There's No Business Like Snow Business! Theatre Severn announces this year's Panto

Snow White And The Seven Dwarves.

Theatre Severn

29 November -7th January 2017/18

Well having just taken the tree down from last year I find myself again talking of Christmas. I know it is rather early but Theatre Severn is already busy preparing their annual spectacle , Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Featuring as ever the utterly hilarious Brad Fitt, the equally funny Eric Smith (BBC Shropshire’s Breakfast presenter) and, as beautiful as the guys are funny Victoria McCabe  looks every inch the Snow White we all remember from our earlier days

The panto itself has become Theatre Severn's signature dish and they do do it so well. Following on from the sensational Cinderella last year, Paul Hendy (Producer) has promised the same formula and it is a winning one. He would be foolish not to bring back the three principals.

This show promises to be a must see. 

The cast’s collective experience is phenomenal the Dwarves alone clock up over a hundred years of performance. Add the rest of the cast and you are looking at some serious years of experience between them.

Snow White, of course was Disney’s first full length animation dating back to the Nineteen Thirties and we have all come to love that version. Far better in fact than the Brothers Grimm’s original story. Originally the wicked Stepmother sends the hunter into the woods to kill Snow White but she also orders him to return with her heart and lungs. Ewww, enough to put you off your Turkey and Brussels:. Most unsavoury:

Disney might have had his foibles but he did bring a far more user friendly show. Interestingly it is one of the least performed pantos around the UK so let’s hope our Shrewsbury cast make it their own. Actually, they always do!

The cast look great, the costumes will amaze you especially Dame Brad Fitt’s stunning ensemble, as for Eric Smith he looks brilliant right down to his curly toed shoes, he will add his own kind of magic to the stage. Snow white, naturally is beautiful and has a smile that she needs to think about insuring. Radiant!

Right as we put thoughts of Christmas out of our heads and get on with Autumn the cast will be working hard rehearsing and preparing this show for its marathon sixty eight, yes sixty eight performances. I believe this to be one of the longest running pantos in the UK and why not? If you got it flaunt it, especially when every house will be full.

Tickets are on sale now at the box office and if you dig dig dig dig dig dig dig in your pockets you might find enough to have an ice cream too. Happy Christmas.

 

Owen J. Lewis

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Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet.

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