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Snow White and the Severn Dwarfs

Published Tuesday 18 December 2012 at 11:33 by Abigail Webber

This year’s pantomime from the Grove is joyful, entrancing and hilariously entertaining.

It is a true ensemble, although of particular note is Alexis Strum as Snow White, who plays her part so convincingly and with such soul and charm that it is possible to forget for a moment that this is pantomime.

With gloriously colourful sets and costumes, and a clever, witty script, the show is bursting at the seams with energy and fun.

Sue Holderness’s wicked Queen Esmerelda is wonderfully nasty, but her evil machinations are nicely balanced by the pure silliness of Dame Donut (Simon Bashford) and Muddles (Simon Burbage), who keep the audience engaged and on their toes. As well as jokes there are songs and dancing, and even a delightful ballet of woodland creatures - and there are dwarfs. Stars of TV and film, the dwarfs are expert entertainers. All are exceptionally talented but special mention must be made of Michael Walter as Growler, whose duet with Snow White was truly poignant. Their antics are the highlight of a sparkling, triumphant show.

Production information

Grove Theatre, Dunstable, December 14-January 6

Author/director:
Brenda Lefevere
Producer:
Duo Pantomime Productions Ltd
Cast includes:
Sue Holderness, Alexis Strum, Simon Bashford, Simon Burbage, Stephen Dean, Eloise Shutler, Mark Shaer
Running time:
2hrs 15 minutes

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
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