Final chance to enjoy the magic of panto

Joanna Page   Joel Montague and Stavros Flatley star in Dick Whittington at Milton Keynes Theatre
Joanna Page Joel Montague and Stavros Flatley star in Dick Whittington at Milton Keynes Theatre

THE Christmas decorations may have been cleared away but hold on to the last traces of festive cheer by catching one of the final pantomime performances this week.

There are only a few days left to join Dick Whittington and his trusted feline companion on their quest for fame and fortune as panto season comes to an end.

After a fun-filled run of shows, the sensational songs and dazzling dance routines that have delighted audiences will become spectacular memories as the cast return their costumes to the wardrobe and hang up their dancing shoes for another year.

Television legend Dirk Benedict, best known for his iconic role as Lieutenant Templeton ‘Face’ Peck in The A-Team, and Gavin and Stacy star Joanna Page will be leaving the magic behind as they return to a life without a daily matinee and evening performance.

And, as the country gears up ready for the next group of hopefuls in Britain’s Got Talent, past favourites Stavros Flatley will have to stop entertaining theatre goers with their unique blend of fun and energy.

This rags to riches tale has all the necessary ingredients for pantomime magic – songs, dance routines, slapstick comedy and action-packed story-telling.

The annual pantomime is a seasonal treat for many families and Dick Whittington has characters and comedic lines to entertain audience members of all ages.

So, banish the New Year blues and get tickets to this family show before the final curtain.

> Dick Whittington runs until Sunday, January 16, 2011 and the show running time is two hours 30 minutes.

> Contact MK Theatre Box Office on 0844 871 7652.