Milton Rooms announces new events to kick-start summer

The Milton Rooms is counting down the days until it can reopen its doors and has four events lined up to kick things off in May.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:32 pm
The Milton Rooms have announced four new events to kick-start summer when Covid rules are eased.

The Malton venue also has a new patron, the award-winning actor, singer and theatrical producer Scott Garnham.

Born in Malton, he first appeared at The Milton Rooms in 1995 in a Ryedale Youth Theatre production of The Boyfriend aged just 10.

The community and arts venue has been certified Covid-safe by tourism body Visit Britain and hopes to reopen after May 17 when roadmap restrictions ease.

Scott Garnham, who was playing the lead in Nativity in the West End, with the show’s ‘secret Santa’ – Queen guitarist Brian May.

The new events coming to The Milton Rooms are:

May 21 – The multi-talented musician Martin Gough returns with his 'One Man Rock Show'.

May 23 – Dickens and the Language of Flowers, a fascinating talk from the Dickens Society looking at the meaning of flowers and how the Victorians loved sending secret messages in a well-chosen bouquet.

May 27 - Ryedale Blues Club returns with District Blues, a mix of Americana and Rockabilly.

May 29 – Mandy Muden, the Britain’s Got Talent star who wowed the judges and the public alike in 2018.

Tickets for all four events can now be booked HERE.

After appearing in multiple pantomimes at The Milton Rooms Scott went on to perform in the West End, in Billy Elliot The Musical, Les Misérables and Made in Dagenham.

Scott said of the Milton Rooms: ‘’I will forever owe a huge debt to the Milton Rooms and the people who work so tirelessly to ensure this wonderful community building is still a key part of Malton and the surrounding area.

‘’I feel lucky to have grown up where a community building, such as the Milton Rooms, played such a vital and important role in mine and many other people’s lives. Long may it continue.’’

Milton Rooms venue manager Lisa Rich said: ‘’We are delighted to have someone like Scott on board and we a really excited at the prospect of being able to open again in a limited way in May and hopefully fully reopening if all restrictions are removed in June.’’