Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking, is the Pantomime of the season – evident by its packed houses and welcoming applause. Perfect for all age groups, it really has something for everyone, so a real family treat.
Our very own National Treasure, the charismatic Gok Wan opens the show as the Man in the Mirror as he is flown across the stage in all his glittering glory, with his droll delivery and witty one-liners, as he draws in the crowd and captures an abundance of new young fans.
Aaron James is highly entertaining as the blundering Muddles whose comedy routines are hilarious, from his A to Z impersonations to the cleverly skilled ‘shopping trolley’ delivered with perfection and aplomb, which the audience adore, which is evident by their rapturous response.
For those of us who were terrified of the Wicked Queen in the original Disney Film, Harriet Thorpe carries this through exquisitely to the present day with her delightful but dastardly Queen Lucretia, who sets out to capture the young Prince, played deftly by Benjamin Purkiss, with some hilarious interjections along the way.
It is quite refreshing too that the Pantomime stays true to tradition with an abundance of innuendos, crass jokes and repetitive banter with the only nod to woke being when the Princess, played perfectly by Rebekah Lowings, proposes to the Prince on one knee with humorous role reversal.
The show is also lavish, with music provided by the live orchestra ensemble and superb dance routines from eight fabulous young dancers, choreographed by Paul Domaine.
The Seven Dwarfs are a true highlight of the show, with their amusing anecdotes and fun banter, in addition to their spectacular ‘knees-up’ and you will have to see the Pantomime to find out exactly what I mean by that.
The run ends this Sunday 2nd January, so be quick
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NOT TO BE MISSED.