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July 2019

On Hold

Tuesday, 16 July- 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£9.00

Tale Be Told Theatre Inspired by the real-life experiences of families living in temporary accommodation, a new play that lifts the lid on what it really means not to have a home to call your own. From the little things that you'd never believe, to the dark humour that keeps you going, it reveals the human truth behind the statistics. Tale Be Told Theatre uses humour and storytelling to inform and raise awareness of social issues. We abandon the fourth…

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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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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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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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Audacious Mr. Astley (Edinburgh Preview)

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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A Midsummer Night’s Droll

Wednesday, 17 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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Comedy of Errors

Wednesday, 17 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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Lanky Olive

Wednesday, 17 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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Broken Flowers

Wednesday, 17 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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