It's a hot. hot summer at Milton Keynes Theatre
PUBLISHED: 12:03 26 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:18 20 February 2013
The summer line-up has been announced and there's something for everyone
Its hotting up at Milton Keynes Theatre for the best summer season yet, full of dance, drama, comedy and musical theatre.
Winner of seven major awards including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) Broadway & West End sensation Legally Blonde , the all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy based on the hit movie of the same name is guaranteed to be the best show in town, case closed! There are more musical movie based treats with Sister Act starring Coronation Streets Denise Black and Brookside favourite Michael Starke. A fabulous, family-friendly, feel-good show packed with songs inspired by Motown and the funniest and funkiest nun on the run! And finally something to really razzle dazzle you with Chicago, the international award winning musical with the unforgettable sassy score telling the story of murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts!
Enjoy a classic whodunnit from the Agatha Christie Theatre Company now in its seventh thrilling year, with a stylish new production of the queen of crimes classic thriller Murder on the Nile, with an all-star cast including Kate OMara, Susie Amy and Mark Wynter. Dont forget your hanky for the heart-warming and bittersweet comedy, Steel Magnolias - the funniest play ever to make you cry, that celebrates the strength and value of friendship, humour, and love in the midst of lifes greatest hardships, with cast including Kacey Ainsworth, Isla Blair, Cheryl Campbell, Cherie Lunghi, Sadie Pickering and Denise Welch.
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace stars of BBCs Strictly Come Dancing are back by popular demand with Midnight Tango - a breathtaking evening bringing all the drama, sensuality and elegance of this most exciting of dance forms to life, while Danza Contemporanea de Cuba combine Afro-Caribbean and Spanish fusion to produce an electrifying, evocative and distinctly unique expression evoking the sensual, mystical and raw heart of Cuban spirit.
If its music you love, experience the energy, excitement, emotion and electricity of Motown in hit show Dancing in the Streets, the spectacular celebration of classic music from the heart of the Motor City - Detroit!
For music fans theres an abundance of one night shows too from Brit Floyd - The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd Show with A Foot in the Door, Jools Holland, the UKs most popular pianist and bandleader, with Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavos and guest stars Gregory Porter Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior in the fabulous production The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular and The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain with their funny, toe tapping, all singing, all plucking obituary of Rock and Roll and melodious light entertainment.
Comedy is brought to you by Jimmy Carr, with his brand new show Gagging Order (brand new jokes, same old Jimmy!) peoples puppeteer Jason Byrne following the phenomenal success of his Cirque Du Byrne Tour and after more than a decade since his last stand-up show, Alan Davies the much loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI.
Some shows already on sale for the autumn season guaranteed to sell fast include the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre The Mousetrap, Willy Russells captivating tale Blood Brothers, English National Ballet with the beautiful Sleeping Beauty, Glyndebourne on Tour with a duo of stunning operas and of course, the long-awaited spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyds Webbers phenomenal The Phantom Of The Opera.
Tickets for all of these shows and now on sale at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes (bkg fee)