The Bedfringe Bite Sized Festival kicks off this weekend, with 20 events at five venues over the next three weeks.
Starting with The Ghost Hunter, with Theatre of the Damned on Friday, July 4, at The Ent Shed, the festival continues until Sunday, July 27 with The Closing Party and music from Tony Phillips & Jazzhouse.
Venues this year also include Bedford Theatre, The Place, South Bank Arts Centre at Bedford College, and Aysha Academy Trust in Midland Road.
The first week sees The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Co at The End Shed on Wednesday, July 9, with a Castle Comedy Bedfringe Special the following evening.
The Ent Shed then hosts Songs From Soweto on Friday, July 11 at 5.30pm and The Dark Room, performed by stand-up John Robertson at 8pm.
Five-piece a cappella Simply Soweto Encha are at Bedford Theatre on Saturday, July 12 at 2.30pm and 8pm.
The Blackout Theatre Company bring Alan Bennett’s monologue Her Big Chance to Bedford Theatre on Wednesday, July 16 at 7.15pm.
Kempston Community Theatre use masks and storytelling to present The Canterbury Tales & Other Travelling Tales at the South Bank Arts Centre on the same day at 7.30pm.
Next week also sees award-winning comedians Marcel Lucont and James Acaster at The End Shed on Thursday, July 17 at 8.15pm. Doors open at 7.30pm.
For a full programme visit http://issuu.com/bedfringe/docs/bedfringebrochure_2014