Theatre Highlights from Paula Walker

Here’s a few of the highlights from the many theatre shows on in Bedford this month!


The Place Theatre
The Pantaloons: War Of The Worlds
Fri 11th & Sat 12th May 7.30pm
Full £12 | Concessions £10

You will need to zap it like a laser to grab tickets for this show – it’s sure to be a sell out very soon. The brilliantly funny Pantaloons return to Bedford with their take on the HG Wells classic. For fans of spoof comedy and Sci Fi.

Swan Theatre Company: The School For Wives
Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 May at 7.30pm
Tickets:  £12  (Concession £10 / Tuesday Preview  £7.50)
Following on from their smash hit ‘Jerusalem’ earlier this year, one of Bedford’s finest local companies takes on Moliere’s classic comedy. This is certain to be another gem for the Swans.

Don’t Go Into The Cellar: The Canterville Ghost
Weds 30th May 1pm & 6pm
Full £10 | Concessions £8.50
Suitable for Age 6+
If the weather’s fine, then expect these performances to take place outdoors! This very funny ghost story from Oscar Wilde will delight the whole family: (gentle) thrills, spills and giggles await. Who is haunting Canterville Chase? And, will the ghost drive out the new owners with his mischievous plans?

House Theatre presents
To Helen Back
Thurs 31 May at 7.30pm
Tickets:  £12  (Concessions £10 / Friends of The Place £9)
Analysing sickness, health and what it really means to recover, this is a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience, which blurs the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and performance art.
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford, MK MK40 3DE tel: 01234 354321
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The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

Seabright Productions present
Dad’s Army Radio Hour
Tuesday 22 May at 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.00 (Concessions £12.00)
Age Guidance: PG

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts, based on favourite episodes from the original TV series, celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”.


The Quarry Theatre presents
The Amazing Bubble Man
Thursday 24 May at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.50  (Concessions £10.50)
Age Guidance: All ages

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last ten years. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, to rocket bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, St Peter’s Street, Bedford MK 40 2NN
Tel: 01234 362269
Tickets and further information at

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