Change in Pantoland can be speedy and spectacular. Premier Pantomimes return for the second year running and the transformation from three years ago is as astonishing and thrilling as the evil Queen’s magic mirror.
Gone, are the cheesy, end of the pier girls, replaced by vibrant motivated dancers. Gone are the sad sets, replaced with star cloths and false prosceniums and enough glitter to dazzle a small country. Crumpled recycled costumes have been replaced with bright, new designer attire. Recorded music has become talented live musicians but best of all are the cast.
Bobby Crush’s Mother Moppy Moppins is both endearing and hilarious and along with Oliver Farnworth’s son Muddles keeps old and young absorbed and elated.
Ria Scott’s Snow White is delightful but wicked HRH Queen Sovania played with great gusto and joy by Kim Taylforth steals the show, her control over the audience is immense. Before the show starts ushers in bright costumes bounce large balloons over the audience creating a party atmosphere that continues right to the finale.
The script is as tight and witty as the direction which means this proficient production explodes with exuberance but most of all is fun fun fun.