This weekend we were invited to see Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs pantomime at Bournemouth Pavilion and what a brilliant show it was.
The legendary Su Pollard is leading the cast in the role of Wicked Queen and has brought her own brand of wicked humour to the production.
Bournemouth panto favourite Noel Brodie, has returned for his 9th hilarious season and is playing the role of Muddles, Snow White’s hapless best friend and son of Dame Dilly, who is brought to life by the equally brilliant Jamie Steen, who’s costumes alone were enough to steal the show, I swear he wore something different in almost every scene.
The story follows the traditional tale of Snow White, who is doomed to live unhappily ever after with her horrid stepmother, the Wicked Queen.
In true rags-to-riches style, Snow White manages, with the help of her madcap friend Muddles and the seven dwarves, to meet handsome Prince Kendrick and make her dreams come true.
Of course, a panto isn’t a panto without music and dance and there was a good mix of both modern pop songs (Kylie’s Padam went down particularly well) and old classics. All the cast had brilliant voices and switched up the words to reflect the story, whilst the young cast filled the stage with dance.
Then off course, there is the audience participation parts which included a very raucous “12 days of Christmas” and a good blast of water from 12 water pistols, who were placed all around the auditorium, so don’t think you’re safe at the back!
The cast had the humour just right, with a good mix of slapstick, double entendres and cheesy jokes to delight audiences of all ages.
We also managed to get a shout out, as it was my Mum’s birthday. To do this, simply ask at the reception desk before the show.
The show lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval), with prices from £17 – £36 and runs until 31st December.
Disclaimer: We were guests of Bournemouth Pavilion for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own