WHAT'S ON AT THE STABLES

The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes 

 

 





June 


Stuart Maconie: Jarrow – Road To The Deep South
Tuesday 11 June, 8.00pm
£16.00
In October 2016, writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on, through a divided, complex country that echoes 1936 in many ways. From choral evensong to curry house, from austerity to affluence, from Wearside to
Westminster, join him on an entertaining, impassioned, enlightening journey through Britain then and now. Stuart is a best-selling author of travel, culture and social history books as well as one of Britain’s best-known radio presenters.

 

 

Dean Owens & The Southerners
Tuesday 11 June, 8.45pm
£10.00 in advance, £12.00 on the door
Dean Owens is widely hailed as one of
Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters. The title track of his most recent album Southern Wind won UK Song of the Year at the AMA-UK Awards 2019. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm-generating melodies, Dean is a hugely engaging live performer. His music conjures the open road’s wild romanticism or the copper burn of a single malt, distilling the Scottish and Americana into a unique blend of Celtic-spirited country soul.

 

Courtney Pine: Song (The Ballad Book)
featuring Zoe Rahman
Wednesday 12 June, 8.00pm
Legendary jazz hero Courtney Pine strips everything right back for the most intimate shows of his long and celebrated career, as he takes to the stage playing bass clarinet accompanied by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, Zoe has a style deeply rooted in jazz but also reflects her classical background and British/Bengali heritage.

 

Magic: A Kind Of ELO
Thursday 13 June, 8.00pm
£23.00
Magic’s outstanding vocal and musical talents are augmented by the addition of Dave Chapman, a sensational keyboard player who reproduces the complex orchestral sounds integral to the ELO legend. This concert is a must for all lovers of great music and harmony.

 

Magic: History of Queen
Friday 14 June, 8.00pm
£23.00
From Seven Seas Of Rhye to Made In Heaven, Magic will take you on a musical journey through the History of Queen. Freddie Mercury and Queen produced many hit records throughout their career – Magic give you a show covering many of these wonderful pieces of music in a rock’n’roll concert played as only they can.

 

 

 

Tracey Browne & Stevie Simpson
Friday 14 June, 8.45pm
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Tracey Browne is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, session singer and producer from the northwest of England and is known for her work with acclaimed British songwriter Thea Gilmore. With a brand-new studio album The Doctrine of Song, Tracey brings a solo show which features piano, acoustic guitar and tenor guitar, along with her own distinctive voice. These days a Stevie Simpson live show is pretty much what it says on the tin: One Bloke, One Mandolin (well two really) playing a whole bunch of original folk and country songs.

 

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior...Confessions of a Club Comic
Saturday 15 June, 8.00pm
£15.00
Comedian, author, cultural icon and idiot who agreed to be tortured on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she’s in her element, and now she sets out for the more welcoming destination of
Milton Keynes. A brand-new show packed full of sharp-tongued gags and cultural observation, this is Shappi’s warts-and-all journey through the 1990s comedy scene, from breaking through on telly to then letting it all slip away. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)

 

Storm Warning
Saturday 15 June, 8.45pm
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Storm Warning have been hailed as one of the UK’s top contemporary blues rock bands and are now promoting their fifth album. Ex-Mick Ralph’s Band vocalist Son Maxwell and guitarist Bob Moore lead the group, backed by Ian Salisbury on keys, Derek White (Larry Miller band) on bass and ex-Mick Clarke drummer Russ Chaney. Their tracks have been played on radio stations across the world, including
BBC Radio 2 for which they also recorded a live session broadcast for the Paul Jones Blues Show.

 

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise
Sunday 16 June, 8.00pm
£17.00
Due to exceptional demand,
Britain’s leading one-liner comic extends his 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019, returning to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary is renowned for a near-unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)

Andrea Valeri
Sunday 16 June, 8.45pm
£14 in advance, £16 on the door
World-renowned Italian fingerstyle guitarist Andrea Valeri visits the UK for a series of concerts and masterclass workshops. Dubbed the ‘prince of the acoustic guitar’, Andrea is now a veteran of many of the biggest stages around the globe. He has released six solo albums and collaborated with some of the most important artists of the guitar and music world today, including John Doan, Goran Kuzminac, Daniele Bazzani and Buck Wolters.

