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Pantomime-Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Theatre Royal Nottingham

Published by: GRAHAM CLARK on 14th Dec 2014 | View all blogs by GRAHAM CLARK
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the most endering pantomimes. This current production in Nottingham ticks all the boxes: it is colourful, funny, entertaining and appeals to the mums and dads as well as the younger members of the audience.

Snow White, Nottingham Theatre Royal

Starring Lesley Joseph as the Wicked Queen and former Eastenders actor Sam Attwater it was pantomime dame Andrew Ryan as the Nurse who held the show together: his jokes were comical and his timing perfect. He must have gone through 20 costume changes during the evening.

Ben Nickless at Muddles appeared to base his role on a cross between Joe Pasquale and Billy Pearce, his character was warm and funny.

Emilie Du Lesley as Snow White appeared charming and innocent, she has a great singing voice too. The Seven Dwarfs added the finishing touch to the show.

Of course a panto is only as good as the songs which have to be memorable and uplifting. Pharrell Williams big hit of the year, Happy and the Boo Radleys, Wake Up Boo were very apt songs to perform.

The special effects were superb: a flying dragon flew from the stage over into the stalls, it was so close and believable you felt you could almost touch it.

The 12 Days of Christmas is performed at the end of the night with the four main characters, a word of warning, do not sit near the front or you might get some toilet rolls thrown at you! Lesley Joseph makes it look like it was an accident as she hurls them into the audience but of course, it is all part of the panto.

Judging by the smiling faces leaving the theatre it appeared that Nottingham had been given an early christmas present. 

Runs until Sunday 11 January 2015.

Tickets from £22.00 available from:


1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 3 years ago
    Thanks, Graham! Snow White seems to be a popular choice this year!
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