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DORMER HOUSE ART EXHIBITION
Sat 25 Jun - Thu 30 Jun See full date & time info
I SAW THE LIGHT (15)

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. 

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS EAT THE POOR

Multi-award-nominated musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists take on the gap between rich and poor in a brilliantly silly, surreal and satirical new show. 

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MITFORDS AT ASTHALL MANOR

Following their previous sell-out success, In the Footsteps of the Mitfords returns as Scary Little Girls brings the experiences, opinions and relationships of the celebrated sisters to life. Taking place on Fri 1st July & Sun 3rd July.

BAD GUYS

Join Comedy Club 4 Kids & CBeebies Spot Bots stars the Three Half Pints as they trip and stumble their way through a brand new comic misadventure, packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and accidental derring do!

THE RONNIE SCOTT’S STORY

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars combine world class live jazz, narration and rare archive footage creating a visual and musical celebration of the club. 

SHELLEY’S GUITAR

An afternoon of music inspired by the poems of Percy Shelley and the guitar he bought for his friend, Jane Williams...

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MITFORDS AT ASTHALL MANOR

Following their previous sell-out success, In the Footsteps of the Mitfords returns as Scary Little Girls brings the experiences, opinions and relationships of the celebrated sisters to life.

DAVID CONSTANTINE: Between the Thorns
Mon 4 Jul - Mon 1 Aug See full date & time info

The new body of work by David Constantine focuses on the conventional and unconventional beauty of the female form.

MIDDLE BARTON SCHOOL PRESENT SCHEHERAZADE

Middle Barton School presents Scheherazade.

WIFI WARS

WiFi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Login with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!

BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: ROMEO & JULIET (BROADCAST LIVE THEATRE SCREENING)

Branagh and his creative team present a passionate new vision of the classic tragedy.

SWAP
Fri 8 Jul - Sat 9 Jul See full date & time info

A great cast deliver great old-school farce – from the company who brought us Alan Ayckbourn’s Table Manners.

 

CORNBURY FESTIVAL
Fri 8 Jul - Sun 10 Jul See full date & time info

Cornbury Festival 2016 local tickets are available to buy via our box office.

SON OF SAUL (15)

The acclaimed Oscar-winning masterpiece from Hungary.

RELAXED FILM SCREENING: OLIVER

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. 

MONEY MONSTER (15)

Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose high tech stock mysteriously crashes. An irate investor takes Gates, his crew, and his producer (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air.

ST. MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE ROCKS

Tickets sold through the school.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP (U)

A delicious, fast-moving adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan.

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. 

ROLLIN’ CLONES

From the early days of the rhythm and blues, through to the excesses of the 70s, The Rollin’ Clones’ rock ‘n’ roll show is a faithful interpretation of the biggest band ever’s greatest hits.

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT'S TREASURY OF NONSENSE

The Owl is trying to write his greatest masterpiece yet, but the Pussycat has different ideas! Creating magical worlds amongst the things in their den, and turning everyday objects into new friends for their nonsense stories, can they really work together to tell the most important tale of all?

THEATRE SCREENING: THE AUDIENCE (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

An encore screening of this critically acclaimed production starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II.

RACE (PG)

Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrust him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP (U)

A delicious, fast-moving adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) visits her in-laws estate to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances.

THEATRE SCREENING: RICHARD III (BROADCAST LIVE)

Ralph Fiennes plays Shakespeare's most notorious villain in a new production directed by Almedia Artistic Director, Rupert6 Gould (King Charles III).  Vanessa Redgrave co-stars.

OPERA DELLA LUNA - TALES OF OFFENBACH (TAKING PLACE AT STOWE)
Sat 23 Jul - Sun 24 Jul See full date & time info
Please note that this is an external event taking place at THE ROXBURGH THEATRE, STOWE, BUCKINGHAM MK18 5EH
THE BFG (PG)
Mon 1 Aug - Sun 7 Aug See full date & time info

This stunning live-action retelling of Roald Dahl’s beautiful children’s book tells the story of a young girl who encounters the Big Friendly Giant.

TAKE PART SUMMER: 3 DAY DRAMA FOR 5 - 7 YEARS
Mon 1 Aug - Wed 3 Aug See full date & time info

This interactive workshop aims to build confidence, creativity and imagination.

TAKE PART SUMMER: DRAMA WEEKS FOR 8 - 12 YEARS
Mon 1 Aug - Fri 5 Aug See full date & time info

Working with theatre professionals, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage. 

TAKE PART SUMMER: MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK MORETON IN MARSH (8-12 YEARS)
Mon 1 Aug - Fri 5 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre’s stage.

