Story added: 9:00am Thu Dec 27, 2012
Inventive, delightful pantomime
Saturday 1st December, 2012 - Palace Theatre, Mansfield
By Dawn Bond
There is plenty of hissing and booing as Coronation Street star Tupele Dorgu oozes sex appeal as the Wicked Queen in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield.
Wearing a long, sparkling black and purple gown, she commands great stage presence.
Not only can she act, but she can dance and sing too, showing off a great pair of legs.
She is joined by the delightful Mark James as Muddles, who specialises in inventions that do not work.
He gets the audience cheering every time he comes on stage and keeps getting his words mixed up.
Charles Burden makes a fabulous Nurse Dolly, donning an assortment of colourful frocks and wigs, but looking absolutely glamorous.
Nia Jermin looks perfect as the innocent Snow White, with Nick Walton as the handsome Prince Charming.
However, it is the Dwarfs that really steal the show — Leah Flack, Darren Horan, Binde Johal, Emma Jones, Francesca Mills, Craig Salisbury and Albert Wilkinson. The children in the audience shout and cheer every time they come on stage.
The panto, directed by Andrew Ryan, is full of fun, with lively music by Martyn St James and creative choreography by Ewan Jones, performed by the Villagers and Expressions Performing Arts and the Academy of Dance.
This delightful show is on until January 6 and it would be a shame to miss it.
Next year’s offering will be Cinderella — DAB.
Please note: If this is your first comment on the new system, you are required to verify your email address before your comment will appear.To report an inappropriate reaction, please click this link