 

 

TWO

From the award-winning writer of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice comes Two, a gritty yet heart-warming look at northern life filled with pathos and humour.

 

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (12a)
Thu 31 May - Mon 4 Jun See full date & time info

This appealing drama from the director of Four Weddings is based on the bestselling novel, and boasts a fantastic British cast. 

 

AFRICAN DRUMMING

The universal appeal of African drumming ensures that every participant finds the workshop acceddible and everyone enjoys getting involved with creating infectious grooves and foot-tapping rhythms!

WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL 2018
Fri 1 Jun - Sun 3 Jun See full date & time info

Wychwood Festival returns to Cheltenham racecourse for its 14th annual year from the 1st to the 3rd of June, 2018.

 

BALLET CENTRAL

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.

 

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

An enchanting adaptation of this touching, funny tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do, from the author of Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame.

Suitable for ages 3+

 
LET THE SUNSHINE IN (15)

Isabelle (Juliette Binoche - Chocolat, The English Patient) is a Parisian artist, a divorced mother, and is looking for love. 

 

OSCAR WILDE SEASON LIVE: AN IDEAL HUSBAND

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

 

CHILDREN ARE STINKY

This duo’s attempts to prove that kids are stinky are met with messy, ridiculous, hysterical twists. They only succeed in proving that children are awesome…and they know it! 

Suitable for ages 3+

 

WOKE

Having sold out on her last visit, the extraordinary American actress and singer Apphia Campbell returns with a new story about the African-American experience, the fight for civil rights and women’s role in grassroots politics.

 

TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

‘riotous stuff, perfectly delivered’ ★★★★ Scotsman

 

THE MILL ON THE FLOSS

This engaging production turns George Eliot's story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret into a wonderfully theatrical examination of one of literature’s most charismatic heroines.

 

HOT FINGERS: THE BANNED PLAYED ON

The likes of Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller and of course George Formby will be heard, to name but a few, all played in the inimitable Hot Fingers styles of hot jazz, low down blues and popular song. 

 

THE DAM BUSTERS (U)

Relive the Royal Air Force’s most daring operation of the Second World War, 75 years ago, with a screening of the newly restored classic British film.

 

ODYSSEY

One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge.

 

BIG BANG TO BIG BAND

From Sir Patrick Moore’s love of the xylophone to Carl Sagan’s golden disc, astronomy and music have always been close but unlikely bedfellows...

 

THE BEGINNINGS OF FAIRPORT CONVENTION

Ashley Hutchings has assembled a  five-piece band of friends for this celebration, in words and music, of Fairport Convention's early years.

 

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MITFORDS
Fri 15 Jun - Sat 16 Jun See full date & time info

Scary Little Girls and Chippy Theatre bring the experiences, opinions and relationships of the celebrated sisters to life in the stunning setting of their childhood home.

 

TULLY (15)

A new comedy from Oscar- winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody.

 

TULLY - CINEMA BAMBINO - (15)

A film club for parents and carers with babies. 

For membership or to book, please call the Box Office. 

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (12A)

A striking new documentary uncovers the extraordinary life and achievements of an important and misunderstood woman who defined her age.

 

THAT GOOD NIGHT (12A)
Thu 21 Jun - Fri 22 Jun See full date & time info

This life-affirming drama is inspired by Dylan Thomas' poem and stars John Hurt in his final screen role. 

 

ME AND MY BEE

Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world - one bee at a time. 

Suitable for ages 7+

 

LLOYD LANGFORD & FIN TAYLOR

 Fin Taylor’s sell-out run of Lefty Tighty Rightey Loosey was one of the 10 best reviewed shows of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Lloyd Langford returns to Chippy with "a collection of absolutely top-class standalone jokes." (The Guardian)

  

CARA DILLON

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".

 

RELAXED SCREENING: THE DAM BUSTERS

Open to all, but with changes made to be accessible for people who might find a standard cinema experience challenging, including those living with dementia and learning disabilities.

Carer goes free.

EDIE (12A)
Wed 27 Jun - Fri 29 Jun See full date & time info

Stunning Scottish landscapes and tender performances, starring the wonderful Sheila Hancock. 

 

DORMER HOUSE SCHOOL: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Dormer House School bring their yearly Shakespeare production to Chippy Theatre. 

 

HOW DOES THIS POLITICS THING WORK THEN?

Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults. Rubbish!

