The Grove Theatre launches its summer programme

Joe McElderry

Summer seasons are being launched even though we’ve only just got the hang of spring.

The Grove Theatre, Dunstable, continues to provide variety with everything from music and magic to comedy, films, dance, opera and panto (yes, really!)

Just pick which era you’re interested in for a trip down memory lane.

The big band sound of the 40s are recreated with Bugle Boy and the rock ‘n’ roll of the fifties with Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn.

Swing into the sixties with Carnaby Street–The Concert and the Sensational 60s Experience.

Or get down and dirty with the electrifying 80s in Boogie Nights –80s
Reunion and 80s Mania.

Tribute acts this season are The Bohemians, The Carpenters Story and The Illegal Eagles.

If you’re looking for something more recent then why not check out alternative rock band Toploader or X Factor’s Joe McElderry?

Ellen Kent brings two big operas to the stage – Nabucco and Madam Butterfly.

Strictly Come Dancing’s very own sizzling duo Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas appear at the venue next month while Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story, The Little Mermaid, is staged by Ballet Theatre UK.

Local talent take to the stage in the Grove sixth annual dance show, GD°1!

Agatha Christie’s legendary murder mystery, The Mousetrap, leads the drama programme along with London Classic Theatre’s provocative production of Entertaining Mr Sloane.

The Comedy Theatre Company breathes new life into ITV’s top comedy of all time, Rising Damp, in a brand new stage production.

Don’t miss Tim Whitnall’s Olivier award winning play Morecambe which retells the hilarious and moving life story of Hatters’ fan and comedy icon Eric Morecambe.

Don’t forget to catch the two summer musical projects of Insectzzz! and Into the Woods this August featuring talent of budding actors from the local area!

And for kids? There’s King Silly and Friends; Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play; and Octonauts And The Deep Sea Volcano.

And if you can’t wait until Christmas there’s an Easter panto with Alice in Wonderland.

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