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This August will mark the 800th anniversary of the Great Seige of Bedford Castle - a siege that lasted eight weeks, involved an army of over 2,500 soldiers and eventually led to the Castle's destruction...
Goldington Academy students in Sister Act. Image: Goldington Academy
What was an invitation to watch the recent production of Sister Act by Goldington Academy, has turned what was supposed to be a standard review into a record of how important it is for schools...
Take a bow: Lauren Chacon, Emily Dignan, Condoleezza Hankins, Miles Dolby (slightly behind), Leila Hoch, Jon Coop, Douglas Pope, Virginia Pope, Barry Thompson, Tracey Powell, Nicole MacDonald. Image: Sharnbrook Mill Theatre
Members of Sharnbrook Mill Theatre are celebrating after winning four awards at the regional NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Awards Gala on Sunday (7 April), including recognition...
Harri Mardlin and Mark Thynne. Image: MO&NA
After its sold-out debut production, Bedford-based theatre company Modern Originals & New Artists (MO&NA) has announced the return of its flagship event, "From Scratch" in a new home at the...
Guitars to the Stars 2024 Image: Living It Up/Ollie Monks
There's not much that can tempt us out on a cold and blustery evening in January, but the annual Living It Up performance at the University of Bedfordshire is one thing that is guaranteed to get us up...
It's the theatre event of the year - yes, the Living It Up Performing Arts Centre has announced the date of its annual show and tickets are on sale now. For one night only, the University of Bedfordshire...
Harri Mardlin and Mark Thynne. Image: MO&NA
Bedford-based theatre company Modern Originals & New Artists (MO&NA, pronounced 'mona') is launching its inaugural event, 'From Scratch', at the Ent Shed on Castle Road this month...
Charlie Eggleton as Scrooge meets the Ghost of Christmas Present (Zachary Wasterfall). Image: Bedford School
It's a classic Christmas tale with much of its impact and cultural references a part of our collective DNA. So, a chance to see A Christmas Carol on stage is always something I am going...
The latest National Theatre Live screening to be held at the Quarry Theatre was the multiple award-winning political drama The Best of Enemies and it certainly did not disappoint...
Grease Goldington Academy, Sylvie Storey as Sandy. Image: Goldington Academy
I don't think you can say the word 'Grease' to anyone and not get at least a hint of recognition about one of the world's most-loved musicals. So, it was quite exciting to hear...
A former Bedford School pupil will be returning to his alma mater this week, performing in the five-star-review-garnering Mythos:Ragnarök, a retelling of Norse mythology...
The success of Joe Sellman-Leava’s Fanboy (The Quarry Theatre, Wednesday 1 February) is as much the conceit of the concept as it is its execution. This whistle-stop...