Here is our guide to some of the events in and around Biggleswade in the coming week.
The Total Stones Roses and John Otway Big Band, Bedford Esquires, February 23-24
The Total Stone Roses play a 90 minutes set of all of the best roses material for tonight’s entertainment. On Saturday John Otway to Bedford Esquires following his sell out show at the venue in 2017. This time John is upgraded to the main stage as he returns this time with his Big Band.
Beautiful, Milton Keynes Theatre, February 23-24
It tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
One Night of Elvis, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage, February 23
This brand new production is dedicated entirely to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada. The show is enhanced by an orchestra and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music.
Art, Cambridge Arts Theatre, February 23-24
When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all white modernist painting, his close friends Marc and Yvan are baffled. But does their violent reactions to this provocative canvas mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other? Stephen Tompkinson, Denis Lawson and Nigel Havers star.
Just Dig, Potton Club, February 24
The five-piece rhythm and blues band will be performing at the club. New members are being welcomed at the club.
Book sale, Blunham Parish Church, February 24
Don’t forget to join this popular annual event which will take place at the parish church rom 10am to 3pm with a huge selection of books. There will be a raffle, and refreshments will be served all day – homemade soup and bread, homemade cakes, tea and coffee.
Strangers on a Train, Cambridge Arts Theatre, February 26-March 3
A fateful encounter takes place between two men in the dining carriage of a train crossing America. Guy is the successful businessman with a nagging jealousy; Charles is the cold, calculating chancer with a dark secret. A daring and dangerous plan develops from this casual conversation setting in motion a chain of events that will change the two men’s lives forever. TV stars Christopher Harper, John Middleton, Jack Ashton and Hannah Tointon appear in the cast.
Hedda Gabler, Milton Keynes Theatre, February 27-March 3
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Lizzy Watts stars in the show.
Milton Jones, Bedford Corn Exchange, March 1
In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media. He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat.
Macbeth, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
A warworn Macbeth is told by three sisters that he is fated to become King of Scotland so beginning a series of events that lead to the destruction of Kings, friends, and souls as he, and his Lady, try to cling to the tainted crown.