 

Woman to Woman
featuring Julia Fordham, Judie Tzuke and Beverley Craven
Tuesday 18 & Saturday 22 June,
8.00pm
£37.50 & £35
Woman to Woman sees a unique collaboration between three of the
UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters. Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham will be taking to the stage together performing their classic hit singles and album tracks with their sensational five-piece band. This unforgettable experience will be a chance to hear much-loved songs including Stay With Me Till Dawn, Promise Me, Where Does The Time Go and Happy Ever After.

 

Giddy Goat
featuring Ensemble 360 and Live Narration
Wednesday 19 June,
11am & 1pm
This musical tale follows the trials and tribulations of Giddy, a young mountain goat who is scared of heights, as he faces his fears and makes new friends. Based on the colourful children’s book by Jamie Rix and Lynne Chapman, with music specially composed by Paul Rissmann, this captivating concert includes projected images and some irresistibly catchy songs with actions, ideal for engaging young children in high-quality music. It’s an ideal way to introduce children aged 3-7 to classical music, with plenty of audience participation and projections of images from the story.

 

Ashley Blaker & Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing
Wednesday 19 June, 8.00pm
£18.00
£7.50 (free teachers ticket with every 10 seats booked)
Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own
BBC shows – are joining forces in the most unlikely double act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley nor Imran can eat!). Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)

Joanna Eden: Both Sides Now at 50
Wednesday 19 June, 8.45pm
£14.00
2019 marks 50 years since Joni Mitchell released her album Clouds, which features arguably her best-loved song, Both Sides Now. Singer-songwriter Joanna Eden presents a breathtaking show in celebration of her hero, lovingly recreating Joni’s masterpieces from Clouds and from her wider repertoire. Audiences join Joanna on a musical journey through the myriad of ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Joni’s canon.

 

Chineke! Ensemble
Thursday 20 June, 8.00pm
£19.50; Free tickets for Under-25s
STRAUSS (arranged by Franz Hasenoehrl): Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Nonet in F minor, Op.2
ERROLLYN WALLEN: Nnenna
SAINT-SAËNS: Septet in E flat major, Op.65
WA MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K.370
The Chineke! Ensemble comprises the principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra, which was founded in 2015 to give career opportunities to black, minority ethnic musicians in the
UK and from across the world. In every programme, Chineke! feature a work or works by composers of BME heritage. The son of a doctor from Sierra Leone and an English mother, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a contemporary of Elgar, Holst and Vaughan Williams. Errollyn Wallen’s NNENNA was premiered at the Cambridge Festival in November 2018 and is scored for septet forces. An attractive work full of catchy tunes, Saint- Saëns’ Septet was written in 1879-80 for the Parisian Chamber Music Society with the unusual instrumentation of trumpet, string quintet and piano. Mozart’s ever popular Oboe Quartet completes the programme.

 

Rachel Ries: Her Crooked Heart
Thursday 20 June, 8.45pm
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart present To Love To Leave, their debut album, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, has enlisted a powerful group of women to bring this record to the stage – women who can take on the feminine, humanist mantle of Her Crooked Heart and make it their own. The quartet blends classical and electric guitar, piano and vintage synths, cello, woodwinds and drum triggers.

 

 

Supersonic 70s Show
Friday 21 June, 8.00pm
£19.50
Yes, it’s the hottest ticket in town! The Supersonic 70s Show is GLAM-packed with all those incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all... the 1970s! Led by the Catsuit Wonder Girl vocalist Janey Bombshell, the band deliver a power-packed spectacle. From the towering might of Queen, Fleetwood Mac and ELO through the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond to the sounds of Sweet, T.Rex and Suzi Quatro, you won’t have time to catch your breath!

