Panto season has well and truly arrived at Rhyl Pavilion this Christmas with the fantastic production of the Disney classic, Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
The show was on its 11th day having opened on December 11th when we went along to the afternoon performance.
From the very beginning you could tell that this was going to be the best panto that the theatre has had with a fantastic cast, stage layout and pyrotechnics.
A favourite part of the setting was the dwarfs house and how well adapted it was made for on stage purposes.
The cast is amazing with everyone pulling in a first class show. Sue Holderness, of Only Fools and Horses fame, plays the Wicked Queen. Throughout the show Sue shows why she is such a brilliant actress and the production links parts to Only Fools and Horses. Well done Marlene!
Laura Loutit plays the Disney favourite princess Snow White. Laura who graduated this past July with a BA Musical Theatre degree brings all the characters together along with a great relationship with the seven dwarfs, who themselves each shone and showcased why they have been in high budget films like Harry Potter. The future looks bright for young Laura and I look forward to seeing her in future stage shows.
The show is directed by Andrew Agnew who also plays Muddles, Snow White’s best friend. Those with young children might recognise Andrew from the hit CBeebies show Balamory. Andrew brings laughter a minute and interacts with the audience, especially while he is running around the audience.
My 3 daughters attended the show the previous day with their grandparents and all came away with tales to tell and laughter a plenty which shows, along with the audience on this performance that panto is still for all ages and a Christmas must. My youngest, who is 3 years old, was especially pleased with the show as her name is Snow so she thought the story was about her best friend!
Finally, there is a full supporting cast which includes two local talented dance schools, The Gay Harris Dancers and The North Wales School of Dance who can give themselves massive credit, though I will gain revenge on the young girl with curly hair who shot me point blank with a water pistol. Haha.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs until Tuesday 31st December 2019, tickets are priced from £11. Booking now on 01745 33 00 00 or at www.rhylpavilion.co.uk