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LA STRADA

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FUNNY GIRL

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SHIRLEY VALENTINE

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NORTHERN BALLET

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THE PURR-FECT FAMILY PANTOMIME SAMANTHA STACEY WOMACK SOLOMON AS QUEEN RAT

KEV ORKIAN

AS FAIRY BOWBELLS

Samantha Womack, EastEnders’ feisty Ronnie Mitchell, will be swarming the streets of London with her rodent friends as the evil Queen Rat.

Loose Women panellist and X Factor finalist, Stacey Solomon, will be picking up the wand as Fairy Bowbells, helping Dick Whittington and his trusty cat Tommy put a stop to the evil rodent plans. Overseeing all the mischief will be Milton Keynes favourite, Kev Orkian, as Idle Jack in his fourth appearance at Milton Keynes Theatre.

AS IDLE JACK

8 DEC — 15 JAN

Pack up your knapsacks, lace up your boots and join us in Milton Keynes this festive season for another spectacular, traditional family pantomime from First Family Entertainment!

Dick Whittington arrives in London seeking his fortune, but finds the streets aren’t really paved with gold. After meeting Alice Fitzwarren and taking a job, things are looking up. But the evil Queen Rat has other ideas! Will Dick Whittington find his fortune? Will good conquer evil or will Queen Rat succeed in stopping the course of true love? There’s only one way to find out.

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BROADWAY’S MULTI AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COMEDY

24 — 28 JAN

30 JAN — 4 FEB

‘A THOROUGHLY FEEL-GOOD JOYOUS ROMP... PERFECT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT’

‘IT’S A NIGHT FOR EVERYONE, WITH HORROR, INTRIGUE AND MYSTERY. IT’S TERRIFIC!’

‘TAPPING FEET, GLITZY COSTUMES, HAPPY-EVER-AFTERS’

‘A CRACKING NIGHT OUT’

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE ON PETER JAMES’ THE PERFECT MURDER

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VARIETY

WINNER OF 6 TONY AWARDS®

‘QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST CRIME THRILLERS I’VE SEEN ON STAGE’ CHICHESTER OBSERVER ON PETER JAMES’ DEAD SIMPLE

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STARRING MICHELLE COLLINS (EASTENDERS) AND STRICTLY COME DANCING’S JOANNE CLIFTON AS MILLIE The winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the Academy Award winning film, taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines and rewriting the rules of love.

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The show delivers a brilliant evening of madcap merriment and stars Michelle Collins, best known for her roles in EastEnders and Coronation Street, as Mrs Meers and Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton as the adorable Millie.

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‘THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF LAUGHS, LOVE AND TAP DANCE, A MUST SEE’ USA POST |6|

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THE THRILLING NEW STAGE PLAY FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING CRIME WRITER Following the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James comes to Milton Keynes Theatre with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough. Starring award-winning actor Shane Richie as DS Roy Grace, Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1, and Stephen Billington, best known for roles on Hollyoaks and Coronation Street. On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing... Adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Shaun McKenna and directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot, Not Dead Enough is the third novel in the award-winning Roy Grace series and the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. Peter has been acclaimed as ‘ONE OF THE MOST FIENDISHLY CLEVER CRIME FICTION PLOTTERS’ – Daily Mail.

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14 — 18 FEB

20 — 25 FEB

‘SALLY COOKSON IS FAST BECOMING ONE OF THEATRE’S MOST IMAGINATIVE AND DISTINCTIVE DIRECTORS’

‘THE GREAT SHOWMAN OF BRITISH DANCE WITH AN INSTINCTIVE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT AUDIENCES WANT’

THE GUARDIAN

DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘SALLY COOKSON, A NEW NAME FOR THEATRE LOVERS TO WATCH OUT FOR’

‘BRITAIN’S MOST SUCCESSFUL CHOREOGRAPHER WILL BLOW YOUR MIND WITH HIS SHEER IMAGINATION, WIT AND BRIO’

EVENING STANDARD

Director Sally Cookson Writer in the Room Mike Akers Composer Benji Bower

THE TIMES

Set and Costume Designer Katie Sykes Lighting Designer Aideen Malone Sound Designer Mike Beer

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‘BOURNE IS A MASTERLY STORYTELLER’ NEW YORK TIMES

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerising music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles), with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound). An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

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From the Olivier Award winning producer of the West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather. Federico Fellini’s La Strada (The Road) is one of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, winning the Academy Award in 1957 for the movie starring Anthony Quinn. This visually stunning new stage adaptation directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre National Theatre, Hetty Feather West End), boasts a beautiful score by Benji Bower, with songs performed live on stage by a multi-talented cast. The story of wide-eyed Gelsomina, who is sold by her penniless mother to Zampano, a travelling sideshow strongman, unfolds as they journey through the Italian countryside performing for their keep. Their perilous road trip leads them to a ragtag travelling circus where they meet Il Matto the tightrope walker who rekindles Gelsomina’s spirit with a new found confidence. In this much anticipated new stage production, Fellini’s profoundly impassioned and deeply involving story is sure to stimulate the senses, fire emotions and stir the soul. Prior to a London season.

