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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: 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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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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My Tunbridge Wells: 22 Things To Do During Christmas

December 19th, 2016

snowwhite16mm22 things to do during the Christmas holidays in Tunbridge Wells

Are you looking for something to do with your kids during the Christmas holidays in Tunbridge Wells? There are twenty two events and activities included below, many of which are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit ahead of Christmas Day on Sunday!! Have a wonderful week…

#5 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Panto –
Now until Monday 2 January

TV & Panto legend Su Pollard stars as the Wicked Queen and Jamie Rickers, of Citv and Nickelodeon, as Muddles the Jester – both of which are fantastic! This is a spectacular production filled with music and dance, fun and laughter for the whole family!

• Continue reading at My Tunbridge Wells.

Kent Live: Pantomimes Across Kent This Christmas

December 18th, 2016

kentlive16aThese pantomimes across Kent will delight the whole family this Christmas

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without shouts of “it’s behind you” or “oh no it isn’t” echoing around the theatres of Kent. And with the festive season about to get underway it’s time to start deciding which pantomime you want to go to. Take a look at our list below:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

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.

The Sussex Newspaper: Snow White Review

December 17th, 2016

snowwhite16vThe special thing that pantomime has over almost all other theatrical performances is that it is the one production that promises “something for everyone” and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, delivers heartily on that promise.

From the opening “village scene” right the way through to the inevitable wedding, this production has several superb sets, many marvelous melodies and cleverly constructed characters – all wrapped up in the most traditional of family pantomimes.

… With some rather unexpected thundering rock music to accompany her first entrance, Su Pollard is the epitome of a naughty and flirty Wicked Queen. Mean enough to get the huge Tunbridge Wells audience booing loudly, but funny enough to get those same people laughing their socks off, Su is the consummate professional.

The performance runs at a good pace, but enough time is left for Su to reappear in a number of different costumes topped off with some outrageously coloured wigs, and for her to try to seduce the Prince – poor man!

• Continue reading at The Sussex Newspaper. (Review by Paul Lucas-Scott)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: New Photo #2

December 17th, 2016

Another new Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs photo! As well as the fantastic feedback many of the recent performances have been Sold Out. Don’t miss it, book your tickets here. Click below to view a larger version of this great photo. (Photo © UK Productions Ltd/Assembly Hall Theatre)

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Snow White @ Tunbridge Wells: Behind The Scenes

December 17th, 2016

A look behind the scenes of Snow White at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Including an interview with Su. (Many thanks to Gary Stevens)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: New Photo #1

December 17th, 2016

A great new photo from Snow White. Feedback for the panto just gets better each day. View a larger version of the photo by clicking below. (Photo © UK Productions Ltd/Assembly Hall Theatre)

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My Tunbridge Wells: Snow White Review

December 17th, 2016

snowwhite16jjThe panto season at Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells is now in full swing with daily performances of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by UK Productions. I took my eldest boy along to see it and here’s what we thought…

This was my son’s second panto as we went to see Cinderella at the Assembly Hall last year. He was keen to get involved in the festive spirit so wore his Father Christmas outfit which seemed to go down well with our fellow spectators. As he is only 5 years old, I had pre-warned him that the wicked queen (played by Su Pollard) might be a little scary

However with sprinkles of Su’s super humour scattered throughout the performance, along with some outrageous outfits, the wicked queen was less scary and more mesmerising by the end of the panto. And boy does she have a great singing voice – this was her 38th pantomime so she is a complete pro!

• Continue reading at My Tunbridge Wells.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Don’t Miss It!

December 16th, 2016

The reaction to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been overwhelmingly positive. Su, her panto cast mates, and all who work on the production, have received an incredible response from everyone who has attended a performance at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells since the show opened one week ago. We say the same every Christmas, and about each and every panto Su stars in – proving each year Su is one of the UK’s finest panto stars.

• Click here for further information and ticket booking links. Browse all of our Snow White 2016 news here. Visit the Assembly Hall Theatre Twitter for regular updates on the panto..

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