'We had to sit there in our overcoats' - says pensioner as heating packs up at Milton Keynes theatre

When Roy Johnson and his wife went for an evening out, the last thing they expected was to keep their coats on the entire time.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 4:31 pm

But that's exactly what happened as the pair settled down to enjoy Simply Swing at Stantonbury Theatre on Saturday and the heating packed up.

"There was no heating. No-one apologised. No-one said a word," explained the 85-year-old of Great Linford.

"We had to sit there in our overcoats the whole time."

Stantonbury Theatre

When he complained to the theatre, they said there was no-one there to deal with the problem are they didn't work weekends.

"This is absolute nonsense. You can't run a business like that. It was bitterly cold."

And he wasn't the only one. Another member of the public who was enjoying the evening, which featured the music of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee, said: "It was cold. I had to put my coat on. I would have rather got up and danced."

Bizarrely, Mr Johnson said the heating was on near the bar and and in the toilets.

"It was a total shambles. It was almost a full house. They can't just pass it off and say nothing."

The theatre has been approached for a comment but has yet to repomnd.