WHAT'S ON AT THE STABLES

The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes 

 

 

Uli Jon Roth
Date: Wednesday 5 December, 8pm
Tickets: £28 & £26
Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth is widely regarded as one of the greatest-ever guitar players. To celebrate his 50th anniversary as a performer, he’ll be giving a short series of special concerts in the
UK. The two hour-plus programme will consist of carefully selected highlights from Uli’s entire musical career.

 

Mostly Autumn
Date: Thursday 6 December, 8pm
Tickets: £17 in advance, £18 on the door
Winners of best track (Sight of Day) and best female vocalist (Olivia Sparnenn-Josh) in the 2017 Classic Rock Society awards, Mostly Autumn have built their fan base the old-fashioned way by playing live at every opportunity. Ranked among the top 100 best prog bands of all time, their musical palette is diverse, and while they draw on influences from the golden age of 1970s rock, they have developed their own unique sound and style that both captures some of the essence of that heady era and yet looks forward into the future.

Promoted by Mostly Autumn

 

Chris Wood
Date: Thursday 6 December, 8.45pm (Stage 2)
Tickets: £16
Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English-speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. His most recent album So Much to Defend has received wide critical acclaim and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, cook-in sauce and, not least, the gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society

 

The Blues Band
Date: Friday 7 December, 8pm
Tickets:  £28
Many of The Blues Band’s 21st-century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. No one could have predicted that, nigh on 40 years later, they’d still be dazzling audiences with their showmanship and skill. They’ve earned a reputation around the world for being one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition in all its forms. The band have a new studio album due for release in May 2019 entitled The Rooster Crowed.

 

Matthew Floyd Jones: Richard Carpenter is Close to You
Date: Friday 7 December, 8.45pm (Stage 2)
Tickets: £14
In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun… The piano player from Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano. Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now he’s back with a vengeance, only to find out it’s not exactly yesterday once more anymore

 

Woburn Sands Band
Date: Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm
Tickets:  £12, under-16s £5
The Woburn Sands Band presents A Concert for Christmas. The programme will run the gamut from big band sounds to classical, jazz to pop and arrangements of some of your best-loved and very seasonal melodies, all in one show. Come along for some true family entertainment from your favourite local brass band, with soloists from the band featured in this, the 62nd concert in the Drakeloe series.

Promoted by the Woburn Sands Band

 

Jinder
with support from Peter James Millson
Date: Saturday 8 December, 8.45pm (Stage 2)
Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door
Jinder has carved a reputation as a craftsman-like songwriter and dynamic live performer, counting among his fans Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, country rocker Ryan Adams and indie pop colossi Coldplay, who were so enamoured of Jinder’s early work that they flew him to New York in 2003 to provide the entertainment at their Madison Square Garden after-show party. His most recent album – Presents… KingSize Blackfoot – is an intense and joyful exploration of American blues and roots music.

 

Paul Higgs: A Brief History of Jazz
Date: Sunday 9 December, 11.30am
Tickets:  £14
Ace jazz trumpeter Paul Higgs is joined by Chris Ingham (piano), George Double (drums) and Jerome Davies (bass) for a delightful musical tour of the history of jazz, playing hits by legendary greats including Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and Miles Davis.

 

The Adventures of Andy Kershaw
Date: Sunday 9 December, 8pm
Tickets: £15
Andy Kershaw’s one-man show has become a hugely successful highlight of many literary festivals – including a sold-out appearance at Hay-on-Wye – and a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK. Fascinating and often hilarious, the two-hour audio-visual presentation treats the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock’n’roll and on the front lines of some of the world’s most extreme and dangerous countries.

 

Only Men Aloud
Date: Tuesday 11 December, 8pm
Tickets:      £25
Only Men Aloud have been delighting audiences around the world for well over 15 years. The men have become well known for their strong vocals and their varied and eclectic repertoire. A typical OMA concert will feature many different styles of music including Welsh hymns and folksongs, opera and music theatre as well as swing and pop music. OMA have now recorded five studio albums and plans are taking place for a sixth, later this year. They continue their busy touring and concert schedule, right across the
UK and beyond.

 

Go West
Date: Wednesday 12 December, 8pm
Tickets:      £29.50
Pop sensation Go West have played live around the world continuously since their inception in 1984 and they saw out 2016 with a hugely successful UK tour with 80s contemporaries Nik Kershaw and T’Pau, playing to 32 packed houses. They have certainly earned their reputation as an outstanding and exciting live act.

