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The diary Summer 2018


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Finding Us The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s 26 St. Peter’s Street, Bedford MK40 2NN The entrance to The Quarry Theatre is on St. Peter’s Street. If you are travelling by car, please use MK40 2NN for Sat Nav systems.

You can also but tickets in person at our box office, which is just inside the main entrance on St. Peter’s Street. The box office is only open on show nights (usually one hour before curtain up until 20 minutes after). However, during the Creative Arts Festival the box office will be open for two hours each day. Please visit quarrytheatre.org.uk for details.

School group bookings To enquire about our special discounts for school groups and to book tickets, please call 01234 362337 or email quarrytheatre@bedfordschool.org.uk

Parking Apart from a limited amount of disabled parking (please call ahead to book) there is no on-site parking. Nearby car parks are indicated on the map above. Please note the Lurke Street Car Park (MK40 3HZ) is open 24 hours and is free after 6pm. St Peter’s Street Car Park is also open 24 hours and is free after 6pm. Parking on De Parys Avenue is free after 6pm. All car parks are free on Sunday.

Note that the programme is subject to change. Visit our website for the latest shows and news.

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Contact us We are always happy to hear from you with comments, suggestions and enquiries. You call us at 01234 362269 or email quarrytheatre@bedfordschool.org.uk quarrytheatreatstlukes @quarryatstlukes


Summer Highlights Welcome May 18th-19th - The Edelweiss Pirates A powerful production based on the true story of a group of teenagers with extraordinary courage in the face of immense danger who rose up against the Nazis. 22nd - Dad’s Army Radio Hour Two actors, 25 characters and a brilliant staging of the classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. 24th - The Amazing Bubble Man Discover the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles with Edinburgh Fringe favourite Louis Pearl.

June 5th - The Time Machine A radical new interpretation of the HG Wells classic, in which a Victorian time traveller transcends accross the ages from 1900 to our own far future. 9th - Dadman: The Bathtime Warrior This is a show about not giving Mum a day off, and about not baby-sitting your own kids. 21st June - 5th July - Creative Arts Festival Join us for this year’s annual festival of art, drama and drama.

We have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. As we continue to improve our service for families your views are very important to us – so please let us know if you have a good experience with us or tell us what you’d like us to improve.

Summer has finally arrived at The Quarry Theatre and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to a very busy but vibrant season! As the weather warms up, we can now open up the bar doors onto the theatre gardens where we will hope to find you enjoying the sun and perhaps a preshow drink. This May the Drama department will be putting on a production of The Edelweiss Pirates. A true story of a group of teenagers with extraordinary courage in the face of immense danger, who rose up against the Nazis, despite knowing the terrible price they may pay for their convictions. Look out for two Edinburgh Fringe hits in May, Dad’s Army Radio Hour and The Amazing Bubble Man. Hopefully, the show titles speak for themselves! Some of you may know that I am a father of two adorable little girls so I was immediately drawn to the show Dadman: Bathtime Warrior. The 2.30pm show is baby friendly so you can bring your little ones with you! Summertime is festival time so do take a look at this year’s Creative Arts Festival line-up. This year it will run for two weeks from various venues on the school site. Bedfringe is with us once again bringing over 50 events over five days! You will find the Bedfringe programme at www.bedfringe.com. Many thanks once again for your continued support of our theatre and I hope you enjoy the season ahead. Remember to check the website occasionally as this printed programme can be subject to change. James Pharaoh Director of The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

The Quarry Theatre is part of Bedford School, which is part of the Harpur Trust


The Quarry theatre presents “A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable” THE INDEPENDENT 

NT Encore:

Cat on a hot tin roof

Tuesday 8 May, 7.00pm Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £12.50 (£10.50 concessions)

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Running time 160 minutes (inc. 15 minute interval) Age suitability 15+ (contains nudity)

Quarry Theatre presents

NT LIVE: Macbeth

Thursday 10 May, 7.00pm Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Running time 200 minutes (+ 15min interval) Age suitability 15+

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The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.


