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Snow White 2015: ‘The Stage’ Review

December 6th, 2015

snowwhite15ggSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs review at Blackpool Grand – ‘a winning formula’

Snow White opened on the day next year’s panto tickets went on sale – and box office figures were confirmed 15% ahead of last year’s. That speaks volumes for UK Production’s winning formula at this theatre.

That formula is: find a template (ghost scene, slapstick song, young ‘volunteers’ to perform while the wedding finale is prepared); mix old and new faces in the cast; combine familiar songs with recent chart hits; and, of course, don’t forget to include real dwarfs whist you still can.

… Su Pollard is perfectly at home as the Wicked Queen – clearly over the top but never to scary – while Millie Booth is a real find as ‘Snowy’ with a pleasant voice, and instantly likeable and not too Disneyfied character. Jamie Steen’s Nurse is a shade near the knuckle at times but gets away with it.

• Read the full review at The Stage. (Review by Robin Duke)