Show Stoppers Column: New talent on show in musical

Cara Lee previews the best local theatre shows in August, including the Stage Experience production of Little Shop of Horrors and more…

This month, Stage Experience will once again be giving talented local youngsters aged 10 to 25 the chance to perform at Milton Keynes Theatre, this time in the classic musical Little Shop of Horrors, from the 9th to the 11th.

The tongue-in-cheek tale, about a weedy flower shop worker who finds and purchases as man-eating plant, is based on the 1960 black comedy film by Roger Corman.

With an energetic score by Little Mermaid, Aladdin & Beauty and the Beast composers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, this production also shows off the best new talent Milton Keynes has to offer!

For more information on tickets, go to and search for MK Theatre.

Beyond Skid Row and Mr Mushnik’s doomed flower shop, Milton Keynes audiences will then be journeying into The Jungle Book from the 28th of August to the 1st of September.

As part of its UK premiere, a new stage production of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale will be coming to Stantonbury Theatre, with stunning music and puppetry.

The story of Mowgli the Man Cub’s coming of age has been enshrined in popular culture through both the 1894 novel and the 1966 Disney film, although this production is of course based on the former rather than the latter.

For more information on tickets, go to

If you need to a moment take a breath after escaping a carnivorous plant and journeying through the jungle, Alistair McGowan will be playing Introductions to Classical Piano at The Stables on the 24th.

The actor, comedian and singer will be mixing celebrity voices with his extraordinary talent for piano, which he has revived in recent years and even resulted in the release of a classical album last year.

More information on tickets is available at

This column was published in the August 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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