On stage in and around MK
Thrilling cabaret, classic showstoppers and top am-dram are coming our way...
Time to Die &
Blood on the Canvas
Ellen Pettit Memorial Hall,
July 29 & 30
Tread the Boards Theatre group return with a duo of one act plays. In Time to Die? by Richard James, Maddie is beginning to establish herself as a successful artist but her studio and gallery are situated in a remote area with a killer seemingly on the loose. When art collector Stella arrives it becomes clear that one of them is the killer and the tension rises inexorably to the shocking final denouement...
Stephen Bean’s Fate’s Thread will follow.
It isn’t easy being dead – especially when the rules say there’s no rest if someone’s been wicked. In this murder mystery comedy fusion, longstanding ghosts Alice and Harriet have to help newcomer Susan come to terms with exactly how she passed over or she might be taken...
Death Do Us Part
The Craufurd Arms, August 2
This is a thrilling, sexy cabaret show like no other. Featuring knife-throwing, sword-swallowing and whip-cracking among other spectacular acts, along with a stunning international cast. Danger has never looked so good! Theirs is a truly risky business...
MK Theatre, May 2-20, 2017
From the West End to global phenomenon, the London production of Mamma Mia has been seen by 10 per cent of the UK population – and in 2017 will make its MK Theatre debut. It brings together the story-telling magic of ABBA’s songs with a tale of family and friendship. Tickets on sale Friday.
Aylesbury Waterside, until July 30
From the producers of the smash-hit show Puttin’ On The Ritz is the dazzling song and dance extravaganza That’s Entertainment, which continues at Aylesbury Waterside until Saturday. Joining the cast of West End singers and dancers, is one of the biggest stars of musical theatre Ruthie Henshall, whose multi-award winning career has seen her star in some of the most successful musicals of the past three decades. Four times Olivier-nominated Ruthie has played the lead role in many of the most highly-acclaimed, long-running successful award winning musicals in the West End and on Broadway, including Billy Elliot, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Cats and Crazy for You, which catapulted Ruthie into a major musical West End star.
Ruthie is also in high demand as a concert performer touring and performing extensively in the UK, the USA and Australia. That’s Entertainment celebrates the biggest hits of the 40s and 50s including music by Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. With glorious costumes, sumptuous music, stunning dance routines and an award-winning cast of singers and dancers, you are guaranteed to keep your toes tapping!