Paula’s Pick of the Theatre!

By Paula Walker

The Sharnbrook Mill Theatre 

The Ladykillers
Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £7 to £11

With a brand new sparkling script (adapted from the celebrated Ealing film by Father Ted writer, Graham Lineman), The Ladykillers is a black comedy, in which a band of hapless criminals face their worst nightmare: a little old lady! Set in 1950s London, Mrs Wilberforce is a sweet, innocent, old lady who rents out her lopsided house to a group of amateur musicians, who aren’t all that they seem! They’re actually a band of criminal misfits, who will stop at nothing to cover up their crimes.

With only her pet parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is left alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Tickets available online from: www.sharnbrookmilltheatre.co.uk or in person from Twinkle Twinkle Boutique, High Street, Sharnbrook.

 

 The Quarry Theatre

This month, the Quarry Theatre hosts its annual Comedy Festival 
See our top picks here!

Fifth Word and Nottingham Playhouse present
All The Little Lights
Date: Friday 10th March at 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10)
Age Guidance: 14+

Joanne and Lisa were like sisters. Then Lisa left. Now they’re back together for one last birthday party by the railway tracks. But can they salvage their friendship or will ghosts from the past haunt them forever? Poignant, moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the searing story of three girls slipping through the cracks in society, desperately searching for friendship, family and themselves. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive?

Splendid Productions present
Macbeth
Tuesday 7th March 4.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
Age guidance: 12+

Have you ever wanted your life to be MORE?
New goals, new opportunities: a whole new YOU?
Stop wishing. Start DOING.

BELIEVE in yourself – limits only exist in the mind.

And the best way to predict the future is to CREATE it.
We’re only telling you what you already know: YOU’RE THE KING.

Splendid Productions present their first stab at Shakespeare, with an hour-long creative adaptation of MACBETH. A dagger-sharp cast of three take down Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, betrayal, murder and manipulation in a boiling hell-broth of tragedy, comedy, physical theatre and song.

 

Tickets available www.quarrytheatre.org.uk  01234 362337 or at the theatre box office Monday to Friday 10am -12 noon

 

The Place Theatre

Hurn Davey Productions present
Hancock’s Half Hour
Sunday 5 March at 6pm
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10)

To celebrate over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, James Hurn a talented actor and impressionist will be performing three classic episodes of Hancock’s half hour, voicing the entire cast.

These are…
Sunday afternoon at Home
The 13th of the Series
The Missing Page
James will be performing the episodes in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.

With a fabulous array of colourful characters, James Hurn is one man, many voices.  Not to be missed!

 

A-Game Entertainment present
The Pendulum Swings
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10)
Age Guidance: 16+

A-Game Entertainment returns to The Place before a national tour of the smash hit, dark comedy, The Pendulum Swings. Present day Death Row, two men await their executions. The days are long and numbered. All Frank and Michael have is each other and the friendship they built through a wall. As Frank’s time draws near, the youthful and tormented Michael must try come to terms with the idea of losing his only family. Will he understand the way life works and make his peace in time?

 

Ambreen Razia with Black Theatre Live present
Diary of a Hounslow Girl
Tuesday 14 March at 7pm
Tickets: £10 (Concessions £8.50)
Age Guidance: 14+

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what is a Hounslow Girl?

From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a hooped-earring, headscarf-wearing 16 year old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. A funny, bold, provocative play highlights the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family, alongside the temptations and influences growing up in and around London.

First there was Bridget Jones Diary, then Legally Blonde, and now there is The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, geared up to take on the world. A comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age.

 

Certain Age present
An Evening with Jane Austen
Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 (Concessions £8)
Certain Age is a drama group, based in Bedford, that was formed in 2014 and, as the name indicates, they are not a group of youngsters!

2017, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, offered a wonderful opportunity to celebrate her life and works (not that an excuse is needed), so you are invited to spend An Evening with Jane Austen and some of her more mature creations.

The show includes monologues, devised scenes and narration taken directly from the novels.  Hopefully, your favourites are among the ones chosen. This show is a most for all Austen lovers!

 

Tickets are available form www.theplacebedford.org.uk or 01234 354321


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