Powerful and funny shows at Quarry Theatre’s festival

Punk Rock is designed and directed by students. Picture: Rich Man

Punk Rock is designed and directed by students. Picture: Rich Man

Bedford’s Quarry Theatre is set for a very busy week as it hosts performances as part of The Bedford School Creative Arts Festival.

Treasure Island, performed by Bedford Prep School pupils, will use a talented young cast, puppetry, and live music to tell the thrilling story of Jim Hawkins and the voyage that will change the course of his life forever. It runs on Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25.

Punk Rock will be performed on Thursday June 23 and Friday June 24, designed and directed by the students themselves.

A play about the difficulties of growing up and the repercussions of bullying and judgement, Punk Rock is an insight into the lives of sixth formers, told by those living it now.

Finishing off the festival will be Bouncers on Monday June 27, Tuesday June 28 and Friday July 1. John Godber’s classic story of one night at a Yorkshire disco is heard from the little-told perspective of the original ‘Men in Black’. Grab a drink at the bar before the show and head in to a theatre transformed into a nightclub for the night.

More details on all these performances, and a number of extra workshops, can be found online at www.quarrytheatre.org.uk.

Call 01234 362337 for tickets and more information.