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July 2019

Circus of Illustration: All The World’s A Stage

Monday, 15 July - Saturday, 27 July
The Quarry Theatre Gallery, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK402NN United Kingdom
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£Free Event

Bedfordshire’s illustration collective, The Circus Of Illustration, will return to the Quarry with a group exhibition inspired by everything thespian titled ‘All The World’s A Stage’. Expect affordable art from Bedfordshire and beyond. Gallery opening times: Monday 15th July: 10am - 9pm Tuesday16th July: 5pm - 9pm Wednesday 17th July: 5pm - 9pm Thursday 18th July: 5pm - 9pm Friday 19th July: 5pm - 9pm Saturday 20th July: 10am - 9pm Sunday 21st July: 10am - 9pm Monday 22nd July:…

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Bedfringe 13 Launch Party! Featuring SK Shlomo

Monday, 15 July- 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Main Auditorium, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£13.00

Welcome to the 13th Bedford Festival Fringe Launch Party! As we are running a two week festival we thought we should go back to how things used to get done by starting the festival with a night of comedy, magic & live music. This year’s show will be MC’d by Bedford Castle Comedy legend Paul Revill (“Steals the show” ★★★★ THREE WEEKS, “Likability and charm assure the audience they are in safe hands” CHORTLE). The line-up includes Naz Osmanoglu, star…

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Once Upon a Time… An exhibition of illustrations from famous fairy tales

Tuesday, 16 July - Saturday, 27 July
£Free

Throughout Bedfringe we will be hosting an exhibition of original artwork from some of the world’s most beloved fairy tales. Featuring artists and illustrators including Nick Sharratt, Lucy Cousins, Jessica Ahlberg and Peter Malone, the pieces are on loan from Rogans Books, a gallery of children’s book illustrations located in Bedford’s Cultural Quarter on Castle Lane. The pieces will be available to purchase, and all artwork can be viewed through their online gallery at shop.rogansbooks.co.uk Suitable for all ages Exhibition…

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Comedy of Errors

Tuesday, 16 July- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Place Theatre Outdoor Stage, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£8.00 – £10.00

SE Theatre Company travel from Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon to bring one the Bard’s earliest and most farcical comedies to The Place Theatre. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, travel to Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. What follows is a series of…

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Harry & Chris

Tuesday, 16 July- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£9.00 – £11.00

Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read have been featured on ‘The Russell Howard Hour’ (Sky) and tour regularly around the UK. Making comedy-jazz-rap a thing, their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars,…

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James Phelan: Trickster

Tuesday, 16 July- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Quarry Theatre Main Auditorium, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£10.00 – £12.00

Following his sell out 2017-18 tour, viral sensation James Phelan, presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny. Described in The Daily Mirror as ‘extraordinary’, and as ‘legendary’ by The Sun – come and see why James (the nephew of the late great Paul Daniels) has quickly solidified himself as the most anticipated magical performer in a generation. He presents a night of hilarious, mind-blowing magic in a show where anything can happen…

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Lanky Olive

Tuesday, 16 July- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£10.00

Olive doesn’t want to die with 7,000 cats eating her face. Now she’s finally met her dream man, well... he was literally in her dream. Now she’s on a mission to find him. Chat roulette, disastrous speed dates and questionable accents feature in Kattreya Scheurer-Smith’s debut one-woman show. A witty, sweet and mildly heartbreaking story about what it’s like when you feel your time is running out. “A beautifully formed comedy in a nutshell” ★★★★ LONDON PUB THEATRES Previous winners…

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Audacious Mr. Astley (Edinburgh Preview)

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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Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove (Edinburgh Preview)

Tuesday, 16 July- 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Main Auditorium, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

Winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and the reigning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Stephen Buchanan brings his much anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. Expect sharp story-telling and offbeat observations, as the 27 year-old delves into the reality of living at home with his mum and a refugee. As seen and heard on BBC Scotland, The Now Show (Radio 4), The DriveTime Show (Radio 2), Arts Hour (BBC World Service). "Skilful, personal and pitch perfect stand-up"…

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Broken Flowers

Tuesday, 16 July- 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£10.00

Roy is a cynical, hot-headed florist who finds himself repeatedly reliving his break-up with long-term girlfriend Rosie. After uttering the infamous break-up line - “it’s not you, it’s me,” Roy becomes fixated with finding ever elaborate ways of ending their relationship, until he realises that his one solution to breaking the cycle might be to look at his own actions and do the one thing he finds more difficult than anything else - telling the truth. Funny, surprising and touching,…

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