Dora’s fun filled quest

Dora The Explorer: Coming to Milton Keynes tomorrow!
Dora The Explorer: Coming to Milton Keynes tomorrow!

Intrepid explorer Dora has lost her teddy bear Osito and the search is on to retrieve him in a song and dance spectacular for children at Milton Keynes Theatre this week.

Dora the Explorer fans will delight in the two act show which encourages them to think, sing and play along in the same way as the popular Nickelodeon children’s television show.

Join Dora as she uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the number pyramid and the mixed-up jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys.

With the help of the audience, map, backpack (it is purple, and it talks) and Boots (a monkey companion named for his beloved pair of red boots), Dora is embarking on her most fun-filled quest yet.

But watch out – you never know what that sneaky, masked thieving fox Swiper might be up to along the way.

Join the search with performances on tomorrow at 4pm, Saturday at 10am, 1pm and 4pm and Sunday at 10am and 1pm.

The Bard almost certainly did not set out to write a trilogy but theatre-goers can take advantage of the opportunity to see three of Shakespeare’s plays in a day on Saturday, August 10.

Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Milton Keynes Theatre on Wednesday to present the three plays of Henry VI under their original titles – Harry the Sixth, The Houses of York & Lancaster and The True Tragedy of the Duke of York.

The plays create a world when the heroes are not kings but formidable women (think Joan of Arc) or rebels (such as rebellion leader Jack Cade).

A country racked by civil war is brought to life through bold characterisation, black comedy, rhetorical power and touching poignancy.

Each play can be enjoyed individually without knowledge of the others, or make a day of it on Saturday.

See Harry the Sixth on Wednesday at 7.30pm, Thursday (August 8) at 2pm and Saturday (August 10) at 12.30pm.

The Houses of York & Lancaster takes centre stage at 7.30pm on Thursday and Saturday at 4pm.

Finally, see The True Tragedy of the Duke of York on Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 7.30pm.

Shakespeare’s Globe is working with Milton Keynes Theatre as part of Fourteentwentyone to offer 1,421 free tickets to young audiences between the ages of 14 and 21 – just quote ‘1421’ when booking.

Take a trip back in time to vintage Las Vegas to celebrate the greatest music of the 20th century when The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show swings into Milton Keynes Theatre today.

The purveyors of cool return to the new city by popular demand with two performances of their sensational show – a matinee and a bonus evening performance – promising audiences a cool and timeless soiree.

With totally live renditions of classic songs, including Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, Lady Is A Tramp, That’s Amore and more, prepare to indulge in some pure nostalgia.

This popular group of polished performers capture the essence of acclaimed entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior with their fabulous production.

Tickets are £17 to £21, with the matinee at 3pm and the evening show at 7.30pm.

Call the Box Office on 0844 847 2322 or visit to book your seats.