Snow White set to sprinkle her magicBy Jack Sommers
December 10, 2009
THE first performances of the Prince’s Hall’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are already sold out in what could be a record year for the Princes Hall.
The show, which starts on Friday, December 11, is set to be one of the most successful on record for the Princes Hall.
Edward Haversham, the hall’s box office and marketing manager, said: “Sets, stunning costumes, fantastic dancers, a script and wonderful cast come together to make this a truly magical production.”
The story tells a tale of a beautiful young princess, poisoned by a magical apple from the Wicked Queen but who is saved by a valiant Prince who tries to wake her with a kiss of true love.
Will the dwarfs overcome the Wicked Queen’s magic spells? Will Snow White meet her Prince Charming? Will the Wicked Queen end up the fairest in the land?
Mr Haversham said: “This is the first time in 38 years of panto at the Princes Hall that we are staging Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
“Everyone from the management, cast and crew are really excited about the production.
“Tickets have been selling since January and Snow White is already looking like a record breaking panto, so people need to secure their tickets sooner rather than later!”
Many of this year’s stars performed in last year’s show, Peter Pan. These include Donovan Christian Cary, who played Tigerlilly in Peter Pan, and won Encore Magazine’s Best Dame award in 2006.
He plays the dame role, Clarissa the Cook this time.
Alex Minns, better known as Posh Al from Eagle Radio, is appearing as Miriam the magic mirror.
She said: “Come and see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Princes Hall because it is going to be an absolutely fabulous pantomime.
“We’ve got a brilliant cast, with Robert and Donovan back again as well, and it’s just going to be amazing fun and give you a really good Christmas treat.”
The producer and director is Robert Hopkins.
He is something of a fixture, having directed the panto for the past 16 years.
You won’t find B-list celebrities hogging the limelight and pushing up ticket prices at the Princes Hall.
The panto gets rave reviews from its audiences.
One regular said: “Just brilliant, one of the best pantos I’ve seen and I’m 53!”
Another said: “Fantastic! The best panto ever.
“Christmas wouldn’t be the same without your panto.”
Tickets are £13.50 for children and OAPs, and £14.50 for adults. Discounts are available for groups.
Tickets are already sold out for tonight, plus this and next weekend.
Further information is available from the box office on 01252 329155.