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Talents of Britain Big Variety Show

Overview
A truly special night of variety, comedy , singing and magic to raise much needed funds for the Willow Foundation.
 
Starring Kev Orkian, Paul Burling, Ana and...
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Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

Overview
A truly special night of variety, comedy , singing and magic to raise much needed funds for the Willow Foundation.
 
Starring Kev Orkian, Paul Burling, Ana and...
Read More

Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

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Milton Keynes Theatre, Central Milton Keynes
500 Marlborough Gate,Central Milton Keynes,MK9 3NZ

Talents of Britain Big Variety Show

A truly special night of variety, comedy , singing and magic to raise much needed funds for the Willow Foundation.
 
Starring Kev Orkian, Paul Burling, Ana and Fia Almanda, Matthew Crane, Richard Forbes, Becky O’Brien, Mike Osman, Lydia Lucy, Dancers, and some very very special guests!
 
The Willow Foundation is a national charity established in 1999 by Arsenal footballer and BBC sports commentator Bob Wilson and his wife Megs as a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31. It is the only national charity to provide psychological and emotional support for seriously ill 16- to 40-year-olds through the provision of special day experiences. Every special day aims to provide beneficiaries and their loved ones with a break from the realities of their diagnosis and treatment and the inspiration to make the most out of life. At a time of uncertainty, spending quality time with family and friends can help restore a sense of normality, boost confidence and create precious memories for the future.
 
To date, Willow has provided more than 9,500 special days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions including cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. 2013 will see the 10,000th Special Day that Willow has been privileged to provide. The importance of having something positive to look forward to at such a difficult time cannot be overestimated and provides memories and motivation for the beneficiaries and those close to them.
 
The charity receives no government or lottery funding and is totally reliant on the generosity of individuals, companies and trusts to fund its work. Please join us for a great night of entertainment but also to support such an amazing Charity.
 

Talents of Britain Big Variety Show

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

Talents of Britain Big Variety Show Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

In conjunction with the National Autistic Society based here in Milton Keynes, we've put together a Social Story for those on the autistic spectrum.

Please contact our Box Office to request the Social Story.

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There are six wheelchair spaces available in the Stalls. There is lift access to all levels of the theatre.

All areas of the Theatres are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. There is level access from the top of Margaret Powell Square, through into the foyer, with level access into the auditorium at both sides of the stalls. Ramped access is provided to backstage areas. The building features wide corridors and doors, and additional toilet facilities for disabled people. Two front of house lifts provide access to the circle and upper circle, with appropriate seating positions available on all levels. Similarly, a lift backstage provides access to all levels with mobility lifts cited at split-levels between front of house and backstage areas. All lifts are fitted with voice commentary and tactile aids.

The Box Office, Piano Bar, Business Bar on the ground floor and circle bars all have low level counters and accessible levels for transactions. Front doors to the foyer areas can be operated automatically by push button with tactile aids.

 

Hearing enhancement aids are available at our theatre kiosk.

Induction Loop Necklaces

Available for patrons already wearing a hearing enhancement aid. By putting the necklace around your neck and switching your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting, the sound will be amplified.

Infra-red Headsets

We have infra-red Sennheiser sound amplification headsets which amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. This is suitable for patrons without a hearing aid.

Both the induction loop necklaces and infra-red headsets are available from the theatre kiosk.

Box Office

We have a hearing loop at our box office counter and by switching your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting, the sound will be amplified.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at Milton Keynes Theatre and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.

There are public toilet facilities on the ground, first and third floors of the foyer areas. There are separate, fully accessible, male and female facilities on the ground and first floors, and fully accessible facilities for both men and women on the third floor (by door 10). Backstage there are accessible facilities on all levels. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible facilities, should you need to call for a member of staff.

Baby changing facilities are located in fully accessible toilets on the ground, first and third floors.

Milton Keynes Theatre Information

Milton Keynes Theatre
  • There is a multi storey car park situated at the rear of the venue.
  • Level access to entrance & stalls, low level counters, wide corridors & doors, wheelchair seats in auditorium. Lifts to each level.
  • Enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of our new Piano Bar, open from 6pm where you can enjoy an array of delights including; •    Live piano music •    A selection of premium wines •    Barista coffee •    A Delicious food menu served from 6.00pm prior to evening performances
  • Two front of house lifts provide access to the circle and upper circle. Lift backstage provides access to all levels with mobility lifts cited at split-levels between front of house and backstage areas. All lifts are fitted with voice commentary and tactile aids.
  • Enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of our new Piano Bar, open from 6pm where you can enjoy an array of delights including; •    Live piano music •    A selection of premium wines •    Barista coffee •    A Delicious food menu served from 6.00pm prior to evening performances
  • There are three hospitality rooms available in the foyer for hire.
  • There is a cloakroom at this venue.
Milton Keynes Theatre

500 Marlborough Gate
Central Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire
MK9 3NZ


Directions

From the M1: Leave the M1 at Junction 14, head for Milton Keynes and at the next roundabout (Northfield), go straight on to Childs Way H6. Also carry on straight across the Fox Milne, Woolstone and South Overgate Roundabouts. Turn right into Enmore Gate at the South Enmore Roundabout and left into Avebury Boulevard at the Enmore Roundabout. Turn right at the Bankfield Roundabout and the Theatre car park is immediately on your left.

