Theatre highlights: November

by Paula Walker

Beginning tonight, the Place Theatre is hosting three digitally streamed performances throughout November as the perfect antidote to the latest lockdown restrictions.

Visit their website for further information and ticket details.

Keeping the Lights On [Digital Event]
Available from Friday 13 November at 7pm until Sunday 15 at 10pm
Tickets: free
For his third ‘lockdown’ jazz concert of the year, singer and jazz pianist Andrew D. Brewis will celebrate the darkened playhouses of the West End and Broadway with a tribute to the legends of musical theatre, past and present.

After a career spanning four continents and more than 30 years, no one knows or loves this music better than Andrew. From the intimate charm of My Fair Lady to the epic scope of Les Misérables, expect an evening of theatrical magic, all conjured by Andrew and a beautiful Steinway grand piano.

This is a chance to see and hear one of the masters of the classic Broadway songbook, performing in his own distinctly British style. And from the best seats in the house, too — your house.

Andrew’s Keeping the Lights On is brought to you to in support of The Place Theatre, Bedford. It will be available to stream from 7pm on Friday November 13th until 10pm on Sunday 15th at

‘Admission’ is free, but this year has been hard on both performing artists and the venues they call home. You can do your bit towards keeping the lights on by making a donation (at the above address) which will be shared between Andrew and The Place.

Unfamiliar at Home [Digital Event]
Wednesday 25 November at 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 (single) £12 (group)

What is a family? Where does it come from? Can we make our own?
Victor and Yorgos recently made some big plans, and they don’t know if they are ready for them. One is to create a performance together, the other is to have a baby…

An adaptation of their piece Unfamiliar, Unfamiliar at Home is performed in the artists’ home, on Zoom. This tender autobiographical performance combines text, movement and found objects to explore family, wanting children and being queer today. What do we need to do to live the life we always wanted?
This performance will have Audio Description and Captioning available. There will be a post show Q&A session, also with live Captioning.

Myles Away [Digital]
Friday 27 November until 6th December
Tickets: Donations

In Myles Away, you play the role of an eager new recruit at a tech start-up that is getting ready to launch a game-changing new technology. However, your orientation training is hijacked by the recently ousted founder of the company, who wants you to help them bring the company down from the inside.

Depending on your choices, a branching narrative of corporate espionage ensues which asks questions about racism, trans erasure, and making personal sacrifices for marginalised communities.

How far will you go, and how much will you risk, to try and make the world a better place?

The performance is available with captions and audio description.
This performance contains strong language.
The performance is on demand and duration varies depending on your interactions.

Further information and tickets available from

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