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July 2019

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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Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Wednesday, 17 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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£6.00 – £8.00

What do you do when your life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it of course! At 19 years old Andrew White can''t help but question his next steps in life. Should he keep slogging it out on the comedy circuit? Or is University the best option? Will this really be his Retirement Tour? A brand new comedy show from "one of the most talked about rising star comedians" (Essex Magazine). Weighing up his future, Andrew takes a…

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Write it Down Dear: Writing Workshop

Wednesday, 17 July- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Place Theatre Studio, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£10.00

'Write it down, dear' Nora Ephron observed that her fiction was frequently described as 'thinly disguised' autobiography when many male writers had mined their lives for material without being 'hit with the thinly disguised thing'. This is a practical workshop for people who want to write a drama about life; the way it's lived, imagined or somewhere in between. Open to all abilities. Liberty Martin is a writer, dramaturg and collaborator she is committed to creating powerful, narrative-driven work across…

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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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Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk (Edinburgh Preview)

Wednesday, 17 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

Star of Live at the Apollo, Laura Lexx is a “bouncy, bubbly stand up star” (TELEGRAPH) shining a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. Can you change the world without offending anyone? Her sell-out 2018 show "Trying", was “a masterpiece” ★★★★★ (VOICE) and earned her a prestigious Comedian’s Choice Award. Now, Lexx takes on society’s big issues... but come for jokes not answers. It’s sure to be “stomach-achingly funny” ★★★★ (ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS)…

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Juliette Burton: Defined (Edinburgh Preview)

Wednesday, 17 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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£9.00 – £11.00

Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Why must we choose one or the other? After a year of huge change, Juliette had to redefine her life, labels and herself. Everything she thought was steadfast has vanished. Can she be everything at once? Or must we choose how we are defined? Total Edfringe sold out shows 2015/16/17/18. "Burton drips with charm - joyous" THE…

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Silent Adventures: Sight Singing in Bedford!

Wednesday, 17 July- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Quarry Theatre Forecourt, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£10.00 – £11.00

Supported by Keens Shay Keens LTD Join the Silent Adventures Team as we lead you in song and dance around the streets & squares of Bedford for our famous one hour guided adventure. Expect all your inhibitions to evaporate away as you don our hi-tech headsets and bust some funky new moves whilst singing your heart out and serenading the rest of the world. So “what on earth is it?” we hear you ask. Well it’s a flash mob. It’s a…

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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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Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Wednesday, 17 July- 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

What do you do when your life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it of course! At 19 years old Andrew White can''t help but question his next steps in life. Should he keep slogging it out on the comedy circuit? Or is University the best option? Will this really be his Retirement Tour? A brand new comedy show from "one of the most talked about rising star comedians" (Essex Magazine). Weighing up his future, Andrew takes a…

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