Have a great time at Snow White’s panto

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Re­view by Shirley Bar­tynek

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

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