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It’s almost Christmas!! There is now less than two weeks left to see a performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Su’s panto for 2016 has 12 shows left between today and 2nd January, so still plenty of chances to catch a show.
Snow White has received numerous great reviews as well as constant praise from panto-goers since opening on 9th December - Read a selection of those opinions via the Assembly Hall’s Twitter feed. Book your tickets here.
There have been some fantastic reviews of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs since the panto launched almost a fortnight ago, with much praise being heaped on the cast and production. Click below to read them all – with previews and links to the full reviews.
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Fantastic Family Fun: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Pantomime is an absolute must at Christmas and New Year and if you want to see the New Year in the funniest way then head along to the Assembly Hall and enjoy all the laughs to be had at this brilliant afternoon performance which stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, Jamie Rickers as Muddles, Millie Booth as Snow White and Jamie Steen as Nursie. True fun for all the family! Starting at 1pm tickets cost from £23.50. www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
• Continue reading at the Times of Tunbridge Wells.
Is it any wonder the response to Snow White at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells has been so positive? Take a look at Jamie Steen as Nursie in just one of many costume changes. The production values and attention to detail on this pantomime are so high. Don’t miss seeing the Assembly Hall’s best panto ever, playing Tunbridge Wells until 2nd January. Book tickets here. (Photo © UK Productions Ltd/Assembly Hall Theatre)
As well as Snow White at the Assembly Hall Theatre, there are numerous other things to see and do in Tunbridge Wells over the festive season. Click below for further info.
Lots of you have been telling us how you have been spending time with older people for our 1 million minutes campaign. See how Su Pollard, Jamie Rickers and the cast of Snow White got on when they pledged their minutes to visit a home in Tunbridge Wells.
If you would like to help a lonely older person in the new year, pledge your time now.
Pay a festive visit to BBC Radio Kent’s Facebook page for a selection of Christmas messages from some well known faces, including one from Su! “Merry Christmas!“
Su’s message was also aired this evening on BBC South East News.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells is going great guns, and receiving praise and great feedback from theatregoers, and press…
“An absolutely outstanding performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with an exceptionally funny and talented cast“: What’s Good To Do
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is brimming with laugh-out-loud moments “: My Tunbridge Wells
“This production has several superb sets, many marvellous melodies and cleverly constructed characters.”: The Sussex Newspaper
“All in all, a great success“: Muddy Stilettos
“If you are looking for a pantomime that has something for everyone book to see Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells. You won’t regret it.“: Inside Kent
Here at Mum’s the Word we love a pantomime – in fact in our younger years we used to appear in one every Christmas (but that’s another story!!!) – so going to the panto definitely signifies the start of the festive season for us!
We were extremely excited to drag the children away from the play station and go out as a family to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs last week and we certainly weren’t disappointed! The show was all singing, all dancing and full of LOL (laugh out loud) moments from start to finish with a good smattering of ‘he’s behind you’ ‘Oh yes he is, oh no he isn’t’ to please the most avid panto goer!
For me the stand out performance was by the legendary Su Pollard… as a child of the 80s – I remember her well as Peggy from Hi-de-Hi fame, but I had no idea she had a belter of a voice! She made a brilliant Wicked Queen and was evil and comedic in equal measure. I also loved the panto dame Nursie, who’s wardrobe was really quite extraordinary!!!
• Continue reading at Mum’s The Word. (Review by Laura Swann)
Our Su news for August to December 2016 has now been added to the News Archive. Browse over 16 years of Su news, info, updates and features by clicking below.
Croft and Perry – The Sitcoms: BBC2: New Year’s Day: 6pm
Responsible for Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum and Hi-De-Hi!, David Croft and Jimmy Perry are one of British TV’s most successful comedy writing duos. They talk about their lives, their work and what makes them laugh. With contributions from cast members and fans, including Bob Monkhouse, Simon Cadell, Su Pollard, Harry Enfield and Clive Dunn.
Snow White at The Assembly Hall Is A Proper Panto – Oh Yes It Is!
There is nothing quite as traditionally Christmassy as a proper panto. What’s a proper panto? It’s one with a handsome prince, a pretty heroine, a horrible baddie, a hilarious dame, a lovelorn best friend, loads of silly songs, plenty of slapstick comedy, and a few jokes just for the mums and dads thrown in for good measure.
And that’s exactly what you get with Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.
… When it comes to a good panto, the cast is all-important. In Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs we have some of the best. Su Pollard as the wicked queen stands out as being one of the funniest, evilest baddies I’ve seen on stage for a long time – with a variety of dresses that have to be seen to be believed (and remember, ‘Don’t touch the frock; leave the frock alone!’) and some rather interesting wigs, she has a presence that captivates. Little children love her, despite the fact that she attempts to murder the lovely Snow White, because she really does have a star quality that shines through. It takes someone special to be a good baddie, and Su Pollard is that person. From her magnificent opening number through to her comeuppance, she is thrillingly good value.
• Continue reading at Inside Kent.
21 things to do with the family between Christmas and New Year in Kent
The period between Christmas and New Year can feel a little strange, and you may want to get out of the house if you’ve spent days watching the telly with mince pies.
The children are on their school holidays, and parents may be looking for ways to keep them entertained for the rest of the break. From ice skating to pantomimes, we have put together a list of family days out suggestions for the quiet period between Christmas and New Year.
Pantomimes: The festive period wouldn’t be the same without shouts of “it’s behind you” or “oh no it isn’t” echoing around the theatres of Kent. Here are the pantomimes in Kent this year:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells until January 2
The family pantomime stars Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, Jamie Rickers as Muddles, Millie Booth as Snow White and Jamie Steen as Nursie. UK Productions bring you Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with sparkling sets, beautiful costumes, hilarious antics, wonderful special effects and loads of sing-along, laugh-along fun.
• Continue reading at Kent Live.