Show Stoppers Column: Shrek, Aladdin and Bat Out of Hell in MK

Cara Lee previews the theatre shows to look out for in June and July.

It’s a big two months for live music and musicals in Milton Keynes.

On Wednesday 15th of June, The Unthanks will be bringing their Sorrows Away Tour to The Stables. Balcony standing has now been added due to public demand, as the Folk stars head out on tour for the first time in two years.

At Stantonbury Theatre, RARE productions returns with Aladdin. From the 7th to the 9th of July, audiences will be taken on a magic carpet ride with great songs and performances.

Dreams n’ Wishes will also finally be putting on their production of Shrek the Musical from the 23rd to the 26th of June at The Venue, originally intended for June 2020.

Based on the classic 2001 film of the same name, it’ll have all the whimsy and chaos you’d expect.

And over at MK Theatre after a month of Les Mis (up to the 21st of May), Bat Out of Hell will open on June 14th. Then after the 26th of June it’ll be gone like, well, a Bat Out of Hell!

For more information about shows on at The Stables, please visit Further information about
Stantonbury can be found at, you can go to for The Venue and, finally, information about MK Theatre is available on the website ATGTICKETS.COM/Milton Keynes

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 June/July 2022 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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