Is Milton Keynes panto a hit? Oh no it’s not, says a national review

Milton Keynes Theatre presents Aladdin with Priscilla Presley   Gary Wilmot   Ben Adams   Wayne Sleep   Kev Orkian   Mark Pickering  Aimie Atkinson and Phil Holden
Milton Keynes Theatre presents Aladdin with Priscilla Presley Gary Wilmot Ben Adams Wayne Sleep Kev Orkian Mark Pickering Aimie Atkinson and Phil Holden

Aladdin panto at MK theatre has been slated by a national theatre critic.

Star Priscilla Presley’s performance as Genie of the Lamp was described as a letdown by Telegraph writer Dominic Cavendish.

“It’s as if she’s walking through this Aladdin in a trance,” he wrote.

Mr Cavendish praised the panto’s “fair bit of energy” but described the script as “slapdash” and accused other actors of giving “half-cocked contributions”.

An MK Theatre spokesman declined to comment.