There was magic in the air as the
curtain rose on a classic fairytale this week,
with insiders claiming it could be a
record-breaking year in Rhyl.
White and the Seven Dwarfs, featuring a stellar
cast including Su Pollard and Rebecca Trehearn,
opened at Pavilion Theatre on Monday, and is
already shaping into a massive hit.
sales are going very well, we are actually up on
last year, which was our best year, so it looks
like it is going to be a record-breaking
year," said deputy manager Val
she says audiences will not be disappointed, as
the theatre continues to break new ground.
months of searching, seven real-life dwarves have
been found, the smallest of whom - Di - is only
is a first for the Pavilion, and it is the only
way UK Productions, who have produced the show,
will do it. When you see them first come on, it
is so exciting," added Mrs Simmons.
of the stars of the show is undoubtedly Su
Pollard, best known as zany Peggy in
actress, who has concentrated on theatre work in
recent years, was last in North Wales in 2001 in
Dick Whittington at the North Wales Theatre with
Celebrity Love Island contestant Paul
the role of the Wicked Queen should come
naturally to her - this will be her third panto
appearance in the role in four years.
addition, the theatre has reaffirmed its
commitment to showcasing the best in local talent
by casting Rhyl girl Rebecca Trehearn in the
lead. According to Ms Simmons, the S4C Waw Factor
winner has the potential to be a pantomime
favourite, as her star continues to rise.
has been doing really well and has recently
appeared in a musical version of Alfie, with
Darren Day, as one of his girlfriends.
will be a lot of musical numbers in Snow White
and she sounds so beautiful - it really is going
to be magical."
in the cast is Andy Collins, a warm-up man for
Ant and Dec and Paul O'Grady, and there is a TV
crew in Rhyl doing a documentary on him.
who hosts Family Fortunes on ITV, plays Muddles,
and is joined by TV veteran Shaun Curry, who
plays the Wicked Queen's henchman. As usual, the
team of youngsters providing support come from
Gay Harris Dancers and the North Wales School of
have gone really well, and I think it is going to
be fantastic," enthused Mrs Simmons.
Wales Daily Post