Mama Speaks...by Laura Swann

Mum’s the Word review of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre …

Here at Mum’s the Word we love a pantomime – in fact in our younger years we used to appear in one every Christmas (but that’s another story!!!) - so going to the panto definitely signifies the start of the festive season for us!

We were extremely excited to drag the children away from the play station and go out as a family to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs last week and we certainly weren’t disappointed!

The show was all singing, all dancing and full of LOL (laugh out loud) moments from start to finish with a good smattering of ‘he’s behind you’ ‘Oh yes he is, oh no he isn’t’ to please the most avid panto goer!

For me the stand out performance was by the legendary Su Pollard… as a child of the 80s - I remember her well as Peggy from Hi-de-Hi fame, but I had no idea she had a belter of a voice! She made a brilliant Wicked Queen and was evil and comedic in equal measure. I also loved the panto dame Nursie, who’s wardrobe was really quite extraordinary!!!

Muddles played by CITV and Nickelodeon star Jamie Rickers, was my 7 year old son Noah’s absolute favourite. He had all the jokes (including some for the adults too) and references to “When in doubt, Dab it out” (I had to ask Noah what this was) ensured that he was in hysterics all the way through (after telling me he didn’t want to come along because Snow White is for girls – it’s not).

And my daughter, well predictably she fell in love with Snow White played by the lovely Millie Booth, her opening number “Can’t stop the feeling” was toe-tappingly brilliant!

All in all we cannot recommend Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs enough. If you are looking for some festive family fun this Christmas time (guaranteed to leave you with that lovely, warm, fuzzy feeling) then this is the panto for you!

Merry Christmas!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri 9 Dec – Mon 2nd Jan 2017 www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk Box office 01892 530613