Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Leighton Buzzard this week.
War Horse, Milton Keynes Theatre, until October 6
Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship, about a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War, is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history. It’ll be the last week to see the show.
Hits from the Blitz, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre,
Famous war-time tunes and sing-a-long songs are brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the 1940s’ Five Star Swing band.
The Children Act, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre,
October 3 and 11
As her marriage to Jack falters, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work. Should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?
Brewery Comedy, Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company, October 3
Up-and-coming circuit comedians will be performing at the club with lots of specialist beers available as well.
The 38s, Wheatsheaf, Leighton Buzzard, October 5
The ska band will be playing hits from the 60s, 70s and early 80s in this free gig.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, October 5
A teenage girl discovering her sexuality is sent to Promise, a camp that practices conversion therapy, by relatives.
Barnstormers Comedy night, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, October 6
Paul Pirie, Chris Stokes and Jon Pearson will be performing at the comedy night. Regular compere Kevin Precious will host the night.
Soul City, Red Lion, Leighton Buzzard, October 6
The six-piece covers band will be playing plenty of soul and funk in this free gig.
Geoff Norcott, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, October 6
Geoff is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word. The world is changing at a dizzying rate.
The ELO Experience, Milton Keynes Theatre, October 8
The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. It has a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience and bring the many hits of this band back to life.