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SHERIDAN SMITH 28 FEB — 4 MAR

A NUFFIELD AND CURVE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH LYRIC HAMMERSMITH

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7 — 11 MAR

‘YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO: NO-ONE OUTFOXES A FOX’

‘SHERIDAN SMITH IS HILARIOUS, GLORIOUS, TOUCHING. AN UNFORGETTABLE STAR TURN’

Creative Team Written by Roald Dahl Adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft

THE TIMES

Music by Arthur Darvill

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Lyrics by Darren Clark, Arthur Darvill, Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel

‘DON’T BELIEVE THIS FIVE-STAR HYPE? GO SEE FOR YOURSELVES… IF YOU CAN GET IN’

Designed by Tom Scutt
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‘TRIUMPHANTLY REINVENTS FUNNY GIRL FOR A NEW GENERATION’ EVENING STANDARD

BOOK BY

MUSIC BY JULE STYNE LYRICS BY BOB MERRILL ISOBEL LENNART FROM AN ORIGINAL STORY BY MISS LENNART REVISED BOOK BY HARVEY FIERSTEIN DIRECTOR MICHAEL MAYER

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‘SHERIDAN SMITH IS “THE GREATEST STAR BY FAR”’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking critically acclaimed West End run, this ‘UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE’ – The Sunday Times new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier Award winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. Half a century later, this ‘EXHILARATING EMBRACE OF A PRODUCTION’ –The Independent comes to Milton Keynes after wowing critics and audiences alike in London’s West End. This iconic musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star. Don’t miss your chance to see this ‘PHENOMENAL’ – The Telegraph production at Milton Keynes Theatre for 1 week only in February 2017. The producers of Funny Girl cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Sheridan Smith will not be performing the role of Fanny Brice at the Wednesday matinee performance.

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A BRAND NEW MUSICAL ADAPTATION Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can Rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away? Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, promises a dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family! Suitable for ages 5+

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13 — 18 MAR

21 — 25 MAR

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LE VIN HERBÉ COMPOSED BY FRANK MARTIN

‘GENUINELY HILARIOUS. BOY, DOES THIS HIT THE FUNNY BONE’

Sung in English with English surtitles

LA BOHÈME COMPOSED BY PUCCINI

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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MADAM BUTTERFLY COMPOSED BY PUCCINI

‘RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY’ THE TIMES

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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‘EXQUISITELY CHOREOGRAPHED MAYHEM’

LE VIN HERBÉ TUE 21 MAR 7.15PM LA BOHÈME WED 22 & THU 23 MAR 7.15PM MADAM BUTTERFLY FRI 24 & SAT 25 MAR 7.15PM

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Production images by Helen Murray (Previous West End cast)

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‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE’ THE DAILY MAIL

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does. As the accident-prone thesps battle to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed ‘A GUT-BUSTING HIT’ by the New York Times, Mischief Theatre’s sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley – ‘WE LAUGHED UNTIL THE TEARS RAN DOWN OUR FACES, IT HAS TO BE SEEN’ to Ant & Dec – ‘THE FUNNIEST SHOW WE’VE SEEN! IF YOU CAN GET A TICKET, GO’ Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter! | 12 |

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THREE TRAGIC LOVE STORIES. TWO TIMELESS CLASSICS. ONE HIDDEN GEM. This spring, Welsh National Opera brings you some of the most poignant love stories ever told, with some of the greatest music ever written. Their Love’s Poisoned Chalice Season offers three operas on the themes of love, loss, jealousy and heartbreak. La bohème will transport you to bohemian Paris where Rodolfo, a penniless poet, and Mimì, a seamstress, are head over heels in love. But in a world of turmoil and poverty, their hopes and dreams are crushed and their passionate romance comes to a tragic end. Joachim Herz’s iconic production of Madam Butterfly returns for limited performances in Spring 2017. Each scene in this classic staging looks like a sepia photograph through which we glimpse a vanished world. The story of Butterfly sees Eastern and Western cultures collide with moving consequences. Le Vin herbé tells the story of two lovers who drink a spiked potion and fall hopelessly in love. Their affair inevitably leads to tragedy.

