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AUTUMN 2017


what’s on LECTURES I EXHIBITIONS I CONCERTS I SHOWS

September Monday 11 Thursday 14 Friday 15 Saturday 16 Thursday 21 Thursday 21 Friday 22 Saturday 23

Dr Clare Finburgh Lecture John Hegley: Peace, Love & Potatoes Paul Catherall Art Exhibition Gaude Chamber Choir Paul Catherall Gilbert Lloyd Art Lecture In Our Hands Lunchtime Concert: Music Scholars Me...

Thursday 28 Thursday 28

Lunchtime Concert: Voice Worbey & Farrell

4.30pm 8.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.00pm 11.00am 1.00pm 1.00pm 7.30pm

Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Main Foyer Gallery Music School Recital Hall Erskine May Hall Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Music School Recital Hall Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Music School Recital Hall Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

Free (ticketed) £14.00 (£12.00 conc) Free £15.00 (£5.00 children) Free £12.50 (£10.50 conc) Free £8.00 (£7.00 conc) Family Ticket £28.00 Free £12.50 (£10.50 conc)

Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Music School Recital Hall Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Bedford School Old Theatre

£12.50 (£10.50 conc) Free £12.00 (£10.00 conc) Free (ticketed)

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October Tuesday 3 Thursday 5 Thursday 5 Saturday 7

Lucy Hopkins & Bob Slayer Double Header Lunchtime Concert: Piano National Theatre ENCORE: Hamlet The Tempest - A Practical Theatre Workshop

Saturday 7 Tuesday 10 Saturday 14 Sunday 15 Saturday 21

The Tempest - Shakespeare’s Play For All The Fires Not Yet Lit Film Screening: Aliens Comedian’s Cinema Club: Aliens Don’t Dribble On The Dragon

7.30pm 1.00pm 7.00pm 10.00am 1.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 2.30pm

Thursday 26

The Twins Macabre: Playtime

7.00pm

Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

Free (ticketed) £12.50 (£10.50 conc) £7.00 (£5.00 conc) £12.50 (£10.50 conc) £11.00 (£9.00 conc) Family Ticket £36.00 £12.50 (£10.50 conc)

Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden Lunchtime Concert: Brass Prep School Concert: Piano & Voice What Once Was Ours

8.00pm 1.00pm 4.30pm 7.30pm

Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Music School Recital Hall Erskine May Hall Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

£16.00 (£14.00 conc) Free Free £12.50 (£10.50 conc)

November Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Friday 3 Friday 3


Friday 3 Thursday 9 Thursday 9 Friday 10 Sunday 12 Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 Thursday 16 Friday 17 Saturday 18 Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 (Wednesday 22) Thursday 23 Thursday 23 Monday 27 Thursday 30 Thursday 30

Russell Dorey Art Exhibition Lunchtime Concert: Strings Dr Bendor Grosvenor Gilbert Lloyd Art Lecture Prep School Concert: Woodwind & Brass Remembering... Open Mic Night Lunchtime Concert: New Music Society National Theatre LIVE: Follies Prep School Concert: Strings Consort Choir & Brass Ensemble Concert Romeo & Juliet

7.30pm 1.00pm 7.30pm 4.30pm 3.00pm 7.30pm 1.00pm 7.00pm 4.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm (1.30pm) Lunchtime Concert: Woodwind 1.00pm Prep School Autumn Concert 7.00pm Prep School Starter Class Presentation Concert 4.30pm Lunchtime Concert: Fifth Form GCSE Music Boys 1.00pm St Cecilia’s Concert 7.30pm

Main Foyer Gallery Music School Recital Hall The Great Hall Erskine May Hall Quarry Theatre Studio Music School Recital Hall Music School Recital Hall Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Erskine May Hall Waresley Church, Cambs Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

Free Free Free Free £5.00 £5.00 Free £12.50 (£10.50 conc) Free £10.00 £8.00 (£7.00 conc)

Music School Recital Hall Erskine May Hall Music School Recital Hall Music School Recital Hall The Great Hall

Free Free Free Free Free

Prep School House Drama Competition Staff & Friends Art Exhibition There’s More Than Meets The Score Lunchtime Concert: Sixth Form Boys National Theatre LIVE: Young Marx Santa In Love Christmas Gothic

Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Main Foyer Gallery Music School Recital Hall Music School Recital Hall Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s

Free (ticketed) Free Free Free £12.50 (£10.50 conc) £10.00 (£8.00 conc) £12.50 (£10.50 conc)

December Friday 1 Friday 1 Monday 4 Thursday 7 Thursday 7 Sunday 10 Sunday 17

6.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.00pm 7.00pm 1.30pm 7.30pm

LECTURES I EXHIBITIONS I CONCERTS I SHOWS

AUTUMN 2014


Various dates & times as listed School Chapel Admission free Age suitability: All ages

Tue 5 Sep Sun 10 Sep Fri 15 Sep Sun 1 Oct Sun 8 Oct Sun 5 Nov Sun 12 Nov Sun 19 Nov Sun 3 Dec Fri 8 Dec Sun 10 Dec Mon 11 Dec Tue 12 Dec Wed 13 Dec

2.45pm 10.00am 6.15pm 10.00am 11.00am 6.15pm 10.30am 6.15pm 10.00am 6.30pm 6.30pm 4.45pm 4.45pm 4.45pm

Choral Services A wonderful series of choral services in the School Chapel, either morning or evening, to which members of the public are most welcome. New Boys’ Service Morning Prayer Evening Prayer Holy Communion Founders & Benefactors Choral Evensong Remembrance Service Evening Prayer Holy Communion Day Boys’ Carol Service Boarders’ Carol Service Y3/Y4 Carol Service Y5/Y6 Carol Service Y7/Y8 Carol Service


Every Thursday (& 1 x Friday) 1.00pm Music School Recital Hall Admission free Age suitability: All ages

Lunchtime Concerts

Fri 22 Sep Thu 28 Sep Thu 5 Oct Thu 2 Nov Thu 9 Nov Thu 16 Nov Thu 23 Nov Thu 30 Nov Thu 7 Dec

Concert by Music Scholars Concert of music for Voice Concert of music for Piano Concert of music for Brass Concert of music for Strings Concert of music presented by the New Music Society Concert of music for Woodwind Concert of music by Fifth Form GCSE Music boys Concert of music by Sixth Form boys

A superb series of concerts performed in the Recital Hall of Bedford’s Music School. A chance to enjoy a diverse selection of works in beautiful surroundings.


Mon 11 Sep 4.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Admission free (ticketed event) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 13yrs + The Quarry Theatre presents

Dr Finburgh Lecture Why Watch War In The Theatre? Dr Clare Finburgh will be lecturing on the performance qualities of establishing war on stage. She has recently published a book on performing war on stage and she will guide the audience through her most recent research. “Watching War on the Twenty-First-Century Stage: Spectacles of Conflict”, is the first publication to examine how theatre in the UK has staged, debated and challenged the ways in which spectacle is habitually weaponized in times of war. Thu 14 Sep 8.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £14.00 (£12.00 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 14yrs + SO Comedy presents

John Hegley: Peace, Love & Potatoes Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and ‘compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members’. (Poetry London) Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.


Fri 15 Sep 7.30pm Main Foyer Gallery Admission free Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Art presents

Paul Catherall Art Exhibition An exhibition of lino-cuts by the well-known and highly regarded London based printmaker and illustrator Paul Catherall. He has been one of London Transport’s most popular and prolific poster artists of the past fifteen years and draws much of his subject matter from the city’s more characterful landmarks, with a broad focus on modernist design. The exhibition continues until Tue 10 Oct.

Sat 16 Sep 7.30pm Music School Recital Hall £15.00 (children £5.00) Tickets: www.gaude.org.uk or on the door Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Music presents

Gaude Chamber Choir Gaude is Bedford’s new professional chamber choir. Experience the freshness and power of some of the UK’s finest singers, including members of The Sixteen, Monteverdi Choir and Westminster Cathedral Choir. Join us for a thrilling evening of unaccompanied music on a theme of birth and death. Directed by Jeremy Rouse and including Parry Songs of Farewell, Tavener Song for Athene, Howells Take him, earth, for cherishing and works by Purcell and Sheppard.


