Blue Monday – SOLD OUT

A combination of post – Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills …yes, it’s the third Monday of the year!  Bedford Poetry Company present their own original poems to share the gloom and lift the spirits!

 

 

Good Dog

By arinze kene

Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. No harsh word, no sudden push to the ground will distract him from growing up to be a good man. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they?

good dog – set during the early noughties – tells the story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.

Delicately observed and fearlessly told by writer Arinze Kene (Netflix’s Crazyhead, Eastenders, Channel 4’s Youngers, West End smash Girl From the North Country, and Misty at Bush Theatre), good dog embarks on its second national tour following its acclaimed premiere in spring 2017.

“a finely observed new play” ★★★★ WHATSONSTAGE

Luke Jermay: Intuition

Intuition is a strange thing and Luke Jermay is even stranger. Building on his acclaimed debut show ‘Sixth Sense’ entertainer Luke Jermay is back and better than ever with a brand new interactive stage show jam packed with phenomenal jaw dropping demonstrations of intuition, telepathy and prediction; your mind will be read, your choices will be predicted and your future will be revealed.

This will be a unique experience that is funny, entertaining, emotional, controversial, uplifting and insightful that you will never forget!

“This new show brings my passions for the mysteries of the mind, divination, telepathy and magic together to create something really unique and amazing. The show is all about you! Your thoughts, your past, your present and your future! If you have enjoyed my previous show I know you will love my new show “Intuition” which takes things to the next level.” LUKE JERMAY

“Jermay is one of my favourite performers! See his show!” DAVID BLAINE

“Jermay is a genius of modern mind reading. See his amazing live show!” DYNAMO, MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE

“Jermay is different…to gain power like his he must be in league with the Devil. Utterly astonishing in the extreme.” EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

“Jermay is the Devil, pure and simple…he is spookily accurate, which left us wondering whether to applaud or run screaming in terror…go see Like Jermay right now!” THE VOID

Please note: No spirit mediumship will be presented in “Intuition” and the show is suitable for those 14 years and older.

Kite

Access Bedford will be providing us with a BSL interpreter on March 11th, for the ‘meet the puppets session’ after the show!

Stuck in her Grandma’s obsessively tidy flat, a recently orphaned girl discovers a kite, which comes to life and takes her on a wild adventure. Little does she know that Grandma has her own brand of magic and the wind will bring them together in ways they never would have imagined.

Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon, Kite is a play without words, with originally composed music, dance, puppetry and of course kites.

From acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd, creators of inventive, playful and compelling new theatre (Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon, Swanhunter, Hag, The Girl with the Iron Claws). Kite is for audiences of all ages. A poignant love-song to the wind, freedom and the joy of play.

“Will delight audiences of all ages” ★★★★★ EVERYTHING THEATRE

More Than Musicals

i-show theatre school presents its annual medley of musicals – with all the usual show stopping numbers, including Matilda, Blood Brothers, Mama Mia and The Greatest Showman.

However, it is not all just about feel-good this year. We’ve been exploring some of the hard hitting messages behind the musicals, threading the fun with a deeper meaning of various issues affecting young people.

We’ve added anti-bullying modern dance pieces, and explored equality and freedom with excerpts from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. We hope you will leave the theatre transported and uplifted, but with a little food for thought.

Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants

Audiences are in for a treat as Oddsocks bring their trademark humour, fast-paced action and live music to the legend that is Robin Hood!

Join Robin, Little John, Maid Marion and of course Friar Tuck as they take on some of their hardest challenges to date: A conniving king, a sinister sheriff and a downtrodden village of peasants who’s ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone.

Can the merry band teach the baddies a lesson?
The villagers to revolt?
The world to sing?

Find out when Oddsocks rumble in with their rumbustious new adventures of this legendary folk hero in a show for all the family.

An Evening of Speech and Drama

An evening celebrating Speech and Drama at Bedford School. With highlights from the Prep and Upper Schools, prize winners from the Bedfordshire Festival and the best of our LAMDA entries.

RSC LIVE: As You Like It

Join us for our very first Royal Shakespeare Company live broadcast!

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Yerma

Spanish language with live translation

Performed by students of Bedford School & Bedford Girls’ School

Young couples have everything to look forward to.

A few years enjoying each other’s company before finally bringing a new life into the world. This is all that Yerma desires. But she has not been blessed with a child and, as years of childless marriage turn into decades, her obsession with motherhood grows.

Federico García Lorca’s most famous work Yerma, explores the plight of a young wife desperate to conceive, and the bitterness that mounts when desires are thwarted and dreams are slowly crushed by the passing of time.

Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist

Adapted for the stage in twenty-four scenes and several songs and tableaux, Neil Bartlett’s production of the Charles Dickens’ classic, Oliver Twist, vividly brings to life the dark underbelly of ninteenth-century London. Oliver, Fagin, Bill Sikes, the Artful Dodger inhabit a world filled with danger and fear, innocence and hope; a world seen through the eyes of an astonished child.