Mini festival brings comedy in Place

Waiting For Stanley at The Place Theatre, Bedford.
Waiting For Stanley at The Place Theatre, Bedford.

A mini festival of theatrical comedy opens at The Place, Bedford tonight, Thursday, February 5 and runs until Sunday, February 8, hosted by the Bedford Players Trust.

Finger in the Pie: Waiting for Stanley, pictured, is the show on Friday, February 6, at 7.30pm, which takes the audience back to 1945 and a railway station platform where a wife is anxiously waiting for her husband.

Stanley is due to return from the front but when the train arrives full of soldiers, her man doesn’t appear. With flashbacks to experiences on the Home Front, intercut with fantasies of what may have happened to Stanley, this pacy story is based entirely on real-life experiences.

Tickets for this show are £10, concessions £8.50.

At 9.15pm the festival continues with The Memoirs of Modger Morrish, a fantasy romp through a young Brummie girl’s growing years during 1920 to 1940, written by performer Karen Swan as a tribute to her mother. For a full programme and visit