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NORTH WEST END STAGE – REVIEW
4 STAR REVIEW (Messenger)
‘A Snow White for children at the Garrick’
Julia Taylor ?Monday 14 December 2015
SNOW WHITE, written and directed by Alan Clements, is one of the best Garrick pantos I have seen.
Well, it has to be really, because your reviewer sitting quietly two rows from the front ended up almost becoming a star of the show.?Singled out when I say I am from The Messenger, Phil Edwards as Dame Daffy Dumpling gets the audience to cheer me every time he comes on.?Of course, the real star in the comedy department is Phil, himself, who along with Dan Ellis as Muddles, the court jester, has the kids shouting the house down.?Every time Muddles appears the kids shout ?water your Milly,? the name of his pet plant, which magically grows each time they call.?Ros Greenwood, a Garrick stalwart who I?ve enjoyed many times, excels as the ever so wicked Queen Belladonna.?Dressed in black and silver, she says ?I hate children? with such venom, the boos nearly crack the walls.?And that is the beauty of this show. It involves the kids all the time and they love it. What?s more, it isn?t too long for them.?In her first panto lead, Christina Williams plays well the beautiful Cinderella-like Princess Snow White suffering at the hands of her wicked step mother, the Queen.?The dwarves, all played by children, perform well.?I asked Katey aged nine from 12th Altrincham brownies what she thought of the show.?The pupil of Altrincham Church of England school, said:?I like the dancing especially in the wood when Snow White is frozen.??It is also funny.?
Snow White continues until January 3, 2016. There are only a few tickets left so quickly telephone 0161 928 1677. Star rating: * * * * *
Fairy Moonbeam (A Very Good Fairy) – HELEN LAWRENCE
Alfresco (The Lord Chamberlain) -?CHARLIE COOK
Queen Belladonna (The Ruler of Rutania) -?ROS GREENWOOD
Dame Daffy Dumpling (The Royal Cook)?- PHIL EDWARDS
Muddles (The Court Jester) -?DAN ELLIS
Princess Snow White ?- CHRISTINA WILLIAMS
Prince William – ALEXANDRA HOWARTH
Valdesco (The Princes Valet) -?SARAH GASKELL
The Royal Hunters ?- David Reynolds, Bill Pratt, Dan Ferguson, Dave Midgley
The Voice of the Mirror – Himself
Lara Cannon, Ruby Harney, Tom Langford, Finn McCarthy, Lucy Potts. Mia Simpson, Isabelle Tiernan, Libby Tiernan
India Connor Blow, Amelia Fay, Elizabeth Fraser, Aimee Gaskell, Louise Gaskell, Georgia Geupel, Rebecca Hanley, Lydia Horsefield, Olivia Isherwood, Ella Murphy, Lily O?Dwyer, Sofia Simpson.
Musical Director – PETER ENGLAND
Choreographer – ALEXANDRA HOWARTH
Written and Directed ? ALAN CLEMENTS