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July 2019

Blender Takeover: Sarpa Salpa (Acoustic)

Saturday, 20 July- 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Woodfines Garden Stage, The Quarry Theatre Garden
Bedford, MK402NN United Kingdom
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£Pay What You Want

Sarpa Salpa are a 4-piece indie band from Northampton that have made such an impact on the Bedford scene that we consider them one of our own. We had the pleasure of the band - named after a type of sea bream called dreamfish, which can cause hallucinations when eaten - at a Friday Night Blender where they tore the roof off and all stripped back at the Ent. Shed back in 2017. The boys have quickly risen to headliners on the…

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Choice Grenfell

Saturday, 20 July- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£10.00

Directed by Simon Downing Kick In The Head are proud to present a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the loss of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell. Choice Grenfell is a wonderful tribute featuring some of the best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and School Nativity Play to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably…

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Comedy of Errors

Saturday, 20 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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Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut (Edinburgh Preview)

Saturday, 20 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

“A Comedian going places”* Join the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough. Aaron is far better at stand-up than standing up and his unique perspective on life - usually of people's belly buttons - gives him a distinctive edge in his performances as well…

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Pete Firman (Edinburgh Preview)

Saturday, 20 July- 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Quarry Theatre Main Auditorium, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£10.00 – £12.00

The UK's leading comedy magician returns to Bedfringe with his latest critically acclaimed live show. He’s made dozens of television appearances, including ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’ and 'Tonight at the London Palladium', as well as BBC1's 'Comic Relief' and 'The John Bishop Show'. Expect Pete's trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. ★★★★★ TIME OUT |  ★★★★★ MIRROR | ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN | ★★★★ METRO "The best magic tricks in the universe" ★★★★  THE INDEPENDENT "The new poster-boy for British comedy magic" THE…

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Hamlet: An Experience

Saturday, 20 July- 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Place Theatre Studio, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£10.00

After breaking new ground with their award-winning Richard III (A One Woman Show), Brite Theater are once again reinventing Shakespearean performance with their adaptation of Hamlet directed by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir. Emily Carding plays Hamlet and you, the audience, are the players arriving at Elsinore. Hamlet needs your help to take on the roles of his friends and family and resolve the great questions of life. Journey through the play together and become immersed in the story like never before.…

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Blender Takeover: Adam James Urwin [The Scruff]

Saturday, 20 July- 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Woodfines Garden Stage, The Quarry Theatre Garden
Bedford, MK402NN United Kingdom
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£Pay What You Want

Adam James Urwin, chief songwriter and lead singer of Bedford's very own The Scruff will be headlining on Saturday. Adam has played on the  numerous stages of blender’s pop up record shops over the last few years and  It's been an incredible journey for The Scruff, from playing sold out hometown shows, touring the length and breadth of the UK, playing nearly every major festival under the sun in 2018 and even scoring a Radio 1 Track Of The Week…

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Wesele / Wedding

Saturday, 20 July- 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
The Place Theatre Main House, Bradgate Road
BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK40 3DE
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£10.00

Created, written and performed by Margot Przymierska Developed with and directed by Patrizia Paolini Produced by Martha Rumney Lighting Design by  Roberto Ventruti Music by  Simon O’Brien, Margot Przymierska Set Design by Mikey Weinkove Welcome to the last Polish/English wedding before the borders close, where you, the audience, play the role of the wedding guests led by a charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies. Before restrictions on mixed marriages are implemented – it’s keep calm and party on! Wesele / Wedding is an immersive one woman show, made in…

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Roll Up!

Saturday, 20 July- 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
The Quarry Theatre Studio, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

Roll up! Roll up! Earth's funniest footwear - winners of the Bath Comedy Festival Best Joke Award 2018 - are back with their brand new show of Comedy Magic Variety & a Bit On The SideShow. The roar of the greasepaint and the smell of some socks. This is the Scottish Falsetto Socks’ 11th brand new show, and if you’ve never seen them before, now’s your chance to see the legends in full comic action. "Space age comedy to knock…

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Hal Cruttenden (Edinburgh Preview)

Saturday, 20 July- 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Quarry Theatre Main Auditorium, 26 St Peter's Street
Bedford, MK40 2NN United Kingdom
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£10.00 – £12.00

Last year’s smash hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. Hal has literally filled our screens on such shows as Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Bake Off: Extra Slice. His daughters chose the title of the show and he’s still on a diet… Limited run. “The funniest he’s ever been” ★★★★ THE TIMES “On top form” ★★★★★ EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS “He had the audience in stitches” ★★★★★…

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