Milton Keynes venue lines up top nights of entertainment

Mitch Benn
Mitch Benn

Comedy musician Mitch Benn delights in the joys of being a sceptic in his new show, Don’t Believe a Word which is at The Stables on Thursday night.

“I’m a sceptic. But don’t take my word for it. Or indeed anybody’s. For anything...” Mitch says.

It’s a show promising to make you laugh a lot and think a bit as Mitch debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself extolling the virtues of an evidence-based approach to life.

Show time is 8pm.

Local talent is put in the spotlight at the Wavendon venue over in the snug of Stage 2, when Hannah’s Yard take control.

The nucleus of this music-making collective is Hannah Layton Turner, and together with her band, Hannah’s Yard will dig into material set to figure on the forthcoming debut album.

There will be time for a few eclectic, choice cover versions too.

Legend of a Band: Tribute to the Moody Blues is your booking for Friday night bringing classic cuts like Nights in White Satin, into the open.

Peter Firman is the UK’s top comedic conjurer, and he’s back with his considerable bag of tricks again on Stage 2 tomorrow night.

If you’ve not seen him at The Stables previously, there’s a good chance you’ve seen him on the small screen – with The Sarah Millican Television Programme, The John Bishop Show and The Magicians all employing his crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

There may be the occasional choice word and a smattering of adult material included, so under 16s and those with a particularly pure mind, might like to miss this one out. Everyone else, roll-up, roll-up for all the fun of the Firman!

The New York Times says that Avery Sunshine has a ‘jazzy gospel voice that could loosen bricks from their mortar,’ which is particularly bad news for any brickies working close to where she performs.

But while that impressive phrase isn’t to be taken in the literal sense, her vibrant blend of soul, jazz, gospel and R&B is pretty perfect.

If you want to check her out ahead of Saturday’s show, her current album release is The Sunroom.

On Sunday night, the spotlight once again shines on local talent with Milton Keynes Rock Choir.

Under the leadership of Lizzie Dean, more than 100 members of the choir will perform a selection of fun, upbeat, feel-good songs from the Rock Choir repertoire.

Nationwide, the brand has more than 20,000 members in more than 300 communities, and this is a chance to hear the MK side sing out.

Last up this week is the return of Tunde, voice of the Lighthouse Family.

He has reunited withLighthouse Family producer Mike Peden to record a selection of troubadour-influenced tracks – classic and lesser-known gems by artists including Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bill Withers, David Gates and Barry White.

To book call 01908 280800.