ARTISTIC EVENTS AT BEDFORD MODERN SCHOOL
Booking Information Tickets for most, but not all, events and performances listed in this brochure are available by contacting our Box Office on:
01234 332620 Please check listings for details. You may need to obtain a ticket even for free events - if in doubt please get in touch. Students involved in productions are entitled to claim two complimentary tickets for the majority of events. If you have any special requirements such as wheelchair access please let us know when you book your tickets or contact us on 01234 332620. Parking is available on site. Tickets for concerts and plays at Bedford Modern School are subsidised by the School, allowing us to keep prices low. Please do not overbook for events as this can prevent others from claiming tickets. If you do find yourself with spare tickets please notify the Box Office as soon as possible as we may be able to re-sell them. For more information about the Arts at Bedford Modern School please take a look at our website:
bedmod.co.uk For the benefit of our patrons and for child protection reasons we no longer allow the taking of photographs or the use of video equipment by audience members at the majority of our events. Official photographs and video recordings may be available.
Welcome Welcome to the 2018-19 season of artistic events at Bedford Modern School. The months ahead bring a packed programme of music, drama, dance, film and exhibitions featuring students from Years 3 to 13. This Autumn the School is once again delighted to be hosting, and performing in, ACT! - a Drama Festival featuring schools from across the county. In November, students from Years 9 and 10 perform in 1918 - We Will Remember a special evening to commemorate the centenary of the First World War while Theatre In Transit, our Sixth Form Theatre Company, present a new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Our youngest students will be displaying their musical skills in the Junior School Concert and their acting abilities in the annual Christmas Production. The traditional Christmas Concert and the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols end the term in festive style. Open Mic Night and Dance! return at the beginning of 2019 followed by a spectacular staging of Sister Act! in March. This production, showing over four nights, features students from Years 11 to 13 and promises to sell out fast so be sure to book early! March also sees a brand new musical event, An Evening With... a chance to enjoy some of the school’s finest ensemble groups in a relaxed setting. The Summer Term sees the School Choir and orchestral musicians perform in the Classical Showcase whilst students from Years 7 to 10 present their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in May. Finally, to finish the year, don’t miss the Summer Concert or the Art Exhibitions from our GCSE and A Level students. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your continued support. John Mower (Director of Music) Laura Coltman (Director of Performance Arts) Sian Milton (Head of Art, Design and Information Technology Faculty) John Sanders (Head of Film Studies)
All year round School Site
Thursday 18 October 2018 Howard Hall 7.00pm All Tickets £3
Wednesday 07 November - Friday 09 November 2018 The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford 7.30pm Adults £8 / Concessions £6
Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours, this witty tale about the politically corrupt upper-classes is one of Oscar Wilde’s finest works. Government minister Sir Robert Chiltern and his wife, Lady Gertrude, hold a large, alcohol-fuelled, high-society party. Everything is going swimmingly until the outrageous yet charming Mrs Cheveley appears with damning proof of Sir Robert’s previous financial fraudulence. An exhibition of A Level and GCSE work can be viewed in school throughout the year.
A House event in which Senior School pupils battle it out to become House Drama champions!
What follows quickly becomes a tangled web of lies, leading to strange mix-ups and a lot of confusion. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.theplacebedford.org.uk
Tuesday 13 November 2018 M1 - Music School 4.30pm Free Admission
Tea Time Concert An opportunity for both Junior and Senior School students to perform in an informal environment. Friday 16 November 2018 Howard Hall 7.30pm Free Admission
Monday 19 November 2018 Howard Hall 7.00pm Free Admission
Thursday 29 November 2018 Howard Hall 7.00pm Free Admission
we will remember them A special evening commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. Students from Years 9 and 10 will perform scenes from Journeyâ€™s End together with poetry, letters and other works, in an imaginative and dramatic re-telling of tales from the depth of the trenches to the heart of the home front.
Bedford Modern School hosts Bedfordâ€™s Schools Drama Festival. Schools from across the county come together to create and perform an evening of devised drama based around the theme of conflict.
An opportunity for our younger Speech and Drama students in the senior school to showcase their work in progress.
Thursday 06 December 2018 4.30pm Friday 07 December 2018 2.00pm and 7.00pm Howard Hall Adults £6 / Concessions £4
CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION Every student in the Junior School will take part in this evening of song, dance and enchanting story telling. Wednesday 12 December 2018 Howard Hall 7.30pm Adults £5 / Concessions £3
An opportunity to sing carols and enjoy a selection of Christmas music performed by the School’s orchestra, choirs, bands and other ensembles.
