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Snow White 2015: ‘Downsgate Centre’ Review

December 17th, 2015

snowwhite15kkLeaving the Grand Theatre, raspy of throat and sparkling of eye, I mused on the longevity of pantomime – after all, it’s 50 years plus since I went to my first one with my Mum and Dad and little brother.

Crazy thing is, I still love ‘em. And judging by the reaction of the opening night audience, I’m not the only one.

Snow White offers a great deal of the old fashioned panto style, including lots of interaction with the audience – much of it instigated by Steve Royle as Muddles, and Jamie Steen as his mother, Nurse. It certainly resonated with the youngsters (and the young at heart), who, like me, were probably losing their voices by the finale.

… Su Pollard was also first-class as an extremely boo-and-hiss-worthy Wicked Queen whose costumes were glitteringly gorgeous (don’t touch the frock…. Leave the frock alone).

• Read the full review at Downsgate Centre. (Review by Sandra Mangan)