By Paula Walker

We kick of 2018 with a bumper crop of theatre for your enjoyment at the Quarry Theatre and the Place.  This February and March, The Place is delivering their Mindscapes season, exploring the experience and stigma of mental health through theatre, in partnership with Mind BLMK and local NHS mental health services,

On 10 February – just in time for half term – the theatre will be holding another sensory familiarisation tour of the venue for children and young people with autism, anxiety or other needs. Places are free but must be booked in advance; see the website for details.


The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

Oddsocks & Pavilion Playhouse proudly present
The Wizard of Oz

Quarry Theatre | Friday 16th (7.30pm) & Saturday 17th February (2pm)
Tickets: £17.00 (£15.50 concessions, £11.00 under 16s)

Running Time: 120 Minutes (including 15min interval)
Age suitability: 8yrs+

The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty!

In a brand-new adaptation of L Frank Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’, the Oddsocks troupe invite you to meet Dorothy as you’ve never seen her before. Join the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man, as they travel through the weird and wonderful land of Oz, encountering Wet Witches, Flying Monkeys, Poisonous Poppies and a multitude of Munchkins along the way! What could possibly go wrong?


The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, 26 St Peters St, Bedford MK40 2NN Tickets and more information available at or on 01234 362337



The Place Theatre

Makin Projects presents
Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children
Wednesday 14 February at 2pm
Tickets £10  (Concession £8.50 Family £30)
Age Guidance: 8+
For half term, and in our continuing commitment to be Fantastic For Families, we bring you this interactive comedy show to delight the cheekiest of children.

Stone Soup Theatre presents
Pixie’s Scarf
Thursday 15 February at 2pm
Tickets £10 (Concession £8.50  Family  £30)
Age Guidance:  3+

Puppetry, music and energetic storytelling combine to tell the tale of what happens when a little boy finds a pixie’s scarf on the moors, and ultimately finds himself before the Queen of the Pixies, having to strike a very important deal. Magical fun and adventure for all.


Viki Brown presents: HELP!
Wednesday 28th February   7.30pm
Tickets £12 | Concessions £10
Age Guidance:  14+

A one-woman show about coping (and not coping) with depression and anxiety. Packed full of popular culture references, Help puts the experience of living with mental health difficulties into a language everyone can understand. Joyous, thought-provoking, playful and uplifting.


The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE
Tickets and further information available at or on 01234 354321


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