June performances with The Place Theatre

Upcoming performances for June at Bedford’s Palace Theatre include two

This Noisy Isle

This Noisy Isle will be performed during Refugee Week 2019 by Spun Glass Theatre at The Higggins in Bedford.

This Noisy Isle at The Higgins

Performances will take place mornings and afternoons from Tues 18th – Fri 21st June and the show is billed as perfect for Primary School students. There will be four performances in the morning and the same in the afternoon. Each performance can accommodate up to 16 children. There will be additional activities for students around the performances.

This Noisy Isle, is a treasure hunt style outdoor performance ideal for 7 – 11 year olds. Through the adventures of a treasure-hunt children will explore the challenging life that refugees face as they are transported to a new magical world. Children will solve puzzles and meet mysterious characters as they search for a new home.

This exciting performance can be used to stimulate a discussion between teachers and pupils regarding some of the problems that refugee children face.

Cost: £5 per child or book a whole day (128 pupils) at a discounted rate.

For more details please email Alex : al@theplacebedford.org.uk or call 01234 354321


Later in June, ZooCo present Sirens on Sat 29th Jun at 7:30pm.

Three Greek sirens find themselves washed up on Hastings beach. It’s 2018, and sitting around naked on rocks is no longer en vogue. But the sirens are still cursed: any man who hears their voice dies instantly.

Sirens at The Place

Award-winning Zoo Co sticks two fingers up at gender expectations using breathtaking visual storytelling, stunning projections and an electro-folk soundtrack. A Riot Grrrl inspired rebellion against social norms.

Sirens is creatively captioned and BSL inclusive, with a Deaf and hearing cast. We welcome d/Deaf and hearing audiences.

The performance was voted Editor’s Award Winner Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

Do you work with d/Deaf students? Are you working with students with complex needs? Are you looking for activities for non-neurotypical students?

We’re interested in connecting with schools and organisations who want to work with ZooCo in the future. ZooCo specialise in developing theatre shows with full accessibility and engagement.

Contact Alex Levene to discuss further opportunities: al@theplacebedford.org.uk