Lesley Joseph and Rob Rinder to star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Tuesday 21 June 2022

Lesley Joseph heads from Chigwell to Milton Keynes this Christmas to star as The Wicked Queen in Milton Keynes Theatre’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Lesley will be joined by Rob Rinder, who will be reprising his role as the mischievous The Man In The Mirror, after a critically-acclaimed panto season together last year in Bristol. 

They will be joined on stage by the legendary Paul Chuckle of chuckle brothers fame as the hapless, but loveable Oddjob, leading comedian and impressionist Aaron James as Snow White's best friend Muddles with Charlotte Haines as Snow White and Dale Mathurin as the charming Prince.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is staged by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, led by Michael Harrison and the creative team behind recent Milton Keynes Theatre successes including last year’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Audiences can look forward to a show spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of side-splitting comedy, sensational special effects and plenty of festive magic. Packed with the traditional pantomime ingredients Milton Keynes audiences have come to expect, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be brought to life with side-splitting comedy, sensational special effects and plenty of festive magic.

You’ll want to book early, or you won’t be able to look yourself in the mirror! With tickets from just £13 and discounts for all the family for more information, or to book, visit ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes

Bugsy Malone is set to play Milton Keynes Theatre this October

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Casting was announced for the Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax revival of Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s universally acclaimed, sell-out production of BUGSY MALONE which will open at Milton Keynes Theatre on Tuesday 11 October.

The world-famous musical BUGSY MALONE is based on the hit 1976 movie by Alan Parker who’s long catalogue of films have won nineteen BAFTA® awards, ten Golden Globes® and six Oscars®.

Packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar®-winner Paul Williams including My Name is Tallulah, You Give A Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, Bugsy Malone is a masterclass of musical comedy with one of the most joyously uplifting finales in musical theatre.

Bugsy Malone stars a talented cast of young performers, aged between 9 and 15 as well as adult performers.

The lead roles will be performed by three young casts of seven in rotation.   Bugsy Malone will be played by Shaun Sharma, Gabriel Payne and Amar Blackman, Blousey Brown by Mia Lakha, Delilah Bennett-Cardy and Avive Williams, Fat Sam by Albie Snelson, Isham Sankoh and Charlie Burns, Tallulah by Taziva-Faye Katsande, Jasmine Sakyiama and Fayth Ifil, Fizzy by Aidan Oti.

Bugsy Malone plays Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 11 October until Saturday 15 October at 2pm and 7pm with tickets from ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes*

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE will tour the UK and Ireland later this year, direct from the West End, visiting Milton Keynes Theatre from 27 June to 1 July 2023. Directed by Katy Rudd (Camp Siegfried) and adapted by Joel Horwood (Skins, I Want My Hat Back), the first major stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s work is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it. Tickets go on sale from 20 May with an ATG TheatreCard pre-sale on 19 May.

Getting ready for Milton Keynes Theatre's  exciting new Summer Season

Thursday 21 April 2022

Milton Keynes Theatre is delighted to announce its summer season of sensational entertainment! 

Returning to the venue after a sell-out run in 2019 is the phenomenal Les Misérables, the musical often regarded as the most popular in the world. Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production arrives in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 26 April for four weeks.

Northern Ballet share their take on the beloved literary classic The Great Gatsby from Tuesday 24 May, promising the most glamourous party in town. 

From Monday 30 May, a whodunnit everyone can enjoy arrives fresh out the boardgame box and onto the stage.

Cluedo is the new comedy thriller directed by Mark Bell, director of the award winning The Play That Goes Wrong, which will also be arriving in Milton Keynes on Monday 25 July.

Bringing life and energy to the immortal songs of the late Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf is the rocking musical, Bat Out of Hell, from 14 June. With all the anthems you know and love, this show is set to be a crowd-pleaser for those inclined to rock ‘n’ roll.

From best-selling author David Walliams comes the Olivier nominatedBillionaire Boy from Thursday 30 June, a winner for the whole family!

Fancy yourself a decoder? Try to decipher the secrets, clues and riddles in The Da Vinci Code from Tuesday12 July. The world premiere tour of the brand-new stage production stars Coronation Street’s Christopher Harper and Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf, Death in Paradise)

Take a chance on the ultimate feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! as it returns to Milton Keynes on Tuesday2 August. Set on a Greek island paradise, this musical is a story of love, friendship and identity, cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

And from one musical legend to another, The Cher Show joins Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 9 August. Get ready to Turn Back Time in this outrageous new musical directed by Arlene Phillips (Grease, Starlight Express) and choreographed by Strictly’s Oti Mabuse.

Willy Russell’s moving Liverpudlian tale, Blood Brothers, then takes to the stage from Tuesday 30 August. Few musicals have been received with such acclaim as this multi-award-winning production which surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End.

Milton Keynes will be screaming Go, Go, Go Joseph this September when the sensational new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Milton Keynes Theatre for two weeks. The family musical which opens on Monday 12 September stars Alexandra Burke as the Narrator and Jac Yarrow as Joseph.

Milton Keynes Theatre continues its outstanding programme of one night entertainment this season. The hilarious Menopause the Musical 2 comes to the theatre on Saturday 11 June. Enjoy an evening with world famous football manager Harry Redknapp on Tuesday 28 June. Strictly professionals Anton & Giovanni team up for an evening of song and dance with their show, Him and Me. And the tribute shows are back! For Rod Stewart fans there’s Some Guys Have All The Luck on Sunday 31 July, and celebrating the music of Tina Turner is What’s Love Got To Do With It on Sunday 4 September.

For Milton Keynes Theatre’s full programme of events and shows, visit ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes

Milton Keynes will get the Golden Ticket thanks to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

Wednesday 13 April 2022

A new production of the West End and Broadway smash hit Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical will embark on a UK and Ireland tour opening at Milton Keynes Theatre on 9 February 2023 where it will run until 5 March 2023. ATG TheatreCard presale opens on 21 April with general tickets on sale from 22 April.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical tells the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard, Willy Wonka.

Tickets go on sale from 22 April 2022 priced from £13. Performances: Thu 9 Feb – Sun 5 Mar 2023; General bookings: 0844 871 7615*; Access bookings: 0800 912 6971; Group bookings: 0207 206 1174; 
Online Booking: ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes*

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

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.