Be More Frank: An obituary of Frank Spackman

Frank Spackman 1965 – 2018     Frank was at the heart of Bedford’s theatre community for over thirty years. He joined Swan Theatre Company in 2005 for Blue Remembered Hills and soon established himself as a leading actor for the company with many memorable performances at The Place Theatre. Equally at home in comedy or tragedy he was wonderfully … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER JUNE 2018

Hello and welcome, Lots of news – some old, some new! Lots of opportunities to get involved, have fun, work and meet people. SCHOOL FOR WIVES  School for Wives in May was a great production to be involved in. Congratulations to Dawn and all the cast and crew who were involved, especially Chris Loft who had the mammoth task of … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018

Hello and welcome, Here you’ll find information regarding our forthcoming productions, social events and more. SWAN POETRY EVENING ‘If Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus; The Battle of the Sexes.’ Sunday 25th February 2018 at 7pm @ The Eagle Bookshop Castle Road, Bedford    If Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus …. What happens next? The Battle … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018

Hello and welcome to 2018. This newsletter if full of important dates for your diary. So grab yourself a cuppa and a pen before sitting down to read this! SCHOOL FOR WIVES Read-through and Auditions for Moliere’s ‘School for Wives’ adapted by Miles Malleson READTHROUGH: Wednesday 17th January at 7.30pm @ The Place Theatre AUDITIONS: Wednesday 24th January at 7.30pm … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017

Hello everyone, welcome to the October edition of The Swan Newsletter; your one stop shop for all things theatrical from Bedford’s premier dramatic society. Without further ado, let’s go! THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE We had really great audiences and feedback for our last show. Thanks to Dave, Lissy, Scott, the crew and front of house staff. It was … Read More

SWAN NEWS: JERUSALEM @ THE PLACE

JERUSALEM BY JEZ BUTTERWORTH We are excited to announce that this will be our March production (Performance dates are 4th – 10th March 2018) The read through for Jerusalem will take place on Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm at The Place Theatre. Auditions will be held on Sunday 1st October from 11am – 1pm and on Thursday 5th October at 7.30pm … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

Hello! Here’s hoping that the start of your September has brought with it that first frisson of Autumnal excitement, with the promise of cozy nights in front of the fire, or, even better, in the warm embrace of your local, quality Theatre Company! We have lots to keep your toes toasty and your minds engaged, so without further ado, let’s … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017

Welcome to the August edition of the Swan Newsletter. Here you’ll find information regarding forthcoming productions, social events and more. We hope you are enjoying all that the glorious British Summer has to offer…. And by glorious we mean, wet. Really wet. Still, one read of the Swan newsletter is the equivalent of 30 minutes in the sunshine apparently, so … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER JULY 2017

Hello everyone and a happy summertime to all our followers and supporters from our lovely new shiny committee. We would also like to say a big thank you to everyone on last year’s committee for their hard work. Get your diary out now! KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Thursday July 13th 2017 –  READ THROUGH for Night Alive by Conor McPherson Tuesday July … Read More

SWAN NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to all our followers and supporters. Hedda Gabbler Congratulations to everyone involved in this enthralling production. Bill and his talented cast and crew managed to produce a slick and stylish production; the audience response was very positive. It was wonderful to see new faces involved both on stage and behind the scenes. Thank you all for … Read More