Dob-Dob-Dob, Dib-Dib-Dibley

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PEPPER’S Ghost and The Play’s The Thing Theatre Companies have united to bring a slice of life drama to the stage – and it is currently showing at Wolverton’s Madcap Theatre.

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov was first performed in St Petersburg in 1896.

It was a massive failure, so much so that Chekhov vowed never to write again.

But upon its revival two years later, public opinion did a massive about-turn, and The Seagull flew to success.

Set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th Century, every one of the characters in The Seagull have reason to be dissatisfied with their lives – some suffer unrequited love, while others are unhappy about their careers and lives in general.

Sound at all familiar?

Their dreams elude them and they are bereft of happiness...

Now seen as one of the greatest events in the history of Russian theatre, performances of The Seagull carry through to Saturday, at 7.30pm nightly.

An additional matinee is also booked in for Saturday, at 2pm.

Tickets are on sale at £10 and £8.

To sort yours, call the box office on MK 320179 or pay a visit to

> Here’s a little advance notice for those of you who like a laugh, and love polished theatre pieces.

Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy are back in play.

The esteemed troupe behind previous successes Steptoe & Son, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder The Third, are bringing The Vicar of Dibley to the stage this coming week.

Thing is, demand has exceeded expectations and then some...although, to be fair, everyone knows how good this lot are, so maybe it’s not such a surprise.

Anyway, keen to cater for the hordes who haven’t got tickets, the MKToS are putting on a matinee show on Saturday, May 5.

The Chrysalis Theatre at Willen is your venue, but only if you make a swift move to or call 01234 241357 and get those tickets sorted.