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Bucks Herald: Snow White Panto Stars Announced

May 29th, 2017

snowwhite17cAndy Collins, La Voix and Su Pollard announced as Snow White Panto Stars this December

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and UK Productions are pleased to confirm the return of BBC 3 Counties Breakfast Show presenter Andy Collins and glam icon La Voix, in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri 8 – Sun 31 Dec.

No stranger to Christmas at the Waterside, this will be Andy’s 7th family pantomime, and once more he will be owning the stage with his trademark humour, (and no doubt some pots and pans!) playing the loveable Muddles.

… Also starring the previously announced Su Pollard playing Wicked Queen, and a team of the cheekiest dwarfs in the business, if you’re looking for the ultimate escape this December, look no further! Grab your shovel and your pick and book now for this year’s magical, must-see family pantomime. Call 0844 871 7607 (calls 7p per min plus you’re phone company’s access charge) or visit www.atgtickets.com/Aylesbury

• Continue reading at the Bucks Herald.

Bucks Free Press: Su Pollard at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

March 28th, 2017

bfp17aComedy legend Su Pollard lined up for Christmas panto treat at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Comedy legend Su Pollard will star in Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s Christmas pantomime later this year, it has been announced.

The Hi-de-Hi actress will play the wicked queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and is looking forward to performing in Bucks in December. She said: “Brace yourselves, Aylesbury! I love panto, and can’t wait to whip you all up into a festive frenzy.”

• Continue reading at Bucks Free Press.

Kent Online: Snow White Raises Thousands for Hospice

February 1st, 2017

kentonline17aThe Assembly Hall Theatre’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, raises thousands for the Hospice in the Weald

Generous panto punters raised more than £7,000 for a local charity during the Christmas and New Year run in Tunbridge Wells. The funds were raised for the Pembury-based Heart of Kent Hospice at performances of the Assembly Hall Theatre panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which starred Su Pollard of 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi!

The annual collection came to £7,320.61, raised from  bucket collections at the end of each performance during the three-week run.

The hospice provides compassionate, individual, holistic and supportive care for patients with a terminal illness, their families, and carers in west Kent and East Sussex. The money raised could pay for pre or post-bereavement counselling sessions for 20 patients or family members who are seeking additional support.

Beth Swarbrigg, from the hospice, said: “The theatre has been supporting Hospice in the Weald for over 18 years and we are delighted that once again the theatre has chosen the Hospice to benefit from their annual pantomime collection.

• Continue reading at Kent Online.

Snow White 2016: It’s Almost Christmas!

December 24th, 2016

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.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Reviews

December 23rd, 2016

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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Times of Tunbridge Wells: Celebrate New Year’s Eve

December 23rd, 2016

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Thinking of going out on December 31? Then let the Times be your guide. In part one of our selection of the best things to see – or be seen at – we highlight the finest restaurants and family events…

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.

Snow White: Assembly Hall Theatre’s “Best Panto Ever!”

December 22nd, 2016

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)

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Good Morning Britain: Snow White Cast Spread Festive Cheer

December 22nd, 2016

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.

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Snow White 2016: Receiving Great Reviews!

December 21st, 2016

snowwhite16vSnow 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

Mum’s The Word: Snow White Review

December 21st, 2016

snowwhite16ttHere 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)

Inside Kent: Snow White Review

December 20th, 2016

insidekent16aSnow 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.

Kent Live: 21 Festive Things To Do

December 20th, 2016

kentlive16b21 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.

Muddy Stilettos: Snow White Review

December 19th, 2016

pantoft16cAnother panto-tastic review of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, published by Muddy Stilettos.

I’m just back from the Assembly Hall Theatre and onto my computer to give you my hot-off-the-panto press verdict on Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs starring comedienne, actress and all-round national treasure, Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen. To put it succinctly – because I’m knackered! – I think you’ll love it. There, shall I go to bed now? What do you mean no?!

Most pantos cover all the predicable bases of including a couple of strong singers, a couple of strong actors (oh, a bridge too far?) a cross-dresser, (in this case Nurse Dolly Cough Drop) and core of well-drilled, over-extended backing dancers. This year’s line up at the Assembly Hall pretty much toed that line, with Millie Booth (Panto regular) as Snow White and Chris Warner Drake as Prince Charming very successfully sucking up most of the songs. But the real surprise of the night was Su Pollard’s fabulous singing voice. I’d forgotten of course, her 80s chart hit Starting Together, remember that?! Oh, come on.

Meanwhile, Jamie Rickers, of Citv and Nickelodeon, as Muddles the Jester, put in a high-energy, crowd-pleasing performance. This was a return to the Tunbridge Wells venue after his success as Buttons in last year’s Cinderella and, clearly feeling confident, his patter was as comfy as a pair of Uggs.

• Continue reading at Muddy Stilettos. (Photos © UK Productions Ltd/Assembly Hall Theatre)

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BBC Radio Kent: Su and Dominic Get Festive!

December 19th, 2016

Just a reminder that Su’s fantastic interview with Dominic King of BBC Radio Kent is still available to listen to at BBC iPlayer, and here also are a couple more photos of Su and Dominic from last week’s chat. Click on them to listen to last week’s show. (Photos © Dominic King/BBC Radio Kent)

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