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July 2019

Audacious Mr. Astley

Tuesday, 16 July- 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

With his wife (and bee-wrangler) as co-performer, war hero and trick-rider Phillip Astley roped off a ring in an open field in Lambeth, London, and on Easter Monday in 1768 wowed crowds with astounding displays of equestrian expertise. Building on this early success, the couple added a clown, rope-walkers and acrobats to their presentation, and the circus was born. Writer and actor Chris Barltrop has toured the world as a circus ringmaster for over 40 years, appearing in two Royal…

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Audacious Mr. Astley

Wednesday, 17 July- 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£6.00 – £8.00

With his wife (and bee-wrangler) as co-performer, war hero and trick-rider Phillip Astley roped off a ring in an open field in Lambeth, London, and on Easter Monday in 1768 wowed crowds with astounding displays of equestrian expertise. Building on this early success, the couple added a clown, rope-walkers and acrobats to their presentation, and the circus was born. Writer and actor Chris Barltrop has toured the world as a circus ringmaster for over 40 years, appearing in two Royal…

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Audacious Mr. Astley

Thursday, 18 July- 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

With his wife (and bee-wrangler) as co-performer, war hero and trick-rider Phillip Astley roped off a ring in an open field in Lambeth, London, and on Easter Monday in 1768 wowed crowds with astounding displays of equestrian expertise. Building on this early success, the couple added a clown, rope-walkers and acrobats to their presentation, and the circus was born. Writer and actor Chris Barltrop has toured the world as a circus ringmaster for over 40 years, appearing in two Royal…

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Witch Trial: That’s How the Light Gets In

Friday, 19 July- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

In late 1608, Maria, twenty years old, took one of the mountain paths south through the Pyrenees, crossed from France into Spain and arrived at her home village. She was carrying an infection, an infection of the mind. Witchcraft. The disease spread from village to village through the mountains, terrifying everyone, threatening complete social collapse. Only one thing to be done. Call the Inquisition… Mark Steinhardt brings a new story to Bedfringe every year. This is his seventh. Many people…

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The HandleBards: The Tempest

Friday, 19 July- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Woodfines Garden Stage, The Quarry Theatre Garden
Bedford, MK402NN United Kingdom
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£10.00 – £12.00

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all-female troupe at Bedfringe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. And what’s the play about? Well - a shipwreck washes the court of…

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The Penultimate Destiny of New Londinium

Friday, 19 July- 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£8.00 – £10.00

Join us for The Penultimate Destiny of New Londinium - a steam-powered improv show inspired by the worlds created by Neil Gaiman, Jules Verne and Terry Gilliam. Set in the fictional city of New Londinium and blending styles of fantasy and science fiction, we’ll create an alternate future history full of adventure, mystery and comedy which changes and evolves before your very eyes. “A thoroughly splendid night with a beyond-brilliant cast. If you missed this, you missed a real perfectly-formed,…

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Witch Trial: That’s How the Light Gets In

Saturday, 20 July- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

In late 1608, Maria, twenty years old, took one of the mountain paths south through the Pyrenees, crossed from France into Spain and arrived at her home village. She was carrying an infection, an infection of the mind. Witchcraft. The disease spread from village to village through the mountains, terrifying everyone, threatening complete social collapse. Only one thing to be done. Call the Inquisition… Mark Steinhardt brings a new story to Bedfringe every year. This is his seventh. Many people…

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Bull

Saturday, 20 July- 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

Three people are called to a meeting with their boss. One of them is going to be fired. In the course of an hour, we see the nasty, brutish side of workplace politics as two candidates gang up on the other. Where does the line between banter and bullying lie and how far would you go to be successful? Three people, two jobs, now would be a really bad time to have a stain in your jacket... This sharp, savage…

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Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit

Saturday, 20 July- 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

The one-man murder mystery now being used to train NHS staff. Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It’s a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do. Written and performed by comic, poet and psych nurse Rob Gee. Fresh…

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Holy Land

Sunday, 21 July- 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Main Auditorium, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

'You ever do anything again, And I will follow you to the end of the world. Like a ghost. Like your dead ancestors… The world is on fire.' Jon has just lost his daughter. Tim can't leave his office. Kate is just trying to get through the day. Three stories of online escapism and revolt interweave in this new show from Elegy. Fusing together multimedia, vivid new writing and spoken word Holy Land is an excavation of the dark side…

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