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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Published Thursday 27 December 2007 at 14:50 by Richard Edmonds

This is a sensible, but very much a run-of-the-mill account of the well-known princess and her adventures with several little men in the forest.

Danielle Corlass makes a neat and efficient Snow White, dressed in the outfit Walt Disney made popular several decades, so at least you know where you are when she walks on.

Corlass needs a little more practice on one or two top notes, and she needs to lose the hair grips straight away, but she has sincerity on her side.

Whatever life is breathed into the production comes from the court Jester, Muddles - the pleasantly cosy Andrew Agnew. When Agnew swaggers into view, you sit back and smile. His patter is by no means brilliant - this is not the kind of panto for that sort of thing - but he is likeable in a harmless way.

This not the production where dazzling sets are part of the ticket price. The dwarfs’ cottage looks passable, but where is the rest of it? A magic mirror doth not a palace make, but here that’s all you get in terms of queenly luxury, no ballroom, throne room or even a corridor. Su Pollard plays the queen as though she is plugged into the National Grid and she is worth the money. Yet even Pollard does not get a bling-bling outfit for the walkdown - is the budget for Frosdick and Dodd so very tight?

Production information

Festival, Malvern, December 14-January 6

Terry Morrison
Andrew Ryan
Peter Frosdick and Martin Dodd for UK Productions
Cast includes:
Su Pollard, Andrew Agnew, Shaun Curry, Danielle Corlass, Simon Leigh
Running time 2hrs 20mins

Production information displayed was believed correct at time of review. Information may change over the run of the show.

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Run sheet

King's Head, Islington London
January 24-February 15 2014