Milton Keynes

Halfway between Birmingham and London, Milton Keynes is a vibrant ‘new’ town packed full of fascinating buildings and modern culture.

Milton Keynes International Festival

One of the annual highlights of the city centre’s thriving cultural scene is Milton Keynes International Festival. Running this year from July 20 to 29, the packed programme of theatre, dance, music, comedy, cabaret, art and special events begins with Sarruga’s procession of giant insects culminating in a brief firework finale in Campbell Park, Catalonian circus company Vavel performing acrobatics on bicycles and The Puppini Sisters harmonising in the Spiegeltent. Other highlights are stand-up comedians Mark Watson and Tom Allen, Monski Mouse’s toe-tapping disco for under 5s, Motionhouse dance company’s collaboration with the incredible NoFit State Circus, and music from Newton Faulkner, Eliza Carthy And The Wayward Band and Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young.

Shrek The Musical

Join an odious ogre and his noble steed Donkey as they set out on a magical quest to rescue Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical, which promises happy ever afters at Milton Keynes Theatre from July 25 to August 5. Adapted from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation, this rollicking stage production is blessed with toe-tapping songs and an unforgettable villain in the form of the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad.

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