Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Leighton Buzzard this week.
Don’t Get Locked In, Wing
This new fully immersive escape room experience based in Wing enables you and your team to work together and use your problem solving skills to solve puzzles, decipher codes and escape the room - all in 60 minutes. Set during World War Two, you and your team of fellow cryptologists have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and find the secret plans to help end the war. Adults £20, seniors £18, children (under 16) £10.
Jonas Kaufmann Under the Stars, August 30
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita,
Yellow Submarine, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, August 31
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking animation, there will be a 60s fancy dress and mocktails to celebrate with prizes on the night. The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland recruits the Beatles to help fight them. The sympathetic Beatles ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four’s groovy tunes.
3am, The Red Lion, Leighton Buzzard, September 1
The five piece blues rock band with a lead female vocalist will be entertaining the crowd in this free gig. They play a mixture of original songs and some covers too.
Free State Revolution, Wheatsheaf, Leighton Buzzard, September 1
A mixture of pop and rock covers will be presented with a twist by the four piece band who have been gigging across the Home Counties since 2012. Entrance to the gig is free.
Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook, Milton Keynes Theatre, September 1
Katie Markham leads a super-talented six-piece band through all your favourite Adele hits plus much more in this internationally acclaimed show - from powerhouse performances with Force 10 vocals through to intimate torch songs and a spellbinding sit down acoustic section. Songs from the albums 19, 21 and 25 will be performed.
Carnaby Street and Smooth Operator, The Hare Inn, Leighton Buzzard, September 2
The six piece 60s cover bands will be giving the audience a groovy time, while also performing are the musical duo Smooth Operator who perform a series of different songs.
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael, Milton Keynes Theatre, September 2
This show will take you on a musical journey from the moving Jesus To A Child, to the celebration of Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, to everyone’s favourites I’m Your Man and Wake Me Up. There will also be some old favourites performed.
Harmony, Parsons Street Recreation Ground, Leighton Buzzard, September 2
This free concert takes place between 3pm and 5pm.
Rain Man, Milton Keynes Theatre, September 3-8
When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multi-million-dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. Raymond is an autistic savant and has a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers. Charlies borrows his brother to ensure he gets his half. Matthew Horne and Ed Speleers will star in the show based on the film of the same name.