“This year the cast for the Pantomime at Milton Keynes is a cracker!” ★★★★
You can always tell well Christmas is on it’s way when the pantomimes start to make an appearance. This years performance of Aladdin at Milton Keynes really has set the bar high.
Follow the story as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine fall in love while on a search for a magic lamp. Home to the all powerful Genie, before the wicked evil Abanazar steals to lamp in an attempt to take over the world.
I have never laughed so much at a panto, Joe Pasquale is just effortlessly hilarious from start to finish. His role as Wishee Washee was just brilliant in every way. There were so many comedic moments that came from the script and also those off-script moments that he just couldn’t help but laugh himself.
Lee Mead is also a great addition to the cast as the role of Aladdin – He is best known for winning the BBC series of Any Dream Will Do in 2017. Lee went back to his roots by singing “Any Dream Will do” and it’s best version I have seen with many mischievous moments from Joe as you can see from the photos!
It wouldn’t be a Pantomine without a Dame. David Robbins was an excellent Widow Twankey with the adventurous and wacky costumes and the numerous of cheesy lines that you can’t help but laugh out loud.
Phil Corbitt is this years villian Abanazar had the crowd booing and hissing away in each scene, making for a great villain as he tries to steal the lamp for himself. Let’s not forget Tegan bannister playing the idyllic Princess Jasmine who is as innocent as can be – just what you expect from a princess role in any panto.
This show had such a good cast and it really showed how enthusiastic everyone was. It so lovely to see local dancers involved also. Dancebox Studios are involved this year with two different teams performing throughout the Christmas period.
There’s so much on offer and there’s everything you could ever ask for with this years magical production with adventure, humour and crazy costumes!
The Best availability before Christmas is Friday 20th December at 7pm