Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s time for panto!

Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis

This year’s Christmas Pantomime extravaganza at Milton Keynes Theatre will star Hollywood actor Warwick Davis.

Warwick will take the lead in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as well as directing the work which will help bring a festive glow to the town from December 6.

Warwick’s film work includes Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, Labyrinth and Willow, and he has also appeared in many guises in all eight Harry Potters films.

More recently Warwick featured in his own show alongside Ricky Gervais and Stephen merchant, called Life’s Too Short.

His is a CV to rival the best,but his career came about by chance – when his grandmother heard a radio announcement calling for ‘short people’ to appear in the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.

He played tiny Ewok, Wicket, and the rest is history.

“I am delighted to be returning to Milton Keynes Theatre for panto this year,” Warwick said.

“I am looking forward to working with the amazing cast, crew and the theatre to bring you the best panto MK has ever seen.

“It’s a ‘tall order’ but, I’m determined it won’t fall ‘short’ of audience expectations.
“I’m looking forward to seeing you all there,” he added.

Kev Orkian, who starred as Buttons in Cinderella last Christmas is back by popular demand, taking on the role of Muddles.

West End star Shaun Dalton has been announced as the dashing Prince Charming.

Sumptuous sets, lavish costumes, a hilarious script, lots of big song and dance numbers and leven more audience participation will make this a festive family highlight.

As media partner for this year’s show, the Citizen will bring you all the best panto news, first.

> Due to phenomenal demand the show will now run for an extra week, through to January 12, 2014.

Tickets start at £12 and rise to £28.

To book seats call the box office on 0844 871 7652.

> Read the Citizen next Thursday for our exclusive interview with WarwickDavis.