Gangsters, lovers, puppets, soldiers, murderers, stockings, rock ‘n’ roll and even a flying car are just a fewof the treats in store for you as Milton Keynes Theatre announces their full summer season.
The season gets off to a flying start as the most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang lands on the MK Stage.
Starring Lee Mead, Michelle Collins, Shaun Williamson and Carrie Hope Fletcher audiences of all ages are guaranteed to be flying high!
Musical fans can look forward to more classics as Joe McElderry retells the biblical story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Guys and Dolls brings the sizzling tale of New York gamblers and gangsters direct from the West-End with Richard Fleeshman, Maxwell Cauldfield and the sensational Louise Dearman.
You can bet your bottom dollar the whole family will enjoy a night out with Lesley Joseph as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in the heart-warming Annie and you’re bound to be moonwalking in the aisles to celebrate the career of the one and only Michael Jackson with Thriller Live.
The theatres annual Stage Experience offers the chance for you to see over 100 local youngsters perform in a professionally produced adaptation of Fame, make sure you book to see these musical stars of the future treading the boards!
For those of you who like something a little naughtier, dig out your stockings and don the red lippy for the return of Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show with Norman Pace and Diana Vickers here to thrill you again or join the equally subversive world of Avenue Q (think the Muppets for grown-ups!) for mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness.
Selling fast are comedians Sean Lock with his Keep It Light Tour and Bill Bailey with Limboland so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
Take a trip down memory lane as contagious rock musical Sunny Afternoon with music and lyrics from Ray Davies brings the music of The Kinks to the stage to tell the captivating tale of one of the nation’s greatest bands whose definitive sound rocked the nation. Return to the sixties as Save the Last Dance takes you back to the music and magic of the early part of the decade with Anthony Costa.
A duo of dramas will stop off at MK prior to the West End. After Miss Julie brings to life the compelling and erotic psychological thriller inspired by Stridberg’s 1888 masterpiece with Call the Widwife’s Helen George while one of Noel Coward’s deliciously funny plays Present Laughter, starring Samuel West, reveals a world of glittering wits, dashing dressing gowns and ostentatious personalities.
For murder and intrigue look no further as The Classic Thriller Theatre Company brings the ultimate whodunit in a star studded Rehearsal For Murder bound to keep you guessing right to the last minute.
For one night only music lovers can enjoy Jools Holland with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Russell Watson, Halfway to Paradise – The Billy Fury Story, That’ll be the Day, The Simon and Garfunkel Story, Whitney - Queen of the Night, The Magic of Motown, and Mercury – The Ultimate Tribute Band.
Looking ahead to the Autumn, but on sale now, don’t miss Georgia May Foote in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the all new production of divine musical comedy Sister Act with Alexandra Burke, the return of firm favourite Cats, the hilarious and heartfelt The Full Monty, hit West End musical The Commitments, and visits from Glyndebourne and English National Ballet’s and this year’s Purr-fect family pantomime Dick Whittington.
For more details call the box office on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes.