The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes 

An Evening with Richard Jobson of The Skids
with Special Guests Bruce & Jamie Watson Of Big Country
Sunday 1 September, 8:00pm
From school punk to modern-day film producer, Richard Jobson has lived a full and colourful life. A harrowing incident as a child left him suffering with epilepsy but he was a mere 15-year-old when he launched punk rock band The Skids in 1977 with his songwriting partner Stuart Adamson. With Richard tonight will be Bruce and Jamie Watson of Big Country, who will perform their own set before joining Richard for acoustic renditions of his back catalogue. Pre-show meet-and-greet tickets available: £27.50 (must be bought in conjunction with a concert ticket; only bookable in person or by phone on 01908 280800).


India Electric Company
Wednesday 4 September, 8:00pm
Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from
Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation. After releasing their debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me in 2015, they supported Midge Ure throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia. A full studio album will be released in spring 2020 to follow on from their innovative trilogy of EPs: EC1M, Seven Sisters and Tablelands.


Cloudbusting: The Music of Kate Bush
Thursday 5 September, 8:00pm
£20.00 & £18.00
Cloudbusting have been championed by
BBC One as one of the world’s most authentic tributes. Their passion for Kate Bush’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK. Accompanied by eye-popping visuals that highlight the drama of the music, a Cloudbusting concert is an event no Kate Bush fan will want to miss.


Ian W Brown
Thursday 5 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
It’s 20 years since Ian gave up the muddy life of a farmer having decided he stood a better chance of being happy by swimming against the tide in the shark-infested waters of the music business while trying to save the world with a song. In those two decades he has managed artists, co-produced films, released records, co-written a number one single and the lead song in a West End hit, toured the UK, played Glastonbury, won friends and influenced people… and he’s writing a book! Now he’s returning to the stage to play some of his songs that have graced the charts and so many more that haven’t.

The Real Thing
Friday 6 September, 8:00pm
The Real Thing are Chris Amoo and Dave Smith – still looking and sounding great! Their show features all their hits including their three number one singles from the 1970s and 80s: You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Feel The Force. In addition they’ll be performing some fantastic covers including Ladies Night, Celebration, Good Times and Ain’t No Stopping Us Now in an action-packed show.


Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
Friday 6 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
As seen on Live From The
BBC, Live From The Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live At The Apollo, Fern Brady is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being completely fearless, her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality – all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft. Fern is embarking on her biggest tour to date with the show debuting in Australia before heading out across the UK and Europe. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)


Saturday 7 September, 8:00pm
Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely achieved in contemporary music. Their many hits include the singles Easier Said Than Done, Night Birds and Down On The Street and they have released more than 50 CDs – their most recent recording Time And Places came out in 2016. The six-piece line-up features the four original members: Bill Sharpe, Jill Saward, Roger Odell and George Anderson.


Malone Sibun Band
Saturday 7 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
The UK based, Detroit soulful blues-rock star Marcus Malone teams up with explosive British blues rock guitarist Innes Sibun. Together these two stellar musicians promise a powerful mix of rock, blues, soul and funk, all underpinned by Marcus’ soulful song-driven quality and triggered by Innes’ high levels of intensity and his inherent melodic feel. It’s an exciting musical partnership born of the same musical influences, but one that offers them a broader canvas than before.



Gordon Giltrap
Sunday 8 September, 8:00pm
Recently awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honour List for services to music and charity, legendary British guitarist Gordon Giltrap sets out on a select series of shows across the UK. This innovative guitarist will be performing many of his incredible songs in what promises to be an electrifying solo acoustic show. Expect to hear classics including Heartsong and Lucifer’s Cage alongside new material from his latest album The Last of England.


Big Chris Barber Band
Tuesday 10 September, 8:00pm
In 2018 Chris Barber celebrated his 65th anniversary as leader of his band on a full-time professional basis and the 70th anniversary of beginning his musical career. His orchestra – the Big Chris Barber Band – plays everything from
New Orleans to blues to late 1920s’ Ellington with extraordinary panache and skill. On this special night you can expect to hear some favourite tunes: Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Petite Fleur, Ice Cream, When the Saints Go Marching In and many more.


