Matilda The Musical will always hold a special place in my heart because it was the last theatre trip I had before I went to uni. A couple of days before moving north, Mum and I spent the day in London and ended it with a trip to see the show at the Cambridge Theatre, and I loved it. I’ve been meaning to return ever since but it’s never really worked out for me, until it went on tour. Kicking off at the Leicester Curve, followed by Dublin and Sunderland, Matilda The Musical UK Tour is playing at Milton Keynes Theatre until the end of June and the folks of Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas are in for a treat.
Oh my god you guys, Legally Blonde The Musical has hit Milton Keynes Theatre after touring the UK since September. I’ve been watching all my friends see it up and down the country, and it’s about time that it was my turn! Especially since I missed Sheridan Smith’s Olivier award-winning run at the Savoy Theatre in 2010.
Based on the 1963 hit film of the same name, Summer Holiday: The Musical is the ‘feel-good musical of the year’. 4 young London Transport mechanics head on a trip across the continent by London bus in search of a brilliant summer, and manage to pick up some strays along the way. Press night at Milton Keynes Theatre (where I most recently saw The Play That Goes Wrong) was a little too grey weather-wise for the audience to get into too much of a summery mood, but the story inside certainly changed that.
One of my favourite shows of 2017 was The Play That Goes Wrong. I love everything that I’ve seen from Mischief Theatre, and with The Play That Goes Wrong playing at Milton Keynes Theatre this week, I was very excited to get to relive the magic all over again.
You know how I got the chance to see Hedda Gabler earlier in the week? Well this little blogger was invited by the lovely folks at Milton Keynes Theatre to meet with Sian Wiggins, the company manager for the Hedda Gabler tour, to get a taste of what the show means to her, and what it’s like behind the scenes.
I love a press night. Okay, so I’ve only been to two before (The Railway Children and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) because getting to London after work is a nightmare, but I love the glitz and glamour of an ATG members room. On Tuesday I was invited to the press night for Hedda Gabler at Milton Keynes theatre, and jumped at the chance to see this sold-out National Theatre production on tour during its final few weeks.