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Curious modern classic set to return to Milton Keynes

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times returns to Milton Keynes Theatre next month for a two-week run.

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Join a host of colourful characters in Wind in the Willows

Family classic comes to town park for open-air production in Bedford

Ratty, Mole, Toad and friends are heading to Bedford next week for an open-air production of Wind in the Willows.

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Tom Parker and Danielle Hope as Danny and Sandy

Interview: The Wanted's Tom Parker talks about Grease role at Milton Keynes

When The Wanted’s Tom Parker originally auditioned for Grease, he wasn’t expecting to land the role of Danny.

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Jane Eyre

Romantic tale at Wrest Park

Visitors to Wrest Park at the beginning of next month will be able to enjoy a new take on a classic novel by Charlotte Bronte.

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Grease has been seen by more than 12 million people in the UK

Grease is the word as musical smash returns to MK Theatre

One of the world’s most popular musicals returns to Milton Keynes Theatre this month.

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Harry Sutherland lands a professional acting role in a UK theatre tour.

Bedford College acting student will perform in UK theatre tour

A performing arts student has landed his first full-time professinal role in a tour of an adaptation of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie book.

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Derren Brown

Review - Derren Brown's Underground at Northampton's Royal & Derngate

The master of psychological illusion Derren Brown tells us that the world is all about the stories that we tell to other people.
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La Cage Aux Folles

Musical extravaganza visits Milton Keynes

On first glance of the show La Cage Aux Folles, you might think that it will be a camp extravaganza, but there is more to it than that says star John Partridge.

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Twelfth Night characters Sir Tony Belch and Andrew Aguecheek. Picture: Christopher Bonwell

Ever-popular Shakespeare comedy comes to Harlington Manor

Award-winning Shooting Stars Theatre Company come to Harlington Manor this summer with a fresh interpretation of Twelfth Night.

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Grease

Grease is the word for Louisa

If you are going to make your first appearance in a musical theatre role, appearing in Grease might be the dream job.

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WATCH: The local performers making up 100-strong Oliver cast for Waterside Theatre’s first ever Stage Experience

The countdown is on to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s first ever Stage Experience in collaboration with Vivo D’Arte and Aylesbury Vale District Council featuring 126 local performers.

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Wonderland

Review: Wonderland at Milton Keynes Theatre

While many theatres have to rely on staging juke box-style musicals with often silly and predictable storylines written around a handful of 60s, 70s or 80s pop hits, this week Milton Keynes Theatre treats us to Wonderland, a brand new musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass... and it's a cracker!

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A Judgement in Stone

Andrew casts judgement in criminal drama in Milton Keynes

He might have had seven years playing a policeman on The Bill but actor Andrew Lancel will put his detective skills to the rest when he appears in a Ruth Rendell crime drama.

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Murder, She Didnt Write is an improvisational show based on suggestions from the audience

Thought-provoking theatre on way to Bedfringe festival

Theatre shows for a range of tastes and ages form a large part of the Bedfringe festival this weekend.

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Jane Eyre

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, MK Theatre

You get two for the price of one with the celebrated Creagh/Carr Review - the opinions of seasoned hackette Bev Creagh and flamboyant newshound Stewart Carr. Here’s what they thought of the National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic collaboration of Jane Eyre, at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday, July 15.

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Jane Eyre

Review - Jane Eyre at Milton Keynes Theatre

Dragged up an unwanted infant to become a youngster displaying all the usual tantrums, the latest co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic certainly gives a different slant on the much-loved Charlotte Brontë story of Jane Eyre which opened in Milton Keynes last night (Monday) for a week long run.

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Wonderland

Interview: Wendi in Wonderland role in Milton Keynes

A role where you are required to eat three jam tarts a night might seem like a joy.

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Hannah McBride, Jessica Gilkes and Kate Sutcliffe. Picture: Bethany Shorey

Review: Strong and sound production of A Winter's Tale in Stratford

Nick Le Mesurier reviews The Winter's Tale, presented by Second Thoughts Theatre at the Bear Pit, Stratford

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Video: Going behind the scenes on Jane Eyre

With the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Jane Eyre arriving in Milton Keynes next month, we took a little look at how the show was bought to life

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre comes to Milton Keynes

This year marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Jane Eyre, a significant time for a theatrical tour of Charlotte Bronte’s classic and much loved story.

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