Rudy the reindeer goes off on an adventure to the North Pole

Cast of The Ballad of Rudy at the Swan Hotel ice rink, Bedford.
Cast of The Ballad of Rudy at the Swan Hotel ice rink, Bedford.

A delightful story for young children is being told at a Bedford theatre this week.

Rudy the jazzy reindeer dropped in at the Swan Hotel in Bedford to show off his skills on the ice rink there, before heading back to The Place theatre, off Bradgate Road.

The Ballad of Rudy, which runs until Friday, December 5, features music, songs and more and is ideal for children aged three and over whose parents or grandparents want to introduce tiny tots to the world of theatre.

The show is about Rudy the reindeer who gets kicked out of reindeer school for being different.

Then he meets a magical jazz penguin and sets off on an adventure around the North Pole meeting other animals that live there. Enjoy some live music and audience participation.

The show runs for 50 minutes and performances are at 10.30am, 1pm and 4.30pm.

Tickets are £8, concessions £7. Call 01234 718112 or visit

Pre-schoolers can also enjoy skating at the Swan Hotel with the aid of the sit-on-seals. These can also act as a support for push-along-parents who are inexperienced on the ice.