Coming Up – Milton Keynes Theatre

In the run-up to Christmas Stage Review gives you the 5pm daily lowdown on what’s set to tempt you into the theatres in 2016. Today we start with Milton Keynes Theatre

The Bodyguard. Images Paul Coltas.
The Bodyguard. Images Paul Coltas.

Kicking off the spring season – or rather leaping, gloriously, into it, romance was never quite so Gothic or evocative as Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty.

Boogie beauties return to MKT, ready to give you the ride of your life, as Jason Donovan and the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert hop aboard the party bus again, back by overwhelming popular demand.


There’s more smash hit musical entertainment later in the season when the razzle-dazzle, double–trouble cell block chicks of Chicago along with a return of the award-winning musical, Hairspray.

And finally, rounding off an amazing season of smash-hit musicals, comes award-winning show, The Bodyguard starring Alexandra Burke (read our verdict

Theatre wouldn’t be quite so entertaining without a certain amount of mystery and suspense. Hailed as ‘the theatrical event of our generation’ the National Theatre’s production of An Inspector Calls returns.

For supernatural wonder don’t forget to book the return of Derren Brown with his latest mind-boggling show Miracle.

Goodnight Mr Tom

Chichester Festival Theatre’s enchanting and award-winning production of Goodnight Mister Tom is a family favourite not to miss.

There’s nowt as queer as folk. And definitely nowt as queer as Henry Horatio Hobson, the anti-hero of Harold Brighouse’s comedy drama, Hobson’s Choice starring Martin Shaw which comes to MKT in advance of a transfer to the West End.

Welsh National Opera are back with a trio of works charting the life and loves and losses of one of opera’s most enduring creations, Figaro, while, for dance fans, the Northern Ballet return with its legendary Swan Lake.

No blues this summertime. A sneak preview of what is planned includes the fantasmagorical musical Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang, cheeky irreverence from the Avenue Q, summer holiday romance in Save the Last Dance for Me and one for ALL the family, Annie.

A whole raft of show-stopping numbers take the venue into next autumn with Guys and Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rocky Horror and an all new production of Sister Act.

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