Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Mayflower Theatre Panto

 Magic Mirror on the wall, what's the fairest Panto of them all? Snow White you say, with Diversity too? Add in Biggins, and the Mayflower has a show for you!

Christmas for me isn't the same without a visit to the Mayflower Theatre to see their annual panto. With big names galore and visual effects and laughs that keep old and young hooked, it's really a show for the whole family to love and enjoy. This year, Snow White takes to the stage with a slight twist to wow audiences this Christmas. 

The tale starts like every other, with the audience meeting the wonderful Snow White, her good friend Muddles, and the Man in the Mirror. After learning that the Evil Queen Dragonella wants to banish Snow White away so she can marry the handsome Prince Ashley, havoc ensues to ensure not only Snow's safety, but that she can find true love. With the Prince's guards, and the Magnificent Seven, there's sure to be a happy ending. 

The cast was nothing less than star studded. From the panto legend that is Christopher Biggins who shone (quite literally) as the Man in the Mirror, and revealed almost too much by the end of the show! Rachel Stanley had the audience booing with her brilliantly devious Dragonella whilst Kirsty Ingram was the light to Stanley's dark as Snow White, with innocence and grace she danced across the stage. The brilliant Manificent Seven packed a small but mighty punch and entertained throughout. 

Ashley Banjo and Diversity were the clear audience favourites and their constant energy and dancing on stage was captivating and worth the ticket price alone. How they manage to tumble, flip, spring, and dance in such precision and synchronicity is magical. My favourite cast member however had to be Kev Orkian as Muddles. How he managed to keep the audience entertained, ad-lib as much as he did and keep everyone laughing from start to finish is a marvel in itself. A huge, huge, shout out though also has to go to the adorable 4 year old Molly who took to the stage and won over the hearts of every audience member with her rendition of Twinkle Twinkle. Keep shining kid!

One thing I love about Mayflower pantomimes is the hard work that goes into them. From the brilliant costumes that dazzled throughout the show (Biggins' sparkles were almost blinding), to the dancing and staging. A Mayflower Panto is nothing without some awesome visual effects, and Snow White was no different. I don't want to spoil it too much for the audience, but reindeers and dragons are nothing short of magical! Add in a sprinkle of snow and it's a recipe for success. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a pantomime that will entertain audiences and make young and old smile from ear to ear from the moment the music starts to the moment they leave the theatre. With enough in the show to keep the young ones pleased, amongst innuendos and adult jokes and keeps the parents hooked, Snow White is a winner and is most definitely the fairest panto in the land. 

Running until the 31st December, you can find ticket information here: 

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