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AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Thu 23 Mar 7.15pm TOUCH TOUR Thu 23 Mar 6pm

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27 MAR — 1 APR

4 — 9 APR

‘HILARIOUS’

‘I’M BLOWN AWAY BY THE REMARKABLE TALENT AND ABILITIES OF THE GREAT CAST WE’VE GATHERED AND DELIGHTED TO RETURN TO THE UK WHERE WE STARTED OUT 20 YEARS AGO’

THE INDEPENDENT

‘SHIRLEY’S JOURNEY IS A JOY’ THE INDEPENDENT

‘BRILLIANT. THE PLAY IS NOT ONLY FUNNY, IT IS ALSO MOVING’

MICHAEL FLATLEY

FINANCIAL TIMES

8 PERFORMANCES ONLY OF WILLY RUSSELL’S HEART-WARMING MASTERPIECE

MON – SAT 7.30PM (WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM)

‘THE FUNNIEST AND MOST HEART-WARMING PLAY’ DAILY MIRROR Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for two weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure. Suitable for ages 14+.

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Following the phenomenal success of the 2015 UK tour, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is excited to announce its return to Milton Keynes Theatre. Fresh from successful runs in the West End, Broadway, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast. With all the precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, cutting edge technology, new choreography, world champion acrobats and 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers all directed by Michael Flatley. With new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.

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24 — 29 APR

19 — 22 APR

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NORTHERN BALLET

WINNER OF THE SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS DANCE AWARD 2016

BRISTOL POST

‘PREPARE YOURSELF FOR DIPS, LIFTS, AND PLENTY OF SWIVELLING HIPS’

BEST COMPANY

TAGLIONI EUROPEAN BALLET AWARDS

Creative Team

SOUTH WEST EVENING POST

Choreography by Kenneth Tindall Original Scenario by Ian Kelly and Kenneth Tindall, adapted from Ian Kelly’s biography of Casanova

‘THE BIGGEST LIVE THEATRE SENSATION OF ALL TIME’

Music by Kerry Muzzey played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia

THE OBSERVER

Set and Costume Design by Christopher
Oram Lighting Design by Alastair West

CASANOVA WED – SAT 7.30PM (THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM) TICKETS FROM £13 £14.90 online/phone

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MON – THU 7.30PM, FRI 5.30PM & 8.30PM, SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM

GOLDILOCKS FRI 12PM & 2PM

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‘A COMPANY THAT BOASTS THE BEST DANCE-ACTORS IN THE WORLD’DANCE EUROPE ‘Be the flame, not the moth.’ Throw caution to the wind. Be led into temptation. Unmask Casanova with Northern Ballet. Consumed by his desires, Casanova lived every minute in a whirlwind of scandal and excess. But there’s more to the man. This original ballet will expose a story so sensational you won’t believe it’s real. A spine-tingling spectacle of 18th Century decadence, it will flood your senses and take your breath away. Recommended age 12+.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Northern Ballet’s Short Ballets for Small People are not to be missed. Bringing this classic children’s story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time. Running time approximately 40 minutes. | 16 |

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‘SURPASSES ALL PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS’ NORTH WEST END, BLACKPOOL

Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.

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2 — 20 MAY

DIRECT FROM ITS WEST END TRIUMPH

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‘THE SUNNIEST OF ALL MUSICALS’

‘A MONUMENTAL SHOW’

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‘THIS WINNER WILL TAKE IT ALL’

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‘INTENSE’

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

‘IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST NIGHT OUT IN TOWN – YOU’VE JUST FOUND IT’

THE STAGE

BILL KENWRIGHT

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

TICKETS FROM £19.50

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‘A GOLD-PLATED WINNER’ LYRICS BY

TIM RICE

MAIL ON SUNDAY

MUSIC BY

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

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‘ABBA-SOLUTELY FANTASTIC!’

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Sat 20 May 2.30pm TOUCH TOUR Sat 20 May & 12.20pm & 1.30pm CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Sat 13 May 2.30pm SIGNED PERFORMANCE Fri 5 May 7.30pm

Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the party continues at Milton Keynes Theatre, so there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA! | 18 |

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‘SUPERB’ DAILY MAIL

Photos of West End cast

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‘A CLASSIC IS REBORN. STUNNING’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

BIRMINGHAM WHAT’S ON

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‘SUPREME’ SUNDAY TIMES

TALK RADIO

MON – SAT 7.30PM (WED, SAT & THU 4 MAY MATS 2.30PM)

23 — 27 MAY

Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status, which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, including the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash hit show truly promises to be the theatrical event of the year!

