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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)

Snow White @ The Blackpool Grand – Reviews

December 17th, 2015

There have been some great reviews for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs over the last fortnight. Click below to read a selection, and here for more info on the panto and ticket booking.

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Snow White 2015: ‘The Blackpool Grand’ Review

December 13th, 2015

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is this year’s family pantomime featuring actress Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston as the Prince and the hilarious Steve Royle back again to bring the laughs!

Now we all know the story of Snow White, with the pantomime keeping as close to the original story as possible, but with its usual surprises and relevant jokes, making it as accessible to everyone who loves a bit of fairy tale magic and comedy!

Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen got the audience going with the usual pantomime boo’s and hisses, also adding some laughs, as unlike the traditional Wicked Queen. She felt a little less wicked

• Read the full review at The Blackpool Grand. (Review by Charlotte Bee)

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Snow White 2015: ‘Visit Lancashire’ Review

December 10th, 2015

visitlancs15aIt’s Panto Season – Oh Yes It Is!

Just a few weeks to the BIG day and what better way to get into the Christmas mood than a rip-roaring fun- filled trip to the theatre for that very British of traditions – the annual trip to panto! So, with a keen love for festive fun in the theatre we headed off to the Grand Theatre in Blackpool, for this year’s production of Snow White, featuring the Wicked Queen, Su Pollard, Dan Whiston as the Prince, a very talented Millie Booth as Snow White and of course, Lancashire’s very own Steve Royle as Muddles (BBC Radio Lancashire presenter/TV Phoenix Nights) perhaps the real star of the show.

A three hour spectacular of brilliant song, dance, slapstick, audience participation galore flew by but the main ingredient was fun. Pantomime has the ability to lift your spirits and no matter what age, you get sucked into the atmosphere right from the off as you join in with the booing and hissing of the Wicked Queen without any hesitation.

• Read the full review at Visit Lancashire. (Visit Lancashire)

Snow White 2015: ‘Visit Blackpool’ Review

December 10th, 2015

visitbpool15aWell it’s that time of the year again “oh no it isn’t oh yes it is” Its Panto Time!  

This weekend I had the great pleasure of heading to the beautiful Grand Theatre in Blackpool for their annual Panto – Snow White and the Severn Dwarfs.

It was high ho, high ho, it’s off to the Grand Theatre panto we go… And I was so glad I went. What a great Panto it was, so colourful and a great cast. Snow White (Millie Booth) had such a beautiful voice that captivated everyone in the theatre, and the real belly laughs came from Steve Royal playing Muddles…

Su Pollard was a great evil queen, with plenty of boo’s and hisses thrown her way…Don’t touch her frock, leave the frock alone!

• Read the full review at Visit Blackpool. (Review by Visit Blackpool)

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)

Snow White 2015: ‘North West End’ Review

December 6th, 2015

snowwhite15ffBlackpool Grand’s Panto is back with a BANG! This year it’s the turn of ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs’. Starring the hilarious Su Pollard with top billing alongside the most talented people of panto­land this is a show you don’t want to miss. The story follows the basis of the Disney 1937 film around The Wicked Queen’s drive to become the ‘fairest of them all’ and a delightful and innocent Snow White to find her one true love. There’s also a new addition to the story, Muddles and Nursie create the hilarity and mischief this show deserves.

… Finally, the most feared of all Disney Villains ­bringing nervousness to all, The Wicked Queen, played by the sensational Su Pollard, she plays a modern twist on the Original, playing more of a midlife crisis, botoxed, man needing character than works amazingly with the show. Her comedic talents are boundless and its seem effortless for her to get a laugh, together combined with the large collection of songs she performs within the show including ‘Queen of the Night’ and ‘Fabulous Baby’ her performance in the Panto is incredible, a woman of many talents for sure.

• Read the full review at North West End. (Review by Brad Wilson)