Thu 21 Sep 7.30pm Erskine May Hall Admission free Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Art presents

Paul Catherall Gilbert Lloyd Lecture Drawing influence from classic mid-20th Century poster designers and inspired by the semi-abstract landscapes of Cezanne, Catherall combines an expert eye for composition and colour with consummate draughtsmanship to create striking and iconic images. Each limited edition print is created using high quality oil-based inks and acid-free paper, and produced entirely by hand; from the initial design and sketches through to carving, inking and editioning. Thu 21 Sep 7.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 11yrs + Smoking Apples presents

In Our Hands Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt in order to survive? Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite. Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves.


Sat 23 Sep 11.00am & 1.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £8.00 (£7.00 concessions) (£28.00 family) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 2yrs + Little Angel Theatre presents

Me...

The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding his feet. The shimmering stars and glistening snow spin around our little hero, while the mountains tower high and the wind rushes to and fro. And although baby penguin may be small his family know he’s the biggest thing of all. This early year’s favourite is a lovely and touching story about a parent and their love for their child by much loved children’s author Emma Dodd. Thu 28 Sep 7.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: All ages The Quarry Theatre presents

Worbey & Farrell Internationally acclaimed concert pianists, this Edinburgh-based duo have performed in over 120 countries and achieved millions of hits on YouTube. The accredited Steinway ensemble bring their astonishing arrangements of the world’s greatest music. Expect exhilarating rhapsodies, dazzling toccatas and beguiling boogie-woogies. Including favourites such as Saint-Saën’s Carnival of the Animals, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and many more.


Tue 3 Oct 7.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 16yrs + (contains nudity) The Quarry Theatre presents

Lucy Hopkins & Bob Slayer Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About A vibrational revolution of being, channelled by a goddess. Part electro-ritual, part Thereminexperiment, part light-fantastic. Ultra-conscious comedy by award-winning, terribly present clown. Bob Slayer: Whatever Next? Last Fringe, I read the Chilcot Report, inspiring a political re-awakening at a time when I’d much rather be asleep… What started as a gag ended up an award-winning political happening. Thu 5 Oct 7.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.00 (£10.00 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 12yrs + The Quarry Theatre presents

Hamlet

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

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Sat 7 Oct 10.00am & 1.00pm / 7.30pm Bedford School Old Theatre / Quarry Theatre Admission free (ticketed events) Tickets: quarrytheatre@bedfordschool.org.uk Age suitability: 11yrs + Bilimankhwe Arts & Bedford Bedpop presents

The Tempest

A practical Theatre Workshop ‘O, wonder!’ (Act 5 sc 1 The Tempest). A 90-minute practical theatre workshop based around the theme of wonder. All participants should wear clothing suitable for physical performance. (limited spaces!) Shakespeare’s Play By bringing together artists from Africa and Europe, this fast-paced, urban and exciting performance brings the best from both continents to both entertain and move audiences.

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Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) *group bookings available Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 12yrs + Farnham Maltings & House presents

For All The Fires Not Yet Lit A solo performance for studio spaces that uses found sounds, electronic samples, storytelling and song to tell a simple tale of one woman’s quest to find her brave bone. Interwoven with small, tender and mighty stories of everyday bravery, it is a clarion call to be brave in an age which we are constantly told to be fearful. Because courage, like fear, can be contagious. Sat 14 Oct 7.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £7.00 (£5.00 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 18yrs + Bedford Film Festival & The Quarry Theatre presents

Aliens (Film Screening) To celebrate the return of Comedian Cinema Club to Bedford, where they’ll perform Aliens in a way that only they can, Bedford Film Festival and The Quarry Theatre have brought the film back to the big screen too! Set 57 years after the original Alien film, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is forced to return back to LV426 where she and her crew first encountered the terrifying Zenomorph. This time she’s taking a hardened platoon of Space Marines… will it be enough to destroy these Aliens once and for alll? Cinema Club show & Aliens: £17.00 (£13.00 conc)


Sun 15 Oct 7.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: All ages Bedford Film Festival & The Quarry Theatre presents

Comedian’s Cinema Club: Aliens The Comedian’s Cinema Club are back in town and this time they are going to take on quite possibly one of the greatest Sci-Fi Action Horror films ever made… Aliens. Please note that the Comedian’s Cinema Club mostly come out at night… mostly. NOMINATED: Best Music & Variety Show 2016 by Chortle Note: This is not a screening of the film Sat 21 Oct 2.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £11.00 (£9.00 concessions) (£36.00 family) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 2yrs + The People’s Theatre Company presents

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse? Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee.


Thu 26 Oct 7.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 14yrs + The Quarry Theatre presents

The Twins Macabre: Playtime As seen on BBC3’s ‘Live at the Electric’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’, ‘The Twins Macabre’ is a dark character-comedy duo like no other. Maurice and Ivy Macabre are 10-year-old psychic siblings who have a penchant for finger painting and murder. Having run away from the circus, (which mysteriously burnt down causing their parents to perish…) the pair conjure the souls of the damned through twisted sketches and songs. Wed 1 Nov 8.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 12yrs + Classic Management presents

Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Known primarily as a jazz singer, her unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues and numerous other influences. Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. His virtuosic performances as a concerto soloist with orchestras, solo recitals and collaborations ensures invitations to perform at major venues around the world.


Dates, times & venues as listed Admission free Age suitability: All ages

Bedford Preparatory Music presents

Prep School Music Concerts

Fri 3 Nov

4.30pm

Prep School Informal Concert for Piano & Voice Erskine May Hall

Fri 10 Nov

4.30pm

Prep School Informal Concert for Woodwind & Brass Erskine May Hall

Fri 17 Nov

4.30pm

Prep School Informal Concert for Strings Erskine May Hall

Thu 23 Nov

7.00pm

Prep School Autumn Concert Erskine May Hall

Mon 27 Nov

4.30pm

Prep School Starter Class Presentation Concert Music School Recital Hall


Fri 3 Nov 7.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Age suitability: All ages Zest Theatre & Half Moon presents

What Once Was Ours An immersive new show about identity and belonging. Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help? Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.

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Fri 3 Nov 7.30pm Main Foyer Gallery Admission free Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Art presents

Russell Dorey Art Exhibition Russell’s Still Life paintings are very distinct. Like poems or short stories the pictures are peopled with a cast of familiar characters, the contents of his studio, jugs, bottles, boxes, pots and sometimes images of women in photographs taped to a wall. ‘Shelf Life’ includes some of Russell’s Playmobil series. These are precise and carefully plotted still life compositions of a rather ridiculous subject; little scenes made up of plastic Cowboys and Indians. The exhibition continues until Wed 22 Nov. Thu 9 Nov 7.30pm The Great Hall Admission free Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Art presents

Dr Bendor Grosvenor Gilbert Lloyd Lecture Dr Bendor Grosvenor is a British art dealer, art historian and writer known for discovering a number of important lost works by Old Master artists including Rubens, Claude and Breughel the Younger. He is perhaps best known as a television presenter appearing in the BBC4 series ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’. He is also the specialist researcher for the BBC1 art programme, ‘Fake Or Fortune’. As a dealer he specialises in Old Masters, with a particular interest in Anthony van Dyck.

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Sun 12 Nov 3.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s: STUDIO £5.00 Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 18yrs + Bedford Poetry Company presents

Remembering... This programme comprises totally original work written and presented by members of the Bedford Poetry Company. The poems celebrate our common past and recall it in all its rich variety of mood. Often poignant, sometimes humorous, and never less than fascinating, these recreations of who we were and who we are, will strike many chords of recognition. This Armistice Sunday presentation will also feature a special tribute to the fallen. The company consists of local writers who regularly share their work at local venues. Wed 15 Nov 7.30pm Music School Recital Hall £5.00 Tickets: The Bell Room On the door Bedford School Music presents

Open Mic Night In aid of charity This event gives an opportunity for all boys at Bedford School to stand up and perform popular musical items, either as a solo act or in a small group. This event will be supporting one of the school’s chosen charities for this year.


