‘A tale of love, death, fathers and sons – with a few gags’

AS A regular panellist on Mock the Week, stand-up comic Chris Addison is known for his witty observations and Wavendon Stables audiences who have bagged themselves a ticket will be treated to his super-smart (but sold out) solo show on Thursday night, writes Georgina Butler.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th February 2013, 1:00 pm

There’s another sell-out on Friday too, and its those most durable of British folk-rock bands, Fairport Convention,

For a different sound, head over to Stage 2 where contemporary city soul singer Nicky Prince – currently promoting her new single, returns with some new original material.

Nicky combines Latin-Afro beats with soul and gospel roots and acoustic versions of new songs.

Rest assured that soul-funk infused voice of hers just keeps getting better.

Support at the show is coming from Manny & The Coloured Sky.

Fans of Pink Floyd will enjoy a stunning celebration of the world famous musical brand on Saturday when Think Floyd play songs from The Wall, Animals and Wish You Were Here.

If you don’t already have a ticket, mind, you’ll not be going: Yep, it’s another sell-out.

We have Gilbert & Sullivan to thank for the modern musical. After all, they influenced everybody from Oscar Wilde and Noel Crawford to Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Their influence is apparent in British comedy classics including Monty Python and Private Eye, Yes, Minister and Blackadder.

Whether you are an afficionado, or a passing fan (or even if you don’t really know who they are) Gilbert & Sullivan – Abridged will have you laughing in the aisles on Sunday.

Traditional jazz artist Kenny Ball will bring hit after hit to The Stables stage - along with his jazzmen – on Tuesday.

For more than half a century Kenny has travelled the world performing – it is tribute to his stamina and musical integrity that the man and his fellow players are as popular today as they were back in 1960, when they had their first hit, Samantha.

Political activist and comedian Mark Thomas brings his unusually personal show Bravo Figaro on Wednesday.

This is the true tale of a self-employed builder’s love of opera, the trauma of degenerative illness and how he put on an opera in a bungalow in Bournemouth...

The character is based on his father – who is suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (which affects balance, speech and even swallowing) – and Mark explains how he staged the musical treat for his dad in a tale of love, death, fathers and sons – with a

few gags thrown in

for luck.

Call The Stables box office on MK 280800 to book.