Ten of the best things to do in and around Leighton Buzzard for the rest of January

From a theatrical thriller to classic pop, there's plenty to enjoy...

Monday, 21st January 2019, 9:41 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:07 pm
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Puss in Boots, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, until January 26

LB Drama Group present this festive treat. The director is Liz Rhodes, with the cast featuring Chloe King, Jo Taylor, Andy Ferguson and Mark Croft, Grant Fellows, Maggie Moulds and John Stone.

Details: lbdg.org.uk


La traviata, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, January 30

Beamed live from the Royal Opera House, Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Details: centralbedfordshire.gov.uk


The Girl on the Train, Milton Keynes Theatre, January 23 to 26

Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel of the same name and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep audiences guessing until the final moment.

Details: atgtickets.com


The Outsiders, Royal British Legion in Thrift Road, Heath & Reach, January 26

The band play tunes that don’t always get the airplay they deserve but are still great to listen and dance to. The evening also features top rock ‘n’ roll DJ The Tartan Ted. Doors open 7.30pm.


The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, January 25

Using huge projection of photos and original film footage, this 50th anniversary celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits, including Mrs Robinson and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Details: grovetheatre.co.uk


Dirty Dusting, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, January 29

The heartwarming comedy about three cleaning ladies who set up a sex chat line stars Crissy Rock, best known for featuring in ITV shows Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity.

Details: grovetheatre.co.uk


The Queen of Spades, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, January 22

See Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural when it is beamed live from the Royal Opera House.

Details: centralbedfordshire.ticketsolve.com


Dan Snow – An Evening with the History Guy, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, January 27

The historian and TV presenter recounts anecdotes of memorable experiences from his career – with some fascinating facts about Aylesbury, too.

Details: atgtickets.com


Sweet Caroline – The Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, January 30

This musical journey celebrates 50 years of a legend, spanning all genres from the reggae of Red Red Wine, through the country of Cracklin’ Rosie, and the Hollywood music of The Jazz Singer.

Details: grovetheatre.co.uk


I’m Not Running, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, January 31

David Hare’s explosive new play premieres at the National Theatre. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

Details: centralbedfordshire.gov.uk