TUE – SAT 7.30PM (WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM) TICKETS FROM £15 £17.90 online/phone

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30 MAY — 17 JUN

3 — 8 JUL

‘THIS ISN’T FEEL GOOD. IT’S FEEL FANTASTIC’

CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MULTI-MILLION SELLING CDS

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

‘A GLOBAL THEATRICAL PHENOMENON’

‘TREMENDOUS’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

LOS ANGELES TIMES

‘THE ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY’

‘FUNNY, TOUCHING AND SHAMELESSLY ENJOYABLE’

CBS NEWS

THE INDEPENDENT

Featuring classic tracks from:

Creative Team

Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochrane, Billy Fury and many more . . . Including Lets Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more.

Music by Sir Elton John Book and lyrics by Lee Hall Directed by Stephen Daldry

MON – SAT 7.30PM (THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM)

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Billy Elliot the Musical, one of the most beloved shows on stage today, is now touring the UK and Ireland after eleven extraordinary years in London’s West End. Set in a small mining town in the north east of England, against the background of the 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. Featuring a timeless score by Sir Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated millions around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. | 20 |

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Photos include previous cast

‘A GREAT ROCKIN’ EVENING’ DAILY EXPRESS

Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over two million copies sold and several weeks at the No. 1 spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. In 1961, emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and Rock ‘n’ Roll fame beckons. Dreamboats and Petticoats – the songs will live forever!

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10 — 15 JUL

NEIL ECKERSLEY presents

A whole new adventure for the Alice in us all

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17 — 22 JUL

‘AN INSPIRATIONAL MUSICAL’

‘CAPTURES THE BEATING HEART OF THE NOVEL. AND THEN SOME.’

NEW YORK TIMES

‘A NEW MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA’

MAIL ON SUNDAY

THEATER MANIA

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‘ONE INSANELY CATCHY SONG AFTER ANOTHER’

‘AFLAME WITH PASSION. A PICTURE OF EXULTANT FEMINISM.’

TAMPA BAY TIMES

Music by Frank Wildhorn

THE OBSERVER

Lyrics by Jack Murphy Book by Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy

MON – SAT 7.15PM (WED & SAT MATS 2PM)

UK Adaptation by Ava Eldred

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‘THEATRE AT ITS MOST IMAGINATIVE.’ DAILY MAIL

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre will be coming to Milton Keynes in July. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson. The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

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MON – SAT 7.30PM (WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM)

UK AND EUROPEAN PREMIÈRE TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who rose to fame for playing the title role in Phantom of the Opera, as White Rabbit. West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis, best known for playing Elphaba in the West End and Broadway productions of Wicked, will guest star as Alice. Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland receives its UK and European première in this brand new British production. Hailed by the New York Times as ‘INSPIRATIONAL’, Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Kerry Ellis is scheduled to appear at all evening performances. She will not appear at matinée performances.

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SIGNED PERFORMANCE Fri 21 Jul 7.30pm

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24 — 29 JUL

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

Boys will be boys... But not always!

DATE DATE 8 — 12—AUG

ROY MARSDEN SOPHIE WARD MARK WYNTER DEBORAH GRANT SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD ANTONY COSTA BEN NEALON IN

A BRAND NEW ADAPTATION OF THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY RUTH RENDELL ‘ONE OF OUR VERY BEST CRIME NOVELISTS’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY SIMON DIRECTED BY ROY

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FROM THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU 10 YEARS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE AND THIS YEAR’S CLASSIC THRILLER THEATRE COMPANY HIT REHEARSAL FOR MURDER

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS WEST END STAR & EASTENDERS & OVER THE RAINBOW

BROADWAY LEADING MAN & T.J HOOKER & GREASE 2

JOHN PARTRIDGE

ADRIAN ZMED

FOLLOWING TEN YEARS OF THE AGATHA CHRISTIE THEATRE COMPANY, A NEW THRILLER FROM ‘THE BEST WOMAN CRIME WRITER SINCE CHRISTIE’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie. Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood – on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. Led by Director Roy Marsden, best known for playing PD James’ detective Adam Dalgliesh, the cast includes film, TV and stage favourite Sophie Ward who played the ill-fated love interest of Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Helen Trent in ITV drama Heartbeat, pop-idol Mark Wynter who since his hit parade days has featured in seven Agatha Christie Company productions, Deborah Grant (Not Going Out, Bergerac), movie icon Shirley Anne Field who became an overnight star in The Entertainer and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Antony Costa who shot to fame in chart topping boy band Blue, and Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon whose TV credits include ITV’s award winning Soldier Soldier. | 24 |

Designed by Julie Godfrey

THE SHOW-STOPPING SCORE INCLUDES THE BEST OF TIMES, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, SONG ON THE SAND AND I AM WHAT I AM Creative Team Directed by Martin Connor

Creative Team Directed by Roy Marsden

A MAJOR NEW PRODUCTION OF THE WEST END AND BROADWAY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA!

