Review – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Who doesn’t love a bit of fun and silliness over the festive season? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has arrived at Milton Keynes Theatre, and it has fun, laughs, silliness and mayhem in abundance this year.
It features an all-star cast as usual, with TV and stage favourite Lesley Joseph taking on the role of Queen Dragonella. She’s wonderful, with great comedy timing and the ability to laugh at herself as much as the audience does. Rob Rinder stars as The Man in the Mirror (accompanied by the famous Michael Jackson song whenever he appears) and brings a certain legal quality to the role as you’d expect but also sings, dances and seems to relish the on-stage experience and sparkly costume.
The laughs are predominantly brought to you by Paul Chuckle as Oddjob and Aaron James as Muddles – these two have a brilliant on-stage chemistry, it’s like they’ve been working together for years. They bring impressions, magic and some madcap cappers around the stage, all designed to tickle your funny bones, and they do that in spades!
Snow White and Prince Harry of Haversham (played by Charlotte Haines and Dale Mathurin) command the stage well and also get in on some of the laughs, we would have liked to hear a bit more of them signing as they both have fantastic voices. The ‘Seven Dwarfs’ or the ‘Magnificent Seven’ leave a little to the imagination (we won’t say too much on this to spoil the surprise) but it’s not your traditional pantomime casting.
This pantomime gives you everything you want and expect; fun, laughter, song, dance, amazing costumes and sets, larger than life characters and A LOT of double entendres – we may never be able to chop up a cucumber again. But it’s all family friendly and we had an absolute blast!
Act 1 – 55 minutes
20 minute interval
Act 2 – 50 minutes
Tickets are now limited – check the MK Theatre website for details.