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English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire – Milton Keynes Theatre

Staging: Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Katy Roberts The English National Ballet (ENB) returns to Milton Keynes Theatre for its 70th anniversary season with its revival of Le Corsaire, last performed on the same stage in 2013 in a UK world premiere. A rarely-performed piece of work (in the UK at least), and ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Everyone’s favourite Australian theatrical export is back and it’s bigger, bolder and brighter than ever. Produced by Jason Donovan (who starred in the West End production of the show) Priscilla Queen of the Desert is currently spreading the glitter and glamour across the country on its recently launched UK tour. ...

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9 to 5: The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Reviewer: Gemma Fincher If you are looking for a musical with big hair and even bigger belts, then look no further than Dolly Parton’s ultimate feel-good musical of female empowerment, 9 to 5 The Musical. The queen of country music’s signature style is all over this ...

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The Entertainer – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: John Osborne Director: Sean O’Connor Reviewer: Maggie Constable Milton Keynes Theatre this week entertains us with an updated version of John Osborne’s classic play, The Entertainer, starring Shane Richie. Audiences will not be disappointed. Originally set at the time of the Suez crisis, we now find ourselves transported to the early 80s, the backdrop this time being the Falklands ...

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Motown the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Berry Gordy  Director: Charles Randolph-Wright Reviewer: Maggie Constable You may have heard it through the grapevine; yes Motown The Musical hits Milton Keynes this week. With so many well-known songs,  in fact over 50 classics, who will be able to resist singing and toe-tapping along? Songs like Stop In The Name of Love, My Guy, and I Heard It ...

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Hair the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book and Lyrics: Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music: Galt McDermot Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Maggie Constable Some 52 years after Hair the Musical first shocked and delighted audiences in equal measure, the 50th-anniversary tour arrives in Milton Keynes. Time to let your hair down, relive those halcyon days and sing/dance along to anthemic numbers such as Aquarius and Good ...

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Annie – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Who would have thought that after 40 years the story of a spirited 11-year-old orphan, desperate to find her parents, would still be so popular in 2019? With America still reeling from the effects of the stock market crash of 1929, Annie is set in ...

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Fame the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: José Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Maggie Constable Get those dancing shoes and leg warmers on and be ready for the arrival of Fame The Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre this week on its 30th anniversary tour, no less. Based on the much loved and iconic 80s movie of the same name, the ...

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