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Welcome to our coverage of Bedford Festival Fringe 2017

Bedfringe boasts some excellent theatre shows that arrived from other Fringes (such as Brighton) and are Edinburgh-bound, so there was a chance to catch some fine work in 2016. 

Bedford is also very easily accessible by road and train and Londoners can do a day and/or an evening there easily. So, a staging post to Edinburgh, but also a rich, varied and impressive Fringe in its own right.

The Fringe takes a different format this year with more crammed into less dates.

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Our 2017 coverage is coming soon

Below is our coverage for 2016, now over for this year…

I want to see …  at Bedford Festival Fringe


Our quirky-show finding tool. Just choose your preference and find your show, then get booking!

I want to see…

… a masterclass in solo theatre. Then see Bane 4

… a traditional tale for all the family. Then see The Elves and the Shoemaker

… something about food. Then see Bella Younger: Deliciously Stella

… something quirky and philosophical. Then see So Basically, Nobody Else Can Take Bath For You

… an Edinburgh Fringe comedy preview. Then see Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear The Reaper

… some theatre about Popes. Then see Pip Utton: Popes

… some sketch comedy. Then see The Bosun’s Delight: Spectacular Sketchtacular

… some storytelling. Then see Widdershins’ Story Time: Stone Soup

… some youth theatre. Then see The Quarry Youth Theatre: Blackout

… some dance theatre. Then see Scary Sh*t: Edinburgh Preview

We’ll be adding more as the Fringe gets closer.


Link Collage

This is a creative, intuitive and wholly visual way to find a show. Go with your intuition and choose a show from the image that draws you towards it. We’ll be adding more as the Fringe gets closer.

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As heard on BBC 4 Extra and BBC 5 Live 

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What is life without something that makes you feel good?

Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway spent her 20s partying around the world as a music journalist. She’s worked for the Chinese mafia, made hardcore porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London. Now clean and sober she’s failing to find moderation and meaning.

A stand-up debut about sex, sobriety and sambuca, and the modern addict that lies within us all. 

About Eleanor Conway

Eleanor Conway is a a Comedy Store King Gong finalist and has been performing standup (this time round) since 2014. An experienced music presenter she’s interviewed everyone from 50 Cent to Justin Bieber and spent her 20’s cavorting round the world for Ministry of Sound and Virgin Music. An experienced, MC and host, she hosts successful interactive shows Musical Bingo and Gospeloke and can be regularly seen crowd surfing in a corset. In 2012 Eleanor took her five star interactive talk show come late night comedy head to head ‘Midnight Rumble’ up to Edfringe, which then went onto have a three month sell out run at The Comedy Cafe in London and then optioned for development by Lion TV.

This is her first hour of standup.


Twitter: @EleanorConway

23rd July, Bedford Fringe

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Bedfringe News Wire – all the headlines in one place…

14/7/2016: Bedfringe promises ten days of entertainment at theatre (Bedford Today)

2/7/2016: Happy Return for Bedfringe (Bedfordshire on Sunday)

16/5/2014: Bedfringe flying high (Bedfordshire on Sunday)

22/4/13: Latest blog (Bedfringe)

22/4/12: Returning George Saturday 21st July  8.00pm cancelled

22/4/12: Bedfringe is up and running (Bedford Today)

More to follow