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Aladdin review

Aladdin Milton keynesSo, when you get tickets for a pantomime, there are a couple of things that you definitely want to see:

  • Slapstick humour
  • Rubbish jokes
  • A bit of singing
  • A bit of dancing
  • A good baddie
  • …and maybe a bit of magic!

Well, we are very pleased to report that Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre ticks all the boxes and then some!

Starring Lee Mead as Aladdin himself and Joe Pasquale as the hapless Wishee Washee, this year’s panto offering sticks to the rules
and does it all extremely well.

We went along with an 8 year old and a 75 year old and they both loved it in equal measure chuckling along to most of it and giving some proper belly laughs as well. It truly is a panto for all ages.

Joe Pasquale is brilliant, he owns the stage and comes alive when teasing his fellow cast members and going off script a good few times. Lee Mead plays the ‘straight guy’ very well – in fact, we were amazed he managed to keep a straight face for some of the time, with Joe playing up to the audience on the other side of the stage. The rest of the cast are good, holding their own with the singing and dancing and Window Twankey played by David Robbins has the most outrageous wardrobe known to man (or woman).

And did we get our bit of magic? Well, no spoilers here…but the magic carpet ride is something to behold especially if you’re in the first 6-8 rows, and we came out feeling very Christmassy and with huge smiles on our faces, so we definitely think the magic rubbed off on us.

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