Thu 16 Nov 7.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 12yrs + The Quarry Theatre presents

Follies

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Sat 18 Nov 7.30pm Waresley Church, Cambridgeshire £10.00 Tickets: Colin Croot - 01787 650533 On the door Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Music presents

Consort Choir & Brass Ensemble Concert Consort Choir comprises singers from Bedford School and Bedford Girls’ School who perform a wide range of repertoire, inc European sacred music, madrigals, spirituals, close harmony arrangements and new compositions. The Brass Ensemble is one of Bedford School’s premiere ensembles and also plays a large variety of repertoire including renaissance music through to arrangements of pop songs.

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Tue 21 - Thu 23 Nov 7.30pm (+ 1.30pm on Wed 22) The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £8.00 (£7.00 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 11yrs + Bedford School and Bedford Girls’ School presents

Romeo & Juliet A bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic tale. Set in a fictional, post-apocalyptic war ravaged 1985, the darker themes of this classic text are brought to the fore as the masked balls of a bygone era are supplanted by the neon lights and savage hedonism of an industrial rave scene. Tensions runs high as skirmishes break out between two warring families in a world where greed, hatred and political feuds prevail on every street corner. In such a world, the most unlikely of romances blossoms between two young lovers. Thu 30 Nov 7.30pm The Great Hall Admission free Bedford School Music presents

St Cecilia’s Concert An annual showcase concert given by Upper School Orchestra’s and Bands All the major ensembles will be performing, including the First and Second orchestras, School Band, Brass Ensemble, Dance Band and Percussion Ensemble. It promises to be an action-packed night!

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Fri 1 Dec 6.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Admission free (ticketed event) Tickets: Prep School Reception The Quarry Theatre (not online) Age suitability: All ages Bedford Prep School Drama presents

Prep School House Drama Competition An empty space with two areas: one for storytelling and one for listening. Featuring a cast of Year 3 – 8 boys, each of the four day houses in the Prep School will present an original piece of theatre, featuring ensemble acting, song, dance, physical theatre and an array of colourful props and costumes. This year’s theme is: folktales from around the world. Fri 1 Dec 7.30pm Main Foyer Gallery Admission free Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Art presents

Staff & Friends Art Exhibition This exhibition is an exciting annual event with past and present colleagues and friends of Bedford School exhibiting their work together. The range is varied: paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, textiles and mixed media. This is also an excellent opportunity for last minute Christmas shopping. The exhibition continues until Sat 9 Dec.


Mon 4 Dec 7.30pm Music School Recital Hall Admission free (retiring collection) Age suitability: All ages Bedford School Music presents

There’s More Than Meets The Score Matt Fordham will be hosting a charity concert in aid of the mental health charity ‘the mind map’. It will include a variety of pieces that have an interesting back story or were composed by a composer with a mental health problem. The pieces will be performed on a range of instruments by a variety of students. It promises to be an entertaining evening with a diverse range of pieces and instruments.

Thu 7 Dec 7.00pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 12yrs + The Quarry Theatre presents

Young Marx Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman and directed by Nicholas Hytner. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

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Sun 10 Dec 1.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £10.00 (£8.00 concessions) Tickets: quarrytheatre.org.uk Age suitability: 2yrs + The People’s Theatre Company presents

Santa In Love Have you ever wanted to know a Christmas secret? Where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from? Why you never see a Christmas elf? What happened to Frosty the Snowman? Maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all… about the thing Santa secretly loves best. Presents? Reindeer? Snow? You’ll never guess, so join Santa and his friends and find out in this fun filled family musical with games, giggles and your favourite Christmas songs. Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present! Sun 17 Dec 7.30pm The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) Age suitability: 10yrs + Dyad Productions presents

Christmas Gothic Christmas: a time to remember the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future; a time of feasts and festivities; of holly and mistletoe; a time of visits and visitations. A time of ghosts. Come in from the cold and enter into the Christmas spirit as a dark and spectral woman tells haunting tales of the festive season, lighting a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminating the cold and chilling depths of the bleak, wintry dark… Dyad Productions resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights.


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What's On: Autumn 2017  

This term's Art, Drama & Music from Bedford School.

What's On: Autumn 2017  

This term's Art, Drama & Music from Bedford School.

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