Ten of the best things to do in and around Milton Keynes this month

From tense drama to prog-rock brilliance, there's plenty to enjoy...

Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 3:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:28 pm
Enjoy a special singalong version of The Greatest Showman

1 THEATREThe Girl on the Train, Milton Keynes Theatre, January 23 to 26Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel of the same name and starring Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth, this gripping new play will keep audiences guessing until the final moment.Details: atgtickets.com

2 BALLETMatthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Milton Keynes Theatre, January 29 to February 2Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention and took the dance world by storm.Details: atgtickets.com

3 MUSICCarl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, The Stables, Wavendon, January 28Carl Palmer will present bold new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP. A multi-media experience combining music and video projection, the show promises to be among the most musically compelling tours of the year.Details: stables.org

4 MUSIC AND FILMSing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman, Milton Keynes Theatre, January 20Singalonga Productions present their newest show, the smash hit film musical that gets everyone singing.Details: atgtickets.com

5 MUSICJudy Collins: A Sondheim & Hits Show, The Stables, Wavendon, January 30Since the 1960s, Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism.Details: stables.org

6 FAMILYMorgan & West ’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (And Childish Grown-ups), Stantonbury Theatre, January 27Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality and, of course, a trunk full of tricks and tea in jaw-dropping style.Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk

7 MUSICCoda, MK11, January 18The Led Zeppelin tribute band are dedicated to taking listeners back to those heady days when rock music ruled the world. With hand-made replica costumes and instruments made by the band themselves, this show is truly a labour of love.Details: codaledzeppelintributeband.co.uk

8 MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORDChrist the Cornerstone Church, Central MK, January 26A night of music and readings from a range of performers to raise money for MK Foodbank.Details: cornerstonemk.co.uk

9 MUSICChris Bevington Organisation, The Stables, Wavendon, January 26The nine-piece blues band promise style, swagger and an irresistible array of tones and textures. Details: stables.org

10 MUSICEban Brown, The Stables, Wavendon. January 27The Stylistics have only ever had two lead vocalists in their 49 year career – Russell Thompkins Junior, who left the group in 2000, and Eban Brown. Expect to hear all the classic hits including You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow, I’m Stone In Love With You, Rockin’ Roll Baby and more.Details: stables.org