Get your kids laughing and learn all about town’s history

The shows' organisers at Bedford Castle Mound

The shows' organisers at Bedford Castle Mound

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Free family summer shows will be staged on the Bedford Castle Mound alongside the River Great Ouse on Sunday July 12 and 19.

The Amazing Bedford People performance has been tailor-made for a Bedford audience and will tell the story of some of the town’s heroes through the ages.

Castle Comedy for Kids will have oodles of fun for children of all ages, so be prepared for lots of laughs, comedy and silliness with some top children’s comedians and entertainers.

Karen Fryc of Get Into Bed Ltd, who is co-ordinating the events with actress Cally Lawrence of No Loss Productions and Castle Comedy’s Paul Revill, said: “Bedford’s got a whole lot of history and some pretty amazing people and we are going to tell you their story.

“Our light-hearted theatre production will literally whizz you through history.”

Christina Rowe of Bedford BID, which is behind the shows, said: “Both shows will involve audience participation and will be just the thing for a fun family afternoon. Parking in town is free on Sundays andmany of our biggest and best shops and restaurants are open.”

The Castle Comedy for Kids shows last for 75 minutes and take place at midday and 3pm on Sunday July 12.

The hour-long Amazing Bedford People shows are on at midday, 2.30pm and 5pm on July 19.

Full details of events and special offers run by businesses in association with the shows will be updated regularly on www.lovebedford.co.uk