From a feel-good musical to powerful theatre, there's lots to enjoy...
Crazy For You, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 20 to 24
High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy For You is the ultimate feel-good musical with a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, plot twists, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You, all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals. West End and TV actress Claire Sweeney takes the lead role.
The Gondoliers, Stantonbury Theatre, March 21 to 24
Some of the finest music and funniest characters in G&S awaits in this Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society production. Be transported to 18th century Venice and ‘take a pair of sparkling eyes’ while enjoying a show staged in colourful traditional costume with a full orchestra and a big chorus.
Katherine Ryan, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 17
What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s
first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special? They are both single mothers with too many pets. And they are both Katherine Ryan. This Canadian abroad was the UK’s 2017 break-out star, and now she’s bringing her new stand up show, Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room to Milton Keynes.
The Carpenters Story, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 16
The vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from live musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of- the-art video projection in this celebration of the music legends.
Carry on Jaywick, Stantonbury Theatre, March 16
This new play offers laughter in the darkest of times, and consists entirely of the
words of real people. It features actors wearing headphones listening to the recorded interviews of residents from the Essex town of Jaywick, and deliver what they hear to the audience, to reveal a
forgotten slice of English life.
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I Believe In Unicorns, Stantonbury Theatre, March 15
Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting tale to life, in a magical interactive show set in a library.
Paul Carrack, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 18
The singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road. Expect hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years.
On the Shoulders of Giants, Old Bath House, Stratford Road, Wolverton, until March 31
MK photographer Anthony Young presents this exhibition, which looks at African Caribbean elders living in Milton Keynes and prompts visitors to ask what community means to them.
Floyd in the Flesh?, Stantonbury Theatre, March 17
Performing songs from albums such as Dark Side of the Moon, Animals and The Wall, there is something for Pink Floyd fans of all eras from this tribute act.
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, The Stables, Wavendon, March 15
An evening in the company of this highly respected couple, twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Expect an intimate, warm and inspiring show.