Demon Dentist has arrived in Milton Keynes and she’s taking on all patients! 🫣

David Walliams’ Demon Dentist is at Milton Keynes Theatre this week and well, doesn’t that title conjure up some images. πŸͺ₯πŸ­πŸ‘ΉπŸ¦·πŸ”¨πŸ˜‚

Half Pint (8), Squish (6) and us grown ups (feeling 100+) haven’t entered the world of David Walliams books -yet- but I think we are ready! Having built up some reading (and scare confidence) to handle the tales from a writer that has been likened to the brutal, honest and marvellous Roald Dahl stories.

David Walliams is definitely more the newer kid in booktown when you compare to Dahl. But to us grown ups David Walliams is forever synonymous with Little Britain and many a hair-raising sketch or performance, but that is some bare time ago now. David Walliams has been a children’s author for 15 years now and has a bumper number of novels and stories in his collection.

Demon Dentist is the tale of Alfie and Gabz who are investigating strange happenings in their town. Kids are leaving teeth for the tooth fairy but instead of waking up to a coin, there’s horrible disgusting things under their pillow instead! Just what is going on? Alfie and Gabz are sure it’s something to do with the new dentist in town, but can they prove it?

This production is as slick as the best scale and polish you could wish for.

Everything about this show from the beginning to the very end was captivating for the entire audience. There was jumps (actual horror scares in the second half imo), panto-esque humour and a good dose of slush that made you adore all the characters. All set in a colourful, moving world that came alive on stage with the help of a fab sound department.

I wondered how David Walliams writing voice for children would sound like, seeing as he’s so, y’know, David Walliams. Well, I swear you could hear his voice in so many lines in this show. You can sense him and imagine him performing them! That equals a very incredible show that is mature beyond its years but speaks and is understood by the young.

Putting the writer aside for a moment, the stars of this show are its cast. In particular Sam Varley as Alfie and Georgia Grant-Anderson as Gabz who are as convincing to follow as Mulder and Scully in any X Files case and Emily Harrigan as Miss Root -the- demon dentist who could scare Freddy Krueger into skipping their dental checkup.

The show is a little bit panto, a little bit horror and a lotta funny and the sweetest of hearts. We thoroughly recommend it (but tread with caution if you are with younger children!).

Demon Dentist is at Milton Keynes Theatre Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 March 2023

Tickets were kindly gifted by Milton Keynes Theatre but they have zero control over what I post, or say about the performance – that’s all me! Thank you for your support. πŸ–€