 

Danny Giles Band & The Sharpeez
(DOUBLE-HEADLINER)
Friday 21 June, 8.45pm
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
The Danny Giles Band are Danny Giles (guitar and vocals), Pat Garvey (drums) and Jon Chase (bass). They perform full-blooded rock with a twist of blues, gospel and soul, spiriting a no nonsense attitude and paying very little attention to any of the boundaries placed before them. The Sharpeez are old enough to know better but still they’re misbehaving with their blend of classic rock, west-coast jangle and rootsy blues-influenced attitude. With the arrival of their 2018 album Wild One, The Sharpeez have evolved into a major force.

 

The Other Band
Saturday 22 June, 8.45pm
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Following their successful appearance at 2018’s IF:Milton Keynes International Festival, The Other Band come and strut their stuff at The Stables. Their music is poppy, with jangling guitars and harmonies, and influenced by a wide range of artists from Suede to Rag’n’Bone Man. Optimistic in outlook and never taking themselves too seriously, The Other Band guarantee an evening of love and lovely melodies.

 

L'Orchestre Afrisa International
Sunday 23 June, 8.00pm
£20.00
The musical legacy of the great Congolese rumba singer Tabu Ley Rochereau is respectfully carried on by a stellar line-up of his former musicians. Originally formed in 1970 out of the ashes of African Fiesta National, L’Orchestre Afrisa International loyally backed both Tabu Ley and his female protégé Mbilia Bel, the grand dame of Congolese music. Under the direction of saxophonist Modero Mekanisi, the band will perform some of the most memorable songs from the rumba era, many of which were rerecorded for the group’s excellent 2017 CD release Melanie.

 

 

The Kast Off Kinks
Thursday 27 June, 8.00pm
£18.50
The Kast Off Kinks are all former members of the band, back playing great music together and reliving the good times while keeping alive the songs that made The Kinks a household name. This line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-1984), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1980s and 90s and still with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/ vocals, Kinks 1960s and 70s) and Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose).

 

Pete Firman: Edinburgh Preview
Thursday 27 June, 8.45pm
£12.00
The UK’s leading comedy magician returns to The Stables with his trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. He’s made dozens of television appearances, including ITV1’s The Next Great Magician and Tonight at the London Palladium, as well as
BBC One’s Comic Relief and The John Bishop Show.

 

Nell Bryden
support by Hope In High Water
Friday 28 June,
8.00pm
£20.00
For her latest tour Nell Bryden has gone back to her roots and followed the traditional sonic footsteps of her idols Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and Carole King. Nell’s new EP is called Soundtrack to Little Wing – Part 1, a reference to her soon-to=be- released debut novel, for which this music is a companion album. Expect a soulful, heartfelt performance from Nell and her band – an artist who is at her most comfortable on the road.

 

A Hundred Thousand Angels
featuring Lucinda Drayton & Marcus Cliffe
Friday 28 June,
8.45pm
£25.00
Lucinda Drayton, former lead singer of Bliss, has that unique ability to touch and open the heart. Completely at home on stage, she will invite you to accompany her on a mesmerising musical journey. Her songs traverse the big questions around love, death, consciousness and the divine. Her melodies are sometimes haunting and Celtic and at other times sassy and soaring. Joining her on guitar and piano is top
London session player Marcus Cliffe.

 

 

John Coghlan’s Quo
Saturday 29 June, 8.00pm
£18.50
John Coghlan was Status Quo’s drummer for more than a decade. After leaving in 1981, he put together new bands Diesel and Stranger, before forming John Coghlan’s Quo in the late 1990s. The current line-up consists of John on drums, Mick Hughes from NWOBHM boogie band Predatür on guitar, Rick Chase on bass and vocals and Rick Abbs on guitar and vocals. If you enjoy a combination of long-lost classic album tracks and many of Quo’s greatest hits, then a John Coghlan’s Quo gig is a must.

