Reviewed by Sharon Mongey
It was my pleasure to attend the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury last night (12 December 2017) to watch the Christmas pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with my daughter and some friends. We were very lucky as it was press night, there seemed to be an added excitement in the air. We were directed upstairs where we found huge Snow White and her Dwarfs made from balloons, (there was a silent auction going on for charity) but the auditorium was dressed beautifully downstairs too; I saw baskets of apples, small plants with apples on the tables, leaves around the booking office and branches around the refreshments stall, for me all these touches added to the experience, I loved it. Staff as always were on hand to direct and help with any questions, the toilets were clean and tidy.
You can’t beat a good pantomime and after last night I am really in the Christmas spirit!
This Snow White performance was based loosely on the original story, in this panto we have the Wicked Queen (Su Pollard) wanting to marry her Prince (Jon Moses). Because of her jealousy of the beauty of Snow White (Jenna Innes) she hypnotises Muddles (Andy Collins), Snow White’s best friend, into trying to kill Snow White, and we all know the story, Snow White finds herself at the Dwarfs cottage. The Prince, Snow White’s Nurse (La Voix) and Muddles all set out to rescue her from the Queen’s evil clutches.
In true pantomime style we had the jokes for all and those that went straight over the children’s heads, the water guns, the boo’s, cheers and ahh’s, the wonderful colourful costumes, as always we had the audience participation and one of the most amazing stage sets that I have seen at a pantomime.
I was amazed and thrilled at the quality of the singing voices of the cast tonight, the humour normally exceeds this at panto, but not tonight, fantastic performances from Snow White, the Prince, and the Nurse gave us a West End feel.
I thoroughly enjoyed this pantomime, a huge congratulations to all, a must see.
Tickets cost from £11.75 to £43.50 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
Snow Whte and the Seven Dwarfs is at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury from 8-31 December 2017, for more information or to book tickets visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury or call the box office on 0844 871 7607.
Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1UG | 0844 871 7607