What's on where around Luton and Dunstable: listings, March 8 edition

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Here's your guide to what's on in and around Luton and Dunstable in the next few days. Please send details of your events to editorial@lutonnews.co.uk at least two weeks before they take place. Thank you.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8

Sing-a-long-a Grease comes to the Grove Theatre in Dunstable at 7.30pm with a special sing-along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The evening begins with a vocal warm-up and teaching of dance routines by the host, before the audience can sit back, relax and enjoy the story of Danny and Sandy and the gang, whilst singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation is essential. The film is rated 12A. Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for children. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk for more details.

The Herts and Beds Group of The Omnibus Society will meet at Challney High School for Boys, Stoneygate Road, Luton, LU4 9TJ at 7.30pm for 8pm, in The Green Room. John Bull, will talk on the history of the local road rail timetable books covering the Home Counties area, as formerly produced by London Transport. All interested in road passenger transport are most welcome to attend. Call 01582 574903 for details.

THURSDAY MARCH 9

Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (Let It Be) as Paul McCartney; Macca: The Concert is a celebration of the life and music of a legend. The concert features state of the art video projection and all of McCartney’s best loved hits, as well as a selection of Beatles favourites. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £24. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk for more details.

Amina Khayyam Dance Company’s hard-hitting performance A Thousand Faces comes to Luton Library Theatre at 7.30pm. Featuring live music including the sarangi, cello, tabla and voice, A Thousand Faces blends European mime movement with Kathak’s intricate and theatrical gestures of abhinaya – a traditional technique of communication. The performance subverts imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore perceptions that women become objects for indiscriminate abuse and violent attacks, simply because of their gender. Visit www.lutonculture.com or call 01582 878100 to book.

FRIDAY MARCH 10

The We Love the ‘90s film festival continues at the Hat Factory in Luton with a screening of the 1996 cult favourite Trainspotting at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com to book.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.

SATURDAY MARCH 11

Omid Djalili presents his show Schmuck for a Night at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable. With credits ranging from Hollywood to television and live on the West End stage, the award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is back on a nationwide tour with his brand of intelligent and sometimes provocative humour. The show is suitable for ages 16 and above. Tickets: £24. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk for more details.

Hitsville – The Sound of Motown perform at Venue 360 in Gypsy Lane, Luton, at the next Cali-R night. With three female vocalists and a six-piece band led by guitarist Joe Carter, they have supported many major soul acts in the UK and Europe, and specialise in Motown classics and some northern soul numbers. Tickets are £15, available from Vinyl Revelations, Cheapside, Luton (01582 876391); Big Stuff, Queensway, Dunstable (01582 666678); and the cali-r.com website.

Youngsters will once again have the chance to excavate a ‘burial urn’ at Wrest Park as they try to uncover clues to find out who the person was and the when they might have lived. The session runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm as part of Wrest’s Saturday Archaeology Club. Call 01525 860000 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrest for details.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.

The 42nd Luton Festival of Dance competition is taking place at Lealands School, Sundon Park, Luton, every weekend during March. All forms of stage dance are represented, including ballet, tap, national, character, song and dance and modern for participants aged between four and 21 years, in solos, duets, trios/quartets and groups. Dance schools enter from a wide area of Beds, Bucks, Herts and north London. The competition runs each day from 9am to 7pm and is open to the public to enjoy. Buffet facilities are available all day. Call 01582 526426 or visit www.lutondance.com for details.

SUNDAY MARCH 12

The Urban Folk Quartet bring their ‘electrifying acoustic music’ to Hitchin Folk Club at the Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin at 8.15pm. Admission costs £14.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.

The 42nd Luton Festival of Dance competition is taking place at Lealands School, Sundon Park, Luton, every weekend during March. All forms of stage dance are represented, including ballet, tap, national, character, song and dance and modern for participants aged between four and 21 years, in solos, duets, trios/quartets and groups. Dance schools enter from a wide area of Beds, Bucks, Herts and north London. The competition runs each day from 9am to 7pm and is open to the public to enjoy. Buffet facilities are available all day. Call 01582 526426 or visit www.lutondance.com for details.

TUESDAY MARCH 14

The Grove Theatre in Dunstable hosts an encore screening of Hedda Gabler from the National Theatre at 7pm. Just married and 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. Tickets to see Ibsen’s classic cost £15. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk for more details.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.

THURSDAY MARCH 16

Seven Drunken Nights bringing to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons, The Dubliners at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable at 7.30pm. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years, the cast of musicians and singers evoke the spirit of the iconic group, in a celebration of Irish music itself, as well as a guaranteed evening of humour and ‘craic’. Tickets cost £20.50. Call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk to book or for more details.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.

The We Love the ‘90s film festival continues at the Hat Factory in Luton with a screening of the 1996 romantic drama Romeo + Juliet at 7.30pm, blending Shakespeare’s timeless tale and language with pop-culture influences. Tickets £5. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com to book.

FRIDAY MARCH 17

Al Murray presents Let’s Go Backwards Together at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable at 7.30pm. The publican. Politician. The critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain. Another opportunity to watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn’t quite sure what it means. Tickets: £27.50. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com to book.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.

SATURDAY MARCH 18

The Matt Monro Story comes to the Grove Theatre in Dunstable at 7.30pm with a unique evening of music, warmth and love, which keeps the memory of music by the ‘singer’s singer’ alive, enhanced by audio visual and narration. Tickets cost £21. Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com to book.

Dunstable Rep presents Bazaar and Rummage at the Little Theatre in Dunstable. The play is written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian Mole books, and deals with the topic of agoraphobia. Call 01582 204021 or email tickets @littletheatre.org.uk to book. See www.littletheatre.org.uk for more information.