Theatre picks with Paula Walker

Here’s your June culture fix at Bedford’s theatres.

The Place

Hotbuckle present Jane Eyre
Thursday 6 June at 7:30pm
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10)
Age Guidance: 12+

Hotbuckle bring their inventiveness, humour and unique magic to Bronte’s compelling tale.

Bedford Creative Arts present Red INK
Part of Refugee Week 2019
Wednesday 19 June at 7:30pm
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10)
Age Guidance: 8+

As part of BCA’s programme for Refugee Week 2019, hip hop dance company, Wayward Thread, will be performing Red INK at The Place.

An artful and pulse-quickening mix of hip hop and contemporary dance, Red INK is up-and-coming British-Asian choreographer, Si Rawlinson’s first full-length touring production and has sold out at venues, including the Southbank Centre London.


Spun Glass Theatre, The Place Bedford and The Higgins present This Noisy Isle
Part of Refugee Week 2019
Saturday 22nd June at 10am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 10.45am, 11.00am, 11.15am, 11.30am, 11.45am, 1.00pm, 1.15pm, 1.30pm, 1.45pm, 2.00pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm and 2.45pm
Tickets: Adults £8; Children £6; Family £20

This Noisy Isle is a treasure-hunt style performance for 7-11 year-olds and their families inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This adventure through a strange, magical new world explores the refugee crisis in a new and inventive way.

You’ve washed up on a new shore…

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems? The inhabitants of this island make strange noises and sprites hide around every corner. Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home.

Each group is limited to 16 patrons.

PLEASE NOTE: Performances of This Noisy Isle take place at The Higgins, Bedford, not at The Place.


Zoo Co present Sirens
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June at 7:30pm
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10)
Age Guidance: 14+

When three Greek women defy the want of Zeus and are cursed with a deadly voice, the famous myth of the Sirens is born. When they find out that the truth about them may have been adapted, they are catapulted to Hastings beach in 2019 with one mission: rewrite history.

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


The Quarry

Oyster Creatives present Oyster
Tuesday 11 June at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.50 (Concessions £10.50)

Age Guidance: 14+

A new, dark comedy by Neil Salvage, with live music.

Johannes Brahms is attending a party to celebrate the first performance of his Violin Concerto – but his genius is overshadowed by his self-destructive ego. As the evening progresses, the play moves to its extraordinary conclusion fuelled by turbulent feelings and farcical misunderstandings. Laughing through our tears, we are continually challenged with the questions: Why art? – And what price do we pay for it?

Ditto Theatre Company present Rocket Girl
Saturday 22 at 2.30pm & Sunday 23 June at 11am and 2.30pm
Tickets: £10.50 (Concessions £8.50)
Age Guidance: 5+

The year is 1969. NASA has just put the first man on the moon. The world is transfixed and everyone is watching, including eight-year-old Maisie Robinson. From the very moment she saw man on the moon, Maisie knew that she was destined to be an astronaut. In her dreams, she travelled beyond the earth’s atmosphere and flew amongst the brightest of stars. But unknown to Maisie, people had other plans about her future. After all, girls don’t do science, do they?


The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, 26 St Peter’s Street, Bedford MK40 2NN
Tickets and more information available at or on 01234 362337


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