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With Government guidance announced to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Bedford Borough Council is announcing some changes to our facilities and services at this extraordinary time.

As has been seen with other UK performance venues, the decision has been taken to close Bedford Corn Exchange for the time being.

We are currently managing all cancellations of shows and events on a rolling basis and are keeping the timeframe for this under constant review. We are seeking to reschedule performances for a later date wherever possible.

Where performances are rescheduled, tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date. Refunds will be issued for customers who are unable to attend the rescheduled date. For any cancelled performances, customers will be issued with a refund.

Our front of house team will be in contact with all affected customers in due course. Please bear with us during this time as we have a large number of customers to contact.

We will keep you up-to-date as the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Some Kinda Wonderful 2021

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  • Fri 15 Oct7:30pmBook

Telephone bookings please call01234 718044

What happens when one of the UK’s leading saxophonists gets together with “one of Britain’s best soul singers” (Blues & Soul Magazine) and they, in turn, recruit some of the most celebrated UK jazz and pop musicians to form a new band? The result is, literally, Some Kinda Wonderful! This is not a tribute band, per se, but a collective of incredible musicians performing the songs of Stevie Wonder. Always honouring the originals with respect and integrity but adding their own dimensions to classic dance hits including ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’, ‘Superstition’ and ‘Higher Ground’ to beautiful ballads such as ‘If It’s Magic’, ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘For Your Love’, since their first gig in March 2017, the band has been delighting audiences with their incredible interpretations. Everyone leaves their performances with wide smiles and requests of when they can see the band again!


Fronting the band are Derek Nash and Noel McCalla and this has proven an incomparable and very special musical relationship. It was in 2016 that Derek (a long-standing admirer of Noel since his Morrisey Mullen days) approached Noel to see if he had any interest in forming this band. Noel’s initial reaction was an emphatic “no!” Even for someone of his divinely given vocal talents, there was an initial reluctance to approach what he considered to be “sacred musical ground” and protestations that “only an idiot would do Stevie Wonder!” were offered and, thankfully, ignored! As a fellow professional musician, Derek totally understood where Noel was coming from. He states: “there is always something; some aspect of your playing that you feel you could be better at and you are always on this eternal quest to be a little bit better, a little bit faster, a little bit smoother, a little bit sweeter, a little bit of whatever direction you are going in. Then, once you start working alongside premier league musicians, you want to be as good as you can possibly be to support them because there are some amazing musicians out there and this is the way it is with the Some Kinda Wonderful band. If you look at the pedigree of the musicians, and whom they’ve played with, it’s just fantastic and amazing things happen when you put all these guys in one room!”

Main Auditorium, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL
Main Auditorium
Full Flat Seating
Ticket Prices
Show Date & Time
Fri 15th Oct7:30pm
Opening Times
Bar & Box Office6:30 pm
Doors7:00 pm
Book Now
  • Fri 15 Oct7:30pmBook

Telephone bookings please call01234 718044

Terms & Conditions

Transaction Fee
All online bookings are subject to a £3.15 transaction fee. All bookings over £8.00 made in person or via telephone are subject to a £2.12 transaction fee. This fee is applicable per booking, not per ticket. VAT is included in the price of all tickets purchased on our website or via the Box Office.

In common with general theatre practice, we regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase, except where a show is cancelled. We can accept your tickets for resale, but the venue’s unsold tickets will take priority. A charge of £1.00 will be made if tickets are sold on your behalf.

Tickets can be reserved for a period of 7 days. No unpaid reservations can be accepted in the 4 days prior to a performance.

To avoid disturbing the audience and performers, latecomers to some shows may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.