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The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.

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Theatre

Morgan & West

Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (And Childish Grown-ups!)

Event 6 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Morgan & West

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.

Price: £5.30
 
 

Morgan & West

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!’

Price: £8.30
 
 

Eddie Izzard

Force Majeure

Event 11 Venue: Tata Tent

Eddie Izzard

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.

Price: £33.30
 
 

Nicholas Hytner talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Balancing Acts

Event 68 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Nicholas Hytner talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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.

Price: £7.30
 
 

Charlotte Rampling talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Who I Am

Event 80 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Charlotte Rampling talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

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.

Price: £8.30
 
 

Tony Robinson

No Cunning Plan

Event 145 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Tony Robinson

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.

Price: £9.30