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Despite our best efforts over the last few weeks to avoid any disruptions to services we’ve had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close Cornerstone Arts Centre and the Nourish café as we need to carry out urgent maintenance work that affects the heating of the building.

January and February are traditionally quiet times for the centre, and we’re hoping to find alternative venues or dates for the events coming up, to keep disruption to a minimum.

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and any disappointment following this news, but given the cold weather we’re having, it’s very important to us to make sure we’re looking after the health and well-being of our visitors and staff.

 
The Ballad of Rudy at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Ticket Information

Prices: £11.50, £9.50 Concs, Family of 4: £36

Relaxed & signed shows on Sun 19th Dec - doors will remain open and house lights will stay on for these showings.

Important notice: Bookings for 14th Dec to 16th Dec will have schools in attendance at the theatre alongside the general public, if you would like to go to a general public only performance please choose any other date outside of these. 

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The Ballad of Rudy

Tuesday 14 Dec 2021 to Friday 24 Dec 2021

Tags: Family and Children's

Important notice: Bookings for 14th Dec to 16th Dec will have schools in attendance at the theatre alongside the general public, if you would like to go to a general public only performance please choose any other date outside of these. 

In this story Rudy doesn’t have a red nose; rather it’s his talent for new and exciting music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer. Together with a magical Jazz Penguin he goes on an adventure that teaches him that life isn’t about following the herd.

Funny, warm and with a massive heart, this show features live music, original songs and lots of imagination, guaranteed to have children aged 3 + mesmerised throughout.

Sing the blues with a Polar Bear, jam with the Puffins and beat-box with an Arctic Fox. It all happens at the North Pole Jazz Lounge; the coooolest place on earth.

The Ballad of Rudy was Goblin's first ever show back in 2013, and we have brought it back to various venues since, including the Royal Exchange Manchester, as the Studio Christmas show in 2015. In 2018 Rudy was the Studio Christmas show at the New Wolsey, Ipswich. In 2020 we live-streamed a one-off storytelling version of the show from the iconic Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel in London’s Piccadilly.

Director: Matt Hassall, Associate Designer: Rachael Light, Composers: Will Dollard, David Lydon & Mary Erskine, Writer: Matt Borgatti