Show Stoppers Column: Stunning shows for 2021

Cara Lee talks about upcoming productions that will hopefully go ahead!

So, most of you will know that the planned shows we wrote about last time didn’t get a chance to go ahead due to the new Covid restrictions.

Even the West End returned for a few days, only to be shut down again.

But there’s still plenty of planned content to look forward to in 2021!

Although, we of course don’t know for certain when any performance venues will reopen, planned shows for
MK Theatre for the next year include Hairspray, running from the 10th to the 15th of May, We Will Rock You, rescheduled to the 16th to the 21st of August and the major West End musical Waitress from the 4th to the 9th of October.

Over at The Stables, music acts on the bill include That’s Entertainment Acoustic, Naturally 7 and Feast of Fiddles, whilst comedy acts will include Matt Richardson and Hannah Brackenbury.

Or if you’re looking for something a bit more unique, The Amazing Bubble Man is scheduled to perform on the 18th of February.

Going a bit further afield, comedians set to play Aylesbury Waterside include Julian Clary on the 29th of March and Jimmy Carr on the 12th of April.

In terms of theatre shows, Gangsta Granny (12th August) and The Adventures of Bo Peep (27th August) will be on for families, whilst 9 to 5 the Musical (28th September – 2nd October) and Groan Ups will be some of the other major shows on for more mainstream audiences.

These shows aren’t the only ray of hope that theatre fans have been given, as the aforementioned return of the West End may also get back on track if the restrictions in London are eased.

As I said previously, we don’t know when theatre will truly be able to come back – but we’ll certainly have a lot to look forward to when it does!

For more information on shows at MK Theatre, you can go to To find out more about The Stables, you can go to Or to find out more about Aylesbury Waterside, you can go to

Cara Lee is an MK 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 February and March 2021 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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