Stars and suspense in a packed autumn season

Blood Brothers at Milton Keynes Theatre
Blood Brothers at Milton Keynes Theatre

MILTON Keynes Theatre has announced an autumn season full of stars and suspense.

On October 25, the long-awaited spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera arrives for a sensational five-week run.

The Mousetrap comes to Milton Keynes from September 24 to 29.

With almost 25,000 performances and an incredible 60 years on stage, Dame Agatha Christie’s play is famous around the world.

West End star and multi-platinum-selling artist Marti Pellow joins the cast of smash hit musical Blood Brothers by Willy Russell from October 2 to 6, alongside Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone.

Sexy, sassy, international award-winning musical Chicago, from September 3 to 8, stars Ali Bastian, Stefan Booth, Bernie Nolan and Tupele Dorguin in a tale of murder and corruption.

Tom Conti stars in suspenseful courtroom drama Rough Justice, from September 17 to 22.

Brand new musical Soul Sister, from October 8 to 13, is inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner and features all the classic hits.

And for some light relief, don’t miss vintage 1950s comedy Dry Rot, from September 3 to 8. One of the finest examples of the genre, the play features secret doors, split-second timing, flawless physical comedy and an all-star cast.

The English National Ballet performs The Sleeping Beauty from October 17 to 20.

And Glyndebourne on Tour makes its 14th visit with Mozart’s Le Nozze De Figaro and Rusalka, Dvorak’s version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, at the end of November.

Stand-up comedy comes from Radio 4 favourite Sandi Toksvig on September 3 and QI stalwart Alan Davies on October 7.

And Milton Keynes Theatre is going to have a ball, with its choice of panto, Cinderella, from December 7 to January 6, starring TV personality Louie Spence as Dandini and 1980s pop icon Deniece Pearson as the Fairy Godmother.

Call the box office on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes