Milton Keynes Theatre confirms huge spring season line-up

    Milton Keynes Theatre has confirmed its HUGE spring 2024 listings...

    MK Theatre looks forward to a brilliant list of musicals that are coming to Milton Keynes, featuring a mix of returning titles and brand-new shows that are transferring from the West End. The list includes the empowering new stage show Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, Shrek The Musical starring Joanne Clifton, and I Should Be So Lucky, which features the music of Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and more!

    Drama highlights include a brand-new production of And Then There Were None, which is the bestselling crime novel of all time, and the thrilling Twelve Angry Men, which features an all-star cast including Jason Merrells, Tristan Gemmill and more. Fans of the supernatural will enjoy the return of The Woman in Black, the legendary production of which comes to Milton Keynes Theatre after a 33-year run at the Fortune Theatre.

    There are plenty of hilarious performances coming soon for comedy fans to look forward to, including Drop the Dead Donkey, which reunites the original cast of the TV show after 30 years for a brand-new stage production, and Cluedo 2, starring Jason Durr and Helen Flanagan.

    For more comedy, check out MK Theatre's long list on one-night performances, including Guz Khan Live, Chris McCausland: Yonks!, Tom Allen: Completely, Frankie Boyle, and Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt.

    Lovers of dance will be delighted at the return of Matthew Bourne, who brings his magical production of Edward Scissorhands to Milton Keynes this season. Based on the classic Tim Burton movie, Bourne’s New Adventures Company returns to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world. MK Theatre also has the return of the ultimate showman, with Giovanni Pernice returning to Milton Keynes for his brand-new live tour Let Me Entertain You.

    As always, MK Theatre has a fantastic list of music-based one-night performances, including The Illegal Eagles, Whitney - Queen of the Night, The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight, Luther Live, The ELO Experience, and Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners.

    The Spring season concludes with the Milton Keynes debut of two of the most beloved West End musicals. Make a date to see Hollywood’s ultimate rom-com, when the smash-hit musical Pretty Woman: The Musical comes to Milton Keynes Theatre in March 2024, starring Amber Davies and Ore Oduba. The end of the Spring season welcomes the spectacular musical Disney’s Aladdin, which offers dazzling performances, breathtaking sets, and timeless songs.

    The rest of 2024 offers more fantastic productions, including The Syndicate, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Bonnie & Clyde, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz, and Grease among many more.

    Find out more and book your tickets at ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes.

    FULL LINE-UP OF SPRING 2024 SHOWS

    January 2024

    WED 17 & THU 18 JAN | Shen Yun

    Exquisite beauty from the heavens, profound wisdom from dynasties past, timeless legends and ethnic traditions all spring to life through classical Chinese dance, enchanting live orchestral music, authentic costumes, and patented interactive backdrops. Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey through China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture.

    FRI 19 JAN & TUE 20 FEB | Guz Khan Live

    By popular demand, Guz Khan adds more opportunities for you to see him on his kick-ass comedy tour! This loveable, funny guy is known for bringing his big-screen persona and BAFTA-nominated hilarity to the stand-up stage.

    Best availability: TUE 20 FEB

    WED 24 – SAT 27 JAN | Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

    This kick ass-inspirational stage show, based on the popular children’s book by Suffragette relative Kate Pankhurst, and adapted by Chris Bush (Faustus: That Damned Woman, Headlong; Pericles, National Theatre; The Band Plays On, Sheffield Theatres), comes from one of the producers of SIX.

    TUE 30 JAN – SAT 3 FEB | Edward Scissorhands

    Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world.

    February 2024

    TUE 5 FEB | Chris McCausland: Yonks!

    You might have seen him on Scared of the Dark, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well. He's been called an "overnight success" - even though he's been doing this for bloody yonks!

    TUE 6 – SAT 10 FEB | And Then There Were None

    Ten strangers are lured to a solitary mansion off the coast of Devon. When a storm cuts them off from the mainland, the true reason for their presence on the island becomes horribly clear. Don’t miss this brand-new production of the bestselling crime novel of all time, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat…

    MON 12 – SAT 17 FEB | Twelve Angry Men

    A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…

    SUN 18 FEB | The Illegal Eagles

    Celebrating over 50 years since the formation of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band The Eagles in 1971, The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return with a brand-new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

    MON 19 FEB | Science Museum Live

    This year join London’s world-renowned Science Museum as they bring you this brand-new stage production aimed at igniting your curiosity, fuelling your imagination, and inspiring you in new and exciting ways.

    WED 21 FEB & SAT 24 FEB | Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle

    After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition. Are people inherently good? Is charity always a positive thing? Is hustling the key to success? Or is all this a load of rubbish we've made up to keep people working hard for no reason?