Choreographed by Bill Deamer MUSIC & LYRICS BY

JERRY HERMAN

BOOK BY

HARVEY FIERSTEIN

Designed by Gary McCann

Sound by Dan Samson

TUE – SAT 7.30PM (WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM)

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Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of La Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges’ son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. Will Albin be able to play the role of his life to ensure that Jean-Michel can marry his love? Bill Kenwright presents a spectacular new version of the much loved musical with West End star John Partridge as Albin and Broadway leading man Adrian Zmed as Georges. John’s extensive theatre credits boast the West End productions of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium, Cats, Starlight Express and Chicago, but perhaps he is best known for playing the loveable Christian in BBC’s EastEnders and as a judge on TV’s Over The Rainbow. Adrian’s Broadway credits include Blood Brothers, Grease and Falsettos and on television he is best loved as Officer Vince Romano in the hit TV show T.J. Hooker and on the big screen as Johnny in Grease 2. The show-stopping score includes The Best of Times, Song on the Sand and I Am What I Am.

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4 — 16 SEP

SPECIAL EVENTS

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THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CLASSIC ROCK SHOW EVER!

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‘A BEAUTIFUL, DAZZLINGLY INVENTIVE SHOW ABOUT THE WONDERS OF LIFE.’ A NEW PLAY BY

SIMON STEPHENS

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY

MARK HADDON

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EVENING STANDARD

ROCKTASTIC, HILARIOUS MUSICAL CONCERT

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‘ASTONISHING AND UNMISSABLE.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘A PHENOMENAL COMBINATION OF STORYTELLING AND SPECTACLE.’ THE TIMES

VAMPIRES ROCK

THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

GHOST TRAIN

This Rock-tastic, hilarious, musical concert lives up to its rocking reputation. A tongue in cheek story, spellbinding cast and incredible musicians take you on a ride through some of the greatest Classic Rock anthems ever. Prepare for a night of mischief and mayhem! Tickets from £24.50†, £27.40 online/phone. TUE 17 JAN 7.30PM

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ONLY SHOW TO BE ENDORSED BY THE CASH FAMILY

The UK’s No. 1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/ songwriter Clive John, with The Spirit Band, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Featuring Amanda Stone as June Carter and two more talented ladies as the Carter Sisters, all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste. Tickets from £21.25†. WED 18 JAN 7.30PM

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MON – SAT 7.30PM (WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM)

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The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Milton Keynes in 2017. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winning director Marianne Elliott. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. | 26 |

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OMID DJALILI

JIMMY CARR

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and the West End stage. Tickets from £24.25†, £27.15 online/phone.

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. You can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr. Tickets from £28.75†, £31.65 online/phone.

SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT

THU 19 JAN 8PM

THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR

FRI 20 & SAT 21 JAN 8PM

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“Magic for sm ll childrean” Whats onst age

Live on stage! THE CARPENTERS STORY

SUE PERKINS

LIVE! IN SPECTACLES Join Sue, one quarter of double act Mel and Sue, for an evening full of sparkling wit, tall tales and a user’s guide to Mary Berry, based on her hilarious Sunday Times No. 1 best-selling memoir Spectacles! ‘WARM, CRISP AND BEAUTIFULLY LAYERED – LIKE ITS AUTHOR, SPECTACLES IS A COMPLETE DELIGHT’ – Independent on Sunday.

This award-winning production features the stunning vocals of international star Claire Furley as Karen Carpenter, and lavish arrangements from live musicians. Includes the classics (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More, Top of the World, and many more! ‘A VERY ACCURATE AND FAITHFUL PORTRAYAL’ – Richard Carpenter Tickets from £23.75†, £26.65 online/phone. SUN 29 JAN 7.30PM

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(Suitable for ages 14+)

www.benandhollylive.com

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CHAS & DAVE

Chas & Dave, friends since the early sixties, began writing and performing songs together in 1972. Now celebrating their 50th anniversary, with their first original album in 27 years – a mixture of vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll & new renditions of their own rockney classics, and due to public demand they’re back with classics such as Gertcha, The Sideboard Song, Rabbit, Ain’t No Pleasing You, and many more! Tickets from £31.50†. SUN 19 FEB 7.30PM

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BEN & HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!

