NEWS: Take flight to a whole new world with ‘Disney’s Aladdin’ – Milton Keynes Theatre, Spring 2024

 

One lamp and three wishes will make the possibilities infinite when Disney’s Aladdin flies in to enchant audiences at Milton Keynes Theatre for four weeks this spring.

Theatregoers can expect magic, comedy and spectacle from this critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical, which is touring the UK and Ireland for the very first time. The show is floating in for an extended stay in Milton Keynes, with performances from Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 19 May.

This energetic adaptation of the 1992 animated film has already been seen by over 14 million people worldwide. Now is your chance to experience the hustle and bustle of Agrabah before hopping aboard the magic carpet. Time to escape to a whole new world!

 

Disney's Aladdin. Aladdin (Gavin Adams) admires the magic lamp in the golden Cave of Wonders.

 

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NEWS: Make a date to see ‘Pretty Woman’ musical – Milton Keynes Theatre, March 2024

 

Get ready to fall in love with a pretty romantic musical when Pretty Woman visits Milton Keynes Theatre this month.

Once upon a time, in the late 1980s, kind-hearted escort Vivian Ward was hired by wealthy businessman Edward Lewis to accompany him to several high-profile events. Their two very different worlds collided spectacularly, yet these unlikely soul mates overcame all odds to turn a relationship that began as a business transaction into a romance that changed both of their lives forever.

It’s one of Hollywood’s best-loved romantic comedies. Now, theatregoers are being invited to experience classic moments from the movie in a pretty magical new way. We are promised a dazzlingly joyous theatrical take on a timeless love story.

 

Amber Davies, Oliver Savile and company in Pretty Woman.

 

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NEWS: Enjoy songwriting trio’s greatest hits in new musical ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ – Milton Keynes Theatre, March 2024

 

Pop music lovers listen up: the new Stock Aitken Waterman musical, I Should Be So Lucky, visits Milton Keynes Theatre this month.

Get ready to hear the songwriting trio’s beloved chart-toppers like never before in this original British musical, which invites theatregoers to lose themselves in a whirlwind of sun-kissed adventures and iconic pop classics. The show’s powerhouse creative team promises to use the soundtrack of a generation to tell an original story of love, laughter and last-minute getaways.

Ella and Nathan are a star-crossed couple with wedding jitters and tropical dreams. Will their love sail smoothly or are stormy break-ups ahead? Only time and tunes will tell.

 

Melissa Jacques, Jessica Daley, Jemma Churchill, Kayla Carter, Lucie-Mae Sumner and Scott Paige in I Should Be So Lucky.

 

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NEWS: Look sharp for Matthew Bourne’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ – Milton Keynes Theatre, January 2024

 

A cutting-edge fairy tale will be brought to life through captivating dance when Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands returns to Milton Keynes Theatre this month.

Fans of dance, theatre and film simply must experience this slice of cleverly choreographed entertainment that tells the touching tale of Edward, a lonely boy with a full set of paper-cutters at the end of each arm. When he is invited to stay with a kind family in the town of Hope Springs, Edward is the ultimate outsider in a strange suburban world. Will the community be able to see past his appearance and accept him as the gentle soul he truly is?

Sir Matthew Bourne’s distinctive dance–theatre style blends assorted dance genres (he works with dancers who have a mixture of contemporary, musical theatre and ballet training) and is ultimately inspired by a desire to tell relevant stories. This gives his productions a widespread appeal. Indeed, the narrative themes of individuality, young love, bullying and being an outsider that are sewn throughout Edward Scissorhands are universal.

The whimsical production, which is based on Tim Burton’s 1990 film, has carved a place in the hearts of audience members worldwide since its premiere in 2005. Theatregoers in Milton Keynes fell in love with the show when Bourne’s New Adventures company presented it here in 2015. The popular choreographer ensured a talented troupe of dancers delighted us with his trademark razor-sharp wit, clear-cut characterisation and magical storytelling.

This revival will arrive fresh from charming audiences at Sadler’s Wells over the Christmas season. It is sure to be a shear spectacle on tour too.

 

The cast of Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands. Edward (Liam Mower) with residents of Hope Springs.

 

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NEWS: Be inspired by ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’ – Milton Keynes Theatre, January 2024

 

Family musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World will bring some kick-ass-pirational popstar punch to Milton Keynes Theatre this month.

When inquisitive Jade is separated from her class during a school trip to the local museum she ventures into the out-of-bounds Gallery of Greatness. Here she is surprised to meet some of history’s most incredible and independent mothers, sisters and daughters.

This line-up of wonder women – who each followed their hearts, talents and dreams to change the world – includes Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and Emmeline Pankhurst. It’s time for them to burst into song and share their empowering stories!

 

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, the musical. Four women wearing purple, military style outfits stand supportively behind a younger woman who is wearing a school uniform.

 

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