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LUKE DANIELS: FROM THE BEGINNING
Fri 28 Jul - Mon 28 Aug See full date & time info

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From 30 mins before all live shows, films and screenings
Saturdays 1pm - 3pm 

THE BEGUILED (15)
Sun 20 Aug - Wed 23 Aug See full date & time info

Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst this is a crackling drama from Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides).

 

 

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

CITY OF GHOSTS (12A)

This documentary from the Oscar-nominated Director behind Cartel Land goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow a group of citizen journalists trying to expose the misinformation campaigns of ISIS.

 

 

LITTLE MUSIC MAKERS' SUMMER SESSION

Join Salt Box Music Co for a summer holiday-themed musical workshop.

LITTLE DANCERS' SUMMER SESSION

Join Sally Elderfield, who leads our weekly Little Dancers' sessions, for a fun, summer-themed dance workshop. 

WEST END TO BROADWAY SHOWCASE

The culmination of an exhilarating week of work with participants on the West End to Broadway workshop. 

 

 

PRISCILLA FROST
Mon 4 Sep - Thu 5 Oct See full date & time info
DUNKIRK (12A)
Tue 5 Sep - Wed 6 Sep See full date & time info

This extraordinary thriller from director Christopher Nolan (Batman, Inception) features a star-studded cast including Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles.

 

 

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.

 

 

MY LIFE AS A ROYAL FOOTMAN TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

The Friends of the Theatre invite you to their lunch at The Town Hall with Footman to The Queen, Ian Scott Hunter.

 

 

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 Miles Jupp, 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.

 

 

CONTAGION CABARET

Dreamt up in the plague-ridden imagination of the Theatre’s Artistic Director John Terry, join a cast of familiar faces alongside scientists and literary researchers from Oxford University for an evening of infectious extracts from plays and music.

 

 

CLARE CARSWELL
Thu 28 Sep - Thu 9 Nov See full date & time info
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.

 

 

MATT RICHARDSON - SLASH

Hilarious stand-up from the star of Xtra Factor, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Virgin Radio.

 

 

GALA CONCERT - PART OF THE YIMBY FESTIVAL
Fri 29 Sep - Sun 1 Oct See full date & time info

We believe there is a lot to be proud of locally and encourage our community to come together to celebrate the rich culture we live in.

 

 

THE BARRON KNIGHTS

The only group to have toured with the Beatles and twice with the Rolling Stones, The Barron Knights are one of the most entertaining groups to come out of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

 

 

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. 

 

 

JEREMY HARDY: LIVE 2017

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go. He’s continuing his tour this autumn! 

 

 

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.

 

 

GENIUS

Anjali celebrates the creative abilities and artistic potential of people with learning disabilities and demonstrates exciting new possibilities in dance through its pioneering work. 

 

 

TEAM VIKING

This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate a full Viking burial.

 

 

CORIOLANUS: BROADCAST LIVE

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the RSC’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays.

 

 

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH BEVERLEY CRAVEN

After the success of her recent album, Change of Heart, Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics.

 

 

ALI COOK: PRINCIPLES OF DECEPTION

Star of West End magic marvels and big screen spectacles, Ali Cook brings his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and offbeat comedy to The Theatre.

 

 

THE EPSTEIN

The Epstein are an integral part of the everburgeoning Oxford roots/Americana scene, incorporating ambient electronica, Morricone-style orchestral backdrops and sweeping widescreen blues.

 

 

PRIVATE HENRY TANDEY

A play that shows how one single shot could have changed world history. September 1918, northern France. A humble British Private has the opportunity to change the course of history by preventing World War II.

 

 

MADDY PRIOR

Together with musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe.

 

 

ILLUSTORY: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Tue 14 Nov - Sun 14 Jan See full date & time info
PANTO: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Tue 14 Nov - Sun 14 Jan See full date & time info

Chipping Norton's brand new panto, the most spectacular, the most splendid and the most stupefying, funny show of the year. Once Upon A Time there lived a...

Sponsored by Kingham Hill School

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. 

 

 

GRANDMA CLAUS

Grandma Claus is the kindest, funniest and silliest lady in town - and this Christmas she's inviting you over! 

MITCH BENN: DON'T FEAR THE REAPER

Mitch confronts his - and YOUR - mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences.

 

 

ADAM KAY'S SMUTTY CHRISTMAS SONGS

Leave the kids at home and join us for this evening of festive filth.

 

 

THE SOUNDS OF SIMON

A tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon. With video clips, stories, and memories from the last 50 years, this is a show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians.

 

 

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.

 

 

JACQUI DANKWORTH AND CRAIG OGDEN

Jacqui and Craig’s relaxed live performance programme includes a diverse mixture of intimate songs and classic virtuso guitar playing.

 

 

CORNERMEN

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

 

 

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY

Robin Ince returns with a new show. Inspired by Philip K Dick, Kurt Vonnegut and others, expect stories of aggressive kindness, rabies and death.

 

 

ANNETTE GREGORY CELEBRATES ELLA FITZGERALD

Phenomenal Jazz vocalist Annette Gregory, backed by her fantastic band, celebrates the contribution to jazz music made by Ella Fitzgerald.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE SALTS: SONGS FROM THE SEA

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.

 

 

GAGA

There are no wigs, no make-up and definitely no false moustaches: just a host of massive Queen songs - played as they were meant to be. 

 

 

MANWATCHING

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

 

 

OH, CAROL

Neil Sedaka and Howie Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time, with hits such as Calendar Girl and Oh! Carol.

 

 

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