Ruthie Henshall in visit to The Stables

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A busy week at The Stables rocks off to a loud start on Thursday with Limehouse Lizzy back in town and paying tribute to the late Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy.

Expect Sarah, Whisky in the Jar, and hopefully a rendition of the awesome Emerald.

Sean Hughes takes over on Friday, with rock n roll of the comedy type.

His new show, Penguins was the p-p-p-pick of the bunch at the Edinburgh Fringe where it debuted.

Reflective and uplifting, Sean will tackled human failings and foibles and take the audience on a whirlwind hour of surreal inventive playfulness, and lots more, which won’t be suitable for under 16s.

Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin will hold court in Stage 2, as part of her debut 11-date UK tour.

Expect Christina to pick plenty of moments from her current opus Sleeping With A Stranger, which gives equal thought to alt-country and rock with pop sensibilities.

Jackson Live in Concert will give fans the full experience of the late King of Pop.

The venue brochure promises Ben (no surname needed for this cool imposter) has the look, the moonwalk and the voice to do Jackson justice.

He also has the costumes and the dance moves. I suppose it’s too much to say that his performance on Saturday will be a real thriller...

Danny Bryant’s Red Eye Band will be in the driving seat over on Stage 2, with blues rock oozing.

Already carving out a name for himself, this is a nice chance to see him in a snug environment.

Speaking of small, intimate shows, the venue has another on Sunday evening, when stage-star Ruthie Henshaw visits to take her audience on a musical journey through her career of plenty.

You’ll hear the Olivier award-winning performer and West End and Broadway star sing you through material from Chicago to Les Miserables, as well as some of the defining songs of her life, on stage and off.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be touring with my one woman show again,” she enthused, “I love working with my band and taking this piece, which means so much to me, across the country.”

Comedy returns with the start of the new week, when David O’Doherty Will Try To Fix Everything.

Join the ‘Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard’ on Monday evening.

Tuesday night welcomes UK jazz star and MOBO-nominee Zara McFarlane, and then on Wednesday Toploader make their return.

Tickets for all shows are being taken on MK 280800.