Dougie MacLean
Wednesday 11 September, 8:00pm
Dougie MacLean is “
Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA). He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, ‘roots-based’ songwriting and instrumental composition and built an international reputation as a songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer, which has led to concerts and festivals all over the world. His performance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (with Kylie Minogue and Lulu) was viewed by more than one billion people worldwide!


Thursday 12 September, 8:00pm
Since their last appearance at The Stables, Gryphon have released ReInvention, an all-new studio album of specially written, previously unheard material. No-one could ever pigeonhole the legendary and unpredictable Gryphon. But their music is just as it always was – imaginative, quirky, dazzling and full of humour. Every album and gig utilises at least 40 instruments, so the textures are varied and unfamiliar. Come along tonight and see them prove that ReInvention has certainly been worth the wait.



Joe Brown: 60th Anniversary Tour
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 September, 8:00pm
Rock‘n’roll legend Joe Brown has gone from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum. He has continued to break box office records and recently received MOJO magazine’s coveted Outstanding Contribution to Music Award as well as a much-deserved MBE. Joe won over a whole new generation of fans performing on Later With Jools Holland and playing his part closing the show at the Concert for George Harrison in 2002.


Sara Spade
Saturday 14 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Sara Spade presents a brand-new show featuring songs from her latest album and selections from early 20th-century music. There are stories and songs of favourite golden era jazz singers and a toe dipped into vintage comedy to uplift and delight you. Hailed as ‘
Britain’s New Age Vintage Nightingale’, Sara takes everything wonderful about vintage music and wraps it up in her own inimitable light-hearted and irreverent style. You are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.


Michael English in Concert
Special Guests: Keith & Lorraine Mcdonald
Tuesday 17 September,
Following the huge success of Michael’s previous
UK visits, he brings his fantastic show to The Stables for the first time. He will be joined by his superb band along with special guests Keith and Lorraine McDonald. Michael has gone from strength to strength in the past five years packing out venues all over Ireland and the UK for concerts and dances.


Geoff Achison & The UK Souldiggers
Tuesday 17 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
£15 in advance, £17 on the door
Multi-award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist Geoff Achison returns to the UK for his 20th anniversary tour. Hailing from the deep south of
Australia, his exciting blend of raw blues and funky grooves has created scores of devoted fans around the world. He is a versatile artist who can deliver a complete show with nothing more than his soulful voice and virtuosic acoustic guitar style. He is also a highly regarded electric guitarist able to deliver the full blues-rock experience with his outstanding combo The UK Souldiggers.



JCM: In Memory of Jon Hiseman
Wednesday 18 September, 8:00pm
Legendary drummer and JCM founder Jon Hiseman died in June 2018. In the last year of his life, Jon formed JCM, a trio with Colosseum members Clem Clempson on guitar and Mark Clarke on bass. The group made an album, Heroes, that contained music written by former collaborators who Jon had outlived, among them Jack Bruce, Allan Holdsworth and Ollie Halsall. Ironically, the album will become a tribute to Hiseman himself. Jon had wished for JCM to continue beyond his death and so the band moves on with Ralph Salmins now on the drums.


Lionel: A Tribute to Lionel Richie
Thursday 19 September, 8:00pm
Oh! What A Feeling! is back with a stellar line-up of world-class musicians to present a high-octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie & The Commodores. Following his recent TV appearances with the man himself on the
BBC’s Graham Norton Show and ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as the iconic Lionel Richie.


Clive Carroll
Thursday 19 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Enjoy an inspirational evening of medieval lute music, Spanish guitar classics, Delta Blues and hints of Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt, through to the Beatles. Having started playing guitar at the age of nine, Clive Carroll is now regarded as one of the world’s leading acoustic guitar players. His recently released fourth album, The Furthest Tree, features the great classical guitarist John Williams.


Geoff Norcott:Taking Liberties
Friday 20 September, 8:00pm
Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again with Taking Liberties. Whatever the contentious subject, he’ll be honest and blunt. Geoff has appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat among the pigeons on
UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)



Hannah Scott
Friday 20 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Hannah Scott performs contemporary folk music and is picking up a loyal following thanks to her distinctive voice, strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. She has found her musical home with creative partner Stefano Della Casa and their well-received album Pieces Of The Night was released in 2018. Recent live highlights include a five-date tour of
Germany and a busy summer of festivals including Barcelona’s Nits D’Estiu (Summer Nights).


