Show Stoppers theatre column, by Nancy Stevens.
This is THE show I have waited to tour as it is my favourite modern musical, writes Nancy Stevens.
My claim to fame is that I have appeared in Mamma Mia in the West End and have seen it six times.
MAMMA MIA! (May 2-20, Milton Keynes Theatre):
If you love ABBA this is the ultimate feel-good show and it is better than the film.
Set on a Greek island, a tale of love, friendship and identity is told through the timeless hits of ABBA.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known, brings her mother (played by the incomparable Meryl Streep in the film), face to face with three men from her past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!
Lay all your love on me is THE campest song you’ll ever witness, you can bring out your inner Dancing Queen, be a Super Trouper and You WILL be thankful for the music!
EVITA (May 23-27, Milton Keynes Theatre):
Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita will once again be thrilling audiences here in MK.
It’s the journey of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron’s wife, Eva, from humble beginnings through to iconic status which ultimately hailed her as ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentinians.
With Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash-hit show promises to be a theatrical event of the year!
Café L’Arte (May 5, 16, 17, 19, two venues):
Once Upon Productions presents the musical Café L’Arte on May 5 at Bar Bar Black Sheep Café in Wolverton, Waterstone’s Café Central MK on May 16-17, and back to Bar Bar Black Sheep on May 19.
It’s a brand-new immersive musical set in real-time in a coffee/music shop.
This Show Stoppers column is from the May issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine, out this weekend…
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