The award-winning smash-hit production of Girl From The North Country set for November date at Milton Keynes Theatre

Bob Dylan's Girl From The North Country set for November date in Milton Keynes

Wednesday 19 January 2022

The award-winning smash-hit production of Girl From The North Country, written and directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, will embark on its first UK Tour this year, arriving at Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 15 November.



Girl From The North Country is an uplifting and universal story about family and love which boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before. The Broadway cast recording of Girl From The North Country has been nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.



It’s 1934 in the heartland of America and we meet a group of wayward souls who cross paths in a time-weathered guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. But as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present.


Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to Milton Keynes Theatre from 15-19 February on its UK and Ireland tour.

Matthew Bourne brings Nutcracker! back to Milt0n Keynes Theatre next month

Saturday 15 January 2022

The scrumptious production of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to Milton Keynes Theatre from 15 February to 19 February on its UK and Ireland tour.

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns for the first time in nine years; it’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.



Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic.  Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2022

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Recipient of the 2019 Special Olivier Award, Sir Matthew Bourne and New Adventures have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades. A truly national dance-theatre touring company and one of Britain’s leading exporters of dance internationally, their productions include Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Red Shoes, Edward Scissorhands and most recently Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet.




Milton Keynes Theatre Pantogoers raise over £17,000 for local cancer trust charity 

Thursday 13 January 2022

During the run of Jack and the Beanstalk at Milton Keynes Theatre, audiences raised a staggering total of £17,732.93 for local children’s cancer charity, The Henry Allen Trust.
 

The Henry Allen Trust was set up in 2014 by Henry Allen’s parents who were inspired by their son’s bravery while facing a rare cancer. Before Henry so sadly passed away, he made his mummy and daddy “pinkie promise” to follow his dream – helping other children and their families create memories and fulfil wishes. The charity is still working hard to fulfil Henry’s wish and support children, teens, young adults and their families battling childhood cancers.
 

Dawn Allen, Henry’s mother and Director and Founder of the trust said: “As a small charity this was a truly amazing opportunity and one which Henry’s Mummy and Daddy along with the incredible army of volunteers known as Team Henry will never, ever forget. Team Henry had an absolute blast meeting the audience after the shows and raising awareness of childhood cancers and vital pennies so urgently needed to continue our invaluable work in MK and Beyond.”



The Henry Allen Trust do not receive any government funding and have been hit hard by the pandemic as fundraising halted. Despite this, the charity has continued to deliver all of their services. The funds raised will be used to fund various services and activities including care packages, monthly support groups and arts and crafts for Oncology wards as well as funding well-being councillors and nurse oncology courses.



Jack and the Beanstalk, produced by Crossroads Pantomime’s, was seen by over 60,000 audience members this festive period, and received roaring reviews from audiences and critics. Panto will return again in December 2022 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves set to entertain the masses once more at Milton Keynes Theatre. 



For more information about The Henry Allen Trust, please visit their website: www.thehenryallentrust.org.uk



To book for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Milton Keynes Theatre from Sat 10 Dec 2022 - Sun 8 Jan 2023, visit ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes


Following a sell-out run in 2019, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Les Misérables returns to Milton Keynes for a stunning four-week residence from 26 April

Milton Keynes Theatre announces its Winter and Spring 2022 season shows

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Milton Keynes Theatre has today announced its Winter/Spring 2022 season with a programme of outstanding shows, shaping next year into one of the biggest in the theatre’s history.  

Since it’s reopening in July 2021, Milton Keynes Theatre has seen a joyous return of live audiences, safely welcoming over 100,000 people through its doors to enjoy 42 quality shows. Here’s what the leading live entertainment venue has in store for 2022.  

The long-awaited UK tour of Dreamgirls arrives at Milton Keynes Theatre for two weeks from 25 January to 5 March starring The Voice semi-finalist Nicole Raquel Dennis and Milton Keynes actress Natalie Kassanga.

From 23 February to 5 March, the stage sensation Jersey Boys returns to Milton Keynes Theatre’s stage

Bringing some rock and roll to your February afternoons and evenings will be the electric School of Rock. Relive the face-melting music from the beloved film and enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new hits delivered by a band of insanely talented kids. Rock out with the band from 8 to 12 February.  

From 23 February to 5 March, the stage sensation Jersey Boys returns to Milton Keynes Theatre’s stage. The smash hit musical goes behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  

Welsh National Opera will bring a trio of operatic delights on their return to Milton Keynes. Powerhouses Don Giovanni and Madam Butterfly take to the stage between 22 and 26 March while Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed production of Czech opera Jenůfa performs on 25 March. 



2022 will also welcome two spectacular ballet productions; the scrumptious candy-coated Nutcraker! from choreographer Matthew Bourne in February, and in May Northern Ballet take us back to the roaring 2020’s with The Great Gatsby.  

For one night only, audiences can enjoy Strictly Come Dancing stars Kevin Clifton in Burn The Floor (17 January) and Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice in their dance extravaganza Him & Me (17 July). On 13 March, laugh out loud to Friends! The Musical Parody, a hilarious good-hearted romp with everyone’s favourite New Yorkers.  

Moving towards the spring season, Milton Keynes will host a handful of phenomenal plays, including psychological thriller Catch Me If You Can (from 5 April) starring Dallas legend Patrick Duffy and brand-new stage play Cluedo (from 30 May) based on the family favourite boardgame.  

Following a sell-out run in 2019, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Les Misérables returns to Milton Keynes for a stunning four-week residence from 26 April. And the UK premiere tour of Bat Out of Hell rolls into town from 14 June, bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf.  

For a full calendar of shows and events, please visit ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes