Have a great time at Snow White’s panto
It’s that time of year when theatres across Lanarkshire open their doors to panto lovers everywhere.
I headed to Motherwell Theatre on Sunday to see what Spillers (producers of Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz and Aladdin) had in store for their waiting audience.
This year’s panto is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the cast put on a brilliant show. It was funny and packed with lots of fun, music and dancing.
Jimmy the Jester ( Ian `Sheepie’ Smith) was the star of the show. His presence on stage had the audience in the palm of his hand.
His jokes were well delivered and he had kids and adults laughing in their seats.
Adding to the laughs were Alan Mirren and Jamie Lemetti as henchmen Mac and Tosh.
They soon became firm favourites, with the audience looking forward to their appearance each time they took to the stage.
There were plenty of up-to-date jokes and lots of references to Lanarkshire locations for all to feel at home with.
The beautiful Snow White, who was played by Jeni Mills, and her seven little friends – Riddy, Crabbit, Glaikit, Gaffer, Jiggert, Bogey and Cheery – contributed to the magic to the show with good performances from all.
The evil queen, played by Sarah Barron, made sure the kids didn’t like her and there was plenty of booing going on from the stalls.
The performance on Sunday was also a special sensory performance. Terrific credit goes to the ladies who provided sign language at the side of the stage throughout the performance.
It was great to look around and see kids of all ages joining in with the dancing and singing, really what every good panto is about – bringing people together in the run-up to the festive season and having a bit of fun.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a classic children’s tale and a visit to Motherwell Theatre this festive season should definitely be a welcome break out from all that Christmas shopping.
Tickets range from £12 to £16 and can be purchased by phoning 01698 403120 or by visiting www.culturenl.co.uk
Tickets for groups of 10 or more range from £13 to £15.50 and can be purchased by phoning the box office on 01698 403120. Bookings for schools can also be made by phoning this number.
All children, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket in order to view the pantomime.
Go along for some festive cheer and a great night out.
Panto fun Cast are all set to entertain