Have your say on line-up for Leighton theatre


The public is being invited to have their say about what they would like to watch at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.

A consultation has been launched about programming and promotion at the Central Bedfordshire Council-run venue in Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard.

It will look at what people want in terms of children’s and family events, with the results helping to develop what the theatre offers to visitors, and helping to promote it in the best way possible.

Councillor Brian Spurr said: “We know that Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre is already really popular with residents, but we are not complacent and want to make sure that we are putting on events that people want to see. That is why I’d urge as many people as possible to have their say, because your views really do count.”

The consultation will run until Saturday, February 28 and can be completed at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/consultations. Alternately, you can pick up a hard copy at the theatre or library downstairs and there will be a drop box in the foyer for completed surveys.

There will be a prize draw for completed surveys, with the winner receiving a family ticket to one of the theatre’s children’s shows.

The theatre is currently gearing up for its new season, which runs from January to March.

It kicks off with pantomime Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates, which runs from January 8-24, while among the highlights for children in February is Arthur’s Dream Boat on Tuesday 17, and two showings of the new Paddington film, including a relaxed screening on Thursday 19.

The film programme also includes highlights such as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Unbroken, The Theory of Everything and Brad Pitt in Fury.

There are also live screenings from the Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera and the National Theatre. And on stage are shows including black comedy Above Bored on March 6 and My Father and Other Superheroes on March 17.

For full listings and to book, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/leighton-buzzard-theatre/whats-on.aspx