Boycott Theatre company presents

The edelweiss Pirates Friday 18 & Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm 1943, the Second World War rages into its fourth year. The German population live in silence and fear, as they blindly follow Hitler’s extreme policies. Yet in the shadows, there are whispers. Young voices join together to say enough is enough. This is the true story of a group of teenagers with extraordinary courage in the face of immense danger, who rose up against the Nazis, despite knowing the terrible price they may pay for their convictions. This play brings these heroes lives into a new light.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £7.00 (£5.00 concessions) Running time 60 minutes Age suitability 13+

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Dad’s Army Radio Hour Tuesday 22 May, 7.30PM Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £14.00 (£12.00 concessions) Running time 80 minutes (+ 15 minute interval) Age suitability PG

“The best-loved of all British comedies.” DAILY TELEGRAPH “Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers. A show not to miss.” SOUTHSIDE ADVERTISER

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Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”. Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation! Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane Directed by Owen Lewis Sound design by Tom Lishman

“Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!” DAILY MAIL “Lewis’s direction and Lishman’s sound design give real light and shade in which the two versatile performers shine.” THE ARTS DESK


The quarry theatre presents

The amazing bubble man Thursday 24 may, 7.30PM Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Family ticket £42.00 Running time 65 minutes Age suitability All ages “This show captivated its young audience and the adults loved it as well. Highly recommended.” Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last ten years. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, to rocket bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. (Most shows include live music by Jet Black Pearl).

“The range and beauty of the effects really has to be seen to be believed”

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FEST MAGAZINE “This is a show that’s definitely much more than the sum of its parts. Or its bubbles”  BROADWAY BABY

“It’s utterly fabulous to see all the big bubbles, the clever bubbles, and the you-can’t-believehe-just-did-that bubbles. Super”  THREE WEEKS

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The quarry theatre presents

Annette Gregory: Ladies of Jazz Saturday 2 June, 7.30PM Following on from her successful ‘Ella’ tour, Annette will captivate you with The Ladies of Jazz. Bringing her rich, deep delicate phrasing to songs sung by legends like Sarah Vaughan, Julie London, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Anita O’Day. Enchanting you with some hidden gems from the likes of Julie Christie and Chris Conner.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £13.00 (£19.00 for two tickets) Running time 90 minutes (+15 minute interval)

Annette and her band will be performing some of the best loved jazz favourites, Cry Me River, My Baby Just Cares for Me & What A Difference a Day Made highlighting moments in their careers, Annette will take you through the changing landscape and influence of some of the wonderful female vocalist of Jazz.

Age suitability All ages

Prepare to be hooked by Oxford’s première all-male a cappella troupe! With over 15 million hits on YouTube, these Edinburgh Fringe Favourites are sure to bring smiles all round. Expect vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoire, and ludicrous choreography which never fail to delight. HIS FUTURE’S BRIGHTER AT BEDFORD

“Extremely talented and funny”  EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE

“This male a cappella group is absolutely phenomenal, not only for their clear-cut harmonies and perfectly choreographed dance moves, but also for their genuine humility and fun-loving attitudes onBOARDING stage” & DAY FOR

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Dyad productions present

the time machine Tuesday 5 June, 7.30PM Where Main Auditorium “Outstanding… Amazing… Magic”  EDINBURGH SOUTHSIDE ADVERTISER

Ticket price £14.00 (£12.00 concessions) Running time 80 minutes Age suitability 10+ “Terrific… grips the imagination... ideas spit off the narrative like sparks from a welder’s torch”  QUENTIN LETTS, DAILY MAIL “Brilliant... Captivates and amazes”  BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisation falls today, what will become of us? In producer Rebecca Vaughan and writer/director Elton Townend Jones’ radical new interpretation of the HG Wells classic, in which a Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future – from the fall of man to the end of the world. Can we change the future? Or has the end already begun?

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A philosophical journey, a nightmare adventure, a cautionary tale – this is the story of us all.

“Like all excellent theatre, I felt I had been taken on a journey was different at the end of it… a theatrical success” FRINGE REVIEW

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Notnow collective presents

dadman: the bathtime warrior Saturday 9 June, 2.30pm (babies up to 18 months welcomed) & 7.30PM This is a show about not giving Mum a day off, and about not baby-sitting your own kids.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £12.50 (£10.50 concessions)

DadMan is a warrior. He stands strong at the gates of an ideal Birth-Plan and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. He courageously navigates the precipices of School Runs.

