Cinema – Victoria & Abdul (2nd February 2018)

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Doors open 7.00 Starts 7.30

Tickets £5 from Ruth 01865 883512

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Cinema – Hampstead (5th January 2018)

Widowed Emily (Diane Keaton) is adrift and struggling to keep her flat in London’s high-toned Hampstead Village when she becomes intrigued by the self-sufficient recluse, Donald (Brendan Gleeson), she discovers living in a shack in a quiet corner of Hampstead Heath. Curiosity leads to friendship and unexpected late-life love.

Doors open 7.00 Starts 7.30

Tickets £5 from Ruth 01865 883512

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Cinema – Their Finest (3rd November 2017)

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton; Gemma Bovery), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin; Me Before You), the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.

Alongside Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy (Love Actually) stars as fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard, who reluctantly joins their production in a supporting role.

Based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, THEIR FINEST is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!

Doors open 7.00 Starts 7.30

Tickets £5 from Nicky 01865 881813 or Ruth 01865 883512

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Theatre – Sherlock Holmes and the Crimson Cobbles (7th October 2017)

The Theatre Chipping Norton presents Sherlock Holmes and The Crimson Cobbles
by Toby Hulse from an original story by David Hastings, directed by Kirstie Davis


Join us for the world première of this Sherlock Holmes caper delivered at breakneck pace in a hilarious, deeply daft theatrical explosion for adults and family audiences. Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel murders that are sending shockwaves through London. But when the evidence points to only one possible and inconceivable conclusion about the identity of Jack the Ripper, is our super sleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable?


This witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle’s investigative pair is a fast paced, physical and raucous night out. Recommended age: 8yrs & over (maybe a couple of scary scenes)

7.30pm. Tickets Adult £10 / Child £6
Tel Ruth on 07768 450095 or 883512 for tickets

Theatre – Flat 73 (8th April)

flat73A one hour play with music about loneliness and the Samaritans. Written by Gaye Poole, music by Arne Richards.

Battersby Buildings has 75 flats and yet very few people know each other. There’s Beryl, 68, and recently widowed; Chelsea, a new mum at 18; and Simon, a young man with learning disabilities. There is also Laura, a Samaritan, living in Flat 73, who on one fateful day unknowingly brings them all together.

Post-show Q&A with an expert from the Samaritans and other organisations who offer support to lonely and isolated people.

7.30pm

Theatre – Eddie and the Gold Tops (19th March)

eddieandthegoldtopsA fantastic family comedy with music, written and directed by Kate Bramley. With original songs and music by Jez Lowe (SONY Radio Academy Award Winner/ BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads)  Design by Charlie Cridlan.

It’s the 1960’s and every village in England has a band determined to hit the big time.This tale follows our Eddie, a hard-working milkman in Bottledale, where local folk are inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk-float of ordinary life, ever dreaming of stardom and success.

Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father, and has fulfilled his deathbed promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly he’s becoming a pop superstar, quite by accident! His songs are heading up the charts and if he can get there by tonight he’ll be on Top of The Pops…..

So, get ready, Eddie, go! You’re heading for the high life, with the fabulous Gold Tops behind you every step of the way! But when things take a churn for the worse, will you get back for the morning milk?

6pm

Tickets £10 Child £5