    THU 22 FEB & FRI 23 FEB | Tom Allen: Completely

    Tom Allen has finally moved out of his parents' house, which has been great news for him, better news for department stores and even better news for his latest stand-up tour as he's eager to share his life updates, get your opinions on his vegetable patch and delve into the protocol of inviting friends with children for dinner.

    SUN 25 FEB | Whitney - Queen of the Night

    Direct from the West End, The London Palladium, and the iconic Royal Albert Hall, Whitney – Queen of the Night is a celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of all time: Whitney Houston. Join us for an unmissable evening filled with live music, captivating choreography, and powerful vocals, as we pay homage to the one and only queen of the night.

    MON 26 FEB | The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight

    Following a sell-out tour of Europe, The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight returns with an epic, new 90-minute concert, breathing beautifully dark energy into legendary Rock & Metal.

    TUE 27 FEB – SAT 3 MAR | Shrek the Musical

    Join Shrek and his trusty sidekick Donkey as they set out on a quest to defeat the fearsome dragon and rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona. With a heartwarming story and a cast of unforgettable characters, this musical extravaganza is a journey you won't want to miss.

    March 2024

    TUE 5 – SAT 9 MAR | I Should Be So Lucky

    Head from the aisle to the isles in the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical featuring the soundtrack of a generation with music from pop royalty including Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky), Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), Jason Donovan (Especially for You), Bananarama (Love In The First Degree) and more, all intertwined in an original story of love, laughter and last-minute getaways!  

    SUN 10 MAR | Professor Brian Cox - Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey

    Using state of the art screen technology, venues across the world from New Zealand to the Arctic Circle have been filled with images of far-away galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes, and the latest theories of the origin of the Universe.

    TUE 12 – SAT 16 MAR | DROP THE DEAD DONKEY

    30 years since the launch of the trailblazing, smash-hit TV series, the Globelink News team are back and now live on stage for the very first time. Starring the original cast members Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, Stephen Tompkinson and Victoria Wicks, the iconic BAFTA and EMMY award-winning comedy is reimagined in this brand-new topical commentary on the cutthroat world of 24 hours news.

    SUN 17 MAR | Giovanni Pernice - Let Me Entertain You

    The Strictly Come Dancing champion and BAFTA winner is the epitome of live entertainment. Giovanni will be joined by a world-class cast of professional dancers and West End performers to bring you an unforgettable experience.

    TUE 19 – SAT 30 MAR | Pretty Woman the Musical

    Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward and her life changed forever. Be swept up in their romance in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages – and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way – in a sensational show that took London’s West End by storm, guaranteed to lift your spirits and light up your heart.

    April 2024

    MON 1 APR | Luther Live

    The world’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’. Experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10-piece band.

    TUE 2 – SAT 6 APR | The Woman in Black

    The legendary production of Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story The Woman In Black comes to Milton Keynes Theatre direct from London’s West End, after an incredible 33 year run at the Fortune Theatre. Experience the thrill and excitement of this critically acclaimed international theatre event that has been seen by over 7 million people worldwide and continues to delight and terrify audiences of all generations.

    SUN 7 APR | The ELO Experience - Electric Light Orchestra

    The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra to the live stage since 2006. Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as A New World Record, Discovery and Out of the Blue, and many sell out tours which further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever.

    MON 8 & TUE 9 APR | The Stars of Tomorrow

    Taking place over two consecutive evenings, this vibrant production celebrates the next generation of performers and will include solo singers, musical theatre and drama groups, street and hip-hop dancers, ballet dancers, cheerleaders, gymnasts, Irish dancers, a ballroom and Latin section, and a variety of tap, modern and jazz from the best local dance and drama schools.

    WED 10 APR | Frankie Boyle

    Frankie Boyle’s on tour. Buy a ticket, because by the time he arrives, the currency will be worthless and you and your neighbours’ part of a struggling militia that could probably use a few laughs.

    THU 11 APR | Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt

    Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and 7-nights at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End, comic legend Frank Skinner is back with his critically acclaimed new show ‘30 Years of Dirt’.

    SUN 14 APR | Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

    Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann. This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers brings the music of this iconic group back to life.

    TUE 16 – SAT 20 APR | Cluedo 2

    Following the huge success of the smash hit original play, Cluedo is back with a brand-new hilarious whodunit! Set in the swinging 1960s, we meet a host of new suspects, a new house, and lots of new bodies, in this all-new tale of murder, mystery and secret passageways.

    WED 24 APR – SUN 19 MAY | Disney’s Aladdin

    One lamp, three wishes and infinite possibilities… Disney's Aladdin features iconic music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice. This exuberant production is filled with unforgettable magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle, making it a perfect show for all.

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