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9 to 5: The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton  Book by Patricia Resnick Arts1 Vocational Sixth Form Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. 9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their…

A Stop In Time

Peploe Williams Academy of Theatre & Performing Arts Peploe-Williams Academy, based in Winslow, Milton Keynes area,  is known for its top-class professional  training for children & youngsters. They won the UK National Theatre  Connections Acting competition in 2016 with an incredible performance of ‘’Bassett’’  performed at London’s National Theatre in July 2016. 500 Schools took part in this National Acting Competition. http://www.pwacademy.com/pwa-win-national-theatre-connections-acting-competition Peploe-Williams academy will be showing a medley of Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting numbers with talented students from 4 years to 18 years old. The show numbers will follow a theme of ‘A Stop in Time’. The musical medley will include ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘In the Heights’, ‘Time’-  the Musical, ‘Hamilton The Musical’, ‘School of Rock’ to name a few and also songs…

The First Hippo On The Moon

By David Walliams Let Petits Theatre Company From Number One bestselling Children’s author David Walliams; comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 …2 …1 …BLAST OFF! Adapted for the stage by Les Petits Theatre Company following their tour of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs and immersive hit Adventures in Wonderland. Featuring puppetry, music and a giant space race to the moon! The creative team have worked on such hit shows such as Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Elephantom, Warhorse and Raymond Briggs’ The Bear. Saturday 22nd July  2.30pm Age 3+   £12.50 / Concessions £11.50 / Family ticket £44

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lamp posts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina! Based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog! Brought to the stage by acclaimed Blunderbus, this hilarious new story for ages 3+ tells the very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! “Brilliant fun!” The Guardian Age 3+ Time 55 mins 9th July 2.30pm £12.50/£11.50/£44  

Forest of Fables

Puppet Workshop & Show Every leaf shudders as the NORTH WIND puffs, in vain, to blow the traveller’s coat from his back. But when the SUN shines, the man removes it effortlessly and surprise puppet inhabitants come out to play in the fabulous forest! LION has problems with an annoying GNAT. FOX sniffs at tasty cheese and DONKEY, teetering on high heels, wants to be admired like LION! These are ancient tales from Aesop which still resonate today, performed with beautiful and inventive imagery. Age 4+ Puppet Workshop 12.30pm Before the show why not book onto the workshop where you put together your own puppets and props with the opportunity to showcase them during the show. Sunday 18th June   2.30pm Workshop 12.30pm   £11.50 Concessions…

Sarah and Duck

Join Sarah & Duck on their flappy, quacky Great Big Adventure! For the first time ever, the adorably curious Sarah and her endearing feathered friend Duck can be see off the TV screen and live on stage. Through the magic of theatre and puppetry, all your favourites will be there… Umbrella, Scarf Lady and Bag, the Shallots, Flamingo & John, even Rainbow… and a guest appearance from Moon! These characters magically and imaginatively come to life on stage. So grab a cup of lemon water (and maybe a slice of bread for Duck) and join Sarah & Duck live on stage. It’s an experience that will be sure to live on in the hearts and memories of children and adults alike. Age 3+ Time 60 mins Sunday 4th…

The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo DIRECT FROM THE WEST END The Scarecrows’ Wedding © 2014 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . .  The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet, The wedding that no one will ever forget.  Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells. However, when…

Sid’s Deep Sea Discovery

Sid Sloane is back! It’s raining outside but there are plenty of fun things to do inside with Sid and his dog Fuzzy. Following on from the success of Sid’s Show this time we venture into a fish tank to discover what a mermaid is doing with Sid’s TV remote control, who has her pearls and whether Sid can make friends with a dangerous shark! This exciting and colourful underwater adventure bubbles over with sea creatures, songs, stalagmites, stalactites and wave after wave of educational interaction. Once again Sid has produced a fantastic treat for the CBeebies viewer and their family. It’s a must see! Age 2+ Time 50 mins Sunday 9th April  11.30am & 2.30pm   £12.50 / Concessions £11.50 / Family ticket £44

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, by author / illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 41 million copies worldwide. Eric’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colourful hand painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself. Now the timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories: ‘The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse’, ‘Mister Seahorse’, ‘The Very Lonely Firefly’ and of course ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’….

CALL OUT FOR ACTORS, SINGERS, AND DANCERS!

CALL OUT FOR ACTORS, SINGERS, AND DANCERS! The Open Theatre Group will present ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ in 2017 — 40 years of OTG! To be a part of this amazing performance, attend the introductory evening and sign up for the audition workshop. Open to ages 18+. Introductory evening: 20th October 2016 7.30-9.30pm Audition Workshop: 11th December 2016 10.30am ACTING and 2pm SINGING The Hub Theatre, The Open University Campus, Milton Keynes Email opentheatregroup@outlook.com Website: theopentheatregroup.org.uk Phone: 01908 675152 or 0781 2369214