From Easter family fun to grand opera, there's much to enjoy...
Easter activities, Milton Keynes Museum, March 30 to April 2
The hunt will be on this Easter, as youngsters search for hidden eggs which lead the way to tasty chocolate rewards. The annual search is a time-honoured way to celebrate the festive period – and the museum’s Easter Egg Hunt ensures everyone wins something. And while you search, you get a wonderful tour of the history hub too.
It’s good traditional family fun suitable for little chicks and older bunnies alike.
But the Easter weekend is also full of non-chocolatey treats, with plenty of hands-on interaction. See how people used to pick up their groceries with a walk along the street of shops, go back to school, and learn how families used to amuse themselves pre-television, with parlour games for all to enjoy.
Magic of Motown, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 30
Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are recreated.
Russell Watson – Canzoni d’Amore, Milton Keynes Theatre, Easter Day
The UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist returns with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore.
Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 31
Prepare for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production.
Me and My Bee, Stantonbury Theatre, Easter Day
Help our fuzzy little friends and save the world - one bee at a time - in this charming new comedy suitable for children and adults alike.
We Are Scientists, Craufurd Arms, March 30
The Brooklyn-based power pop duo are infamous for their playful style and amusing insights into their life. “In the past we’ve used our music to educate, to enlighten, to awaken people to the depth and complexity of moral concerns,” said bassist Chris Cain. “This time, we really wanted to drop a fun-bomb.”
Russell Brand - Re:Birth, Milton Keynes Theatre, April 2
The comedian , actor and broadcaster explores how we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents, what we tell our children about conformity and responsibility and what happens if our children grow up to be like us – or even worse, date someone like us.
Welsh National Opera, Milton Keynes Theatre, April 4 to 7
Welsh National Opera presents a feast of Italian operas from three of the greatest composers for its Spring season in Milton Keynes. The season, entitled Rabble Rousers, will feature a new production of Verdi’s La forza del destino alongside revivals of Puccini’s Tosca and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
John Robins, The Stables, Wavendon, March 31
Last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.
Limehouse Lizzy, The Stables, Wavendon, April 4
Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Phil Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive. The band have added a tribute to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore into their show. From winning their official PRS award, TV appearances and being recruited to record and tour with members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy are back with their most explosive show yet.