Stirring theatre by the glass

Plastic palms and pina coladas at Creed Street Arts Centre
Plastic palms and pina coladas at Creed Street Arts Centre

Four long-suffering women offer a tart-tongued and humorous view of the reality behind the plastic palms and Pina Coladas in this week’s production at Creed Street Theatre & Arts Centre.

The Wolverton venue welcomes Roundabout Theatre Company for performances on Wednesday and Thursday of Shakers Re-stirred – a show set in the 1980’s at the oh-so-trendy Shakers cocktail bar.

Carol, Adele, Nicky and Mel are four friends who have taken up waitressing jobs out of sheer desperation.

Join them as they pit their wit and resilience against the colourful characters they come across, ensuring no one escapes unscathed by their satirical observations.

It is worth noting that while the cocktails are fruity, so is the language – this show is not suitable for children.

MK Community Foundation, MK Amateur Operatic Society, Robert Skears and the Newport Pagnell British Legion have all backed the show.

Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start at the venue and you can also see the show at Sherington Village Hall next Friday and Saturday.

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> Before we dig into those attractions who are still booking at The Stables this week, we should tell you that Josh Widdicombe, Steve Harley , Adam Hills and The Zombies are all sold-out.

For red-hot rhythms though, you are still in luck – tickets to see Son Yambu and their intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African beats, finished off with a contemporary twist are still good for Saturday.

The masters of authentic Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban sound that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba and gave rise to modern salsa – will soon have you up and dancing the night away.

Stage 2 welcomes Beatie Wolfe on Saturday – expect powerful vocals, retro medleys and meaningful lyrics as this young singer showcases tracks from her debut album.

Experience a dream band on Sunday when four of Britain’s most talented folk-rock musicians, and a singer with an uncanny ability to sound like his idol, present an exhilarating tribute to Bob Dylan.

PJ Wright, Dave Pegg, Gerry Conway, Phil Bond and Steve Gibbons are collectively The Dylan Project.

Let them entertain you with hits from arguably the greatest songwriter in the English language.

Six-part jazz vocal group Harmony are intent on redefining the a cappella sound.

The fives young and talented musicians from the Guildhall School of Music create a contemporary yet accessible sound through their quirky covers and original songs.

They regularly collaborate with established jazz artists - including our very own Dame Cleo Laine – worth a listen, we reckon. Book on MK 280800.