ROSS NOBLE BRAIN DUMP

Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Come and be part of this truly unique live experience.

Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. Tickets from £14.25, £16.15 online/phone.

‘THE SUPREME MASTER OF SPONTANEOUS STAND-UP AND TRUE KING OF SURREAL’– Time Out Tickets from £26.25†, £29.15 online/phone.

FAMILY TICKET Family ticket offer for 4 (max 2 adults) £56, £63.60 online/phone. (A)

SUN 5 FEB 8PM

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MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders) and Maureen Nolan (The Nolans) this hysterical all-singing, alldancing comedy is set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing ‘The Change’ and their problems with forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. Sponsored by Promensil Menopause. (Suitable for ages 16+) Tickets from £27.50. SUN 19 MAR 7.30PM

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ANTON & ERIN

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple for this exciting new show featuring dazzling choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless classics I Got Rhythm, Moondance, Guys And Dolls and more! Anton du Beke and Erin Boag are joined by conductor Richard Balcombe, vocalist Lance Ellington, world class dancers, and the full London Concert Orchestra. Tickets from £20, £23.90 online/phone. SUN 2 APR 3PM

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FRANKLY SINATRA

MR BLOOM’S NURSERY LIVE!

The world’s No. 1 Sinatra featuring the swing, the swagger and the velvet vocals of Frank Sinatra in concert, enjoy an unmissable evening with Stephen Triffitt whose resemblance is ‘UNSETTLINGLY PERFECT’ – The London Evening Standard from sculpted hair and twinkling blue eyes, all the way down to his shiny black patent leather shoes, Stephen Triffitt truly is Sinatra. Tickets from £26.25, £29.15 online/phone. MON 3 APR 7.30PM

Bring your ‘Tiddlers’ to join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour! They’re busily getting the allotment ready for a very special visit. Featuring all of the much loved elements of the TV show, Mr Bloom (Ben Faulks) will be joined by his veggie friends and his trusty compostarium! Tickets from £17.

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THAT’LL BE THE DAY

After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No. 1 Rock & Roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns with another opportunity to see its latest most popular show! Featuring a sensational line-up of classic gold hits, spanning the 50s right through to the 70s, mixed as always, with even more hilarious comedy! Welcome to the golden age of popular music… revived! Tickets from £23.50†, £26.40 online/phone. SAT 15 APR 7.30PM

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‘PURE ENERGY MEETS SPIRITUAL HIGH’ THE SCOTSMAN YAMATO DRUMMERS

CARO EMERALD

Since the release of her 2010 multi-platinum debut album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, Caro Emerald has fashioned her own niche. Gorgeous and stylish, Caro blends retro jazz with sampling and modern pop to create her signature sound. Tickets from £23.75†, £26.65 online/phone.

TUE 11 APR 7PM

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THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS

In a brand new show, the drummers challenge and push themselves to their absolute limits.

‘AMAZING MUSICIANSHIP & VOCALS’ – NME. Tickets from £22.50†, £25.40 online/phone.

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest incarnation The Never-ending Nightmare, a spectacular amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek! Tickets from £17.75.

THU 13 APR 7.30PM

MON 17 APR 7.30PM

SUN 16 APR 7.30PM

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No. 1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017 for their special 20th Anniversary tour! Performing all of the classic Eagles hits including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane and many more!

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Following their hugely successful tour in 2015, the Yamato Drummers are back in the UK by popular demand. Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 6 million people in 53 countries across the globe.

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THE NEVER-ENDING NIGHTMARE

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Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show. Tickets from £18.50†. FAMILY TICKET Family ticket offer for 4 (max 2 adults) £80. (A)

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CREATIVE LEARNING THEATRE WORKSHOPS

DICK WHITTINGTON FAMILY FUN WORKSHOP

THE ULTIMATE THEATRE MEMBERSHIP

Our popular panto family workshops return this Christmas with face painting, arts & crafts, drama games and the chance to look behind the scenes at our Dick Whittington set. SAT 7 JAN 10.15 – 11.45am | Ages 4 – 10 years + adult | £5 per person

HALF-TERM THE RED SHOES DANCE COURSE

Led by a professional dancer from New Adventures Dance Company, explore routines and scenes from Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes along with the chance to watch the show on Thu afternoon. MON 13 – THU 16 FEB 10am – 4pm | Ages 11+ | £120 per person* * Includes 1 ticket to see Thu Mat of The Red Shoes with group

