Ex pupil donation funds new Bedford theatre

Brian Saville left more than £6 million to the project before he died. Credit: Bedford School

The building of a new theatre at Bedford School has been given the go-ahead thanks to a generous donation from a former pupil.

Brian Saville, who went to the school in the 1940's, died in August and left more than £6 million to the project.

Work will begin before Christmas, with hopes that the theatre will open in 2015.