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Snow White 2014: ‘The Northern Echo’ Review

December 19th, 2014

panto14bbA new review, and more plaudits, for Snow White from The Northern Echo.

Panto Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sunderland Empire

As the first snow of winter lay on the hills, so Sunderland Empire opened its doors on this year’s pantomime, and what a colourful, warm-hearted entertainment it is.

Su Pollard leads a first rate cast with no enthusiasm spared. Her evil stepmother is a glorious creation of glamour and tongue-in-cheek wickedness, vainly consulting her mirror and shamelessly goading the audience to boo her very presence.

Andrew Agnew’s boundless energy as the madcap jester, Muddles, keeps the story moving. His performance truly vested in the traditions of variety with gags and repartee delivered with practised ease, whether the chuckle-along jokes for the kids or the nudge-nudge naughty ones for the grown-ups. And joining in with equal relish, and in a parade of extravagantly absurd costumes, Philip Meeks as Nurse Penny Well “exfoliates and radiates”.

• Read the full review at The Northern Echo. (Review by Laurence Sach)

The Northern Echo: Panto Anything But Pointless

October 27th, 2014

tne14aAn interview with Su’s Snow White co-stars, from The Northern Echo.

Viv Hardwick discovers that Andrew Agnew, alias PC Plum, and actress Victoria Serra are all prepared for Snow White at Sunderland

What’s the story for Balamory’s Andrew Agnew, better known as PC Plum, who is trading his truncheon for a spot of clowning as Muddles in Sunderland Empire’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas?

• Continue reading at The Northern Echo.

The Northern Echo: Hi-de-hi Star in Sunderland Show

October 4th, 2014

northernecho14aSitcom star Su Pollard is starring in a North-East pantomime this Christmas.

The Hi-de-Hi actress is playing the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Sunderland Empire, alongside Eastenders and Dancing on Ice star, Matt Lapinskas as the Prince

Andrew Agnew, who is known to children as PC Plum in Balamory plays Muddles while Snow White is being played by Victoria Serra with Phillip Meeks as the dame, Nurse Penny.

Claire Pickersgill, from Sunderland Empire said: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a timeless tale and a delightful chance for all the family to enjoy another magical pantomime full of excitement at Sunderland Empire.

• Continue reading at The Northern Echo.