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

The Play That Goes Wrong is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre

From a hit stage comedy to a folk favourite, there's lots to enjoy...

1 MUSIC
Milton Keynes City Orchestra and Gabriele Baldocci, The Venue, Walton High School, April 20
Pianist Gabriele Baldocci joins the MKCO for a concert featuring works by Glinka, Chopin, Mozart and Stravinsky, conducted by Damien Iorio.
Details: mkco.org


2 THEATRE
Circus of Horrors, Milton Keynes Theatre, April 22
Circus of Horrors returns with its latest brand new incarnation, Voodoo. This spectacular features an amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts all woven into a story with the darkest of magic, all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek.
Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes


3 THEATRE
The Play That Goes Wrong, Milton Keynes Theatre, April 23 to 28
Winning 11 international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to play to sold out houses in the West End, while enjoying its new status as Broadway’s longest running play. It introduces The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does. Expect finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton-inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring.
Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes


4 COMEDY
Count Arthur Strong is Alive & Unplugged, The Stables, Wavendon, April 20
The self-styled showbusiness ‘Colossasus’ takes us back on a journey through his early career. He will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking through the highlights of his glittering TV career, with many of his trademark stories.
Details: stables.org


5 MUSIC
Keith Thompson, The Stables, Wavendon, April 20
Having toured the length and breadth of the UK and Europe, Keith presents a very raw and honest collection of songs, with his blues and rock influences showing through.
Details: stables.org


6 CINEMA
The Unknown Girl, Open University Hub Theatre, April 25
The Open Film Society season continues with this French film. Jenny, a doctor, refuses to open the door of her practice to a late-night
caller. The next morning, she learns that the caller is dead and the police can’t identify her...
Details: openfilmsociety.co.uk


7 MUSIC
Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, College Arms Bar, Cranfield, April 20
Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.
Details: forestfolkandroots.weebly.com


8 MUSIC
Colin Blunstone, The Stables, Wavendon, April 26
Lead singer with The Zombies, Colin’s distinctive voice manages to be both sweetly angelic and deceptively strong. Now Colin is out playing solo dates with his own fabulous band featuring songs from his 50-year musical career, including She’s Not There, I Don’t Believe In Miracles and Say You Don’t Mind.
Details: stables.org


9 MUSIC
Jon Boden, The Stables. Wavendon, April 22
Jon Boden is best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead who sold 250,000 albums and sold out hundreds of venues. His solo tours have cemented his place as one of the foremost names in English folk music.
Details: stables.org


10 MUSIC
The Dublin Legends, The Stables, Wavendon, April 25
The Dublin Legends have more than 100 years of performing experience between them. Expect the likes of Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover and more.
Details: stables.org