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Blackadder Goes Forth

Following the success of their previous forays into the Blackadder Family tree, Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy takes you to the trenches of World War I… Join Edmund Blackadder, Baldrick, George, Captain Darling and General Melchett in three staged episodes from the hugely popular TV series Captain Cook: When Field Marshal Haig unveils his new strategy to “move his drinks cabinet six inches closer to Berlin”, Blackadder volunteers to be an Official War Artist, not realising that a commission to paint a cover for thoroughly absorbent propaganda magazine King and Country is just a ruse for a highly-dangerous secret mission. Can Baldrick’s plan to become Melchett’s chef save him, and how much custard can one cat produce? Corporal Punishment: Despite problems with communications, orders for another mission arrive by carrier pigeon…

Ruddigore

by Gilbert and Sullivan Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society A parody of the stock melodrama – the villain who carries off the maiden; the priggishly good-mannered poor-but-virtuous-heroine; the hero in disguise, and his faithful old retainer who dreams of their former glory days; the snake in the grass who claims to be following his heart; the wild, mad girl; the swagger of fire-eating patriotism; and ghosts coming to life to enforce a curse. Will virtue triumph and will love conquer all?  Tuesday 21st  to Saturday 25th March  7.30pm Full of fun and laughter and wonderful music this is an evening for the whole family. Tickets £16 / concessions £13 / Under 16s £5 Available from 01908 510452 or www.1stnight.co.uk/boxoffice.php   www.wolvertongands.co.uk

Jack the Ripper

by Ron Pember and Denis de Marne Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society Set partly in a music hall and partly in the surrounding East End London streets and buildings, the play is a musical reconstruction of incidents relating to the East End murders which took place between August 31st and November 9th, 1888. A solution of Jack the Ripper’s identity is hinted at, but the play is an atmospheric commentary rather than an historical re-enactment, shifting between reality and artificiality, with characters representing “real” people as well as members of the music hall audience and players. Thursday 6th  &  Friday 7th July   7.30pm Tickets £12 / Concessions £10 Available from 01908 510452 or www.1stnight.co.uk/boxoffice.php By special permission with Samuel French Limited   www.wolvertongands.co.uk

Avenue Q

Company MK Music and lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Welcome to Avenue Q – not the swankiest of streets but home to some colourful characters: an unlikely collection of friends, both humans and puppets! Princeton has just graduated from university and finds himself in Avenue Q, following his dream and trying to find his purpose in life. Yet his outlandish new neighbours, a busty blonde, a broken relationship and an even more broken bank account all lead Princeton on a completely different, hilarious life journey. Join Company MK and their puppet pals for this raucous, risqué and ridiculously funny musical. Due to adult themes, this show is not suitable for…

High School Musical

RARE Productions, the UK’s leading youth musical theatre production company, present the Disney smash hit HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Set in East High School, Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a newly- arrived and very academic student, decide to audition for the school winter musical.  Sharpay and twin brother Ryan see them as competition for roles they had assumed were their’s, and do everything they can to sabotage the auditions. But as with all Disney stories, good eventually triumphs. Originally a 2006 TV film, there have been two sequels to date. Described as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, the High School Musical films have been seen by over 225 million viewers across the globe. This stage version features a large and talented…

Company MK – Our next show is… Avenue Q!

After weeks of deliberation and negotiation, we’re proud and excited to announce that our next musical production will be Avenue Q on 19th to 22nd April 2017! A hilarious adult show, it tells the stories of the inhabitants of an ‘outer outer’ borough of New York, where puppets and ‘live-action’ characters live side by side. A hit on Broadway and the West End, we’re delighted to be bringing the show to Milton Keynes and we’d love you to be a part of it! We’re looking for some great performers, who can sing and act – don’t worry about operating the puppets, there’ll be plenty of training given in that department! It’s fabulous to welcome back Paul Blackwell, as director, and Mike Crofts as MD – they have been…