THEATRECARD & THEATRECARD GOLD Best Seats In The House | Priority Booking

THE RED SHOES YOUTH DANCE WORKSHOP

Ticket Deals | Save 10% On Drinks

The workshop will be an opportunity to experience New Adventures repertoire and creative tasks with leading dancers from the company. SAT 18 FEB 9.30 – 11.30am Ages 8 – 11 | 12 – 2pm Ages 15 – 18 | £30 per person

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STAGE EXPERIENCE YOUTH AUDITIONS – EASTER HOLIDAYS 2017

If you are aged between 10-21 years come and audition for our full scale youth musical theatre production of Bugsy Malone, taking place on our stage in the summer holidays from MON 24 JUL – SAT 5 AUG. Audition date are to be confirmed very soon but in the meantime you can register your interest in auditioning by emailing mkcreative@theambassadors.com

No Booking Fees | Valid In 36 Theatres

FROM £35 FOR 12 MONTHS JOIN TODAY AND SAVE

THEATRE CLASSES

ATGTICKETS.COM/TheatreCard 0844 871 7633 or visit the Box Office

ADULT ACTING MASTER CLASSES – MONTHLY THU 7 – 9pm | Ages 18+ | £15 per person BEGINNERS BALLET – MON 6 – 7pm | Ages 18+ | £75 per 10 week term INTERMEDIATE BALLLET – MON 7 – 8.30pm | Ages 18+ | £80 per 10 week term

*ATG Theatre Card benefits are subject to availability, please check with the venue or call 0844 871 7633. Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Members can purchase up to 4 discounted tickets per performance and up to 4 discounted drinks at UK venues in the Ambassador Theatre Group. Offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers. Additional booking fees may apply on selected music, comedy and named act events and on tickets to non ATG and ATG international venues. ATG reserve the right to withdraw benefits or related offers and without notice. ATG Theatre Card price is valid until 31.12.2016. For full terms and conditions please visit ATGTickets.com

YOUTH THEATRE – TUE & WED eves | Ages 4 – 18 | £75 per 10 week term TAP DANCE – FRI 2.30 – 3.30pm or 6 – 7pm | Ages 18+ | £75 per 10 week term DANCE FIT – THU 5.30 – 6.15pm | Ages 18+ | £50 per 10 week term MUSICAL THEATRE – FRI 5 – 6pm | Ages 8 – 12 | £75 per 10 week term PRIMARY BALLET – SAT 10.15 – 11.15am | Ages 4 – 7 | £75 per 10 week term STREET DANCE – SAT 11.30am – 12.30pm | Ages 5 – 10 | £75 per 10 week term

THE HUDSON THEATRE PROJECT In New York ATG is proud to be working closely with Millennium Hotels and Resorts to renovate, restore and re-open The Hudson Theatre - a landmark Broadway playhouse. The 112 year old building will be returned to its former glory with the curtain due to rise on this exciting project in early 2017. For more information on Millennium Hotels & Resorts, visit millenniumhotels.com

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For more information on The Hudson Theatre, visit thehudsonbroadway.com

SCHOOLS

We offer show related workshops alongside all productions, as well as educational theatre workshops which can be tailored to all key stages and abilities. A sample of some of the workshops we can deliver include: Shakespeare Made Simple, Scriptwriting, Drama & Improvisation, Brecht, Stanislavski, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Poetry, Directing, Puppetry, Dance, Theatrical Make-up and Circus Skills.

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For further information or to book for a Creative Learning event, please email mkcreative@theambassadors.com or visit ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes

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JOIN US IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL VENUES ON THE NATIONAL TOURING CIRCUIT. Managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), the global leader in live theatre, we sit in the heart of Milton Keynes and last year attracted in excess of 400,000 people through our doors. With 50 weeks of programming a year including Glyndebourne, English National Ballet, large scale musicals and the best of touring drama, last year we printed 510,000 seasonal brochures and approximately 73,000 show programmes. Our annual pantomime sold 80,000 seats over 65 performances and 21,000 people travelled to MKT to see The Bodyguard – The Musical over 10 days in April. With a core audience drawn from Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire and the large scale productions attracting customers from Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Berkshire, becoming a Corporate Partner with Milton Keynes Theatre exposes your brand to our broad and diverse audience and gives you exclusive access to a versatile range of marketing opportunities. In addition to targeted marketing, our Corporate Partners have access to the best seats in the house, VIP hospitality and a number of bespoke benefits which they may use to entertain clients, incentivise staff or reward customers. To find out how your company can share the spotlight with us, contact our Development Manager, Linda Davies on 01908 547641 or email lindadavies@theambassadors.com

BOOKING INFORMATION ❚ MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3NZ

❚ GENERAL ENQUIRIES

01908 547 500 (tickets cannot be booked on this number)

❚ BOX OFFICE

0844 871 7652 (bkg fee)

Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

❚ TELEPHONE SALES

Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm

Box Office opening hours may vary on Bank Holidays. Calls are charged at national rate (charges may vary according to service provider). Ticket reservations cannot be made over the phone or online.