Running time 55 minutes Age suitability All ages

Notnow Collective specialise in the baby-friendly, baby-welcoming and baby-proof shows for adults.

Trafalgar releasing presents

That Good Night Tuesday 12 June, 7.00PM Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £10.00 (£8.00 concessions) Running time 90 minutes Age suitability 12A

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That Good Night stars award winner, John Hurt (The Elephant Man, Midnight Express) in his last leading role as Ralph, a once-famous film director in his seventies who has two missions in life. Ralph wishes to be reconciled with his son, Michael (Max Brown, Spooks), and, to ensure that he is not a burden to his devoted wife, Anna (Sofia Helin, The Bridge), as he goes “into that good night”. Ralph hires the services of the mysterious “Visitor” (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones) who unexpectedly guides him to find new meaning in his life.


Robert Ross presents

Oh, What a carry on! Thursday 14 June, 7.30PM In the March of 1958 cameras started rolling on a cheap and cheerful black and white comedy about the madcap exploits of a bunch of hapless National Service recruits. The film was Carry On Sergeant and its popularity kick-started British film’s most endearing franchise. Nothing sums up the deliciously bawdy and raucous British sense of humour more than the Carry Ons. For sixty years, their heady mix of innuendo, pratfalls, and love of a damn good time has entertained millions around the world.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £14.50 (£12.50 concessions) Running time 75 minutes Age suitability 12+ (occasional mild innuendo)

Bedford School Creative Arts Festival presents

Double or nothing Thursday 21 & Friday 22 June, 6.30PM Bedford Prep School Music are delighted to put on Musician in Residence Andrew Groom’s third musical, “Double or Nothing”, a Western thriller! An original story featuring cowboys, cacti, cow theft and a the meanest band of Mexican desperadoes the West has ever seen; “Double or Nothing” follows nine hapless country yokels on their quest to retrieve their prize cow from the evil bandit, El Bandito. Little do they know that El Bandito is already being closely tracked by none other than the enigmatic gunslinger Flint Westwood.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £7.00 (£5.00 concessions) Running time 100 minutes (+15 minute interval) Age suitability 4+

Join us for an evening of exhilarating adventure, hilarious gags, and foot-tapping songs that will have you humming all the way home. Tickets on sale 14 May. 11


The Bedford school creative arts festival presents

The lighter side Sunday 24 June, 7.30pm Where Studio Theatre Ticket price £8.00 Running time 90 minutes (+15 minute interval)

An evening of original poetry, in a mostly light-hearted vein, presented in the Studio by members of the Bedford Poetry Company. This show will also feature a singer and an interval when a complimentary glass of prosecco will be served.

Age suitability 12+

Bedford School creative arts festival presents

Tonight with Donny Stixx Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 June, 7.30pm Where Studio Theatre Ticket price £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) Running time 60 minutes Age suitability 14+

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“It’s at times like this I’m inspired by The Stupendous Santini. He toured the mid-West during the 1930s, entertaining farmers affected by the Dust Bowl. No one would have remembered him were in not for the fact that during his most famous trick – sword swallowing – he accidentally punctured a lung and died on the spot. He became a legend.” Donny has committed an act that shocked everyone. Tabloids called him The Most Hated Boy Alive. But Donny doesn’t want forgiveness. All Donny wants is . . . his own television show. Written by internationally acclaimed writer Philip Ridley, ‘Tonight with Donny Stixx’, is a black comedy that follows wannabe magician Donny as he looks to achieve his dream of becoming the world’s greatest entertainer!


Bedford School creative arts festival & ditto theatre Co present

Ingo’s War Tuesday 26 June, 6.30PM

Ingo was a very nervous dog. He was always afraid of the dark, loud noises and did not like making new friends. Owned and cherished by a young girl living in the city of London, life for Ingo is as easy as pie. Yet as war looms once more and the Blitz becomes a very immediate danger, the girl and her dog are evacuated to the country. But when Ingo is left on the train, he is suddenly plunged into an adventure which tips his steady world upside down.

“Perfect fare for theatre makers to learn from and aspire to.”  THE REVIEWS HUB Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £10.50 (£8.50 concessions) Family ticket £34.00 Running time 50 minutes Age suitability 4+

Bedford Schools Creative arts festival presents

LAMDA acting showcase Wednesday 27 June, 6.30PM Where Main Auditorium Ticket price Free (non-ticketed) Running time 60 minutes Age suitability 13+

An evening celebrating Speech and Drama at Bedford School. With highlights from the Prep and Upper schools, prize winners from the Bedfordshire Festival and the best of our LAMDA entries.

