Bewitching new season

Wicked
Wicked

There will be something for everyone as a new season of shows is unveiled at Milton Keynes Theatre.

There will be something for everyone as a new season of shows is unveiled at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Top musicals, drama and comedy will be coming to the stage in the early part of next year.

Former Neighbours star Jason Donovan will be visiting the theatre starring in Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical. The show runs from January 20-25 and is based on the smash hit movie Priscilla.

It is the heart-warming uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever dreamed of. The show will feature many classic songs including I Will Survive and I Am What I Am.

The West End and Broadway hit Wicked comes to the stage from February 4 to March 6.

This musical decade is a witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L, Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students.

Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and The

Wicked Witch of the West.

Rod Stewart fans will be in for a treat as the musical Tonight’s The Night is performed from April 21-26. The show features many of Stewart’s timeless songs such as Maggie May, Baby Jane and Hot Legs and Sailing.

Dancing on to the stage is Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. The powerful, provocative and original interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake comes to Milton Keynes from January 28 to February 1. It has already taken the dance world by storm, dazzling audiences in the West End and Broadway, and across Europe, Asia and Australia.

The Welsh National Opera performs three operas from March 11-15. Verdi’s classic 
La Traviata, Manon Lescaut by Puccini and Henze’s Boulevard Solitude.

Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe star as best friends in a heavenly new production of Noel Coward’s comedy classic Fallen Angels.

Running from March 18-22, the pair’s passionless husbands are away playing golf when a mutual long ago lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do, pop open the Champagne!

Crime fans will be in for a major treat with plays by two of the genre’s biggest hitters coming to Milton Keynes.

Actor and presenter Les Dennis stars alongside Waking the Dead’s Claire Goose in The Perfect Murder. Adapted from the novel by the prolific Peter James, it is the story of Victor Smiley and his wife Joan who have been married for a long time. But their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor has decided there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever. It is performed from March 31 to April 5.

For the first time, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company puts on a play by the Queen of Crime to feature one of her most famous creations.

Robert Powell dons the moustache and will use his little grey cells when he plays Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in Black Coffee, written by Christie herself.