ABBA Forever
Saturday 21 September, 8:00pm
ABBA Forever is one of the UK’s leading international tribute shows, and theatre audiences across the UK and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop group. The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail by this seven-piece band. Two outstanding ABBA girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show.


Steve Winch & The Inception
Saturday 21 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
Steve Winch & The Inception are thrilled to be back on home turf playing The Stables. Inspired by mod fashion and culture, punk attitude and 1960s melodies and harmonies, Steve and the boys are a retro-fuelled, high octane shot of adrenaline. Expect an evening of catchy, killer tunes married to insightful lyrics covering life, love and everything in between.


Royal South
Sunday 22 September, 8:00pm
Royal South: some southern twang, a British accent and brilliant three-part harmony. When the exciting new trio featuring SaraBeth, Glen Mitchell and Vickie Vaughn takes to the stage, there’s an energy that both the audience and members can’t deny. The mix of country and bluegrass influences shine through with a clever blend of acoustic and contemporary sounds.




The Tape Face Show
Monday 23 September, 8:00pm
Tape Face returns to the
UK with a brand new show! New Jokes, New Props, Same Tape. After storming the US and being seen by 51 million people online, Tape Face lands back on UK soil and hits the road. Grab a ticket and prepare for another storm. Putting your shoes on will never be the same after seeing this show.


The Leisure Society
Tuesday 24 September, 8:00pm
Even before you get to the music there’s plenty to pique one’s interest with The Leisure Society. Main-man Nick Hemming began his career in shoegaze band The Telescopes and shared a further outfit with Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows. They’ve had two consecutive Ivor Novello nominations for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and have enjoyed the endorsement of everyone from Guy Garvey to Brian Eno. Their long-awaited fifth album, Arrivals & Departures, is set for release this spring.


Menuhin & Grappelli: The Legacy
With Christian Garrick, Peter Fisher And Friends
Wednesday 25 September, 8:00pm
In a special programme, Stables’ favourites Christian Garrick and Peter Fisher return to perform a programme of pieces arranged specially for Yeheudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli by Nelson Riddle and Max Harris in their famous cross-over collaboration of the 1970s and 80s. Jealousy, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and Lady Be Good will feature among many other works. The remainder of the programme will showcase wonderful pieces from Christian and Peter’s own particular oeuvres – some Paganini or perhaps Chopin from Maestro Fisher – before the duo rekindle for a grand finale of yet more fiendish duo fiddling!


Martin Simpson
Thursday 26 September, 8:00pm
The remarkable, intimate solo performances Martin Simpson gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. Forty years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, Martin is still regarded as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues as well as his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the world’s finest fingerstyle guitar players.


Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest
Friday 27 – Saturday 28 September, 8:00pm
Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his touring hit, Spoiler Alert! Join Ed as he takes a long, hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children. A household TV name, Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI in the past 12 months. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)


Smith & Brewer
Friday 27 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer met at an event organised by Joan Armatrading for the acts she had chosen to support her on her 2015 tour. Although they originally planned to just write together, they soon realised that their playing styles and voices complemented each other and they started playing as a duo. Since then, they have performed together all over the
UK, notably as the support act to 10cc and Ralph McTell. They recently finished work on their debut album, Another Shade Of.


Sam Coe & The Long Shadows
Saturday 28 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
British Country Music Award nominees Sam Coe & The Long Shadows released their highly anticipated debut album Full Moon in 2018, which firmly positioned themselves at the forefront of the UK country/Americana music scene. This vibrant collection of honest, gutsy and heart-wrenching songs rides on a wave of 1970s retro countrypop. Previous performances include supporting Radio 2 favourites The Shires, plus two consecutive years at the O2’s C2C Country to Country Festival.


La Voix: Live, Loud & Fabulous
Sunday 29 September, 8:00pm
Star of Ab Fab The Movie and
Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, larger than life La Voix dazzles audiences with her incredible voice, natural wit and hilarious impersonations. With her band, she brings you bewitching renditions of jazz, musical theatre and pop classics that are scarily accurate impressions of her female icons – from Cher to Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey to Liza Minnelli, no diva is spared. A feast for the senses, this evening of frills, frocks and fun is one not to be missed!