Suitable for ages 7+

 

TOWN HALL CEILIDH

Now a regular feature in the town’s summer calendar, this will be another full-filled evening of wild dancing and good company. 

 

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI AND HELEN LEDERER

BBC Radio 4 and Question Time favourite Hardeep Singh Kohli Grumpy Old Women star Helen Lederer road test their Edinburgh Festival sets. 

 

THE RAJASTHAN HERITAGE BRASS BAND

Highly talented musicians from Jaipur. Joyous, colourful and spectacular.

 

THE LEISURE SEEKER (15)
Tue 3 Jul - Sun 8 Jul See full date & time info

Helen Mirren and two-time Donald Sutherland star as a runaway couple on an unforgettable journey.

 

WHO, ME?

Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan. Comedian Rob Lloyd is putting the Doctor on trial.

 

LIFE OF THE PARTY - CINEMA BAMBINO - (12A)

A film club for parents and carers with babies. 

For membership or to book, please call the Box Office. 

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie the award-winning hit musical for today.

 

DIRE STRAITS: UK

Dire Straits UK bring you the biggest hits of one of the greatest British rock bands of the 20th Century.

 

LIFE OF THE PARTY (12A)

Dumped by her husband, long-time housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids  turns regret into reset by going back to college.

 

SHERLOCK GNOMES (U)

When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London! 

MARK WATSON | Rescheduled

That Beast from the East stopped Mark from coming to Chippy in March for ChipNorComFest, but he's back!

 

ON CHESIL BEACH (15)
Mon 9 Jul - Sun 22 Jul See full date & time info

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, this romantic drama follows a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962.

 

MIDDLE BARTON SCHOOL: THE BUTTON BOX

A journey around the world in song!  

KS2 pupils at Middle Barton School are delighted to present their fifth performance at Chipping Norton Theatre, 

 

ST. MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL: ROBIN AND THE SHERWOOD HOODIES
Thu 12 Jul - Fri 13 Jul See full date & time info

The students of St. Mary's Primary present their school play. 

A hilarious musical written especially for children

TICKETS £5, SOLD THROUGH THE SCHOOL 

CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
Fri 13 Jul - Sun 15 Jul See full date & time info

We're pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for the 15th Cornbury Festival to be held at the Great Tew Park over the July 13th – 15th weekend.

OPERA DELLA LUNA present CANDIDE

Fast-paced, funny, and philosophical, this Tony award-winning Broadway smash is now considered an operatic masterpiece. Based on the famous novella by Voltaire, the naïve Candide sets off to explore the world, beset by an endless series of comedic disasters.

 

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 30 Jul - Wed 1 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 30 Jul - Fri 3 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 30 Jul - Fri 3 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre's stage!

THE HAPPY PRINCE (CERT. TBC)
Wed 1 Aug - Sun 5 Aug See full date & time info

Rupert Everett writes, directs and stars in this portrait of the final years of Oscar Wilde. 

 

TAKE PART SHOWCASE : 3RD AUGUST

A chance to see what our Drama Weeks and Musical Theatre Weeks participants have been up to! 

 

OCEAN'S 8 (CERT. TBC)
Sat 4 Aug - Wed 8 Aug See full date & time info

Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala

 

3 DAY MUSICAL THEATRE

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

DRAMA WEEKS
Mon 6 Aug - Fri 10 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. The week culminates in a performance on our stage at 6.30pm on Friday

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 6 Aug - Fri 10 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre's stage!

ANDRE RIEU: AMORE, MY TRIBUTE TO LOVE
Thu 9 Aug - Sun 12 Aug See full date & time info

The King of the Waltz conducts the Johann Strauss Orchestra in this celebration of love

 

SHOWCASE: 10TH AUGUST

A chance to see what our Drama Weeks and Musical Theatre Weeks participants have been up to! 

 

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 13 Aug - Wed 15 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. Participants perform on the stage on the Wednesday. 

DRAMA WEEKS
Mon 13 Aug - Fri 17 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. Each week culminates in a performance on our stage at 6.30pm on Friday

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS WOODSTOCK
Mon 13 Aug - Fri 17 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre's stage!

L'AMANT DOUBLE (CERT. TBC)

There’s more than meets the eye in this erotic thriller. In French, subtitled in English

SHOWCASE : 17TH AUGUST

A chance to see what our Drama Weeks and Musical Theatre Weeks participants have been up to! 

