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Children’s Theatre Magazine: PREVIEW: Snow White and her seven ‘accomplished short actors’ bring a traditional panto to Bath

The cast line up for a photo call for the production in Bath

The cast line up for a photo call for the production in Bath

Artistic director Michael Gattrell returns to the Theatre Royal Bath to direct a traditional pantomime at the city’s main space with a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Along with Danielle Drayton engineering choreography and Oliver Rew as musical director it is the same trio who staged last year’s pantomime version of Aladdin. Back then there was interest in how Gattrell would fill the shoes of the late Chris Harris who had directed and appeared in numerous pantomimes at the theatre as well as at the Bristol Old Vic.

Last year’s show was noted for its strong dance and choreography content thanks to Rew and a tight and fast paced production aided by a first class cast on top form. Based on that evidence then it is likely this year’s will be a comic drama combined with a variety show feel and above all accessible to children.

The theatre has lined up a cast that has experience of film and TV with Harriet Thorpe as the Wicked Queen perhaps the best known with appearances in Absolutely Fabulous while Jon Monie is a popular local actor who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand with ease. Snow White is played by Devon-Elise Johnson while the dwarfs are all ‘accomplished short actors.’

The show runs from Thursday, December 7, to Sunday, January 7th in 2018. To book tickets contact the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk

 

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