Keith James: The Music of Yusuf/Cat Stevens
Sunday 29 September, 8:45pm (Stage 2)
As a gesture of belief in the possibility of harmony and understanding within all of us, Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf (Cat Stevens). The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of must-have records across a whole generation. Tea For The Tillerman and Teaser And The Firecat were on everyone’s turntables and on every radio station, and live versions are played in concerts and bars to this day.


with Special Guest Edgar Broughton
Monday 30 September, 8:00pm

With roots firmly planted in the fertile ground of the South Wales rock scene, Man were formed in 1968 and, pausing for a brief intake of breath in the late 1970s, have continued as a recording and gigging band to this day. 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the band. Expect some old classics and new songs with a new studio album also scheduled for release. 

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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.




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…



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!

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THU 15 – SAT 17 AUG 2019



Stage Experience is back following two years of five-star rated productions with Whistle Down the Wind and Oliver! Be amazed as a local youth cast do their thing in the kooky and quirky musical The Addams Family!


Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. Will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?


This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.



THU 5 SEP 2.30PM & 7.30PM


A spectacular stage production with songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood live on stage. This dazzling production features spectacular singers and wonderful dancers direct from London’s West End, together with breath-taking costumes and stunning musical arrangements.


Let us entertain you with the classic songs of George Gershwin, Irvin Berlin and Cole Porter, and take you back in time, to an era when Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were the kings of the silver screen.



SAT 7 SEP 7.30PM


The world’s greatest celebration of the life and work of Neil Diamond. Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic, as the show takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50-year career.


From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon find yourself singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more.



SUN 8 SEP 7.30PM


50 years on from the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s most successful artistes of all time.


Capturing the excitement, energy and charisma that has made Rod a true rock icon, including those infamous moves and all the hits like Handbags and Gladrags, Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest and You’re In My Heart.


MIX 96 80s NIGHT

FRI 13 SEP 7.30PM


It was the decade that gave us huge perms, new romantics, yuppies with giant mobile phones and some of the most iconic music of your lifetime. Buck’s biggest 80s party returns with the Mix 96 presenters and live band The Eclectix.



SAT 14 SEP 7.30PM

TICKETS FROM £16.25 (Seated), £21.25 (Dancing)

Enjoy vintage music at its best with the Down for the Count swing orchestra, launching their new album ‘Swing That Music’. Join in the dancing with SwingDanceMK or take a seat and enjoy the show





A family rave with local hero DJs Heavenly Jukebox playing classic rave tunes over a dancefloor with bubbles, confetti cannons and giant balloons. With multi-craft tables, baby and parent chill out area and licensed bar, there’s something for everyone. Fancy dress encouraged!



THU 19 – SUN 22 SEP 2019



Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.


This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.


This brand-new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to ‘move it, move it’!



MON 23 SEP 7.30PM


John Finnemore, writer/star of multi award-winning BBC Radio shows including John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme and Cabin Pressure tours his new live show! With guests from Souvenir Programme, John performs new sketches and old favourites. Kids welcome, if they laugh in the right places.



TUE 24 SEP 7.30PM


From the producers of Rip it Up the 50s and 60s comes the greatest music decade ever. Join Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7) and Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) for a groovy evening of singing and dancing.



WED 25 SEP 7.30PM


This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest bands. The brand new show for 2019 will feature a complete performance of The Wall as well as the whole range of classic Pink Floyd.



THU 26 SEP 7.30PM


Following their huge success at the Bowie statue unveiling concert in 2018, Friars Aylesbury presents one of the best Beatles bands on the planet, performing the Abbey Road album and other classic tracks on the 50th anniversary of the album’s 26th September 1969 release.




SAT 28 SEP 7.30PM


A celebration of Aretha Franklin including Think, I Say A Little Prayer, Son Of A Preacher Man, Natural Woman and many more. Featuring sensational lead vocals from Cleopatra Higgins, Tanya Edwards, Stacy Francis and Cleo Stewart with Urban Soul Band and Gospel Choir.



SUN 29 SEP 7.30PM


This is the world’s no.1 James Bond concert by acclaimed Q The Music. Highly talented professionals

perform the best songs from 007 movies, compèred by former Bond girl Madeline Smith. Recognised as the definitive tribute – not to be missed. Sit back for a journey through exquisite and exciting performances!