Show Stoppers Column: The Stables has finally reopened

Cara Lee talks about the reopening of the beloved Stables and their upcoming shows, such as comedy, music and theatre…

Locally, we have had some positive news recently, with the reopening of The Stables, which was much needed following months of not much live theatre happening at all.

The music and comedy venue opened again at the end of last month and have lots of shows coming up across November.

Following on from its triumphant return in late October, the ever-popular Screaming Blue Murder comedy club will once again be back on Wednesday the 18th of November (although at the time of writing the lineup is yet to be announced).

Having had her May concert delayed to the 19th of November, US singer songwriter Diana Jones will also finally be performing this month.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a show that both kids and adults will love, Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show will be wowing audiences on Saturday 28th November.

For more information on the entire November (and beyond) line up at The Stables, and for more information on all the safety measures being taken there, you can go to

Looking a bit further into the future, there are still plenty of shows expected to take place in venues that are still presently closed.

Shows still scheduled at Aylesbury include the West End hit 9 to 5, on from the 20th to the 24th of April next year and The Adventures of Bo Peep, on Friday 27th August 2021.

Fresh from a successful West End run and UK tour, 9 to 5 adapts the famous Dolly Parton fronted film into a vibrant musical comedy, which of course features its famous theme song.

Meanwhile, the Adventures of Bo Peep will bring the classic fairytale to life using enchanting puppetry, in a show that will keep the whole family entertained!

Some still unmentioned big hits set to arrive at MK Theatre next year include the electrifying jukebox
musical Rock of Ages and 60s throwback The Commitments, from the 28th of September to the 2nd of October and the 18th to the 23rd of October 2021, respectively.

Information on both Aylesbury and MK Theatre is available at

Cara Lee is a Milton Keynes based freelance writer and editor, who also writes the theatre blog “In the Lights”. You can find her on Twitter at @LeeInTheLights, on Instagram at @inthelightsblog and on Facebook at @caraleecontent.

This feature was published in the November 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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