His music defined an era; his disappearance stunned the world…
In December 1944 a little single-engine aircraft carrying the world famous big band leader, Glenn Miller, vanished somewhere between North Bedfordshire and Paris. Did the plane crash? Was it shot down? Will the mystery of its disappearance ever be solved?
In this new musical at Milton Keynes Theatre 26th – 31st October, there won’t be any startling revelations about the whereabouts of Major Miller who, even after almost 71 years, is still classed as ‘Missing in Action’, but there will be a chance to see the UK’s greatest ever song and dance man, Tommy Steele, re-introduce all the great Glenn Miller tunes performed by a 16 piece orchestra with a full supporting company of singers, actors and dancers.
The Glenn Miller Story (as it’s never been told before) comes from director Bob Tomson and producer Bill Kenwright, the creative team who brought you Blood Brothers, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar; choreography is by Olivier Award winner, Bill Deamer.
For some years Bill Kenwright had been looking for another chance to work with his long-time idol Tommy Steele. It was when they discovered that the movie adaptation of Glenn Miller’s story was a particular favourite of them both that the idea for this show was born.
Tommy Steele was Britain’s original rock n’ roll star landing his first UK No.1 with Singing the Blues in January 1957. His career highlights include more than 20 hit singles, twelve successful movies and countless award-winning stage musicals. Which might lead the curious to wonder how it is that music legend Tommy Steele, a lively 79 year old, is playing a man who disappeared from the face of the earth aged just 40?
Well, you’ll just have to come along to Milton Keynes Theatre 26th to 31st October to find that out, won’t you? Maybe it’s all part of the ongoing Miller mystery…
Book your tickets now at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes (bkg fee).