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Bittersweet play about grief comes to The Place in Bedford

An acclaimed new play telling a darkly comic story of love and loss comes to Bedford this week.

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Adrian Zmed and John Patridge in La Cage Aux Folles

Madcap musical in Milton Keynes

A vibrant and colourful story of nightclub life is setting out on its first ever tour of the UK.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats

Dreamboats and Petticoats returns to Milton Keynes

An ever popular musical celebrating some famous rock and roll tunes will be returning to Milton Keynes Theatre at the beginning of next month.

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The show is performed by just three actors

Irreverent take on Macbeth by imaginative theatre trio in Bedford

A riotous and playful reinvention of Macbeth that puts the witches at the centre of the dark and bloody tragedy comes to Bedford next week.

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The Scar Test tells the fictional stories of 11 female characters. Picture: William Henry Scott

Powerful story of life at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre

A powerful and disturbing snapshot of life inside the infamous Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre receives its world premiere in Bedford next week.

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The Three Inch Fools comprise five performers and a number of instruments

Romeo and Juliet to get the Fools’ treatment in open air at Elstow

Five actors with all manner of musical instruments present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s timeless story of romance and tragedy this week.

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Tayo Aluko as Tunji Sowande, who in 1978 became Britains first black judge

Bedford play about the man who broke through barriers to become a judge

The remarkable story of a man who broke through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge comes to Bedford on Sunday June 11.

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A scene from Oddsocks production of Macbeth

Colourful takes on the Bard in outdoor theatre shows in Bedford

Outdoor theatre returns to town this week when two Shakespeare plays are performed at the Pavilion Cafe in Bedford Park.

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The show focuses on Mashi and Bhanji, travelling story-tellers living hand-to-mouth

Mystery and humour of India come to life in Bedford show

Magic, mystery and storytelling come to Bedford next week in a new show based on ancient Indian fables.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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MBTC Phantom of the Opera

Phantom set to haunt Sharnbrook Mill Theatre

Sharnbrook’s Mill Theatre is set to be transformed into the Paris Opera House when it hosts Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera in November.

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Emile Gooding as Billy Elliot with the ballet girls. Picture by Alastair Muir PNL-171005-162151004

Review: Award-winning Billy Elliot dances into Milton Keynes Theatre

The award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical danced its way into Milton Keynes Theatre this week although the touring stage production of what was a blockbuster 2000 film left some parents upset by the amount of on-stage swearing.

Happily Ever After, one of the shows being performed at the festival

Festival of fun for families as top theatre comes to Bedford

Children’s arts festival June Arts Jam is back from Sunday June 4 to Saturday June 24 with even more performances in Bedford.

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The show features passionate duets, tribal hakas and more

World premiere in Sharnbrook of a musical set in post-apocalyptic world

An epic tale of forbidden love, hope and intrigue in a brave new world comes to Sharnbrook Mill Theatre next week.

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The Odyssey features characters including Cyclops

Greek legends and Mozart in shows coming to The Place in Bedford

A Greek adventure and a musical look at Mozart’s greatest rival come to the Place in Bedford this week.

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Three Half Pints: Robin Hatcher (Ernie), Richard Franklin (Dick) and Callum Donnelly (Derek)

Musketeers go slapstick with CBeebies’ Three Half Pints in Bedford

CBeebies favourites Three Half Pints swashbuckle their way into Bedford this week with a slapstick adventure of chivalry, swordplay and suddenly falling over.

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The cast of Cloud: A New Musical

Cloud floating in Sharnbrook

In a future time, the human race has left a dying Earth. Small colonies tried to survive on other planets, but only one tribe remains, on the tempestuous Cloud.

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Billy Elliot

From boxing to ballet in Milton Keynes

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Billy Elliot The Musical, with a score by Elton John, has now been seen by over 11 million people across five continents and is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally.

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Aurora Galore, one of the artists performing

Burlesque and drag combine at Extravaganza in Bedford

Some of the world’s most popular burlesque and drag acts are coming to Bedford for a special party night at the Empire club on Friday May 19.

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Birmingham Stage Company presents David Walliams' Gangsta Granny

WARNING: Notorious Gangsta (Granny) is coming to Aylesbury next week

People of Aylesbury be warned, the cabbage-crunching, criminal mastermind Gangsta Granny is coming to town next week.

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