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Snow White

“Quirky, eco-warrior reworking”

Walt Disney this is not. But Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres has come up with a cracking solution on how to stage Snow White.

Its joyous, fresh show has Jodie Davey’s Snow White, an innocent abroad, fleeing Stefanie Mueller’s wicked stepmother – splendidly extravagant – only to find refuge with a small band of eco-warrior vegans living in their woodland earth dwelling.

This allows the production the freedom to introduce a whole raft of themes on social responsibility, ranging from adapting a different way of life to family redemption and, in turn, growing old both gracefully and disgracefully. Importantly, though, the core (sorry) of the poisoned-apple storyline is preserved.

Director Alex Byrne and his effervescent cast of actor/musicians ensure that barrel-loads of laughter spill over from every scene. Another nice touch is replacing the prince with Abayomi Oniyide’s wandering gamekeeper.

The mood-setting music from Joey Hickman and Elliot Davis is an absolute delight, while designer Mueller, moonlighting from her scene-stealing role as the Queen, has wisely matched a simple woodland setting with a mobile mirror with a personality all its own.

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Production Details
Production nameSnow White
VenueTobacco Factory Theatres
StartsNovember 28, 2019
Ends19 January, 2020
Running time2hrs 10mins
AuthorMike Tweddle, Rina Vergano
ComposerElliot Davis, Joey Hickman
DirectorAlex Byrne
Set designerStefanie Mueller
Costume designerAlix Abram
Lighting designerTrui Malten
CastAbayomi Oniyide, Alex Murdoch, Jodie Davey, Joey Hickman, Richard De Winter, Stefanie Mueller
Production managerDean Sudron
ProducerCambridge Junction, New International Encounter, Tobacco Factory Theatres
VerdictQuirky, entertaining reworking of the Snow White legend for today
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