Theatre around Milton Keynes: your guide to the week ahead

Lord of the Dance comes to Milton Keynes Theatre
Lord of the Dance comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

From spectacular dance to political drama, there's plenty happening on the stage...

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

Milton Keynes Theatre, April 4-9

With all the precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, new costumes and choreography, world champion acrobats, special effects lighting, dancing robots, and cutting edge technology including a giant radiant flat screen that spans the width of the stage.

The spectacle will feature 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers, directed by Michael Flatley.

“Our fans in the UK have been incredibly loyal for the last 20 years and many of my talented dancers hail from diverse parts of the country,” said Michael.

“We have a world-class cast, many of whom will be performing in their home cities and I am delighted to be able to showcase their remarkable talent.”

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences around the globe with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale.

This latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.

Legs at the readyfor a nimble night!

www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes

Naomi’s Wild & Scary Tour

Northampton Derngate, April 4

Join the TV presenter for a show packed full of fun and surprises as Naomi is joined, live on stage, by some really fab creatures, including a carpet python, alligator snapping turtle, a giant centipede, and a tarantula!

The show is suitable for all ages , so don’t be scared - there is beauty in all animals!

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Austerity

Milton Keynes Library Event Space

Until Saturday

The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company return to the stage this week, with Austerity, from the pen of Bedford writer Mike Elliston.

Set in the post-war period of 1945-61, when the newly elected Labour Governement imposed a harsh period of austerity.

This work wants to start a conversation, because it’s time we all started talking again as we are on the verge of another ‘reassessment of the nation.’

Austerity is edgy, funny, politically charged and immersive - that’s a whole lot of good stuff for a mere few quid!

Tickets are £12 and £10 and performances run nightly to Saturday.

A Saturday matinee is also booking if you’d rather.

To sort your seats call 01908 254050

www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/164893

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures

Northampton Derngate, April 10-12

Five-time Olivier winner (and MK fave) Matthew Bourne goes back to his roots with a programme of hit dance pieces that launched his career and saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment that his company brought to Swan Lake, The Car Man and more.

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Anton & Erin

Milton Keynes Theatre, April 2

Another sell-out (try the box office for late availability)as the Strictly stars (together with singer Lance Ellington and a 25 piece London concert orchestra) go ballroom on us. Expect floor filling finesse, timeless songs and more than a little humour, courtesy of Anton.

www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes

Sara Pascoe

The Stables, March 30

One of our favourite animal loving types hits the stage to consider issues like will pornography lead to our extinction? Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? And, gulp, should she have a baby?

It’s a sell-out, but try for returns.

www.stables.org