Hop on board the Starlight Express at Milton Keynes Theatre

Starlight Express: Wheely fabulous!
Starlight Express: Wheely fabulous!

If you have ever strapped on roller-skates and wobbled around like a giddy drunk, you will have the utmost respect for the hugely talented cast of Starlight Express, racing back to the venue from Wednesday evening.

If you have ever strapped on roller-skates and wobbled around like a giddy drunk, you will have the utmost respect for the hugely talented cast of Starlight Express, racing back to the venue from Wednesday evening.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, a true stage genius, has credits like The Phanto of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Cats to his name, along with this one.

He wrote the futuristic story about love and hope in the face of adversity for his own children.

No disrespect to Hornby, but having a train musical written for you by the king of theatre-land does make a little choo-choo set pale into comparison, wouldn’t you say?

Lloyd-Webber’s ridiculously large gong collection includes seven Tonys, three Grammys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys and the Kennedy Centre Honor.

He owns seven London theatres too – including the Theatre Royal and Palladium!

But back to this production, and the pedigree shows itself in so many ways; from the tremendously eye-catching costumes, to the terrific soundtrack and the simply extraordinary choreography, which is again being overseen by Arlene Philips, who choreographed the original West End production.

Another lady that theatre fans owe a debt to.

Join Greaseball, Rusty, Poppa and Pearl for speed, spectacle, energy, daredevil stunts and music nightly from 7.30pm until May 4.

For ticket bookings and details of matinee performances visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes or call 0844 871 7652