 

Cara Dillon: Upon A Winter’s Night
Date: Thursday 13 December, 8pm
Tickets: £22.50
Cara Dillon, possessed of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, will be touring her Christmas show Upon A Winter’s Night for a third year running this December. Cara will be joined by her wonderful band who weave Celtic and folk rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.

 

Cleo’s Christmas Show
Date: Friday 14 & Saturday 15 December, 8pm
Tickets:      £32.50 & £30
Kick off the festive season in style and take your seat for Cleo’s annual Christmas celebration. She’s invited a host of friends and family to create a show packed with great music and seasonal fun, as well as some surprises along the way.

 

Jane Siberry
Date: Friday 14 December, 8.45pm (Stage 2)
Tickets: £18.50
Iconic and enigmatic, Canadian Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/ songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned three decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Jane’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d Lang on her renditions of Love is Everything, Haint It Funny and a stunning rendering of The Valley. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.


 

Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band: Carols & Capers
Date: Sunday 16 December, 8pm
Tickets:  £26
Following the hugely popular 25th anniversary Christmas tour, renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the festive season for their unique celebratory show Carols & Capers. Together they mix Renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshingly cavalier attitude and plenty of humour, putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare.

 


FAMILY CHRISTMAS
SHOW

Freckle Productions present
Tabby McTat
adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Monday 17 - Sunday 30 December
Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs, delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of. However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend. Interwoven with original songs, Tabby McTat is the heartwarming tale of friendship and loyalty from the team behind Stick Man Live, 2017’s sell-out Christmas show.

Suitable for children and families of all ages.

 

The Scummy Mummies Christmas Show
Date: Tuesday 18 December, 8pm
Tickets:  £15
Ho, Ho, Ho…it’s The Scummy Mummies Christmas Show. Back by popular demand, comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson are bringing a special Christmas-themed comedy show to The Stables. Expect scummy carols, yuletide sketches, festive stand-up and very scummy Santa stories! Book your tickets now, before it sells out. Based on the
UK’s number one Kids and Family Podcast, as recommended by The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and BBC’s Woman’s Hour. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)

 

 

Albion Band Christmas Show
Date: Wednesday 19 December, 8pm
Tickets:  £19.50
An Albion Christmas has been touring for nearly 20 years attracting sell-out audiences across the UK. Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the guv’nor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of
Britain.

 

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club
Date: Wednesday 19 December, 8.45pm (Stage 2)
Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door
Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow today! Compere Andrew Bird introduces rising star Tony Cowards and the headliner is Ola. Line-up may be subject to change. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)

 

Bootleg Blondie
Date: Thursday 20 December, 8pm
Tickets:  £17
There aren’t many tribute bands that can say they’ve been endorsed by the original group, but Bootleg Blondie is one of them. They are the only Blondie tribute to play on some of the same stages as Debbie Harry and co. From the world-famous CBGB’s in
New York to the Isle of Wight Festival, Bootleg Blondie have earned their credentials on an international level.

 

Gerald Dickens presents A Christmas Carol
Date: Friday 21 December, 8pm
Tickets:  £18.50
Gerald Dickens returns to The Stables with his masterful one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The internationally renowned show features more than 30 different characters and Gerald inhabits each one as his great-great-grandfather did more than 100 years ago. From the first line to the last, audiences become part of this magical tale.



Box office: 01908 280800

Book online: www.stables.org 



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December

 

ROBIN HOOD

SAT 8 DEC – SUN 13 JAN 

Brought to you by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Qdos Entertainments, tickets for this fantastic sheriff-busting, arrow-shooting, tights-wearing, hog-roasting fun, family show are selling fast. Robin Hood is the ultimate pantomime adventure – get ready to see a real legend! EastEnders star Shane Richie leads the cast playing the title role.





 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office 0844 871 7607 or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury


Peter Pan
Fri 7th – 31st Dec
Tickets from £11.75

Flying into Aylesbury for Christmas 2018 is the swashbuckling adventure, Peter Pan.

 

Meet the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and Tinkerbell, and get ready for a family show full of fun, fairy dust and pirates galore. Set sail for Neverland, take on Captain Hook and prepare for out-of-this-world flying effects, galleons of laughter, and the hungriest of crocodiles!

 

Suitable for young tinks (and those who never want to grow up!), this festive pantomime extravaganza is on sale now, so hook your tickets today!