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The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June - you can download a PDF of the programme here. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.
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Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (And Childish Grown-ups!)
Event 6 • • Venue: Oxfam Moot
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart-stopping, brain-busting, opinion-adjusting, death-defying, mind-frying, spirit-lifting, paradigm-shifting, outlook-changing, furniture-rearranging magic extravaganza! Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old-fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105! ‘Hilarious” - Primary Times.
Magic Show: Parlour Tricks!
Event 10 • • Venue: Oxfam Moot
Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present an evening chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind. ‘Dazzlingly clever and very funny! Superb!’
Event 11 • • Venue: Tata Tent
Force majeure: “superior force”, “chance occurrence, unavoidable accident”. The sublimely gifted comedian returns to Hay after 20 years, with his global tour show. “King of the universe. Comic Genius. Entertainment incarnate” – Telegraph.
Event 68 • • Venue: Oxfam Moot
You start with a vision, and you deliver a compromise. You want a play to be challenging, ambitious, nuanced and complicated. You also want it to sell tickets. You want to make art, and you know you’re in show-business. The inside story of 12 years at the helm of The National Theatre is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes. Its cast includes the likes of Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, Mike Leigh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and, of course, William Shakespeare.
Who I Am
Event 80 • • Venue: Oxfam Moot
The actor reminisces in an intimate self-portrait, with stories and photographs from her long career – from classic movies Georgy Girl and The Night Porter to Broadchurch and The Sense of an Ending.
No Cunning Plan
Event 145 • • Venue: Oxfam Moot
The actor and hugely successful children’s writer yarns his working life from child stardom in the first production of Oliver! and the joy of Baldrick, to the documenting of Time Team archaeology and The Worst Jobs in History. Robinson was knighted in 2013 for public and political service. Chaired by Lucy Cotter.