This is a little gem hidden away on Scotland’s east coast. A hugely talented sextet work their colourful socks off in Gordon Barr’s often hilarious version, full of exciting, double forte musical numbers (MD Lindsey Miller) and the added bonus of a dame in the shape of Alan Steele, whose rapport with both the youngsters and adults earns top marks.
Stephanie McGregor shows her quality comic talents as a tomboyish Snow White with Tom Duncan prancing around to great effect as the narcissistic prince. Gillian Ford’s queen was beautiful, evil and sings exceptionally well. Lynne Jenkinson’s West End experience comes shining through as Mirabelle, both musically and with her accent - an intriguing fusion of Scots and Essex.
The daft Muddles is hopeless, hapless and helpless - Luke McConnell certainly is not and his contribution is equally significant.
Seven local youngsters (not dwarves) are the forest crew and another five are the Mirrorettes. They, too, play a big part in this hugely entertaining romp.
The budget won’t have been broken on the setting, but Gillian Argo’s designs do the job admirably, and no one will feel short-changed.
This is a huge contrast to the author/director’s day job as artistic director of Glasgow’s Bard at the Botanics festival - but all’s well that ends well in St Andrews.