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PRISCILLA FROST
Mon 4 Sep - Thu 5 Oct See full date & time info
KING LEAR (12A)

King Lear, played by the great Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Life on Mars, The Mill), recorded, captured live from Shakespeare's Globe.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE BARRON KNIGHTS

The legendary Barron Knights are back with their highly acclaimed show Soundtrack of our Lives. Known as ‘The Guv’nors’ by their peers and with 32 world tours under their belt, it’s great to welcome them back to Chippy!

 

 

GALA CONCERT - PART OF THE YIMBY FESTIVAL
Sat 30 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.

 

 

BIZET'S CARMEN ON THE LAKE

Performed on the spectacular floating water stage of Austria’s Lake Constance, Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession.

 

 

CINEMA FAMBINO: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS (12A)

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FINAL PORTRAIT (15)

From acting legend turned director, Stanley Tucci and based on the true story of artist Alberto Giacometti and the portrait he painted of his American friend and critic, James Lord.

 

 

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 LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (15)

Bill Nighy stars in this gothic murder mystery adapted from a much loved novel by Peter Ackroyd, set in London's dangerous Limehouse district in 1880.

 

 

HAMLET (12A)

Another chance to see last year's performance of Shakespeare's tragedy starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

 

CLARE CARSWELL: PURE JOY
Fri 6 Oct - Thu 9 Nov See full date & time info

PURE JOY is an exhibition of drawings by performance artist Clare Carswell MA(RCA). As with many contemporary artists, drawing is an essential, if not often seen, component of the artist's oeuvre.

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.

 

 

CINEMA BAMBINO: THE BIG SICK (15)

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months.

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.

 

 

LOST AND FOUND

From the bestselling picture book by award-winning children's author, Oliver Jeffers, this simple story of true friendship comes to life with puppetry, songs and music.

 

 

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.

 

 

MINDFULNESS STRESS TASTER WORKSHOP

In western society we are encouraged to achieve and improve ourselves at a rate that can leave us exhausted and at times feeling inadequate. Mindfulness practises are not only a way to 'live in the present moment' and to become calmer but they help us to relate more compassionately to the stresses we experience in our daily life which helps to ease them so they become more manageable.

 

 

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.

 

 

DETROIT (15)

Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67

 

 

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (U)
Sat 28 Oct - Sun 29 Oct See full date & time info

Judi Dench rules the screen in this touching drama from the director of Philomena and The Queen.

 

 

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...

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FOLLIES (12A)

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

 

 

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (U)
Sun 19 Nov - Thu 23 Nov See full date & time info

This Oscar-touted biopic from the director of My Week With Marilyn gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin.

 

 

TAWAI - A VOICE FROM THE FOREST (U)

A film by Bruce Parry, including a Q&A with the award-winning documentarian and explorer.

 

 

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY

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

 

 

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (12A)

Based on Charles Martin’s novel of the same name, two passengers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements after their plane crashes.

 

 

THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS (CERT TBC)

From the team that brought you Way of the Morris comes a new documentary about folk legend Shirley Collins.

 

 

THE PARTY (CERT TBC)
Sun 3 Dec - Mon 4 Dec See full date & time info

A wonderful cast deliver this astonishing black comedy including Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy and Patricia Clarkson.

 

 

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.

 

 

BREATHE (CERT TBC)
Sun 10 Dec - Wed 13 Dec See full date & time info

In this heart-warming celebration of love and human possibility, Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Claire Foy (The Crown) star as an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. 

 

 

YOUNG MARX (12A)

The fabulous Rory Kinnear is Marx in this new comedy which reunites the creative team behind One Man, Two Guvnors.

 

 

ADAM KAY'S SMUTTY CHRISTMAS SONGS

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

 

 

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (CERT TBC)
Sun 17 Dec - Mon 18 Dec See full date & time info

Branagh directs and stars as Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot as a lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish and suspenseful mystery.

 

 

ELF (PG)

The Friends of The Theatre invite you to join their Family Fun Christmas Party with this screening of this modern festive classic.

 

 

MICHAEL MCINTYRE: WORK IN PROGRESS
Sat 6 Jan - Mon 22 Jan See full date & time info

Please note: both dates have now SOLD OUT

SUBURBICON (CERT TBC)

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community but the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality in the Coen Brothers’-penned dark comedy.

 

 

CINEMA BAMBINO: BATTLE OF THE SEXES

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months.

GRIFF RHYS JONES: WHERE WAS I?

Chippy favourite Griff Rhys Jones returns to Chipping Norton for another heart-warming and hilarious evening.

 

 

LOVING VINCENT (CERT TBC)

In this first-of-its-kind-feature, Loving Vincent explores the life and death of Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks.

 

 

HARE AND TORTOISE

A funny, tender, award-winning adaptation of the well-loved story in a production brimming with music, movement & colour from Chippy favourites Pied Piper.

 

 

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.

 

 

HAPPY END (CERT TBC)

Michael Haneke reunites with Amour actors Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant (alongside Chippy favourite Toby Jones) in this black comedy about a middle-class family living in Calais.

 

 

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (CERT TBC)

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

FERDINAND (CERT TBC)

The story of a giant bull with a big heart from the makers of Rio.

 

 

CINEMA FAMBINO: MEN IN BLACK (PG)

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FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (CERT TBC)

Annette Bening, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters star in this adaptation of Peter Turner’s memoir about his relationship with Gloria Grahame in the last years of her life.

 

 

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 KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (CERT TBC)

The highly anticipated, venomously funny absurdist drama reunites director Yorgos Lanthimos with Colin Farrell (The Lobster) alongside Nicole Kidman and a wonderful young British cast. 

 

 

MOLLY'S GAME (CERT TBC)

Molly's Game is the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

OXFORDSHIRE YOUTH BIG BAND

OYBB plays a range of big band style music from early Count Basie to more modern charts by Gordon Goodwin.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

MARK WATSON

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.

 

 

EXPLOSIVE LIGHT ORCHESTRA

An epic night of rock classics and melodic symphonic rock by the best ELO tribute band currently touring the UK and Europe.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

CINEMA FAMBINO: APOLLO 13 (PG)

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