Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Fun-Filled Family Pantomime

December 2016 – including Christmas Eve and Boxing Day shows 

Our biggest and best panto yet! RWP proudly presents ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. Starring local singing sensation Lydia Borg in the title role, it is the traditional, timeless tale of Snow White who befriends the Seven Dwarfs in the magical forest, whilst running away from her very vane, and rather naughty, step-mother.

With exciting filmed effects see the Wicked Queen talk to her magic mirror and cast her magical spells in the castle dungeon.  Come and meet lovable Aunt Dotty the Dame, played by the very popular and rather sparkly Jamie Jones; with lots of laugh-out-loud comedy the little ones will be delighted by the dwarfs – and will love booing and hissing at the Wicked Queen’s side-kick, Horace the Henchman. The shows features a fabulous cast who will entertain you and make sure you leave with a big Christmassy smile on your face.

Another great panto from the producers who bought you Aladdin and His Magical Lamp and Peter Pan in 2014 and Cinderella in 2015.  A great show, suitable for the whole family and the perfect Christmas holiday treat.  Featuring the filmatic and musical talents of Steve Wilson.

It’s that time of year again, oh yes it is. If you put together all of the princes, princesses, dames and villains that pop up during panto season you’d probably be able to fill a rather large football stadium. Amid this plethora of panto it’s difficult to create something which stands out, but Frances Richmond does just that with a refreshing sprinkle of originality in this fun-filled, well-cast production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall. This is a cast with considerable strength in depth ably led by Lydia Borg who is quite simply a joy to behold as Snow White. She looks and sounds like she’s been plucked straight from the cast of a Disney show with a wonderful poise and beautiful singing voice which are a delight throughout. It’s the sort of effortless delivery which brings to mind the early Hollywood musical film stars and one of the only criticisms of this show is that you don’t see and hear a little more from her. Elsewhere Jamie Jones is fabulous as ever as Aunt Dotty with an impressive array of gravity-defying wigs and outfits and an even more striking comic timing and poise which could light up any stage. You could trawl pantos, professional or amateur, across the country and struggle to find a more entertaining dame anywhere. It’s not just off the stage that director and producer Frances Richmond produces the goods – in this production she’s delightfully dastardly as the evil Queen Poisonetta; striking the balance of bringing out the boos but not over-cooking it. She’s well-supported by Jonathan Eastwood as Horace, her wicked but slightly dimwitted accomplice who looks like the love child of the child snatcher and Ozzy Osborne and brings some thoughtful nuances to his role with good comedic effect. Elsewhere Thomas Jauncey stands out in a strong performance as this rather colourful village’s biggest idiot – Chester the Jester. His energy never dips and there’s a lovely chemistry with Jones in their scenes. The seven dwarfs make for some of the second act’s best comedy with black capes and knee pads providing a simple but surprisingly effective way of reducing actors to the requisite height. Niko Adilypour amuses as the ludicrously Welsh boss of the dwarfs, matched well by Lewis Ferguson’s super-Scottish Cranky. Meanwhile Alfie Kentesber scoops the prize for the most memorable walk I’ve seen in any production as the lyrically challenged Lord Chamberlain and Daniel Roberts is fantastically foppish as a handsome Prince Ferdinand. The story moves along at a nice pace with some inventive modern musical interludes and a superbly silly Great British Bake Off inspired scene. And Jazzmin Letitia’s choreography is well put together and delivered throughout. Another great, original family night out delivered by Frances Richmond who has been at the centre of successful efforts to spare this charming performance space from closure. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs until 30 December.  Love Midlands Theatre

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What the reviewers have said about our last pantomimes:-

Cinderella …this witty, funny and thoroughly entertaining version of a familiar tale will have everyone leaving with a smile on their face… Jamie Jones as Chanel, making his debut with RWP, produced show-stealing delivery with magnificent poise and an outstanding stage presence – Love Midland Theatre

Cinderella.. This is a traditional telling, and one to which parents can take their children with confidence … “Is it funny?” The answer is an emphatic yes! – G Longdon, Behind the Arras

Peter Pan 2014 … one of the best flying scenes in a Peter Pan I’ve ever seen, great technical –  Alan Jones

Aladdin …Aladdin and his Magical Lamp is full to overflowing with every pantomime treat you could ever wish for! – Ernie Almond BBC

Aladdin.. excellent performances, great singing and musical arrangements and a costume collection to rival any major budget production…..The company clearly have a lot of talent on hand – J Grant Behind the Arras

Cast of 2016

Tickets £12-£24, family tickets £50 and £65 where applicable.  Check website for voucher codes.

Show is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes in duration, including a 20 minute interval.  Doors open 1 hour before the show starts.

For large group bookings please contact the Box Office 0121 240 0218 or 07401 595169.

Family friendly.  Licenced bar.  Tea/coffee refreshments and ice-cream.  Baby changing facilities.  Facilities for less-abled persons.  No age restrictions.  Persons under 2 years of age are free when seated on a paying adult’s lap but they still need a ticket.  Secure area available for prams and buggies.  Wheelchair spaces available (limited) – please contact the Box Office to check availability.  Strobe lighting may be used.  Please check with Box Office for details.