Ten of the best things to do in and around Luton and Dunstable in the next seven days

From thrilling drama to classic pop, there's plenty to enjoy...

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 11:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 12:01 pm
The New Zealand String Quartet are playing in Limbury
The New Zealand String Quartet are playing in Limbury

1 THEATREThe Thrill of Love, The Little Theatre, Dunstable, until November 24Presented by Dunstable Rep, The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, in 1955. It is a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines, responsible for gunning down her lover, the racing driver David Blakely, and, retrospectively, the lifestyle she led and its impact on others around her.Details: www.littletheatre.org.uk

2 THEATREThe Lady Boys of Bangkok, Luton Library Theatre, November 22The entertainers promise the biggest party in town, with a cheeky and glamorous show celebrating 20 years of touring in the UK.Details: theladyboysofbangkok.com

3 MUSICWhitney - Queen of the Night, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 22Celebrate the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time with this award-winning production.Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

4 MUSICThe Sensational 60s Experience, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 23It’s a three-hour extravaganza of pure 1960s nostalgia, with six big names, including Mike Pender, the original voice of The Searchers, Chris Farlowe and Herman’s Hermits.Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

5 MUSICSoul Legends, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 24Jump aboard the soul train as it embarks on a musical journey from its ‘60s origins to the present day, via all the classic ‘70s and ‘80s floor-fillers.Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

6 MUSICNew Zealand String Quartet, St Augustine’s Church, Limbury, November 26Luton Music Club presents this treat for lovers of Beethoven’s string quartets. The New Zealand String Quartet has been established over 30 years and has developed a broad classical concert repertoire as well as collaborating with ensembles and musicians from other musical genres including jazz and world music. In addition to frequent performances in their native country and in Australia, the quartet has toured throughout the UK, Europe and North America. The programme features Beethoven’s Quartet In G, Op. 18 No.2, Quartet In C, Op. 59 No.3, and Quartet In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131. The quartet appear fresh from their appearance the night before at London’s Conway Hall.Details: www.lutonmusic.org.uk

7 THEATREI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, The Little Theatre, Dunstable, November 28 to December 1St Andrew’s Players present this comical yet poignant view of the modern relationship. Love in all its glory is celebrated in this tuneful and witty musical comedy revue—from dating and waiting to love and marriage, and on through the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. Revealing the joys and frustrations of relationships - at nearly every stage of life - has never been so fun. Details: standram.co.uk

8 MUSICPauline Catlin - Shezekiel, Luton Library Theatre, November 24The founder of influential UK lovers rock trio Brown Sugar returns with her latest musical project. From Lovers Rock 2 the Rock aims to “engage her audience in profound spiritual dialogue and special moments with a trip down memory lane”. She will perform, share and reminisce about the struggles of her youth and the days of Brown Sugar, whose songs included I’m in Love with a Dreadlocks, Hello Stranger and Black Pride also performing new material from her debut album.Details: lutonculture.com

9COMEDYJethro: Count of Cornwall, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, November 28The Cornishman returns with his unique and enduringly popular style of comedy.Details: grovetheatre.co.uk

10 CHRISTMAS MARKETKeech Christmas Market, Barnfield College, New Bedford Road, Luton, November 25 and 26Surprise your loved ones with beautiful, handmade crafts and gifts, with proceeds going to Keech Hospice Care.Details: keech.org.uk