Seven diamond-mining dwarfs and a handsome prince battle to save a beautiful princess from the tyranny of her jealous stepmother in this year’s seasonal spectacular at Milton Keynes Theatre.
The timeless fairytale ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is brought to life with charismatic characters, toe-tapping song and dance numbers and stunning sets – plus plenty of comedy.
Once upon a time, there lived a Wicked Queen, stepmother to a sweet girl named Snow White.
When the magic mirror declares that 18-year-old Snow White is the fairest in the land, the seething Queen orders her huntsman to kill Snow White.
The huntsman lets Snow go and, lost in the forest, she befriends seven dwarfs who allow her to live with them – in return for keeping house.
But, one day, she takes a bite of that infamous apple, resulting in ‘sleeping death’ – and only a first kiss from a true love will break the curse.
The devilish despot of a Wicked Queen is embodied by West End and TV favourite Jennifer Ellison.
She is a brilliantly boo-able baddy, a true diva with a stage presence just the right side of pure evil.
A wicked (in every sense of the word) rendition of the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ paves the way for the Queen, disguised as a pedlar, to approach Snow White with the terrifyingly tempting poisoned apple.
When our damsel considers taking the forbidden fruit, there are heartfelt shouts of alarm from children in the audience as the vain villain proves she is truly rotten to the core.
Kev Orkian – back in MK by popular demand following his role in ‘Cinderella’ last year – is hilarious as Herbert the Huntsman.
Keeping the narrative marching on all evening, Kev has theatre-goers young and old in stitches with his delivery of the laugh-a-minute script and boisterous bouts of audience participation.
Hollywood star Warwick Davis leads the merry band of dwarfs (as well as directing the production).
A roll-call introduces us to the magnificent seven, and rest assured, they may be short in stature, but these guys have huge personalities.
Shaun Dalton is our Prince. Fresh from starring in ‘Les Misérables’ in the West End, he can definitely hold a tune.
The debonair Prince sets out to win the heart of Kate Stewart (making her professional debut in the title role) and theirs is a perfectly pitched romance.
This is a real Christmas cracker of a pantomime and perfect entertainment for the whole family.
March on and join in the festive fun. Call 0844 8717652 to book tickets or visit www.atgtickets/miltonkeynes.com