Ten of the best things to do in and around Milton Keynes in the next few days

From a broadcasting favourite to a celebration of Whitney Houston, there's lots to enjoy...

Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 4:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 4:37 pm
Whitney - Queen of the Night is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre

1 THEATREDanny Baker: Good Time Charlie’s Back, Milton Keynes Theatre, May 4He’s found himself at the forefront of popular culture and forged a career as one of Britain’s most acclaimed broadcasters. And now theatregoers in MK can enjoy a night in the company of Danny Baker, whose extraordinary career began in 1977 when he started writing for the punk fanzine Sniffin’ Glue, later taking in a stint at the New Musical Express, numerous TV shows, a run of award-winning radio shows and writing the script for the Concert for Diana in 2007, staged at Wembley Stadium in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. Expect colourful stories and good times aplenty.Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

2 FAMILYYou’ve Got Dragons, Stantonbury Theatre, May 6Children are invited to slay their bad dreams and dragons in this highly visual, yet sensitive, production. This treat for the whole family features live original music and is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons that we all face.Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk

3 COMEDYJon Culshaw & Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off, The Stables, Wavendon, May 6Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare present an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation as politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. Details: stables.org

4 MUSICWhitney – Queen of the Night, Milton Keynes Theatre, May 3The award winning production features a top line-up of musicians and artists, together with a powerhouse performance in the spirit of Whitney, Enjoy all the bits and more besides.Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

5 THEATREBallistic, Stantonbury Theatre, May 4This darkly comic thriller asks vital questions about the violent events that increasingly define life in the 21st century, following the story of a single figure.Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk

6 MUSICJoe McElderry, The Stables, Wavendon, May 8Joe McElderry’s performances as Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat have received five-star acclaim from critics. Having released his fifth album Saturday Night at the Movies in 2017, Joe is now embarking on a new concert tour. With his easy wit and charm, a great night’s entertainment is promised.Details: stables.org

7 MUSICAbba Mania, Milton Keynes Theatre, May 5Dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of the favourites including Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more, with one of the world’s leading Abba tributes. Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

8 MUSICAlbums Show: Elio Pace’s Billy Joel Songbook featuring David Brown, The Stables, Wavendon, May 9Two classic Billy Joel albums are performed in their entirety in this show: Glass Houses and An Innocent Man. Elio’s acclaimed band has none other than Billy Joel’s lead guitarist on both original albums: David Brown.Details: stables.org

9 MUSICBowie Experience, Milton Keynes Theatre, May 6With a new show, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy including Life on Mars, Space Oddity, China Girl, Heroes and a whole lot more.Details: atgtickets.com

10 THEATRETwo, Stantonbury Theatre, May 8Two is the gritty yet heart-warming tale of northern life from the award-winning Little Voice writer Jim Cartwright. This classic two hander is set in a pub where the landlord and landlady’s banter barely disguises their contempt for each other.Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk