IF: Milton Keynes International Festival

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival announces its events

With live outdoor music, comedy and performance in Campbell Park’s open-air Amphitheatre new for 2021

Plus circus, dance, theatre, installations, family events and a digital programme

Saturday 10 to Friday 30 July

For 21 days from 10 to 30 July, IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2021 returns to the City’s parks and green spaces, public squares and retail destinations including centre:mk with a longer Festival allowing audiences ample time and space to enjoy coming together again for events. This year’s programme reflects the extraordinary times we are living through with a mix of open-air live music, dance and performance, joyful and free family events, transformative site-specific installations, pop-up performances and a digital programme including concerts and interviews recorded live from The Stables, producers of the Festival. 

Monica Ferguson, Festival Director and CEO of The Stables said: “We have worked hard to shape a Festival that is safe for visitors, artists and all of our team. The installations provide space and time for reflection and it’s great to play our part in helping to revive live events for everyone to enjoy.

The safety of audiences, artists, volunteers and staff is at the forefront of The Festival’s planning. As well as following all government and industry guidelines, we are working closely with specialist safety advisors to ensure all event locations are Covid-safe and secure for everyone. Key measures include pre-booking tickets for some free performances and events.

Booking and further updates can be found on the Festival website: www.ifmiltonkeynes.org.”

TWO playing 14 at The Abbey Theatre, St Albans

  • “Two” by Jim Cartwright is being presented both live and online by the enterprising theatre company at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans from 1st-5th June.

Actress Jill Priest said this week:

Only a week to go until I get to perform on a real stage to a proper live audience (albeit socially-distanced)! Directed by Andy Mills, ‘Two’ by Jim Cartwright is an actor’s dream of a play, where the multi-talented Mark Dawson and I play fourteen characters between us. Set in a northern pub, it’s one of those glorious plays that has you laughing one minute, crying the next. Do come, either in person, or watch it streamed live to your sofa, from 1-5 June.

“A bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub are played by just two actors. Each scene skilfully combines pathos and humour – but when a little boy is left behind in the pub, the husband and wife’s dark tragedy is revealed…”

Booking : https://www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/whats-on/two/

“Two” presented both live and online by The Company of Ten at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans from 1st-5th June.


(Rehearsal pics)