 

 

MARY SHELLEY (CERT. TBC)
Sat 18 Aug - Sun 19 Aug See full date & time info

The incredible Frankenstein is created by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) at the tender age of 18.

 

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. 

LITTLE DANCERS SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR AGES 3 - 5 YEARS

Join Sally Elderfield, who leads our regular Little Dancers sessions at The Theatre, for a fun summer-themed dance workshop. 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL

Everyone's favourite kooky family comes to devilishly delightful life in this original musical comedy about love, family, honesty and growing up.

Rehearsed in only a week, come and see what the participants of Musical in Six Days have been up to. 

 

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (CERT. TBC)
Sun 26 Aug - Sat 1 Sep See full date & time info

Mamma Mia! Its been 10 years since the release of our favourite ABBA musical and Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin Firth are back!

 

RELAXED SCREENING: MAMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

Open to all, but with changes made to be accessible for people who might find a standard cinema experience challenging, including those living with dementia and learning disabilities.

 

CINEMA BAMBINO: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

A film club for parents and carers with babies. 

For membership or to book, please call the Box Office

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: JULIE

This new version of August Strinberg’s Miss Julie remains shocking and fiercely relevent.

GRAEME GARDEN'S BIRTHDAY BASH

Graeme's family and friends, including the stars of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, put on a special show to celebrate Graeme's 75th birthday.

 

THE MIKADO

Expect high jinks, lots of energy and clever wordplay. Oxfordshire opera favourites, Opera Anywhere, return with this great night out.

 

HENRY BLOFELD: 78 RETIRED

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket. 

 

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book.

 

KING FOR A DAY: THE NAT KING COLE STORY

King for a Day, is a unique evening celebrating one of music’s all-time greats from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila. 

A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD)

A playful, provocative and critically acclaimed piece of music theatre.

 

SHACKLETON'S CARPENTER

Malcolm Rennie (Fraser in Mr Selfridge) stars as Harry McNish, the only man who challenged The Boss on the ice floes of Antarctica.

 

GREGG WALLACE

The star of BBC's MasterChefInside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage.

PAPER MOON

 Join Oxfordshire company Tiny Light as they explore a crinkly, scrunchy paper world and take you on a journey over a paper sea.

Suitable for ages 0-3

 

SON YAMBU

Son Yambu play authentic Cuban Son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. 

THE ROAD BEHIND, THE ROAD AHEAD
Mon 24 Sep - Tue 16 Oct See full date & time info

A unique project created by The Theatre Chipping Norton to explore the history of the Suffrage movement, and what it means to us today. 

 

THE TEMPEST
Wed 26 Sep - Thu 27 Sep See full date & time info

The all-female Sea Change Theatre reimagine Shakespeare’s final comedy in a humorous, thought-provoking and gender-bending adaptation for our times, underscored with sea-shanties, calypso and contemporary music.

 

 

MADE IN MOTOWN

A band of high-quality, experienced musicians bring to life the classic music and sounds of the 1960’s.

A PURE WOMAN

Thomas Hardy, 84, has fallen in love with a woman in her 20s, the star of a local production of his Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Hardy’s second wife, Florence, is driven into a jealous rage. 

THE JONI MITCHELL STORY

This ground-breaking "show-umentary” format gives a fascinating insight into the artist and her music. 

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE

Marcus Brigstocke is a master of satirical, political comedy with credits including Live At The Apollo , Have I Got News For YouMock the Week and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

OSCAR WILDE SEASON LIVE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent, much-loved masterpiece.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Critically acclaimed Flintlock Theatre (The Government Inspector) return with a reimagined classic.

JOHN SMITH

 “He’s a magician.” - Ben Howard

Smith’s refreshingly honest lyrics combined with evident love for his art create an evening of spellbinding, surprising, original folk.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: KING LEAR

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. 

 

SEANN WALSH: After This One, I'm Going Home

As seen on Live at the Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats

Rescheduled: this event date differs to that in the Summer Highlights brochure. 

THE THEATRE CHIPPING NORTON PANTOMIME | ALADDIN
Wed 14 Nov - Sun 13 Jan See full date & time info

“One of the most enjoyable and atmospheric pantos” The Telegraph, 2017 |
Proudly sponsored by Kingham Hill School

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

Alan Bennett’s multi-award-winning drama stars Olivier Award-winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall).

 

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