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An epic tale of love, adventure and a sound-hoover called Mustard. Find out how Albee and his love Andromeda survived kings, curses and cruelty on their quest for beautiful sound in the world. Sounds are running low so Albee will need a few more noises to tell this particular story... Can you help him? He'll need you to make popping, fizzing, hissing, clopping, whizzing, whooshing, banging, crashing, and probably a fart a noise or two!
Alfie White is crazy about space. And his dad is training to be the first man on the moon. At least that's what Alfie tells his schoolmates. In fact, Alfie's dad has disappeared without trace - as if swallowed up by a black hole... Together with his best friend Meg, Alfie sets out on a daring mission to find his dad. But where on earth - or in space - is he?
A cosmic tale of adventure and discovery for everyone aged five and up in the latest show from family favourites Tall Stories, the company behind 2014's sell-out success Emily Brown and the Thing.
Come and play down on the farm with Tony and Picasso. We'll have loads of fun, make crazy pictures and tell the true story of how a young boy became friends with one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Inspired by Tony Penrose's book, The Boy Who Bit Picasso is an interactive theatre show for everyone aged four and up. With storytelling, music and lots of chances to make your own art, this hands-on and hilarious family show introduces one of the 20th century's most influential artists through the eyes of a young boy. Be sure to wear some play clothes because it could get messy!
Originally co-produced with Oxford Playhouse
See our caf? transformed into a typical Spanish Flamenco club with all the passion and power of an intimate Flamenco show. This theatre length show will feature the legendary company Flamenco Express with dancer La Joaquina and guitarist Chris Clavo. They will also be joined by a guest singer and male dancer from Spain.
A Christmas Carol is the most famous book Charles Dickens ever wrote and one of the most daring. As the Ghosts spirit Scrooge from his past to his present to his future, Dickens plunges the reader cinematically from the miser's dank and creaking house in the City to riotous festivities, from cozy hearths to graveyards. And all the time the author's voice, tender, savage, magisterial, is present.
Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation through one night of ghosts from Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Be.
Christmas is coming, - The Goose is panicking, - And Living Spit are back - To start your Christmas with a zing! Hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hates the season of goodwill. Until a visit from three Phantoms one memorable Christmas Eve makes him rethink his miserly ways and turn his wicked life upside down...blah blah blah. We all know the story. We've all seen the film(s). But who's the best Scrooge of all time? Albert Finney? Alistair Sim? Patrick Stewart? Well, just hold your horses there, Sir/Madam! Because you've yet to witness the actor Howard Coggins's unique take on the eponymous anti-hero of Dickens' festive masterpiece. Like a coiled spring he waits in the wings, ready to take up the mantle and give the performance of his career as the mean miserabilist, Ebenezer Scrooge. And he's brought Stu Mcloughlin along for the ride to dress up, sing, dance and generally act like a complete idiot whilst playing ALL the other parts. With silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Dickensian daftness than you can shake a selection box at - a feast of festive foolery!
Comedy Club 4 Kids is a real live comedy club with professional comedians performing without the swearing or rude bits. A different show every time for children 6 and above.
Didcot Girl's School & Didcot Sixth Form college dance students will be performing a variety of dance pieces at their annual Dance Showcase this autumn. The evening will consist of class work from both GCSE and A Level alongside choreographed pieces performed by all the dance clubs.
When young brothers Jack and Tom's friendship falls apart can a magical dragon help them put it back together again? Based on the beautiful, new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels, this spectacular, fun filled musical adventure about friendship and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show.
Paul Daniels sadly died just before the show was completed, so the final technical advice and finishing touches were added by no less than the president of The Magic Circle himself, Scott Penrose.
One evening, Emily Brown and her rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. Exciting original music, physical storytelling and lots of comedy combine to create a fantastic adventure based on the hugely popular book by Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton.
Duration: 55mins. Age 3+
Queen tribute band.
Adrian Berry's acclaimed sell-out production returns in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever...
Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tour-de-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman. With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife. This brand new and updated production sold out runs in London, Edinburgh and Germany.
Hal's comedy is simultaneously warm and catty, straight and camp, it's a lovely mix that has made him a regular guest on John Bishops's Only Joking (Sky1) and led to not one, but two sitcoms being produced in 2013.
Host of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4, the great Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world - over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet. The more he complains the funnier he gets.
I dream about you young. The pitch of your voice, the whiteness of your eyes, the speed of your mind. You're forever seventeen in my mind's eye. Until I wake you're as young as the girl I met.Told in three parts, Harrogate is a tender exploration of a marriage laid bare and a father struggling to confront his obsessions without destroying his family. A triptych about unrequited, unresolved and unspeakable feelings, it is a play concerning how we construct versions of the people we want to see rather than accepting the simple truths of those who stand before us.
A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre. Is it a dream or did I hear a talking bean? Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swaps his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky ... Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a giant that sniffs out small boys. Jack and the Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!
Meet Jess and Joe. They want to tell you their story. Joe is Norfolk born and bred and wears wellies. Jess holidays there with her au pair and is slightly too tubby for her summer dresses. They are miles apart even when they stand next to each other. This is a story of growing up, fitting in (or not), boys, girls, secrets, scotch eggs and maybe even love, but most of all, it's about friendship. Spanning several summer holidays, Jess and Joe Forever is an unusual coming of age tale that explores rural life and what it means to belong somewhere, if you can really belong anywhere. A layered and thoughtful play about finding your place in the world when you only know a small corner of it.
Delightful bitchy and incredibly witty, Jo Caulfield is one of the very best stand ups on the circuit.
Have you ever noticed that even when you're right, you're wrong? From the potential minefields of dating, relationships and divorce, to the simple things, like booking a holiday, or joining a pub-quiz team - nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be. Jo Caulfield is determined to get things back on track... Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life's potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them (and, in some cases, how to make everyone else suffer with you).
