Dual role for Warwick

Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to work Warwick Davis goes when he stars alongside Jennifer Ellison in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Warwick who has had a long standing career in television, film and the stage, will be playing the role of Prof in the classic pantomime, which he is also directing.

This fun-packed fairytale will melt your heart when seven hardworking dwarves and a handsome prince try to
rescue the beautiful Snow White.

Can true love’s first kiss really save the day? And will Snow White and Prince Charming live happily ever after?

Warwick said: “I am very aware that for a lot of people, children in particuar, that this will be their first experience of pantomime.

“It is therefore important for me, as a director, to make sure the story is the most important thing and treated right. We do the story for the kids and the jokes for the adults who are coming along.

“I think pantomime is a great experience for people and is very much one that can help get children into live theatre and that can only be a good thing. I have just come off doing Spamalot and I am going to take a lot of the ethos of that show into making the pantomime. I have got a great cast and a great behind the scenes team so am looking forward to it.”

Warwick’s long career has taken roles in the Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises, and sci-fi is something that appeals to him.

He said: “I consider films and television to be escapism. I want to be transported to somewhere far, far away.

“I have always like those types of films and programmes so they are great to be in.”

The show runs from December 6 to January 12. For tickets, call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes.

It is one of many pantomimes coming to the region over the Christmas period.

The Belgrade in Coventry brings the classic fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage. On their farm in Merrydale our hero Jack, his mother Dame Trott, and his brother Simon haven’t a bean to their name!

Their friendly cow, Daisy, has gone dry and worse still the village is being destroyed by the evil giant Blunderbore.

His wicked henchman Fleshcreep has stolen the magic harp of Merrydale and kidnapped the beautiful Princess. Join us to see if Jack can save the day, retrieve the harp and win the heart of the Princess.

Tickets for the show at The Belgrade can be booked by calling 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk. The show is on from November 27 to January 5.

The Royal Spa Centre in Leamington Spa will have Torchwood actor Kai Owen playing Widow Twankey in Aladdin.

He will don the dame’s dress and assist his son Aladdin in defeating the wicked and devious Abanazar.

The show runs from Saturday, December 7 to Saturday, January 4. To book tickets please call 01926 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk.

To find out about more pantomimes plus an interview with Linda Lusardi turn to page 69.