Superman, X Factor and S Club: our guide to theatre in and around MK
There's loads of theatrical events going on in and around MK over the next few days - here's our guide...
MK Central Library, July 22 & 23
A one-off experimental installation and theatre event. The Annual Daydream Harvest is a highly interactive and immersive world, the product of Dr Brian Squabbles and his patented Daydream Harvesting machine. You can sign the contract and get on the ride, but who can say where you’ll end up?
Milton Keynes Theatre, July 25 to 30
Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock N Roll musical. It has been performed for more than 40 years in more than 30 countries and translated into more than 20 languages. It tells the story of Brad and his fiancee Janet who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house while on their way to visit their former college professor. It is an adventure they’ll never forget with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. X-Factor finalist Diana Vickers stars as Janet Weiss, while S Club 7 singer Paul Cattermole is Eddie. Norman Pace, of Hale and Pace fame, is narrator for the shows in MK.
AsibiAsibi - Girl Stolen
Festive Road, July 22
First the red Mercedes arrived. Then a beautiful extension was added to his father’s house. This one man play will be followed by a live music jam with INDIVISIBLE, who are aa collection of singers who pefrform songs that tell stories. The show is only suitable for those aged 16 and over.
Acrojou: All At Sea
South Willen Lake, July 23
All at Sea is a poetic theatre show, set in a boat which rows gently through its audience. A lone boatman traverses a vast ocean of hopes and memories past, accompanied by his own personal storm – a fully functioning rain cloud caught on the mast of his boat.
Treasure Chest Tales
South Willen Lake Park, July 23
Incorporating music, puppets and audience interaction, Widdershins skilfully bring a series of magical stories to life. Enchanting tales to delight and entertain include The King with the Dirty Feet, The Princess and the Pea and The Fisherman and the Djinni. Suitable for all ages.
Superman IV Redux
The Buszy, July 23
Last weekend Richard DeDomenici brought his The Redux Project to Milton Keynes, re-recording parts of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace which was originally recorded not in LA, but here in Milton Keynes back in 1986. Around five minutes of key scenes from the original delivery starring Christopher Reeve have been re-shot. Naturally, that includes the iconic flying scenes in front of Milton Keynes Central Station, which stood in for the United Nations Building. This weekend you get to see the fruits of his labours, and you might just recognise some of the extras too – Milton Keynes folks signed up and donned their best 80s garb for the recording. Celebrating MK’s recent past, this event Superman IV Redux will be screened alongside the original scenes, and Richard will talk about his other Redux projects too. There have been afair few since he first debuted this idea back in 2013, including Jurassic Park, Dawn of the Dead, The Matrix, Muriel’s Wedding and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. These reworkings have taken him far and wide as well – from Glasgow to Berlin, from Hong Kong to Shanghai and from Sydney to Seoul. This particular IF:Fest commission is brought to you in association with Independent Cinema Milton Keynes, and will be a flyaway success!