FringeReview at Bedford Fringe Festival

Bedford Fringe Festival is a whole festival located in one venue (with a few occasional exceptions. The Quarry Theatre plays hosts to artistic work across the genres during the Fringe as well as year round. You’ll fine local, national and international work, with many a show appearing from other fringe festivals and heading afterwards to such Fringes as Edinburgh, Camden and beyond. This year there’s a decent mix of some fine and promising theatre, a lot of comedy and also shows from other genres.

Let’s kick off with our theatre choices. We’ll be adding other genres in the run up to the Fringe.

I want to see some theatre at Bedford Festival Fringe


I want to see…

… some physical, storytelling theatre. Then see Twisted Tales

… a quirky new psychological play about Hamlet. Then see Suzi of the Dress

… some afternoon theatre, two new and powerful playlets uncover the true stor.ies of Ruth Ellis and Edith Thompson hanged and executed for murder. Then see Hidden Stories

… some biographical theatre –  the story of ex-accomplished actor Roger Montague and his life beyond the stage door. Then see Man of the Stage

… something biblical, a one man show based on the book of Ecclesiastes. Then see Life under the Sun


… a one-act, dark comedy play. Then see Faustine

… a humorous yet heart wrenching exploration of love and loss. Then see Chicken Pasta

… something challenging and thought-provoking in the early evening. Then see The Geneva Convention of Human F**Ks

… some new writing. Then see Numb Nuts

… multi-Award-winning Jonathan Brown playing, in lightning-fast succession, 65 distinct moments from the 70s, the people, the events, the musicians, the upheavals, the iconic junctures that shaped our world. Then see Children of the Revolution

… a solo piece about Paul Robeson. Then see Paul Robeson


… a visceral, uncompromising portrait of Pablo Picasso 50 years after his death. Then see Picasso: Le Monstre Sacré

… some solo musical theatre. Then see Kravitz, Cohen, Bernstein & Me

… an interactive theatre piece, highly reviewed by FringeReview at Brighton Fringe. Then see A Caravan Named Desire

… a play that uses shadow puppetry and music. Then see Agnes

Check backj in the run up to and, during the Fringe for more recommendations.