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The Bedford school creative arts festival presents “The most popular English poet since Larkin” THE SUNDAY TIMES 

An evening with Simon armitage

Thursday 28 June, 7.30pm Simon Armitage is an award-winning poet who also writes extensively for theatre, television and radio. During the evening, he will read from a range of his work and answer questions from the audience.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £14.00 (£12.00 concessions) Running time 60 minutes

Armitage’s accolades include Sunday Times Young Author of the Year, the Hay Medal for Poetry and a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for song writing.

Age suitability 12+

Bedford School creative arts festival presents

Timon of Athens, re-imagined Friday 29 June, 7.00pm Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £5.00 Running time 40 minutes Age suitability All ages

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“Here lie I, Timon, who alive, all living men did hate…” Timon, a wealthy Athenian citizen, learns the true value of money and friendship after he squanders his fortune on hangers-on and flatterers. Left to face himself in the wilderness outside of Athens city walls, Timon is give a second chance, but can the harsh lessons he has learnt help him achieve true happiness? The Bedford Prep School Y8 Ensemble will present a re-imagined performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy.


Bedford school creative arts festival presents

rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead

Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm | Sunday 1 July, 2.30pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead retells the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the point of view of two of the famous play’s most insignificant characters. While visiting their old friend Hamlet, the pair engage in an ongoing philosophical debate about free will versus predestination, each trying to prove absurd positions through misbegotten experiments. Meanwhile, the clueless friends attempt to make sense of the peculiar goings-on in the castle.

Where Studio Theatre Ticket price £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) Running time 60 minutes Age suitability 14+

Bedford school creative arts festival & 6footstories present

Macbeth: a tale of sound and furry

“Madcap, bohemian and all together brilliant”  THE THEATRE TOURIST

Monday 2 July, 7.30pm A riotous and playful reinvention of Macbeth that puts the witches at the centre of this dark and bloody tragedy. Three gnarly fortune tellers live amongst the rats in an old junk yard, apart from decent society. Eager to teach the selfish world of man a lesson, they prepare a fortune reading that will destroy a throne and everything around it. Performed by just three actors with a junk yard set full of props, the major roles are swapped between them as they hurtle through the witches’ prophecy using storytelling, live music and physical theatre.

Where Main auditorium Ticket price £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Running time 70 minutes Age suitability 10+

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“Sincere and sporadically funny, The Disaster Artist is an endearing tribute to failing in Hollywood”

The disaster artist

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Tuesday 3 July, 7.00PM

Bedford school creative arts festival presents

With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau – an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable – into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £8.00 (£7.00 concessions) Running time 100 minutes Age suitability 15+

WINNER: Golden Globe (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture)

BEDFORD SCHOOL CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL presents

An EVENING AT THE MUSICALS WEDNESDAY 4 July, 7.30PM Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £5.00 Running time 90 minutes (+15 minutes interval) Age suitability All ages

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Enjoy the magic of the West End and Broadway in an evening at the musicals. The evening will feature choreographed performances of musical theatre solos and small ensembles featuring boys from Bedford School along with special guests.


Poppy’s Dancing guys & Dolls present

once upon a stage Saturday 7 July, 5.00PM Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £10.00 (£8.00 concessions, 11 yrs £5.00, under 3 yrs £3.00)

Poppy’s Dancing Guys and Dolls Presents their first full theatre show - Once upon a Stage. A dance show featuring all our dancers at PoppysDGD telling the story of one little girl and her dreams of her fairy tales.

Running time 80 minutes (+15 minute interval) Age suitability All ages

THE QUARRY THEATRE presents

INSOMNIAC

TUESDAY 10 & WEDNESDAY 11 JULY, 7.30PM After spending the night together, Isobel and James begin an unlikely friendship – a friendship that gets tested as they find their way through a world that doesn’t make sense to them. A new play about loneliness, communication and choices. “I slept really well last night… I had so many dreams. You were there.”

