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BURGLAR BILL

Capturing the spirit of the book, and with an exciting set featuring lots of windows to climb through, Burglar Bill and Burglar Betty tell their much loved story.

YOUNG-CHOON PARK

The South Korean-born Young-Choon Park began her study of the piano at the age of four and gave her first full recital when she was seven. The young child prodigy studied at the Juilliard School in New York and later gained the highest masters degree at the Hochschule in Munich. She has since toured extensively, giving over 50 concerts each year in Europe, Scandinavia and the United States

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York, and at the Edinburgh Festival, the astonishing actress and singer Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour. Loosely based on the  life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Colour Of My Voice follows the successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. 

BRRR!

Brrrr! is the touching tale of Steve, an Antartic Penguin who doesn’t much like the cold. Come on a magical journey as we join Steve on his adventure to visit his cousins in sunny South Africa. But how will he get there? 

PHIL BEER

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. This evening is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

AN EVENING WITH ARCHERS' ACTRESS SUNNY ORMONDE

Sunny has been playing the outrageous Lilian Bellamy in Radio 4’s The Archers for the past 16 years and has become one of the nation’s favorite characters. In tonight’s show, Sunny will fill you in on all of the behind-the-scenes stories from the world’s longest running soap opera.

DR PHIL'S HEALTH REVOLUTION

Laugh, love, shout and reclaim our NHS. Ditch the market, cherish the carers, fund the frontline, avoid the harm, kill the fear, tell the truth, use the evidence, inspire, collaborate, recover, die gently. Are you in?

HOT FINGERS

Hot Fingers welcome you to an evening of vintage acoustic music, blues and jazz. Expect a musically varied, entertaining and revealing evening (performed on nine different acoustic instruments over the course of the show).

THE VANISHING MAN

Hugo Cedar was an Edwardian magician known as “The Vanishing Man”. One June day in 1932 he stood on London Bridge for three hours, then disappeared forever. The perfect magic trick.

THE BOB DYLAN STORY

Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown electric Dylan concert planted firmly in the 1960s, a time when anything seemed possible, in a show that will remind you what REAL nostalgia feels like, and have you digging out your old vinyls to sustain the pleasure just that little bit longer.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)

Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage.

ANDY PARSONS: Peak Bullsh*t

Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh. 

BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA

Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, The Budapest Café Orchestra return for another visit to Chippy, playing traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music.

SCIENCE OXFORD: LONDON'S BURNING

In this new show, Science Oxford presents a storytelling experience of the Great Fire of London where the narrative is accompanied by live fire demonstrations which explore the science of heat, flame and combustion.

THE MGM STORY

The MGM Story traces the history of the Golden Age of Song and Dance and tells the tale of how the studio fostered the talents of stars, including Judy Garland and Gene Kelly and composers, such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more.

 

 

SAINT JOAN (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.

Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who decalres a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

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. 

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.

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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