Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

 Review by Mark O'Callaghan

Even someone who doesn’t like pantomimes would have enjoyed Wells Little Theatre’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The hilarious script (written once again by Vicky Orman), and catchy and well arranged pop songs were brilliantly performed by all the cast.

Alisa Creaser was an ideal Snow White, complemented perfectly by principal boy Nicky Hann, who played the part of Prince Darion.

The eclectic choice of pops songs helped to convey aspects of the story, helped by the painstaking lyric rewriting by Katy Biggs, (although here I must declare an interest!), the expert musical direction of Sheila Ross and the tight performances of cast and musicians. A good example was the rendition of ’Killer Queen’ by the evil Queen Malicia, played with a nice mixture of vanity and petulance by Emma James. (“So suck it up, sweet Snow White.”) Harmony arrangements by Nick Barlow alongside Sheila Ross made for one of the musical highlights of the show, along with the beautiful duet, ‘Love is an Open Door’, sung by Snow White and Prince Darion.  

Above all, the show was properly funny and nothing was allowed to get in the way of the humour. Poignant moments were punctured nicely by clowning around and special mention must go to Tristan Hann and Jonathan Samsam (as  Scruff the Dog and Ollie) who ad-libbed wonderfully throughout. All in all, a show ideally suited to pantomime lovers and sceptics!

 

Show dates: 13/12/2014 - 20/12/2014

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Cast and Crew

GroupRoleMember Name
AuthorVicky Orman
BandBassTony Scragg
BandDrums and PercussionDavid Collyer
BandGuitarAlan Hooley
BandGuitarSteve Watson
BandKeyboardSheila Ross
CastChorusGeorge Sadowski
CastChorusKatie Branch
CastChorusStacey English
CastChorusVicky Orman
CastChorusJo Scammell
CastChorusNick Creaser
CastChorusGerald Eyers
CastChorusTina Eyers
CastChorusKaty Biggs
CastChorusBenny Williams
CastChorusPatricia Watkins
CastChorusClaire Hak
CastChorusEllie Dowling
CastChorusJanice Holwill
CastChorusLauren Best
CastChorusGina Symes
CastChorusAgnieszka Seemann
CastChorus and Large FridayHelen Proudman
CastChorus and Large MondayMartha Hale
CastChorus and Large SaturdayLiz Carey
CastChorus and Large SundayJenny Hailes
CastChorus and Large ThursdayMary Hayter
CastChorus and Large TuesdayJamie Symes
CastChorus and Large WednesdayGarry Marke
CastDame Justina MuddleRichard Wright
CastFairy Serafina-melisandriniaSandra Marshall
CastKing AlbusJohn Little
CastOllieJonathan Sansam
CastPrince DarionNicky Hann
CastQueen MaliciaEmma James
CastRivetNatalie Hope
CastScruff the Wonder DogTristan Hann
CastSnow WhiteAlisa Creaser
CastThe Magic MirrorMolly Lythaby
CastTrivetNick Barlow
CrewAssistant Stage ManagerChris Spray
CrewDeputy Assistant Stage ManagerRoger Reeson
CrewLightingGraham Brown
CrewPropsLesley Ricketts
CrewPropsVicky Orman
CrewSoundAdrian Mitchell
CrewStage HandLen Sweales
CrewStage HandAngelo Giannetti
CrewStage HandJames Wiltshire
CrewStage HandMike Scammell
Junior Team 1Friday (Dwarf)Tilly Davis
Junior Team 1Junior CompanyCarter Edmonds
Junior Team 1Junior CompanyEvie Davis
Junior Team 1Junior CompanyLottie Davis
Junior Team 1Monday (Dwarf)Charlotte Carey
Junior Team 1Saturday (Dwarf)Florence Milner
Junior Team 1Sunday (Dwarf)Deanna Symes
Junior Team 1Thursday (Dwarf)Rebecca Knott
Junior Team 1Tuesday (Dwarf)Mollie Spraggon
Junior Team 1Wednesday (Dwarf)Ryan Cooper
Junior Team 2Friday (Dwarf)Honey Hann
Junior Team 2Junior CompanyErin Webster
Junior Team 2Junior CompanyMary Boulton-Roberts
Junior Team 2Junior CompanyIris Marshall-Smith
Junior Team 2Monday (Dwarf)Mia Hann
Junior Team 2Saturday (Dwarf)Chloe Creaser
Junior Team 2Sunday (Dwarf)Imi Allen
Junior Team 2Thursday (Dwarf)William Creaser
Junior Team 2Tuesday (Dwarf)Amy Cleverley
Junior Team 2Wednesday (Dwarf)Henry Boulton-Roberts
Production TeamAssistant DirectorNorman Cowell
Production TeamChoreographer - AdultsKim Fisher
Production TeamChoreographer - ChildrenSarah Neale
Production TeamDirectorKen Edmonds
Production TeamMusical DirectorSheila Ross
Production TeamProducerVicky Orman
Production TeamStage ManagerCharlie Watkins
SetConstructionAngelo Giannetti
SetConstructionChris Spray
SetConstructionJames Wiltshire
SetConstructionRoger Reeson
SetConstructionMike Scammell
SetConstructionFrank Bonetti
WardrobeCostumesVicky Orman
WardrobeCostumesLouise Baker