Where Studio Ticket price £10.00 (£8.00 concessions) Running time 60 minutes Age suitability 14+

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Trafalgar Releasing presents

André Rieu 2018 Maastricht Concert

“Move over Rolling Stones, you ain’t got nothing on André Rieu.”  TORONTO STAR

Saturday 28 July, 7.00pm | Sunday 29 July, 3.00pm Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.

Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £14.00 (£12.00 concessions) Running time 130 minutes (+15 minute interval) Age suitability All ages

Bedford School Parents’ Guild are proud to support The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s

The Bedford School Parents’ Guild was founded in 1922 and aims to raise funds to be used for projects that benefit boys at the school, as well as support the school’s chosen charities through their Nearly New Uniform Shop and fundraising events. New volunteers are always welcome. Follow The Parents’ Guild on Twitter @bedfordguild

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“Quite simply the best tribute band on planet rock.” THE SUN

The quarry theatre presents

The rolling stones now Friday 31 August, 7.30PM

Unfiltered – The 20th anniversary tour! Where Main Auditorium Ticket price £14.50 (£12.50 concessions) Running time 90 minutes (+ 20 minute interval) Age suitability 14+

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The Rolling Stones Now is a celebration of all that has made the The Rolling Stones legendary. In full costumes, recreating the Stones live shows of the late 60’s – 90’s, Mick’s pout, Keith’s riffs and Bill’s stony face are all on show as the band play some of the greatest songs ever written including ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’, ‘Paint it Black’ and ‘Sympathy for the Devil’. The Rolling Stones Now were established in 1998 and since then have travelled the country playing thousands of gigs and events. They have appeared with The New Yardbirds, Geno Washington, The Downliners Sect and on France TV with Jimmy Cliff. Don’t miss a night of struts, riffs and downright dirty Rock n’ Roll where Satisfaction is guaranteed! 23


Autumn SEASON 2018 On sale now on the website First Person saturday 1 september, 12.00 Noon, 1.30pm & 3.00pm First Person is a quirky fusion of fast paced narrative, physical theatre and silent disco technology. Grab your headphones, predict your winner and cheer them on to the finish line. Success Mountain is waiting... This production is free of charge and takes place at Riverside Bedford Square.

Not about heroes Tuesday 2 October, 7.30pm

“an engaging delineation between two entirely different personalities united by a common vocation and some truly hellish experiences.” DAILY TELEGRAPH

Stephen Macdonald’s Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War One poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. They met at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917, and bonded over a mutual hatred of war and love of poetry.

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“The overall fabulous vision stays “it’s utterly to with you like a strange, see all the big bubbles, significant the clever dream.” bubbles,  and the you-can’tTHE TIMES believe-he-just-did-that bubbles. Super”  THREE WEEKS

The Trench Thursday 4 october Olivier Award nominated Les Enfants Terribles bring their signature style of visual storytelling to the stage with their First World War epic, The Trench. Written by Oliver Lansley and with live music by Alexander Wolfe, The Trench is inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One. As the horror threatens to engulf him, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems. This special centenary production blends live music, puppetry and physical performance.

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Housekeeping Box office opening times The Box Office is open on show nights only (usually one hour before curtain up until 20mins after curtain up). If you would like to take a look around the theatre outside of these times please do get in contact with us.

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A28 A26 B28 B26 C28 C26 A29 A27 B29 B27 C29 C27 A30 A28 B30 B28 C30 C28 A31 A29 B31 B29 C31 C29

Film Screen

A32 A30 B32 B30 C32 C30 A31 B31 C31 A32 B32 C32

A1

E10 E11 E12 E13 E14 E15 E16

E17

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

D1 F1

D2

D3 F1

D4

D5

D6

D7

D8

D9

D10 D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 D16 D17

C1 E1 E1

C2 E2

C3 E1 E3

C4 E4

C5 E5

C6 E6

C7 E7

C8 E8

C9 E9

C10 E17 E10 C11 E11 C12 E12 C13 E13 C14 E14 C15 E15 C16 E16 C17

B1 D1 D1 F1

B2 D2

B3 D1 D3 F1

B4 D4

B5 D5

B6 D6

B7 D7

B8 D8

B9 D9

B10 B11 B12 D10 D11 D12 B13 D13 B14 D14 B15 D15 B16 D16 B17 D17

C1 A25 C1 C3 E1A28C4A29C5A30C6A31C7A32C8A33C9A34C10A35C11A36C12A37C13A38C14A39C15A40C16A41C17A42 E1A26C2A27 C1 B1 D1 A24 C1

