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

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery takes to the stage at Milton Keynes Theatre
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery takes to the stage at Milton Keynes Theatre

From top slapstick fun to a thrilling murder mystery, there's plenty to enjoy...

1 THEATRE
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Milton Keynes Theatre, November 20 to 24
Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy now in its third year in the West End. Following the sell-out success of their multi-award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest smash hit.
Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

2 MUSIC
Nerina Pallot, The Stables, Wavendon, November 19
Stay Lucky, her sixth album, has been the most critically acclaimed release of her highly lauded career with The Sunday Times calling the album “a masterclass in sly songwriting” and Mojo, Classic Pop and the Sunday Express awarding it four-star reviews. Here’s a chance to catch her solo.
Details: stables.org

3 THEATRE
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four, Stantonbury Theatre, November 19 and 20
Adventure, romance, comedy and, of course, one or two rather brilliant deductions are to be had in The Sign of Four, Arthur Conan Doyle’s second Sherlock Holmes tale.
Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk

4 MUSIC
Oysterband, The Stables, Wavendon, November 20
The multi-award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their 40th year as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name.
Details: stables.org

5 MUSIC
Gabrielle Ducomble Quartet, The Stables, Wavendon, November 18
Blending suave tones with natural charm and sophistication, Gabrielle Ducomble embarks on her fourth live tour, presenting a programme of French chanson, modern jazz, Brazilian choros and tango.
Details: stables.org

6 ART
Milton Keynes Society of Artists exhibition, Camphill Cafe, Willen, until January 25
Enjoy a diverse array of art in this showcase of talent from Milton Keynes.
Details: mksa.org.uk

7 MUSIC
Clare Teal & her Trio: The Swing’s The Thing, The Stables, Wavendon, November 16
A celebration of music from the golden age of song with the award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter. Expect favourites from Cole Porter, Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh and more.
Details: stables.org

8 MUSIC
Hothouse Flowers, The Stables, Wavendon, November 21
They’ve always been hard to pigeonhole, being equal parts rock ‘n’ roll band, traditional band and soul band. Even after 30 years of singing and playing all over the world no two shows have ever been the same.
Details: stables.org

9 COMEDY
Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club, November 21
Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow today. Compere Andrew Bird introduces rising star James Bran and the headliner is Jessica Fostekew.
Details: stables.org

10 MUSIC
The Hawklords, Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, November 21
The expansive space-rock veterans return with their big sound and grand vision.
Details: thecraufurdarms.com