 

Gilmore & Roberts
Saturday 29 June, 8.45pm
£12.00
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) released their debut album in 2008. Since then the duo have toured Canada and Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals and won accolades for their genre-spanning work. They released their fifth studio album, A Problem Of Our Kind, in October last year.

 

 

 


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June

THRILLER LIVE
MON 10 JUN –
SAT 15 JUN

Experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that celebrates Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion by a talented cast and band.

JASPER CARROTT’S STAND UP & ROCK 

SUN 16 JUN

Brummie comedy legend Jasper returns to MKT alongside musical chums, The Bevan Band. Great artistes belting out classic siongs and Jasper back where he belongs – making us laugh!

BERNADETTE PETERS
TUE 18 JUN

With a voice that has filled Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and Sydney Opera House, three time Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Bernadette Peters visits MKT as one of only five UK concert dates. Performing selections from her Broadway outings including Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and, of course, Hello Dolly!, this is a once-in-a-lifetime, not to be missed experience.

THE ELO EXPERIENCE
THU 20 JUN

The Greatest Hits and More tribute Tour rocks into MKT with a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection which will take you on a magical musical journey.

LIVE ON STAGE - MICHAEL PALIN EREBUS, PYTHON AND OTHER STORIES

FRI 21 JUNE

To celebrate the paperback publication of Erebus: The Story of A Ship,  Monty Python star and much-loved television globe-trotter Michael Palin returns to MKT with a brand new one-man stage show. Michael shares the thrilling story of HMS Erebus, the tough little ship that took on the Antarctic and the Arctic in the 1840s, as well as anecdotes from his own rich and diverse career that has taken him from Python to the North Pole. Signed copies of his books will be available to buy.

MILTON KEYNES CITY ORCHESTRA
MON 23 JUN

MKCO will perform the Grieg Piano concerto, with soloist Italian born Federico Colli, 2012 winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. MK Youth Orchestra will join the professional musicians on stage for a performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Brahms Symphony No.2 will be the glorious finale of the concert.

FAME
MON 24 JUN –
SAT 29 JUN

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

 

July

 

ANNIE
MON 1 JUL –
SAT 6 JUL 

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search… Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood swaps the dance floor for the stage as Miss Hannigan.

 

HORRIBLE HISTORIES
MON 10 JUL –
SAT 13 JUL 

In TERRIBLE TUDORS take a trip through the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth and hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

AWFUL EGYPTIANS invites you to meet the fascinating Pharaohs, gasp at the power of the pyramids and discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!

 

HAIR

MON 15 JUL – SAT 20 JUL 

Welcome to the ‘Age of Aquarius’. It’s 1967 and HAIR’s hippie ‘tribe' youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. Wild, colourful, sexually liberated and free, they are united in protest and song, under the shadow of the Vietnam War. Age 14+ contains some nudity.

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

SUN 14 JUL 

Back by popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s favourite Rock & Roll variety production returns with another brand new show!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

TUES 23 JUL – SAT 3 AUG

 

With just $800 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, and many more.

Motown the Musical tells the tale of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Discover the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and - of course - the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.

 

August 

 

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

SUN 18 AUG 

The World’s Official No.1 tribute to the legendary rock band return with more stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs featured in all of the Eagles’ classic hits including Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Desperado and many more.

 

 

THE MOUSETRAP

MON 19 AUG – SAT 24 AUG 

Want to know why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre? Curious as to what has kept people guessing whodunit for so long? Just take a random group of people in a country house cut off by the snow who discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Add to that shuddering suspense, a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner and a secret that has been kept by millions of people the world over…

 

ZOG

THU 29 – SAT 31 AUG 

Just when you thought that the school holidays would never end and you’ve run out of ideas of how to entertain the youngest members of the family, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved dragon, ZOG, comes to life in this magical adaptation with live music accompaniment. Roaring fun for all ages!