B2

B3 D1

B4

B5

B6

B7

B8

B9

B10 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 B16 B17

A25 C1A26 A27 C1A28 A29 A30 A31 A32 A33 A34 A35 A36 A37 A38

A39 A40 A41 A42

A43 C1

A23

A44

A22 A24 C1

A45 A43 C1

A21 A23

A46 A44

A22

A45

Late Arrivals

A20 A21

A47 A46

A19

A48

If you arrive late to a performance you may not be able to enter the auditorium until the interval or a convenient break in the performance. With some shows, a performance relay will be set up on the bar TV.

A18 A20

A49 A47

A17 A19

A50 A48

A16 A18

A51 A49

A17

A50

A15 C2 A16

A52 C2 A51

A14 C1

A53 C1

Photography The unauthorised use of cameras/video photography or any other sort of recording equipment is strictly forbidden.

A11 A13 A12 A10 C2 A11 A9 C1

Disabled Access The Quarry Theatre aims to make all its facilities accessible to all members of the community. Both the main auditorium and studio theatre have wheel chair access. The main auditorium is also installed with an induction loop. The theatre forecourt has provision for disabled parking. We advise you call ahead of your visit to book a space.

A54 A52 C2

A13 A15 C2 A12 A14 C1

A8 A10 C2 A7 A9 C1 A6 A8

Stalls SEATING Stalls SEATING CIRCLE SEATING CIRCLE SEATING

STAGE

A55 A53 C1

STAGE

A55

A56 A54

A57 C2 A56 A58 C1

Film Screen

A59 A57 C2 A60 A58 C1

Film Screen

C4 A59

A7

A60

A6

C4

Restricted view Suitable for wheel chair users Please call to book

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Summer 2018

WHAT’S ON May Tue 8

NT Encore: Cat on a hot tin roof

£12.50 (£10.50 concessions)

04

Thu 10

NT Live: Macbeth

£12.50 (£10.50 concessions)

04

Fri 18 - Sat 19

The edelweiss pirates

£7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

05

Tue 22

Dad’s army radio hour

£14.00 (£12.00 concessions)

06

Thu 24

The amazing bubble man

£12.50 (£10.50 concessions)

07

June Sat 2

Annette Gregory: Ladies of Jazz

Tue 5 Sat 9 Tue 12

That Good Night

Thu 14

Oh, What a carry on!

Thu 21 - Fri 22

Double or nothing

Sun 24

The Lighter Side

Mon 25 - Tue 26

Tonight with Donny Stixx

Tue 26

Ingo’s War

£13.00 (£19.00 for two tickets)

08

The Time Machine

£14.00 (£12.00 concessions)

09

Dadman: The bathtime warrior

£12.50 (£10.50 concessions)

10

Wed 27

LAMDA Acting Showcase

Thu 28

An Evening with Simon Armitage

Fri 29 Sat 30

£10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

10

£14.50 (£12.50 concessions)

11

£7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

11

£8.00

12

£8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

12

£10.50 (£8.50 concessions)

13

£5.00

13

£14.00 (£12.00)

14

Timon of Athens, Re-imagined

£5.00

14

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

£8.00 ( £6.00 concessions)

15

Sun 1

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

£8.00 (6.00 concessions)

15

Mon 2

Macbeth: a tale of sound & Fury

£12.50 (£10.50

15

Tue 3

The Disaster Artist

Wed 4

An Evening at the Musicals

Sat 7

Once upon a stage

Tue 10 - Wed 11

Insomniac

Wed 18 - Sun 22

BEDFRINGE

Sat 28 - Sun 29

July

£8.00 (£7.00 concessions)

16

£5.00

16

£10.00 (8.00 concessions)

17

£10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

17

Various

18

André Rieu 2018 Maastricht Concert

£14.00 (£12.00 concessions)

19

The Rolling Stones Now

£14.50 (£12.50 concessions)

20

August Fri 31

Box office: 01234 362337

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The Quarry Theatre - Summer 2018  
The Quarry Theatre - Summer 2018