From the A5: Leave the A5 at the A509 Portway Junction following the signs for Central Milton Keynes. Go straight ahead on the A509/H5 Portway at the North Grafton, North Witan, North Saxon, North Secklow and Belvedere Roundabouts. Turn right into Skeldon Gate at the North Skeldon Roundabout and right into Silbury Boulevard at the Skeldon Roundabout. Turn left into Marlborough Gate at the Campbell Park Roundabout. The Theatre is on your right hand side after the Midsummer Boulevard Junction.

By coach: There is a coach park at the end of the centre:mk and immediately opposite the Theatre on Marlborough Gate. Call 01908 547609 for special assistance with party booking.

By bus: From the Central Rail Station to bus stops on Midsummer Boulevard. For full local timetable information call TraveLine on 0870 608 2608 (7am-8pm, 8am-8pm weekends and Bank Holidays).

By train: Milton Keynes Central Station is on the London Euston to Birmingham main line. For full timetable information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 (24 hrs) or visit Network Rail. Buses will take you from the Central Rail Station, to bus stops on Midsummer Boulevard outside the Theatre. There is also a taxi rank outside the station. Journey time 5 mins.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7652

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5393

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 01908 547500

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office Opening Hours

10am – 15 mins after the final performance commences.

10-5pm on dark days

Open 1h 30m before curtain up on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Piano Bar

Enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of our new Piano Bar, open from 6pm where you can enjoy an array of delights including;

•    Live piano music
•    A selection of premium wines
•    Barista coffee
•    A Delicious food menu served from 6.00pm prior to evening performances

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KEV ORKIAN
Kev is without question one the UK’s finest entertainers and an internationally acclaimed award winning comedy pianists. He is a firm favourite in Pantomime and commands a huge following of his own one man shows. Kev has entertained audiences from all over the world, including private invitations to entertain numerous members of the royal family, including HRH Prince Philip’s 89th Birthday, HRH Prince Charles, Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew, and Numerous Royal families from Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Kev truly is a one off!
 
PAUL BURLING
Paul Burling is a British impressionist. A veteran of show business for 25 years, having worked in voiceover, radio and pantomime, he rose to national attention as a finalist of the fourth series of Britain's Got Talent. Close your eyes and listen, his fantastic impressions will make you think the original stars are there!! From Derek Trotter to Bart Simpson to Billy Connolly, his impressions are spot on!
 
ANA & FIA ALMANDA
The amazing mother-daughter duo Ana and Fia who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, ignited a wave of support and praise. There was a standing ovation from the four-member jury and the 3,000-strong audience at the Dominion Theater for the Indonesian women’s rendition of “Tell Him”, with millions more catching them on TV at home or on YouTube. Their voices are beautiful and 'make your skin tingle'!
 
MATTHEW CRANE
Matthew Crane at 24 years old, has spent over half his life as a professional performer, gracing some of the most prestigious stages in the country including The Royal Albert Hall, The O2 Arena,St Davids Hall,Cardiff & The NEC Birmingham. His audience is just as impressive, which includes Royalty, Heads of State, Politicians, Billionaire Chairmen & Countless Celebrities.  His voice will astound you!
 
BECKY O'BRIEN
In  2015 Becky O'Brien wowed judges on ITV's premier talent competition with her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Beccy's inspiration is Judy Garland, when Beccy sings it is like you are listening to Judy.  Beccy has appeared in the musical about Judy Garland's life along with Judy's daughter, Beccy brings us a different kind of music, which audiences will love!
 
MIKE OSMAN
Comedy Impressionis, With Mike's amazing range of impressions, you never know who is going to be on the celebrity guest list - Sir Bruce Forsyth, Prince Charles, Lawrie McMenemy, Michael Parkinson, Trevor McDonald, Jeremy Paxman, Des Lynam and of course Donald Trump!
 
LYDIA LUCY
Lydia Lucy White is an English singer and television personality. She has featured in many acts with will.i.am and other celebrities. She has been a contender in television by competing in shows such as The X Factor and The Voice. Her debut Album is coming out in the Spring, she has sung with The Black Eyed Peas and Will I Am, her voice is current, its brilliant and she is stunning!
 
RICHARD FORBES
Richard is a gifted vocalist/musician, his musical ability is astounding, from performing in a band, running a choir and performing solo, his expereinces shine through in his performance. An amazing artist whom our audience will love!!
 

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