TAKE PART SUMMER: HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR 5 - 7 YEARS

In this workshop we will be exploring musical games and songs from the hottest countries around the world. There will be lots of movement and an age appropiate repertoire that develops young ears and voices. 

TAKE PART SUMMER: 3 DAY MUSICAL THEATRE FOR 5 - 7 YEARS
Mon 8 Aug - Wed 10 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this high-energy workshop provides a chance to sing songs and learn some dance routines which participants will perform on the stage at 12.45pm Wednesday. 

TAKE PART SUMMER: DRAMA WEEKS FOR 8 - 12 YEARS
Mon 8 Aug - Fri 12 Aug See full date & time info

Working with theatre professionals, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage.

TAKE PART SUMMER: MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK CHIPPING NORTON (8 - 12 YEARS)
Mon 8 Aug - Fri 12 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre’s stage.

DEPARTURE (15)

A powerful British drama starring one of our acting greats, Juliet Stevenson.

LEARNING TO DRIVE (15)

Wendy, a fiery Manhattan author, is shattered when her husband leaves her. In order to visit her daughter, who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Sir Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS (CERT TBC)
Sat 13 Aug - Sun 14 Aug See full date & time info

Blamed for a major incident at an uber-fashionable launch party, Edina and Patsy become entangled in a media storm and are pursued by the paparazzi.

TAKE PART SUMMER: 3 DAY DRAMA FOR 5 - 7 YEARS
Mon 15 Aug - Wed 17 Aug See full date & time info

This interactive workshop aims to build confidence, creativity and imagination.

TAKE PART SUMMER: DRAMA WEEKS FOR 8 - 12 YEARS
Mon 15 Aug - Fri 19 Aug See full date & time info

Working with theatre professionals, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage.

TAKE PART SUMMER: MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK WOODSTOCK (8 - 12 YEARS)
Mon 15 Aug - Fri 19 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre’s stage.

JOSH WIDDICOMBE

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour.

LEGEND OF TARZAN (PG)

Alexander Skarsgård swings into action as Tarzan in the classic tale of a young man raised in the jungle by a group of gorillas and eventually rescued by his family.

MA MA (12A)

Penélope Cruz stars in the new film from fearless Spanish director Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia), about a woman recently diagnosed with cancer who forms an unexpected bond with a man whose wife has been gravely injured in a car accident.

TAKE PART SUMMER: A MUSICAL IN SIX DAYS FOR 13+ YEARS: SWEET CHARITY
Mon 22 Aug - Sat 27 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a director, a choreographer and a musical director, you will rehearse a full musical in a week. 

LITTLE DANCERS' SUMMER SESSION FOR AGES 2 - 4 YEARS

Join Sally Elderfield, who leads our weekly Little Dancers' sessions, for a fun, summer-themed dance workshop.

LITTLE MUSIC MAKERS' SUMMER SESSION FOR AGES 6 MONTHS - 2 YEARS

Join Salt Box Music co., who lead our weekly Little Music Makers' sessions, for a Summer holiday-themed musical workshop. 

GHOSTBUSTERS (CERT TBC)

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm. Director Paul Feig brings a fresh and very female take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.

GHOSTBUSTERS (CERT TBC)

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm. Director Paul Feig brings a fresh and very female take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.

SUMMERTIME (LA BELLE SAISON) (15)

Delphine, a young girl from the country, heads to Paris to gain independence from her family. It’s not long before she is drawn to the dynamic Carole, leader of a feminist group, and their mutual affection soon becomes an inseparable bond.

RELAXED FILM SCREENING: JAILHOUSE ROCK (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

BETTE MIDLER AND ME

West End star Sue Kelvin and Chipping Norton panto composer Sarah Travis star in a show celebrating the life and songs of the Divine Miss M from the perspective of a life-long fan. A quickfire, raucous and heartfelt evening of story and song.

SHADOW STORIES - WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

This is an exciting opportunity for young adults with learning disabilities to join us at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, for a pilot project which will inform and shape our delivery of arts activities for them in the future.

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
Wed 14 Sep - Sat 24 Sep See full date & time info

Chipping Norton Theatre's biggest show to date, this is a rich, raucous musical comedy, infused with sensational singing and knock out songs.

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: WHY THE LONG FACE?

One of Britain’s finest comedians and broadcasters, Marcus is regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences around the UK and globally at international comedy festivals.

FINDING DORY (PG)

After joining in a lesson about migration and the value of ‘home’, the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish Dory finds herself having memories about her parents for the very first time.

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 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.

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).

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.

THEATRE SCREENING: KING LEAR (RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE)

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

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.  

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. 

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