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29th April to 3rd May 2025 at Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes

Welcome to Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre, the empire of Gordon Brittas, a man with a unique management style and a dream! In what is just a typical week for the centre, the long-suffering staff and customers face an investigation into a theft, the visit of a local area inspector, gross insubordination from a deputy manager and a safety drill that ends in chaos.

Based on the popular BBC TV series by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss (starring actor Chris Barry), we are very excited to be putting on this premier of a brand new stage adaptation, written by MKTOC’s own Steve Clark and Emma Dell, which has been developed with the full collaboration and support of the original writers.

Read more about the original 1990s BBC TV series here.

To hear more about casting opportunities for this exciting new production please contact us.

We are also offering sponsorship packages to companies or individuals who would like to support this production. Contact us for more information.

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Pictures from the original TV series:

Show Dates, Times and Ticket Prices

29th April to 3rd May 2025. At the Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes MK14 6BN
Tuesday 29th April 2025. 7.30pm.
Wednesday 30th April 2025. 7.30pm.
Thursday 1st May 2025. 730pm.
Friday 2nd May 2025. 7.30pm.
Saturday 3rd May 2025. 2.30pm.
Saturday 3rd May 2025. 7.30pm.

Box office details coming later in 2024!


We are looking to cast a number of roles in this show. Please contact us for more information on opportunities.

Gordon Brittas (Manager of the centre) – TBC
Helen Brittas (Gordon’s wife) – TBC

Leisure centre Staff:
Laura Lancing (Deputy Manager – Dry) – TBC
Colin Weatherby (Deputy Manager – Wet) – TBC
Carole Parkinson (Receptionist) – TBC
Gavin Featherly  – TBC
Tim Whistler  – TBC
Linda Perkins – TBC
Julie Porter (Gordon’s secretary) – TBC
Danny – TBC

Mr Jackson (A customer) – TBC
Dr Grey (Brittas’ GP) – TBC
Mr Wilmot (Owner and trainer of birds of prey) – TBC
Inspector Kitson – TBC
Councillor Dapping – TBC
Stephanie (Colin’s daughter) – TBC
Police Constable – TBC
News Reporter – TBC

Supporting Ensemble (Leisure centre extra staff, visitors, casualties, paramedics etc.) – TBC


Production Team

Director – Steve Clark
Assistant Director – TBC
Production Manager – TBC
Stage Management – TBC
Lighting Design – TBC
Marketing & Publicity – David Lovesy
Props – TBC
Set – TBC
Hair and Make up – Emma Dell (One Salon)
Costumes – MKTOC