Sunday 16 December 2018 St Paul’s Church, Bedford 6.30pm Free Admission
Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is set in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul’s Church. The traditional readings are interspersed with performances from the School Choir and carols for everyone. Thursday 24 January 2019 Howard Hall 4.30pm Free Admission
An opportunity for our Speech and Drama and Dance students from Years 3 to 6 to showcase their work in progress.
Friday 25 January 2019 Howard Hall 7.00pm Free Admission
Visit the Howard Hall as it is transformed into Bedfordâ€™s premiere music venue for one night only! Student bands and soloists from across the School get the opportunity to make a lot of noise and rock the house.
Wednesday 30 January 2019 Christopher Fry Hall 7.00pm Free Admission
An opportunity to hear ensembles and soloists from the Junior School perform in a formal setting. Thursday 31 January Friday 01 February 2019 Howard Hall 7.00pm All Tickets ÂŁ4
Dance! A two-day extravaganza of dance and entertainment. A chance to see our talented dancers and singers from Years 7 to 13 perform.
Wednesday 06 March - Saturday 09 March 2019 Howard Hall 7.30pm Adults £8 / Concessions £6
Friday 22 March 2019 Rutherford Building 7.00pm Price TBC
Thursday 28 March 2019 Howard Hall 7.00pm Free Admission
An Evening with...
Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music. Tuesday 12 March 2019 M1 - Music School 4.30pm Free Admission
An opportunity for our older Speech and Drama students from the senior school to showcase their work in progress.
Tea Time Chamber Music Concert An opportunity for both Junior and Senior School students to perform in an informal environment.
A vibrant evening of music from the Senior School’s wind, brass and percussion ensembles.
Students will perform poems, prose, extracts from plays and pieces of musical theatre as they work towards their LAMDA qualifications.
Thursday 09 May Saturday 11 May 2019 Howard Hall 7.30pm Adults £8 / Concessions £6
Thursday 16 May 2019 Howard Hall 7.30pm Adults £5 / Concessions £3
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
A concert programme giving our Senior School musicians the experience of performing works from the orchestral and choral repertoire.
June 2019 Dates and venue to be confirmed Free Admission
Monday 10 June 2019 M1 - Music School 4.30pm Free Admission
Junior School Tea Time Concert An opportunity for Junior School students to perform in an informal environment. Thursday 20 June Friday 21 June 2019 Christopher Fry Hall / 7.00pm Adults £6 / Concessions £4
Junior School Production
An exhibition of work taken from across the Senior School including GCSE and A Level students’ final portfolios. Featuring disciplines as varied as photography, printmaking, ceramics and painting, this exhibition displays the best art works produced over the one-year course.
A smaller scale production to enable the most dedicated performers from Years 5 and 6 to display their talents.
Friday 28 June 2019 Howard Hall 7.00pm Adults ÂŁ4 / Concessions ÂŁ2
Other Dates Wednesday 21 November and Thursday 22 November 2018 Howard Hall Time TBC
Year iGCSE DRAMA PRACTICALS
IGCSE Drama students perform devised pieces for the final assessed practical exam of their course. These pieces may contain strong language and may be unsuitable for younger audiences.
A Level Theatre Studies students perform extracts from scripted plays.These pieces may contain strong language and may be unsuitable for younger audiences.
Tuesday 05 February 2019 Music School During the school day
Tuesday 30 April 2019 Howard Hall Time TBC
SENIOR SCHOOL YEARS 7-13
A chance for students to compete with their peers to win prizes in performance specific to their year or instrument.
Saturday 02 March Saturday 09 March 2019 Bedford Corn Exchange / times vary Fee payable on door
BEDFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, SPEECH & DRAMA An evening of music performed by various ensembles from the Junior and Senior Schools.
Tuesday 26 March 2019 Howard Hall Time TBC
Students taking Speech and Drama lessons at BMS get the opportunity to perform their pieces before a panel of adjudicators.
A Level Theatre Studies students perform devised and scripted pieces for the final assessed practical exams of their course. These pieces may contain strong language and may be unsuitable for younger audiences. Tuesday 11 June 2019 Music School During the school day
MUSIC PRIZES JUNIOR SCHOOL YEARS 3 - 6
Prize entries are welcomed from all students whether they have lessons in or out of school.
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