Great shows for all the family at Milton Keynes Theatre this autumn

Barnum. Photo by Johan Persson
Barnum. Photo by Johan Persson

There’s an awesome autumn season in the offering by Milton Keynes Theatre, packed full of amazing shows that makes even the West End ‘green’ with envy!

Proving that the spirit of rock is alive, belting out a power ballad, and sporting a rather fetching mullet, get practising your air guitar for the outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery that is Rock Of Ages in August.

Baby and Johnny return to Kellerman’s in the record-breaking Dirty Dancing with Dreamboats and Miniskirts, the long-awaited sequel to hit 50s musical Dreamboats and Petticoats, following.

The Golden Age of musicals is revisited with the stunning Top Hat and the thigh-slapping Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger and Tom Lister.

Calamity Jane

Putting your grey cells to the test is the world’s longest running show in history, Agatha Christie’s seminal whodunit, The Mousetrap returning in September.

English National Ballet’s Swan Lake arrives in November and Glyndebourne returns the same month with Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera and Verdi’s La Traviata accompanied by a revival of Britten’s insidiously compelling adaptation of Henry James’ novella, The Turn of The Screw.

The comedy comes thick and fast with Dawn French, Jethro, Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves starring Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball (16 Sep), Alan Davies and 8 out of 10 Cats’ Jon Richardson’s Nidiot.

Ha Ha Hood

Rounding off the year is the Christmas show everyone’s talking about as Bradley Walsh is back in panto at MKT with Peter Pan.

Programmed for 2015 – The Full Monty, Jersey Boys, Matthew Bourne’s magical Edward Scissorhands and a new production of one of Saturday Night Fever.
The Woman In Black and Spamalot returns, Barnum starring Brian Conley arrives in May, and the National Theatre’s thrilling stage production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time is scheduled for November 2015.(2-7 Nov 2015).

And don’t forget that Shrek The Musical will be ‘taking ogre’ Milton Keynes for three family fun-filled weeks in August next year.

Tickets now on sale.

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