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MK Theatre announce Spring Season

Date Posted:30/11/2015

Spring 2016 Milton Keynes TheatreIf you’re still puzzling over what to get your nearest and dearest for Christmas this year then tickets for shows in the Spring 2016 season at Milton Keynes Theatre will solve the problem even for those on your list who are the trickiest to please.

But before we look ahead to the New Year, the festive season is well underway and there’s still time to give the whole family a real Christmas cracker of a treat with a visit to the region’s biggest Panto – Aladdin.  Leading an all-star cast as the Genie of the Lamp is Hollywood royalty, TV icon and former wife of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Priscilla Presley. Joining Priscilla in Old Peking are Gary Wilmot, as Pantoshire’s most glamorous Dame, Widow Twankey. Wayne Sleep brings an added sparkle to the stage as the genie of the Ring, Ben Adams is the heart-throb hero, Aladdin and the world’s favourite Armenian, Kev Orkian plays Wishee-Washee . Hop aboard and enjoy the magic carpet ride of your life this winter at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Kicking off the spring season – or rather leaping, gloriously, into it, romance was never quite so Gothic or evocative as Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty.

Boogie beauties return to MKT, ready to give you the ride of your life, as Jason Donovan and the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert hop aboard the party bus again, back by overwhelming popular demand.

There’s more smash hit musical entertainment later in the season when the razzle-dazzle, double–trouble cell block chicks of Chicago hit town while you can really let your hair down as the feel-good factor gets a mighty boost with the award-winning musical, Hairspray.  

And finally, rounding off an amazing season of smash-hit musicals, comes award-winning show, The Bodyguard starring Alexandra Burke.
 
Theatre wouldn’t be quite so entertaining without a certain amount of mystery and suspense. Hailed as ‘the theatrical event of our generation’ the National Theatre’s production of An Inspector Calls is every dinner party host’s nightmare while, if it’s mind-boggling bafflement you hanker after, you can’t get more provocative than Derren Brown Miracle.

In any theatre season programme there should be something for everyone – whatever age you are. The world premiere of the stage production of David Walliams’ best-selling story for children, Gangsta Granny, is brought to the stage by the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories and then, barely three weeks later there’s another treat for kids when the Chichester Festival Theatre’s enchanting and award-winning production of Goodnight Mister Tom arrives. And to introduce even the very smallest member of the family to dance Northern Ballet present a delightful child-friendly performance of Tortoise & the Hare.

There’s nowt as queer as folk. And definitely nowt as queer as Henry Horatio Hobson, the anti-hero of Harold Brighouse’s comedy drama, Hobson’s Choice starring Martin Shaw which comes to MKT in advance of a transfer to the West End.

With a return visit from the wonderful Welsh National Opera, who bring a trio of works charting the life and loves and losses of one of opera’s most enduring creations, Figaro, and the legendary family favourite, Swan Lake, performed by Northern Ballet the spring season at Milton Keynes Theatre is going to be a sparkling start to the new year!

A glimpse of what’s coming to Milton Keynes Theatre next summer reveals the fantasmagorical musical Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang, cheeky irreverence from the Avenue Q puppets, summer holiday romance in Save the Last Dance for Me and one for ALL the family, Annie.   

A whole raft of show-stopping numbers make Guys and Dolls one of the great Broadway musicals, while Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, starring X Factor winner Joe McElderry, is always a must-see for the kids. With the Rocky Horror Show to look forward to – get out those basques and stockings fellas – and an all new production of Sister Act coming in the autumn, entertainment has never been so... entertaining!

Tickets are on sale now!  Book at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes  (bkg fee)
 

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