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Producer’s illness puts brakes on ‘world’s biggest panto’ with Spice Girls star

Snow White, due to star Mel B, has been postponed until 2017. Photo: Eva Rinaldi Snow White, due to star Mel B, has been postponed until 2017. Photo: Eva Rinaldi
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A production of Snow White dubbed the world’s biggest pantomime that was due to star Spice Girl Mel B has been postponed after producer Jon Conway became unwell.

The production also featured Rylan Clark-Neal and dancers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace in the cast, and was set to play at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham this Christmas.

However, production company Arena Pantomime said producer Conway had been ill and was “regretfully unable to fulfil his role” on the show.

“As the creative force of the project, plus scriptwriter and show director as well as executive producer, Conway has been fundamental to every aspect of the show, therefore the tough decision has been made to postpone the event 12 months to December 2017,” it said.

The company said further details about casting would be made later this year.

Tickets purchased for this year’s show will be valid for the 2017 production.

Last year, the Musicians’ Union protested outside the company’s production of Cinderella over its use of recorded music in the show.

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