Have the time of your life with theatre’s spring programme

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YOU’LL have the time of your life when top West End musical Dirty Dancing brings its first ever national tour to Milton Keynes Theatre in May. The story of Johnny and Baby features among a cracking line-up of shows in the theatre’s recently announced Spring 2012 season.

Connie Fisher stars in the multi award-winning Wonderful Town, from April 24 to 28, which recreates the bright lights of 1930s New York city set to Leonard Bernstein’s magnificent music.

From the writers of Dreamboats And Petticoats, Save The Last Dance For Me, which runs from April 10 to 14, will take you back to the 1960s.

Any Dream Will Do runner-up Keith Jack stars in the return of Joseph, from April 3 to 8, while David Essex stars in the record-breaking All The Fun Of The Fair, from February 7 to 11.

Brand new musical comedy Sister Act comes to town from June 9 to 30.

The Royal Shakespeare Company makes a welcome return to Milton Keynes Theatre with Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Taming Of The Shrew, from March 6 to 10.

This is followed by Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night, from March 12 to 17, with David Suchet and Laurie Metcalf prior to the West End.

Direct from the West End, Graham Seed and Michael Simkins star in the hilarious Yes Prime Minister, from March 26 to 31.

Matthew Bourne makes a triumphant return with his 20th anniversary production of Nutcracker! from February 14 to 18, following last year’s sell-out hit Cinderella.

Northern Ballet present their enchanting new fairytale production of Beauty And The Beast from April 17 to 21, and Irish dance spectacular Lord Of The Dance is from January 20 to 22.

Opera lovers have a treat in store when the Welsh National Opera brings Verdi’s La Traviata, Berlioz’s Beatrice And Benedict and Mozart’s The Marriage Of Figaro to town from March 20 to 24.

Sell-out illusionist Derren Brown’s critically acclaimed production Svengali is guaranteed to bend your mind February 27 to March 3.

Call the Milton Keynes Theatre box office 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes