Theatre Picks!

The Place Theatre
Certain Age presents
Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 November at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)
Age guidance: 12+

In 1918 women were given the vote and everything changed.  
Well, no, not exactly.  
In 1918 some women were given the vote and some things began to change. 

Vote! is a new play entirely devised and performed by Certain Age. Using material from a wide variety of sources, the piece explores how women gained the vote and takes a, sometimes light-hearted look, at how attitudes have changed (or not!) over the last century. 


Swan Theatre Company presents
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Tuesday 13 to 17 November at 7:30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)
Age guidance 8+

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict forever changes the life of the orphaned Pip. Turning his back on his humble beginnings as a blacksmith’s apprentice, he strives to better himself and become a gentleman, unaware of the hidden dangers that await him.

This exciting and fast-paced adaptation lays bare a tissue of lies and guilt, in Charles Dickens’ least sentimental love story. It also tackles big questions of identity, while mustering a cast of unforgettable characters, chief amongst them Miss Havisham, Magwitch, Estella and Joe Gargery.

The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE.
Tickets and further information available at

Stewartby Operatic Society presents
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore
Venue: Stewartby Village Hall MK43 9LX.
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 November at 7.30pm
Tickets:  £10 – £12
This comic opera is set in a Cornwall village, where a team of professional bridesmaids is looking for work. Rose Maybud and Robin Oakapple are a likely couple, but Robin is hiding his true identity, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, baronet of Ruddigore. Unfortunately, the title comes with a curse that means he has to commit a crime a day or die in torment. The audience are in for a treat with a few Gilbertian plot twists, directorial liberties and beautiful music.
Tickets available at or on 07557 670703

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

Only Fools and Boycie – An Evening with John Challis
Friday 16 November at 7.30pm
Tickets: £17
Age guidance: 14+.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show, the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN.
Tickets available from or 01234 362337


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