Alongside supporting the work of our produced and associate artists, we also commission and produce new theatre ourselves.

We tour our shows to towns and villages across the UK to enable people to come together, share experiences and enjoy quality theatre no matter where they live.

In spring 2024, Farnham Maltings stages a new play from one of Britain's most celebrated dramatists about growing up, healing and rock n' roll. The Band Back Together by Barney Norris tells the story of Joe, Ross and Ellie who used to be in a band and are drawn back together for one night only to play a benefit gig in their hometown. Will the old songs still work their magic? And just how far has time thrown these friends from their younger selves?

Barney Norris is a playwright and novelist from Salisbury, Wiltshire. He is the co-founder of touring theatre company Up in Arms and author of multiple critically-acclaimed works. Throughout his work, Barney has returned to the lives of people from rural communities. In this, he is inspired by his own experiences of growing up on the Salisbury Plain. His commitment to the stories found at the margins of British society reflects a personal conviction that cities tell only one part of our nation's story.

Barney's plays include NIGHTFALL (The Bridge Theatre); WHILE WE'RE HERE (Up in Arms and Bush Theatre); ECHO'S END (Salisbury Playhouse); EVENTIDE (Arcola Theatre); and the acclaimed VISITORS (Up in Arms and Arcola Theatre) which won the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and was nominated for
an Evening Standard Award.

The Band Back Together will open at Farnham Maltings in March 2023 before touring to communities across the UK throughout the spring.

Tour Schedule

Fri 08 & Sat 09 March, 7.30pm
Farnham Maltings

Bridge Square, Farnham, GU9 7QR
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Thu 14 March, 7.30pm
Charlwood Parish Hall
2 Norwood Hill Road, Charlwood, Horley, RH6 0ED
Book tickets or call 01293 862324

Sat 16 March, 7.30pm
Cove Methodist Church Hall

63 Cove Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0EL
Book tickets: email Rev Gina Hoffman or call 01252 517045

Sun 17 March, 7.30pm
Malvern Cube

Albert Road North, Great Malvern, WR14 2YF
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Thu 21 March, 7.30pm
Dolton Village Hall
Dolton, Winkleigh, EX19 8QS
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Fri 22 March, 7pm
Lee Memorial Hall
Lee, Ilfracombe, EX34 8LW
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Sat 23 March, 7.30pm
Helland Village Hall
Tredethy Rd, Helland, Bodmin, PL30 4QB
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Sun 24 March, 7.30pm
The Tolmen Centre
Fore St, Constantine, Falmouth, TR11 5AA
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Wed 03 April, 7.30pm
Theatre Shop
Unit 5, Clevedon Triangle Centre, Clevedon, BS21 6HX
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Thu 04 April, 7.30pm
Westbury Village Hall

Playing Field Road, Westbury, Brackley, NN13 5LA
Book tickets: 01280 841775

Fri 05 April, 7.30pm
Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre
High Street Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AB
Book tickets:
01342 833893

Sat 06 April, 7.30pm
Charlton Memorial Hall
Main Street, Charlton, OX17 3DL
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Sun 07 April, 6pm
Thursley Village Hall
Dye House Road, Thursley, Godalming GU8 6QD
Book tickets: email or call 07711 183959

Wed 10 April, 7.30pm
Neuadd Dyfi

Penrhos, Aberdovey, LL35 0NR
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Thu 11 April, 7pm
Dinas Cross Village Hall (The Old School)
Yr Hen Ysgol, Dinas Cross, Newport, SA42 0XB
Book tickets: email Tina or call 01348 811763

Fri 12 April, 7.30pm
Letterston Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall, Station Rd, Letterston, Haverfordwest, SA62 5RY
Book tickets: 07875 217699

Sat 13 April, 7.30pm
Solva Memorial Hall
30 High Street, Solva, Haverfordwest, SA62 6TE
Book tickets: 07970 614233

Sun 14 April, 7.30pm
front room

13 Central Walk, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1FF
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More details to be added shortly

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For enquiries or bookings, please contact Maria.

Maria Rayner

Community Touring Coordinator