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Review - The Case of the Frightened Lady at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

I suspect that if ever there was a case of a misleading title in theatre land, this might well be the case.

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Beautiful comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

Beautiful musical comes to Milton Keynes

The story of Carole King is to be portrayed in a musical coming to Milton Keynes Theatre this week.
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Fat Friends the Musical

Fat Friends comes to Milton Keynes stage

Kay Mellor is on a mission to make us feel good about ourselves, whatever our size.

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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Strangely haunting Blitz-based ballet

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, reviewed by Hannah Richardson

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The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong during a chaotic moment.

Review - The Play That Goes Wrong at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

There is something so utterly wonderful about watching comedy live with a captive audience. As long as the material is funny.

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The Jersey Boys

Here come the boys to Milton Keynes Theatre

I see a lot of shows in this job, and one of the best I have ever seen for sheer uplifting joy, is The Jersey Boys.

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The Snowman

Snowman heads to Milton Keynes

With the winter starting to go, Milton Keynes Theatre is aiming to give people a little nostalgia of the season with the stage adaptation of The Snowman.

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Cinderella

Review - Cinderella at Milton Keynes Theatre

There is always joy in the air and a spring in the step despite the cold weather when pantomime comes around the corner.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

REVIEW: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

The proclaimed stars of Aylesbury’s Waterside pantomimes haven’t always lived up to their top billing, I can think of a few who have been disappointing.
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Peter Kay UK tour CANCELLED including 17 shows in London, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay UK tour CANCELLED including 17 shows in London, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay has revealed he is cancelling his Peter Kay Live Arena Tour and other work commitments due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.

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Cast of Sleeping Beauty at Grove Theatre, Dunstable: from left, back, Rebecca Keatley (Fairy Moonbeam), Will Kenning (Nurse Nellie), Ian Jones (Jangles) and Sally Lindsay (Carabosse); front from left, Jemma Carlisle (Sleeping Beauty) and John Partridge (Prince Charming). Picture by Paul Clapp, Limelight Studios

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty at Grove Theatre, Dunstable

John Partridge is a perfect fit for pantomime.
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The cast of Benidorm

Sitcom Benidorm comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

Smash hit ITV comedy Benidorm will bring sunshine and smiles with its first ever UK tour coming to Milton Keynes Theatre.

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Cosi Fan Tutte

Beautiful singing in a superb comic romp

Review by Hannah Richardson

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National Theatre, War Horse. Picture by Birgit

War Horse at New Theatre, Oxford is the poignant story of all who suffer in war

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse spends Christmas at New Theatre, Oxford, offering families an alternative to the festive pantomimes.
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Tango Moderno

The show must go on: Tango Moderno delights, despite co-star’s absence

Theatre review by Hannah Richardson

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Sunset Boulevard

Story of faded screen star and impoverished writer comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

One of the all time great musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, is a compelling story of romance and obsession based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film.

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The Jersey Boys during their last visit to Aylesbury. Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt

Jersey Boys are working their way back to several of our theatres

I see a lot of shows in this job, and one of the best I have ever seen for sheer uplifting joy is The Jersey Boys.

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Cabaret

Dark and sleazy Cabaret

Theatre review by Hannah Richardson

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Cinderella stars at Chicheley Hall

Cinderella stars arrive by coach and horses for Milton Keynes Theatre pantomime

A beautiful 18th century country house, a glittering coach and two white horses set the scene for the launch of Cinderella, this year’s pantomime at Milton Keynes Theatre.

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers packs a powerful punch

Theatre review by Hannah Richardson

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