From Strictly stars to striking images of MK, there's plenty to enjoy...
Tango Moderno, Milton Keynes Theatre, November 14 to 18
Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the stage with their most audacious show yet, Tango Moderno. The new production fuses ballroom, Latin and Argentine tango, promising a performance that smoulders with desire.
Simon Amstell, The Stables, Wavendon, November 11
Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold-out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand-up tour in the UK. What Is This? promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love. Simon, known from TV shows including Carnage, Grandma’s House and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, has won two British Comedy Awards, a Royal Television Society Award, a Broadcast Award and a Chortle Award, and has been nominated for a Bafta.
Charlie Landsborough, The Stables, Wavendon, November 10
Charlie Landsborough covers everything from beautiful ballads to folk, blues, country, rock‘n’roll, pop, gospel and anthems. Awards include Best Songwriter, Best Song, Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and International Country Album of the Year. It is his talent for spinning the yarn that sees him venturing into the realm of comedy, offering a fine complement to his music and giving the concerts a sense of intimacy.
MAP6 Collective: The Milton Keynes Project, Milton Keynes Gallery, until November 30
The MAP6 photographic collective explore the
complex relationship between people and place. Every year the group spends time together to photograph and present curated exhibitions and publications. MAP6 were
drawn to Milton Keynes for its 50th anniversary year to celebrate its community, architecture and the realisation of the town
planners’ dreams. See works covering themes such as shopping, paths, underpasses, daily life and MK’s young people.
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert, The Stables. Wavendon, November 14
“Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats?” asks TV favourite Ed in his new show. Find out what he thinks on this laughter-filled night.
Blushes, MK11, November 10
According to the NME, the Bucks indie-r’n’b four-piece band are for “fans of psychedelic nights in, mad nights out”. Find out what all the fuss is about.
Awful Auntie, Milton Keynes Theatre, until November 12
David Walliams’ story tells the tale of Stella, who when she set off to visit London with her parents had no idea her life was in danger – thanks to her auntie... Details: atgtickets.com
Monk Misterioso: A Journey into the Silence of Thelonious Monk, The Stables, Wavendon, November 12
Award-winning vocalist Cleveland Watkiss and pianist Pat Thomas will recreate the world of the great jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Stefano Benni’s text explores Monk’s extraordinary seven-year creative and personal silence in response to McCarthyism at the end of his life.
The LaFontaines, MK11, November 16
The LaFontaines have built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most exciting live bands with sold out shows at Glasgow’s Barrowlands and ABC and a show on the main stage at T In The Park. Their music blends social commentary with explosive riffs and electronic hooks.
Adjustments 1117: Pre-Resolve, Stantonbury Theatre, November 16
Four new or emerging choreographers will present works never seen before – with the audience invited to give their verdicts.