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TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT
Mon 26 Sep - Wed 28 Sep See full date & time info

Travels with my Aunt gives us intoxicating entertainment, perplexing human dilemmas, and top notch theatre.

THE IDOL (PG)

Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and playground. It's where they play music, football and dare to dream big.

THE THEATRE'S GRAND GALA AUCTION HOSTED BY ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG

A very special evening in the company of Alexander Armstrong, actor, musician, comedian, one half of Armstrong and Miller, and presenter of TV’s Pointless. Join us for the biggest night of our year with an array of stunning ‘money-can’t-buy’ auction lots, entertainment, sparkling wine and sparkling conversation.

SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (PG)
Sat 1 Oct - Tue 4 Oct See full date & time info

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday in the Lake District with their mother (Kelly Macdonald). When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed, but when they get there they discover they may not be alone...

LUCY PORTER

A hilarious new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from stand­up Lucy Porter.

THEATRE SCREENING: CYMBELINE (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

Cymbeline is ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Melly Still directs (Coram Boy at the NT).

RELAXED FILM SCREENING: TROUBLE IN STORE (U)

Relaxed Screenings are open to all but have some changes made to make the event more accessible to people who might find a standard cinema screening challenging, including those living with dementia and those with learning disabilities and their carers

CINEMA BAMBINO: ADULT & BABIES FILM CLUB

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months. A chance to socialise and enjoy a worry-free film experience. 

NANCY KERR AND THE SWEET VISITOR BAND

2015 was a massive year for Kerr, winning the highest honour of “Folk Singer of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Nancy is joined on stage by James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros) Tom Wright (Albion band),Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery) and top bassist Tim Yates.

PETE FIRMAN

Star of BBC1’s The Magicians, ‘the UK’s leading comedy magician’ (Time Out) Pete Firman hits the road in 2016 with his astonishing new show, fresh from his 10th year at the Edinburgh Festival.

THE WOODLANDERS

Hammerpuzzle Theatre company return following King John in 2015 with their adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s romantic, rural novel. A tale that intertwines misplaced affection, fathers and daughters and above all, love.

DIRE STREETS

Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time. Covering tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms.

JOE STILGOE: SONGS ON FILM

After two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe finally takes his smash hit show on tour.

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

Freddy Teddy is a little bear on a big adventure. Join him on a fun-filled musical journey through Teddy Bear Wood as he encounters all kinds of creatures who all seem to be wondering the same thing: 'Why aren't you at the Teddy Bears' Picnic?'

UP FOR LOVE (12A)

A charming, playful French rom-com featuring the brilliant Jean Dujardin, star of The Artist.

JULIETA (15)

The heart-wrenching new film from the colossus of Spanish cinema, Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). A chance encounter causes Julieta to reflect on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her daughter, as she discovers that she is living abroad.

BLACK UMFOLOSI

The world famous performances of Black Umfolosi are inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled. 

THEATRE SCREENING: KING LEAR (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

Antony Sher returns to the RSC in one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays. 

LEE HURST COMEDY SHOW NO. 9

Lee Hurst, one of Britain’s most-loved comedians, is back with an all-new show!

MINDFULNESS FOR STRESS TASTER SESSION

Learn to reduce stress in your daily life with these simple, yet deeply effective Mindfulness techniques, as a taster for the full 8 week Mindfulness for Stress course.

CAFÉ SOCIETY (12A)

The latest sparkling comedy drama from Woody Allen, set in the golden age of Hollywood.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Probably the most popular European fairy tale of all time, this story still fascinates and moves people of all ages. When Beauty sees beneath the ugly frightening exterior of the Beast and discovers a loyal, loving heart she reminds us of the true meaning of love. 

VALLEY OF LOVE (15)

A separated couple (the mighty acting pairing of Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu) go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California.

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

The Theatre Chipping Norton is pleased to welcome local talent to the stage as aprt of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

BRIDGET JONES' BABY (15)

Lovable singleton Bridget Jones approaches motherhood in the latest installment of the smash-hit comedy series

SPOOKY STEPS DANCE WORKSHOP FOR 6 - 9 YEARS

Join us for a spooky-themed morning of storytelling through dance and movement.  

BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: THE ENTERTAINER (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

Set against thye backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osbourne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.  

BRIDGET JONES' BABY (15)

Lovable singleton Bridget Jones approaches motherhood in the latest installment of the smash-hit comedy series

CINEMA BAMBINO: ADULT & BABIES FILM CLUB

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months. A chance to socialise and enjoy a worry-free film experience. 

PANTO: ROBINSON CRUSOE
Tue 15 Nov - Sun 8 Jan See full date & time info

Set sail for adventure with our strapping hero Robinson Crusoe, armed only with a treasure map,  his mum, and the ship-shape crew of the Saucy Nancy. Panto as it should be, from what many regard as the national home of traditional panto. 

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (12A)

Emily Blunt stars in this adaptation of the acclaimed and haunting novel. Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (12A)

Emily Blunt stars in this adaptation of the acclaimed and haunting novel. Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

DARE TO BE WILD (PG)

Dare to be Wild is the real-life underdog story of Irish gardener Mary Reynold's journey from rank
outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show

RELAXED FILM SCREENING: WHITE CHRISTMAS (U)

Relaxed Screenings are open to all but have some changes made to make the event more accessible to people who might find a standard cinema screening challenging, including those living with dementia and those with learning disabilities and their carers

DEEPWATER HORIZON (CERT. TBC)

This stirring drama, based on the events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon.

FREE STATE OF JONES (CERT TBC)

America is divided – the civil war has torn the nation in two. A disillusioned army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local government.

REMINISCENCE SESSION

Following the success of our reminiscence session in May, The Theatre is delighted to welcome the return of Gayle Poole to lead another session using a Marks and Spencer Ltd reminiscence box, "Your Days and Nights".

SEANN WALSH: ONE FOR THE ROAD

The Lie-in King returns with a brand-new show. With a keen observational mind, Seann can spot the absurdity in everything and convert it to perfectly delivered stand-up comedy. 

I, DANIEL BLAKE (15)

Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from The State.

JON RICHARDSON: WORK IN PROGRESS

Come and see Jon Richardson as he works on his new material ahead of a major UK tour.

ST AGNES FOUNTAIN

St Agnes Fountain come together for one month a year. Performing “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word, they begin their 16th sell-out year in December.

CINEMA BAMBINO: ADULT & BABIES FILM CLUB

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months. A chance to socialise and enjoy a worry-free film experience. 

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (CERT. TBC)

Eddie Redmayne seeks magical creatures in the first part of an amazing new Harry Potter spinoff series.

CINEMA BAMBINO: ADULT & BABIES FILM CLUB

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months. A chance to socialise and enjoy a worry-free film experience. 

NO MAN'S LAND (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (CERT. TBC)

Eddie Redmayne seeks magical creatures in the first part of an amazing new Harry Potter spinoff series.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (CERT. TBC)

Eddie Redmayne seeks magical creatures in the first part of an amazing new Harry Potter spinoff series.

THEATRE SCREENING: THE TEMPEST (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon of the island he is stranded on, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore.

QUEEN OF KATWE (PG)

Queen of Katwe is the colourful true drama of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to chess

LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (CERT. TBC)

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. In this eccentric and insightful documentary, master fimmaker Werner Herzog explores - in a playful yet chilling examination - our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (12A)

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, Southside With You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter)

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.

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (12A)

Based on the international bestselling book, this is the true feel-good story of how a busker and recovering drug addict had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat forming an unlikely friendship.

LIFE, ANIMATED (PG)

The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man with autism who was unable to speak as a child
until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.

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, INSPIRED BY THE STORY OF NINA SIMONE

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

Star of Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo delivers his take on British politics.

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.

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 and 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.

TWO

Every day, The Landlord and Landlady routinely trade in beer and gossip, but when a little boy is left behind by his father, their fragile relationship is tested.

GIMME GIMME GIMME

Gimme Gimme Gimme is a jam-packed spectacular with a repertoire that draws from the greatest hits of Sweden's most famous export. It is full of all the popular songs known and loved by millions, along with additional tunes to please the most ardent ABBA fan.

I WAS A WIFE

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!

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.

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.

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