October theatre column: Musical madness comes to MK

Award-winning local radio presenter and writer Nancy Stevens previews October’s top theatre shows in her latest ‘Show Stoppers’ column for Celebrate:MK.

The Addams Family, October 24 to 28, at MK Theatre:

Everyone’s favourite kooky family hits the stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy.

Starring Samantha Womack as Morticia, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday, Cameron Blakely as Gomez and Les Dennis as Uncle Fester, The Addams Family is a show not to be missed.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up with a secret only Gomez knows – she’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family!

With a live orchestra and an extraordinary original score, join the family for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist.

Cabaret, October 31 to November 4, MK Theatre:

Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s musical, Cabaret.

1931 Berlin was a sexually charged haven of decadence, where the legendary Sally Bowles performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Will Young reprises his critically-acclaimed performance of Emcee in Rufus Norris’s production.

The inaugural Pop Idol winner in 2002, he has been one of the UK’s most popular and successful music artists.

Playing Sally Bowles is ex-Eternal singer and 2016 Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Louise Redknapp.

Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs including Money Makes The World Go Round and, of course, Cabaret.

Our Town, November 1 to 4, Stantonbury Theatre:

A joint production by Pepper’s Ghost and The Play’s The Thing is part of the MK50 ‘Home Sweet Home’ project with Grid Arts.

It is directed by Rosemary Hill and is set in small-town America at the turn of the last century. Call 01908 324466 for tickets.

Listen to Nancy’s award-winning local arts show on Secklow Sounds 105.5FM on Sunday nights from 6pm-8pm. Listen again at http://www.spreaker.com/show/stevens-on-sunday

This article was first published in the October issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine below…

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