You’ve Got Dragons

‘Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn ‘round… and they’re there.’

Lots of people get them: bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?

A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons told in Taking Flight’s unique style. With live, original music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons we all face.

An intergenerational show, featuring creative captioning, interwoven BSL and audio description, You’ve Got Dragons is for the whole family. And remember… ‘No dragon is more powerful than YOU!’

Free Dragon Taming Workshop for ages 3yrs+ | SOLD OUT

Taking Flight Theatre are running a series of free, short workshops aimed at children and their families to provide some simple techniques to build resilience in mental health. The workshops have been developed with clinical psychologist Dr Sara Rhys-Jones and will be led by Taking Flight performers. At the end of the session, you will have a practical toolkit for your children to use to combat anxiety and support well-being.  These workshops are funded by Foyle Foundation and run alongside Taking Flight’s family show; You’ve Got Dragons, based on the book by Kathryn Cave.

Babies and children welcome but must be attended by an adult family member. Please mention when booking if you need a BSL interpreter.

Workshop start time: 3.45pm (approx 80 mins)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Due to popular demand, we have now added an extra show – Friday 25th October, 2.00pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

Eric’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colourful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself.

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show celebrating its 50th Birthday in 2019 The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

BSL Interpretation: We are excited to announce that the 2.00pm performance on Saturday 26th October will have BSL interpretation!

Performance times:

Thursday 24th October: 2.00pm | SOLD OUT
Friday 25th October: 11.00am & 2.00pm
Saturday 26th October: 11.00am & 2.00pm (with BSL interpretation)
Sunday 27th October: 11.00am

The Noise Next Door- AT SEA!

The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm.

The boys are back and will once again be delighting family audiences with a shiny new family show THE NOISE NEXT DOOR AT SEA!

The Noise Next Door are swinging back into action with an epic new show that’s fun for the whole family! Join our crazy crew for an adventure on the high seas as we need your help to chase down the fearsome Captain Bloodbeard. The Noise Next Door will take your suggestions and transform them into jaw-dropping scenes and mind-blowing songs in the blink of an eye that are equal parts swash-buckling and side-splitting.

With mermaids, magic, sea-shanties and swords, this anarchic afternoon with the quickest wits in comedy is one you’ll treasure forever.

As seen on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’ and ITV1’s ‘Tonight at the Palladium’.

Hansel And Gretel: The Pantomime

The Quarry Theatre’s Premiere Professional Pantomime

A fun-filled, sugar-fuelled, family-friendly pantomime adventure that reminds us ALL not to take candy from strangers (even if they wow you with a fabulous song and dance number!)

Join ‘Hansel and Gretel’ in the Quarry Theatre’s new take on an old favourite; with tasty tunes, magical mayhem and colourful characters (including a 7 foot yeti!) it’s simply not to be missed!

Group and Family Discounts Available.

School Performances (16th – 19th Dec)
Contact: mleven@bedfordschool.org.uk

Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny

Poor Polly Buckwheat, the Miller’s daughter, is in a bit of a pickle!  If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty.  But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

Of all the fairytale characters, Rumpelstiltskin has got to be the most mixed up.  He is helpful yet demanding; secretive yet nosy; short yet owning a name as long as his beard.  Not surprisingly, this story of transformation will make you laugh and gasp at the same time!

Using its trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets, Widdershins aims to create gold on stage with this new version of the Grimm’s classic tale.

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

Please note: Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.

“superbly crafted” ★★★★ THE STAGE

Little Darling: Magical Memories of Peter Pan

Created by leading children’s theatre company Full House Theatre and featuring original music by BAFTA nominated composer Rebecca Applin.

‘All children, except one, grow up’, and Michael Darling, now 40, has grown up. He’s always wondered about his early memories of flying through the night sky to a far-away island with pirates, a mischievous fairy and lost boys… Was it all a dream? Could it really have happened?

Join the littlest of the Darling children as he tries to make sense of his magical childhood and the memory of the boy who never did grow up, Peter Pan.

A whimsical and fun adventure story for small people with big imaginations.

Written for children aged 4+ but suitable for all!