It wasn’t five minutes ago that singer/actor Marti Pellow was appearing as the narrator in Blood Brothers. Now he’s back in pretty much the same role, but one in which he’s much better suited, in the smash hit Evita.
Four-legged fundraisers will be helping to fetch in a bumper fundraising total at a charity event on the Ashridge Estate next month.
Before Nathan James appeared on The Voice and made the final cut in the Jesus Christ Superstar reality show I saw him at The Grove, Dunstable, in a great little rock show called Route ’66.
Lead singer of Wet Wet Wet Marti Pellow will undertake one of the industry’s most coveted roles, when he plays Che in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Evita.
Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson left his home in Grenada as a teenager and went on to become one of the greatest cabaret stars of the 1920s and ‘30s.
The area’s newest alpaca farm is throwing open its doors to the public this Saturday.
A major event in the arts calendar takes place this weekend when Mentmore holds its fifth annual Arts Festival.
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a haunting but magical treat.
A Bedfordshire blues band who are currently touring the UK to promote their new single are gearing up for a special performance in the town.
The horrors of trench warfare are brought graphically to life in Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks’ harrowing WW1 drama about love and death, that opened at the Royal & Derngate last night.
Get transported back to suburban 1977 in Mike Leigh’s classic Abigail’s Party running at MK Theatre, writes guest reviewer Alison Devlin.
Those original Essex girls, Sharon and Tracey, have been away from the small screen for far too long. So welcome back Birds of A Feather to the stage.
The next organ recital at All Saint’s Church takes place at the venue this Saturday at 8pm.
It’s an old trick casting a prodigiously talented dancer and then giving him a storyline in which he goes from clod-hoppingly bad to discovering a remarkable ability.
It felt like I was back at school when I took a seat in the auditorium at The Grove Theatre last night for Teechers, John Godber’s anarchic comedy about the staff and students at a local “inadequate” comp.
Get a taste of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Grove Theatre with two of the next big hits on the comedy circuit.
A selection of paintings by Wing artist, Andy Bailey will be on show at Barista cafe in Market Square, Leighton from Friday.
Wing Players celebrate 25 years of drama with the comedy thriller Mind Over Manor.
Brandon Thomas’s Charley’s Aunt comes to Stantonbury Campus Theatre on May 25 for one performance.
Following a triumphant West End season, Mike Leigh’s classic comedy Abigail’s Party arrives at Milton Keynes Theatre next week.
An exciting, new adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ acclaimed novel Birdsong comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, from Monday as part an nation-wide tour. A dynamic cast of 12 shape Faulks’ much loved wartime epic into an intimate story of love and sacrifice, set against the backdrop of the Western Front.
Cheddington Amateur Dramatics Society - or CADS - next play will be Prescription for Murder by Norman Robbins.
Break The Floorboards is a new dance comedy drama from Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre that is a little like Billy Elliot Bollywood-style.
John Godber’s classic comedy, Teechers, an irreverent look at life in a comprehensive, comes to he Grove Theatre, Dunstable on Saturday for one performance.
A dog show and craft fair will be held in Eaton Bray on Sunday, May 12, in aid of Appledown Rescue and Rehoming Kennels. The event runs from 11am-4pm at Appledown, in Harling Road.
Tring Festival Company is still struggling to recruit an ethnic actor to play the part of Horse in a production of raunchy stage show The Full Monty.
Alan Ayckbourn’s 1967 comedy Relatively Speaking is meandering its way to the West End via a shortish run in the provinces and last night it pitched up for a week at Milton Keynes Theatre.
Is there anybody out there? That’s one of the questions we ask ourselves on a daily basis.
HULA Animal Rescue in Aspley Guise is holding a Fun Dog Show and Anniversary Celebrations on Sunday, May 12 (12noon-4.30pm).
There may not be any such thing as a free lunch in these austere times but on Saturday and Sunday (May 11-12), the British Alpaca Society is inviting the public to a free day out packed with fun and entertainment at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Slapton.
Leighton Buzzard Railway will be transformed into a little piece of India over the Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday and Monday).
There was no time for 40 winks when the classic rom-com musical The Pajama Game opened for the night shift this week.
Wing Book Fair takes place on Sunday (9.30am-3pm) in the village hall.
The Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers are looking for people fluent in a trio of languages for their concert at All Saints’ Church on May 18.
Those original Essex girls, Sharon and Tracey, have been away from the small screen for far too long. So welcome back Birds of A Feather to a stage near you.
Leighton Buzzard Ramblers have two walks taking place on Sunday, May 5.
Carpets of bluebells are one of the seasonal splendours of the National Trust’s Ashridge estate, and there’s a chance to step out and savour them with an expert guide next Wednesday evening.
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a challenge for directors who want to put their own individual stamp on the story.
Fans of the hit TV series Birds of a Feather will be flocking to the Royal & Derngate this week when the stage version of the show takes to the stage tomorrow night.
You’d better get your skates on if you want tickets to one of the best loved and longest running musicals in theatrical history. The sensational Starlight Express finishes its run at Milton Keynes Theatre this Saturday.
THE incredibly talented young performers from Leighton Buzzard Youth Theatre are back on stage next week with the timeless classic Annie.
Fans were chuffed to see their favourite choo choo musical, Starlight Express, when it opened at Milton Keynes Theatre this week.
Showgoers are set to be taught a lesson in laughs at Tring School’s Comedy Night next week.
If ever a movie was critic-proof, it’s Iron Man 3.
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