Bedfringe was born very simply out of a visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe back in 2004. Subsequently, we teamed up with Sandra Dudley (of Art’icle magazine) with the idea of bringing a little bit of Edinburgh back to Bedford.
This year we celebrate the events 13th year with some fantastic acts; fimiliar faces at bedfringe as well as some brand new talent.
Please note that the 11.00am show on Sunday 23rd June show has been cancelled
From the makers of Ingo’s War.
The year is 1969 and the world is changing. Beehives and miniskirts are all the rage; Everyone is listening to The Beatles; Where a bag of fish and chips would cost you 25p. And NASA has just put the first man on the moon. The world is transfixed and everyone is watching, including eight-year-old Maisie Robinson. From the very moment she saw man on the moon, Maisie knew that she was destined to be an astronaut. In her dreams she travelled beyond the earth’s atmosphere and flew amongst the brightest of stars. But unknown to Maisie, people had other plans about her future. After all, girls don’t do science, do they?
Using an amalgamation of storytelling, puppetry and movement with an original score, Ditto Theatre Company invites you to join us in making the impossible possible as one girl battles to become…Rocket Girl!
Rocket Girl was developed in association with the National Theatre of Scotland as part of their 2018 Exchange Programme.
BSL Interpretation: We are excited to announce that the 2.30pm performance on Sunday will have BSL interpretation!
A show for all the family, Tricky Teddy’s Birthday Magic Show features mind boggling Magic, knockabout comedy and great fun with audience interaction. Award winning Krisgar and sidekick Tricky Teddy are back by popular demand at the Bedford Quarry Theatre for the fourth year running, each year the show gets bigger and better!
Produced by Krisgar Entertainments especially for the Quarry Theatre, you won’t want to miss this ‘gift’ of a show!
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 Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The 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!
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’.