❚ GROUPS & SCHOOLS

Group Sales 01908 547609 groupsales@theambassadors.com Mon 10am-5.30pm, Tue-Fri 9am-5.30pm

❚ BOOK ONLINE (bkg fee)

www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes

❚ COUNTER SERVICE (bkg fees may apply)

Mon – Sat 10am until 15mins after last performance commences, closing at 6pm when there is no evening performance. Sundays open from 1hr 30mins prior to the first show, closing 15mins after the last performance commences.

❚ BOOKING BY POST

Cheques are payable to ATG London Ltd, please include a SAE for return of tickets or add 50p onto your payment. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of theatre tickets.

❚ BOOKING FEES

Bookings may be subject to a per ticket fee, transaction and postage charge. For most shows ATG Theatre Card members, Group Bookings and sales in person at the Box Office are fee free (except for shows marked † where a 1% ticket fee applies)

❚ VENUE IMPROVEMENTS

Up to £1.50 from each ticket sold contributes to Milton Keynes Theatre venue improvements.

❚ CONDITIONS OF SALE

Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded. Ticket exchanges may be offered for the same production for a per ticket exchange fee.

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❚ ATG THEATRE CARD TC

For events marked in this way, Theatre Card discounts may apply. ATG Theatre Card offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices and for a max. 4 tickets per Card. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

❚ GROUPS & SCHOOL DISCOUNTS G

For events marked in this way, special groups and school discounts may apply. For most productions, group discounts apply to price bands A & B only and are not available Fri & Sat eves. Special rates may also be available for mid-week matinees and schools for selected performances. Call Groups Sales for details.

❚ EQUAL ACCESS FOR ALL Access bookings 0844 871 7677 (bkg fee)

Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

Box Office Minicom For our deaf and hard of hearing patrons, please use Text Relay, which is a free service. (You pay only for the call to the venue at up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.) 18001 0844 871 7677 (textphone users). For further info please log on to www.relay.org For events marked with the following icons, the relevant access performance is offered: Audio described performance Captioned performance Relaxed performance Signed performance Touch tour For more information, visit atgtickets.com/access. To receive notification of the latest access performances, please email mkcreative@theambassadors.com  Hearing Impaired The theatre has an infra-red system. Headsets and Loop necklaces are available. Please ask a member of staff upon arrival. The Theatre has a step-free ground floor level, and lift access to all floors. There are 6 dedicated seats in the stalls, and up to 2 spaces in the Circle Box that are accessible for wheelchair users.

Visually Impaired This brochure is also available in audio format or large print. Contact the Marketing Department on 01908 547500.

For other information and advance booking call the Box Office.

❚ DATA PROTECTION

Milton Keynes Theatre is managed by The Ambassador Theatre Group. We would like to add or retain your details on our lists to keep you informed about future events, special offers and other developments. We also look to secure information and special offers for customers from other organisations. You will be asked whether you want to receive any of this information next time you book. If you don’t want to receive information from us and/or third parties or have any queries contact the Marketing Department on 01908 547 500.

❚ THIRD PARTY COLLECTIONS

Third party collections must be authorised by the cardholder in writing or by phone.

❚ CONCESSIONS AND DISCOUNTS C

For events marked this way, under 16, full time student, registered unemployed, registered disabled and senior citizen discounts may apply. For most productions, concessions apply to price bands A, B & C only and are not available on Fri & Sat eves. Call Box Office for details. Children under 5 will not be admitted except for family shows. A family ticket is for four people, maximum two adults. Call Box Office for details. Family tickets are available on selected performances only. All discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the duty manager. Only one discount is available per ticket.

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This brochure is printed on responsibly sourced FSC® paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling it.

The information in this brochure was correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to make alterations to the published programme of events, their prices, concessions & fees. Prices are flexible rather than fixed. Based on the popularity of a performance and ticket availability, prices can change at any point during the show’s on-sale period. For current prices always visit our website. Due to the varying nature of our shows, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times.

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19 SEP — 6 OCT 2018

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Milton Keynes Theatre - Spring 2017