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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

An invitation to a private view on 15th July (6.00pm - 7.00pm). < CLICK HERE > 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 -…

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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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A Midsummer Night’s Droll – CANCELLED

Friday, 19 July- 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£10.00

In 1642 Theatre was made illegal. Theatre didn’t die. Without a stage, without costumes or props, one man made it his mission to keep performing and to keep British theatre alive – stitching together half-remembered Shakespearean scenes and strange medieval interludes, soaking them in sex and violence and bawdy, unintellectual humour. So it was that a strange and dangerous new type of illegal theatre was born: The Droll. Award-winning fringe company the Owle Schreame present a wild, rough, raucous and…

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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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Comedy of Errors

Friday, 19 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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Culture Culture #2

Friday, 19 July- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£Free (ticketed event)

A networked conversation about cultural growth and development Presented by WordSetFree and Edgeryders Culture culture is a curated deep inquiry into the most urgent challenges faced by cultural and art collectives across European cities. Culture culture offers participants a local/global platform for conversation and access to useful information and support which tends to be unavailable or expensive. Over six months, one question per month will convene artists, activists, cultural workers to a local meetup in locations across Europe where they…

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Jody Kamali is Mike Daly: Darts and All

Friday, 19 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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£8.00 – £10.00

This event has a 2-4-1 ticket deal! 180! Jody Kamali is hapless Mike Daly. A former Bristolian Darts Champion, frustrated by his fall from grace is back to tell all. Set at a dysfunctional Q&A event in a crumbling hotel conference room, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery that has idiotic consequences. An off-beat physical/character comedy show from the cult internet star and fringe regular. "Kamali is hugely inventive, warm and engaging" TOTAL THEATRE "Brilliant, original visual comedy"…

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LOL: An Evening with Noreen Khan brings the Lads Of Laughter

Friday, 19 July- 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Quarry Theatre Main Auditorium, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£15

Doors: 19:00 | Last Entry: 19:15 | Show: 19:30 Join Noreen Khan (BBC Asian Network) as she hosts a night of comedy with some of the UK’s favourite acts. Acts on the night: Noreen Khan Eshaan Akbar Hyde Panaser Nabil AbdulRashid Note: All acts are confirmed at time of booking. Occasionally acts may be replaced for reasons beyond our control. If this happens the act will be replaced with a suitable alternative. Refunds will not be offered for act changes.…

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Ex Batts & Broilers

Friday, 19 July- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£9.00

From the makers of Where the Hell is Bernard? Haste Theatre are delighted to present Ex Batts and Broilers. Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes. Join them on a touching, eggciting and cut-throat journey through friendship and chickenhood. Heroically saved by Jimmy from battery and broiler farms, watch them compete for your affections, and decide on your favourite to vote out of the cage to pastures new!!  A story of female…

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