Five of the best things to do in and around Milton Keynes in the next seven days

From an award-winning musical to sharp comedy, there's plenty to enjoy...

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 3:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:08 am
Sunset Boulevard is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre

1 THEATRESunset Boulevard, Milton Keynes Theatre, November 28 to December 2Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film.In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s “masterpiece”, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences. Details:

2 COMEDYMark Thomas: A Show That Gambles On The Future, The Stables, Wavendon, November 24Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome. By making futurologists of us all, he will create a fantastical, comical and possibly accurate vision of the world.Details:

3 THEATREGet Therapy, Stantonbury Theatre, November 26With a history of drug abuse, chronic self-sabotage and eating disorders, Danielle is happily surviving on high-dosage anti-depressants. Apparently content with her addiction, she’s shocked when her doctor presents her with an ultimatum. Details:

4 OPERAGlyndebourne 2017, Milton Keynes Theatre, until November 21 to 25There’s still time to catch this world-class opera company in Milton Keynes as they perform new work Hamlet along woth Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.Details:

5 FAMILY THEATRELost & Found, Stantonbury Theatre, November 25What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Based on the best-selling story by Oliver Jeffers, this new adaptation promises to warm up even the coldest day.Details:

6 COMEDYPaul Foot, The Stables, Wavendon, November 23In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism and breakfast.Details:

7 FAMILYChristmas craft and food fair, Stantonbury Leisure Centre, November 25The main hall of the leisure centre will be filled with over 80 stalls selling locally produced food, together with stalls selling homemade crafts and gifts. There will also be plenty of activities for children, a brass band, fairground organ andmuch more.Details:

8 MUSICIllegal Eagles, Milton Keynes Theatre, November 26This seasoned group of musicians’ mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world.Details:

9 MUSICAndrew Roachford, The Stables, Wavendon, November 28Ever since unforgettable tracks like Cuddly Toy and Family Man in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide. The past five years have seen him writing and singing on international dance tracks to co-writing and touring with Mike and the Mechanics.Details:

10 MUSICRicky Ross, The Stables, Wavendon, November 25Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross will showcase his new album and perform songs from his extensive catalogue from Deacon Blue and beyond. Details: