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The Bucks Herald: Snow White Review

December 14th, 2017

snowwhite17zThe proclaimed stars of Aylesbury’s Waterside pantomimes haven’t always lived up to their top billing, I can think of a few who have been disappointing.

But that certainly isn’t the case with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this year. Su Pollard, as the Wicked Queen, judges the role perfectly and hits the spot with her evil interpretation of the stepmother who wants to have beautiful Snow White killed, and secure Prince Frederick of Fairford Leys for herself.  

With live music, a cornucopia of amazing costumes and atmospheric sets, including the dwarfs’ cottage, which opens to reveal the interior, this is a visually and auditorily satisfying pantomime. There’s plenty of references to current news in the script, even including what must have been a last minute addition with a quip about Dennis Wise’s height (one for fans of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here).  

Dressed in a variety of glorious sparkling dresses – and at one stage, a memorable shorts and top ensemble as she tries to seduce the prince – Ms Pollard is a real trouper, and has a lovely singing voice too. In her first confrontation with the audience, after belting out One Way Or Another, she warns them, “I’ve just seen my worst nightmare – children. I hate children, you are dirty, horrible little creatures,” before adding mischievously, “I may hate children, but I love their dads.”

• Continue reading at The Bucks Herald. Review by Heather Jan Brunt.

Bucks Herald: Waterside Panto Stars are Spotted!

November 23rd, 2017

snowwhite17jLast week saw the stars of Aylesbury Waterside’s panto take to the town in full festive spirit to switch on the Christmas lights.

Wicked Queen Su Pollard, was joined by hometown favourite Andy Collins and unmistakable redhead, La Voix. The cast are counting down to rehearsals beginning later this month.

This Sunday cast member Jenna Innes who is playing the title role of Snow White will be appearing at Santa’s Sunday Fun Day alongside the shows’ young chorus members from Susan Diane’s School of Dance.

Jenna Innes said: ‘I can’t wait to join in all the fun of Santa’s Parade. I’ve heard lots about it and it sounds like the perfect event for getting into the Christmassy spirit! It’s the day before rehearsals start so it will be a lovely warm up, and great to get a tour of the town (from the comfort of a carriage!).

• Continue reading at the Bucks Herald.

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.