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The Taming of the Shrew: Live in Linford Manor Park
The Taming of the Shrew: Live in Linford Manor Park

Illyria Theatre Company has been providing wonderful al-fresco theatre in Milton Keynes for approaching a decade now, and they are back with another brilliant piece of Shakespearean quill work tomorrow.

The Taming of the Shrew is being played out in the pretty setting of Linford Manor Park, from 7.30pm.

The story? Here you go:

‘Everyone wants to marry mild-mannered Bianca. No-one wants to marry her acid-tongued older sister Kate. Their father won’t let anyone marry Bianca until a husband can be found for Kate – but no-one knows anyone mad enough to take her on.

Until Patruchio comes to town....’

Sparks are guaranteed to fly in Shakespeare’s rumbustious battle-of-the-sexes comedy, where nobody is exactly who they appear to be!

Warm clothing and seating is advised, but don’t bother with the gazebo or BBQ and you can leave Rover at home too – no pets will be allowed on site.

Do pack up a picnic though, and settle back for some Bardy brilliance.

Gates open at 6.30pm and you book tickets online through

> Network Shorts Summer 2015, guest curated by MK Film Network hit the screen at MK gallery tomorrow evening.

The MK Calling event will show eight films selected from an open call.

Show time is 7.30pm and tickets are on sale at £5 (£3 for concessions).

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> Another splash of smiley stuff is on the cards at Wonderworld, Xscape this Saturday night.

This time the Comedy Club presents Ryan McDonnell in the role of event host, introducing sessions from Martin Coyote and headliner Gerry K.

A lot of the feel good for not a lot of the green stuff – tickets start at just a tenner.

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