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SHAPPI KHORSANDI: OH MY COUNTRY

Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She's reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land.

GIMME GIMME GIMME

Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 17 years, with the current line up being together for the past eight years! 2017/18 will see the band embark on their fifth nationwide UK tour, 'On and On and On', a jam-packed spectacular performance totaling over two hours including even more songs and fascinating theatrical elements. 

CHIPPING NORTON SINGERS' SHOWCASE

Join us for a delightful evenig of songs and readings when our singers and creative writers return for their annual showcase.

I WAS A WIFE
Tue 28 Feb - Wed 1 Mar See full date & time info

A funny, powerful show for anyone who has loved, lost and who wants to love again. Join Polly backstage in her dressing room for a personal journey through the comic highs and painful lows of the most difficult part she has ever played…a wife. 

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club 4 Kids! Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). 

KING PLEASURE AND THE BISCUIT BOYS

King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys are more than just the world’s greatest swing band, they are an institution!

DILLIE KEANE
Mon 6 Mar - Tue 7 Mar See full date & time info

With some brand new songs, some grand old favourites, gorgeous songs of love and songs of disgraceful filth, Dillie will break your heart, mend it again and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing.  And she'll give you her recipe for chutney while she’s at it.

LABELS

Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. 

HEDDA GABLER (BROADCAST LIVE)

"I've no talent for life." Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT

Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum. She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Now left to his own devices, Darcy embroiders his own storyline whilst his creator stitches her quilt. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a rather different tune.

THE GREAT BRITISH TAKE OFF: JON CULSHAW & BILL DARE

Join us for an evening of hilarity as Dead Ringers creator and producer Bill Dare is in conversation with the mighty impressionist Jon Culshaw. A night of utterly spontaneous unscripted observations, recollections and character collections.

I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN... AGAIN!

This knockabout show celebrates the radio series that gave birth to The Goodies and Monty Python’s Flying Circus - not to mention I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

JENNY ECLAIR: HOW TO BE A MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (WITHOUT GOING INSANE)

Professional grumpy old woman, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour into 2017.

Tale Part presents MIND THE GAP

Groups 4 - 8 will take you on a journey and each time they stop they will explore the "station" through the drama skills they have been working on in their weekly sessions.

Take Part presents HOLD THE FRONT PAGE

Groups 1, 2 and 3 invite you to their show which consists of ideas explored during the rehearsal provess. Their performance will showcase skills such as characterisation, movement and voice work which they have been developing over the past year.

RICHARD HERRING: THE BEST

Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK's Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation.

NO FINER LIFE
Mon 27 Mar - Tue 28 Mar See full date & time info

Graham Harvey, for twenty years the Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers and writer of more than 600 episodes, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.

FLAT 73

Battersby Buildings have 75 flats, yet few residents know each other. Beryl, recently widowed lives on the ground floor, television her only companion. Above her lives Chelsea, struggling as a newly single mum. Along the corridor lives Simon, a young man with learning disabilities and a passion for ‘flash mobbing’. On the top floor lives Laura who, unbeknownst to them, connects them in her role as a Samaritan.

DOUG SCOTT THE STORY OF CLIMBING EVEREST

Doug Scott and the late Dougal Haston’s first ascent of Everest’s South West Face remains one of the most significant climbs in mountaineering history and made him the first Brit to conquer Everest.

VENTOUX

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. 

ARMANDO IANNUCCI DESERT ISLAND BOOKS

Ahead of the Festival weekend, ChipLitFest presents Armando Iannucci. The comic genius behind Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and Veep, owner of numerous Baftas, Emmys and an Oscar nomination reveals the books he would grab en route to a desert island.

TWELFTH NIGHT (12A): RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity

MONDAY'S CHILD

Monday’s Child is a poetic story of the unique bond between a little girl and an old woman suffering memory loss. Together, in a dreamlike garden, they sing and dance and dress up as they explore a treasure trove of memories.

TWEEDY LOST PROPERTY

Tweedy, the slapstick and clowning star of Gifford’s Circus, presents a comedy about a clown who gives in to society and gets a real job in a Lost Property Office.

THE EMPTY NESTER'S CLUB

Brilliant new comedy theatre, written and directed by John Godber, the acclaimed playwright of Teechers and Bouncers.

JULIUS CAESAR (12A): BROADCAST LIVE

Caesar returns from war, allconquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. 

THE ISLAND
Wed 10 May - Sat 20 May See full date & time info

In South Africa it was forbidden to mention that The Island existed. It was a place where you put the people you wanted to forget.

KISS ME KATE
Thu 25 May - Sat 27 May See full date & time info

The Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society follow their 2016 sell out production of Fiddler on the Roof with Cole Porter’s wonderful musical Kiss me Kate.

UNDER MILK WOOD

This peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly continues to enthral audiences with its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes.

BURTON

Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood megastardom. 

NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA Part One: Millennium Approaches (Broadcast Live)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA Part Two: Perestroika (Broadcast Live)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

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