Paula's Theatre Picks

Heres a round up of Paula Walker’s top theatre for March – there’s some corkers!

The Place Theatre 

Oddbodies presents
King Lear
Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)

Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, this inventive, irreverent and highly accessible one-man show is presented to you from the point of view of Lear’s long suffering and ever-loyal fool. The bastard Edmund, haughty Goneril, poor deluded Gloucester, oily Oswald, sweet Cordelia, mad Tom – all the characters from this sad and sorry tale are brought to glorious life in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking production.


Little Mighty presents
Friday 6 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)

In October 2010, cartoonist Gabby Schulz posted a comic strip on his website. It was about online sexism. What could possibly go wrong? Over the next three days, the comic went viral and the comments went bananas. Hilarious, provocative and occasionally plain terrifying, 666 Comments brings the virtual world into astonishingly vivid reality.

HFH Productions present
…If We’ve Never Been To The Moon?
Wednesday 11 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)
Age guidance: 14+
Join one man’s quest in search of hope, sanity and his 250 quid!

Journey with Noel on an adventure to the Moon and back, fuelled by karaoke, gaming and love. In a battle between a curious brain and a web of conspiracy theories, can a path of confusion and sadness become one of clarity and joy?

The Thelmas present
Friday 13 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)
A hotel room, a maid and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence… and anyway, the woman was asking for it. The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person. She goes to the cinema. She reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one, so…

The Swan Theatre Company presents
The Father
Tuesday 17 March to Saturday 21 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)
Andre is a man facing a barrage: his favourite watch goes missing, his daughter Anne tries to take his flat and strangers keep turning up, claiming to be his family. Andre knows he’s no idiot, so why is he treated like one?

With dark humour and poignancy, The Father is an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing memory loss.

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


The Quarry Theatre


Avalon Promotions present
Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued by a Bear
Saturday 7 March at 8.00pm
Tickets: £15.00
Age Guidance: 16+

Join one of Britain’s leading political comedians, as he once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe). As seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, and The Royal Variety Performance.

Away With Media presents
Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps: Travel & Comedy In The Danger Zone
Saturday 28 March at 7.30pm
Tickets: £18.00
Age Guidance: 13+

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.

Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotter and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he’s visited some of the most unusual places on the planet.

 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



Sharnbrook Mill Theatre 

Daisy Pulls It Off
Tuesday 3rd March to Saturday 7 March at 7.30pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Tickets: £10
Age guidance: 11+
It’s jolly hockey sticks at the ready, as Daisy Meredith, a plucky girl from a poor background, is the first pupil allowed to attend the posh Grangewood School for Girls on a scholarship. Not only must Daisy fit in with her snobby and snotty chums, it seems like saving the school is a lesson she must learn.

With schoolgirl pranks a-plenty, this youth-led comedy is lashings of fun.

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre, Mill Road,
Sharnbrook, Beds, MK44 1NP
Tickets available at or in person from Pick-a-Lily florist in Sharnbrook telephone 01234 781441.


Wilstead Players 

The Wizard of Oz
Friday 20 March at 7.30pm and Saturday 21 March at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 (children £4)
This adaptation of the classic story by L Frank Baum will be performed at Wilstead Village Hall.

Tickets available on 01234 740782. More information form Colin West


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