Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?'
This year, vying for Snow White's coveted title is Priscilla Presley. Ex-wife to The King, and well known for her role in The Naked Gun, Presley has come all the way from America to play the part of the Wicked Queen in the New Wimbledon Theatre pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. She will also be acting alongside Harry Potter star, Warick Davis, whose flare for humour and satire makes him perfect as the head dwarf.
The panto will be playing over the Christmas season between the 7th-26th December and is sure to bring a lot of Christmas cheer. It certainly did when I went to see it in 2007. Although most of the cast was different, Davis was still one of the dwarves. As a fan, it was great to see him on stage, and although I was in the back row (which involved climbing lots and lots of stairs), the view was excellent. The show was hilarious, with lots of audience participation, and dramatic musical numbers. The song performed when the Wicked Queen brews her poison apple was particularly memorable, and it will be interesting to see Presley in the role.
The show is for all ages, which I can attest to as my grandpa, great aunt, dad, and myself had as much fun as the children in the audience. There were a number of satirical jokes made about current political and social issues (like a teddy bear named Muhammad), which went over the kids' heads, but got huge laughs from the adult audience.
If you want your very own laugh out loud moment this Christmas, I highly recommend Snow White and The Seven Dwarves. With tickets starting from £10, it's well worth the money.
As a non Panto person I thought it was excellent and so topical. Priscilla and indeed all the stars were good and for me Snow White really looked the part and sang so sweetly and displayed good stage presence.