What’s on at the theatre this month in MK

Posted 11th June 2024

Our regular dip into the world of theatre on our doorstep – Pulse’s Sammy Jones has the best of the bunch for you…

Funny man and chat show host Clive Anderson (June 6) will be pulling up a pew, and delivering the live version of his hit podcast, My Seven Wonders at Wavendon venue, The Stables.

Previous guests have included Stephen Fry, John Bishop and Omid Djalili. Who will he be nattering with this time?
I’d take a guess that it won’t be Barry Gibb. If you are old enough, you’ll remember that car crash of an interview.
One of the stars from the nation’s best loved teen sitcoms will be taking your questions, when 15 Years of The Inbetweeners: In Conversation with Joe Thomas arrives on June 12.

The blue comedy, about four socially awkward pals making their way through adolescence, was a small screen blast and broke records – it was Channel 4’s most-watched show ever.

Joe will give a great insight into the super successful show, which will bring its own laughs.
Arguably the most-colourful night of the month will be at the hands of ‘Britain’s funniest redhead’ La Voix (June 22) with music and side-splitting comedy in oversized portions.

Ashley Blaker (June 28) presents Normal Schmormal. This new stand-up show, based on his best-selling book, is all about the joys of raising children with special needs.

‘Between endless meetings, countless therapists, public humiliations, failed playdates, surreal monologues and occasional violence, it’s certainly not what anyone would call a ‘normal’ household – but would Ashley want it any other way?’’

Across town, if you are quick you can catch The Syndicate (until June 1) at Milton Keynes Theatre.
Based on the comedy drama by the late, great Kay Mellor, this witty delivery stars Kay’s daughter Gaynor Faye (who also takes on the role of director), Corrie actress Brooke Vincent and Emmerdale’s Samantha Giles.

Five supermarket workers hit the big time with a lottery win, and right when their livelihoods are under threat.
Will the share of £24million enrich them in every which way, or will their nightmares become a reality? One thing is for sure, you’ll be in for a rich night of entertainment if you book for this – and book for it you should. Writing of Kay’s pedigree is in a league of its own.

An evening of laugh-filled magic and mind-bending silliness that will leave you gasping for breath is the promise with the arrival of Mind Mangler, a mind-bending new comedy.

Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer are responsible for this, and they have previous form; The Play That Goes Wrong and the BBC series that followed were from their creative collaborations.

The Mind Mangler is attempting a spectacular return with his acclaimed two-man solo show. Witness hilarious feats of mentalism spiral into chaos as this member of the tragic circle attempts to read your mind, mind, mind…

We told you about it last month, but the curtain finally rises on Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (June 10-15), and the star of the show is one of our very own; Kenyesian turned West End sensation, Ivano Turco. Strictly ace turned stage stepper Kevin Clifton, and X-Factor’s Sam Bailey both return to the new city in the smash-hit, too.

A slice of positivity about beating the bullies, overcoming prejudice and stepping into the spotlight.
Who cares out about fitting in? Just be uniquely you! It’s a great show, and with this cast it’ll surely be prime for a standing ovation night after night.

Bonnie & Clyde (June 18-22) follows, and then things move on with Brian Conley, but there’s a lot of love in MK for the panto pro, and tickets to see him are rarer than hen’s teeth. The same goes for Rhod Gilbert, who presents The Giant Grapefruit (June 27), proof that this funny business ain’t funny if you don’t move your butts quickly for tickets!

Twinkle-toed mischievous pair Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice (June 29) follow the major success of their Him and Me tour with a new live stint, Together!

Moves, wit and wonder with the wide-smiled duo, who will perform twice due to demand. Tickets are running low.
Cha-cha-cha to the box office with urgency.