Set in the First World War, Journey's End concerns the lives of a group of British officers on the front line and opens in a dugout in the trenches of France. Raleigh, a new eighteen-year-old officer fresh out of English public school, joins the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope, and finds him dramatically changed...
Mark Steel has performed as a stand-up comedian on the British comedy circuit and on national tours since 1983. He has also written and performed four series of The Mark Steel Solution (Radio 4) and four series of The Mark Steel Lecture (Radio 4) - a collection of absorbing, half-hour profiles of historical figures. The television version of ?The Mark Steel Lectures' ran for three series on BBC4 and was nominated for a BAFTA Television Award. Mark is also a regular on TV shows such as "QI", a columnist for the Independent and an fan of both Crystal Palace and Kent County Cricket Club.
Multi award-winning comic/activist Mark Thomas performed his first gigs in The Red Shed in Wakefield, a 47-foot-long wooden hut that doubles up as a Labour Club. Three decades later he returns to celebrate its 50th birthday, entwining the story of his political coming of age with the tale of the people who inspired him. The struggle for hope and survival in a shed, a story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and beer; friendship, love, memory and above all belief. Theatre, stand-up, journalism, activism and a small amount of help from the audience.
What is our place in the Universe? Did our Universe really spring into existence in the most violent explosion? Will it end in a seething ball of energy? What is life, are we alone in the Universe? These are questions that continue to perplex even the greatest minds. In a journey of discovery around our Universe, in this show Mark tackles all the hard stuff and turns it into easily digestible chunks with the help of some amazing demonstrations. Mark got his first view through a telescope aged ten and it was this that ignited a passion with astronomy, which is still going strong today. As an astronomy populariser he has been a contributor on The Sky At Night and to Astronomy Now - the national Astronomy magazine. His enthusiastic outreach work and contemporary image has led him to serve on the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society and to speak at many national events including the National Astronomy Meeting.
Winner - Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2012 Best New Show.
Hometown Hero is his highly anticipated debut show. High Energy, hilarious...and a little bit rude!
With a career in comedy spanning three decades, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over. Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, Omid's original material continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain and he remains one of the most exciting entertainers on the circuit.
A story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times...? On the 12 December 1940, more than six hundred people lost their lives in over seven hours of continuous bombing by Germany's Luftwaffe. Their objective? Wiping Sheffield's world famous steel works - the heartland of Britain's munitions manufacturing - clean off the map. The ruthless attack left Sheffield in ruins - destroying families, shattering a way of life, and changing the city forever. At 11.44pm on the night of the raid, a single 500kg bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square, from seven storeys to just fifteen feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel's cellars withstood the blast. Within it, trapped, were four men. This is their story, from beginning to end...
A celebration of one of the greatest female performers to have ever graced a stage! This exquisite production pays homage to the voice, the songs and the woman. Influenced by Celine's spell-binding and record-breaking Las Vegas show, with a live breath-taking orchestra and incredible dancers we take our audience on a journey through song. Celebrating the woman the voice and the music. Including such timeless classics as My Heart Will Go On / The Power of Love/ Think Twice/ Because You Loved Me/Tell Him/It's All Coming Back to Me/All By Myself- the list just goes on and on.... If life really is like a box of chocolates, with this box you know exactly what you're going to get, and they are all your favourites!!
Combining world-class live jazz from the Ronnie Scott's All Stars Quintet, led by the club's musical director, with narration and rare archive photos and video footage, this is a visual and musical celebration of this world-famous venue. Charting the club's rise from a basement bar where local musicians would jam, through its trials and tribulations and landmark performances from now-legendary jazz icons, to become the internationally acclaimed jazz venue it is today.
Join Scary Little Girls at Nourish, our new coffee shop, for some spooky storytelling and spine-chilling songs to anticipate All Hallows Eve. It'll be an atmospheric afternoon of high quality writing performed by Cornerstone favourites.
There will be some extracts of pieces that are going to feature in the full All Hallows Walks coming up on Sat 29 and Sun 30 October. Fine for anyone aged over 10 - with a strong constitution!
Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. Within two years of his first comedy performance, Seann was the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011.
When a young boy's snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. On their travels they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas. Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the night sky above you, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning.
The iconic animation The Snowman has been captivating families for over 20 years. This Christmas join the Abingdon Concert Band as they bring the spectacular score to life, in perfect synchronisation with the film that you know and love played on our big screen.
An expert at being himself, stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos is supremely warm and wickedly funny, with an ability to charm onlookers right into the palm of his hand. He creates weird and wonderful connections within his audience who are drawn into his own personal world and thoughts.
Globe-trotting laughter master Stephen K Amos returns with his new tour show. In the last twelve months, Stephen has performed his unique brand of feel-good comedy all over England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Australia, Tazmania, New Zealand, and the Seychelles. And what did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more in this brand new tour show!
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company present their horrifically innovative take on Robert Louis Stevenson's murky tale of murder, mystery and transmogrification! The Pantaloons motto: Your imagination is just as important as ours.
This show is made by your toys. Grownups and children alike, bring your own toy to the theatre to join in this gigantic adventure. Slot Machine bring your real toys to life on stage using their unique style of puppetry, original live music and quirky humour. A monstrous force rules the land. Only the bravest heroes can defeat it. But the challenge is perilous - will everyone survive? On this epic journey, we're all in danger, and only the toys can save us - your toys.
A story of a male celebrity photographer and a female celebrity, starting a conversation about consent, authorship and putting words in other people's mouths... and about what it really means to say 'yes'. Wrecking Ball questions how far we'll go, how much we think we're in control and how the world around us is shaped by images present the seductive power of make-believe.