Bedford talent and Bard tale take to the Quarry stage

Clarity, poetry, humour and imagination: Propellers Pocket Dream
Clarity, poetry, humour and imagination: Propellers Pocket Dream

Two striking production are coming to the Quarry Theatre in Bedford in the next few days.

Poll Function, which takes to the stage on Saturday February 20, tells the story of two men from the West Country who return to suburbia and wreak havoc on childhood dreams and a system they believed would bring them future opportunity.

Confined within a car for most of the journey, old secrets are aired and questions asked about who they have become since leaving the suburbs. They fight, spit, cry and kill but still find it hard to accept their feelings are only human. The plays, written by Greg Shewring, has been described by Broadway Baby as “dirty and hilarious, and punctuated with moments of real poetic beauty”.

Poll Function is presented by new theatre group The Project and is directed by Bedfordian Theo St Claire. The hour-long show takes place at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

All-male theatre company Propeller bring their Pocket Dream to the Quarry on Tuesday February 23 at 3pm and 7pm.

It’s a fast-moving and visually striking 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The company combines a rigorous approach to the text with a physical aesthetic creating a production described as being “full of clarity, poetry, humour and imagination, with a little bit of magic thrown in.”

For more information and to buy tickets, call the theatre’s box office on 01234 362337.