Snow White: A Musical - Pantomime
After wowing Banbury with their multitude of productions such as The Little Mermaid, Jack & the Beanstalk and their Winter Wonderland events (in partnership with Wykham Park Academy), in 2019 Avocet Theatre Company were thrilled to present their biggest production yet! From 28th March 2019 till 30th March 2019, the company, made up of local adults and children alike, invited audeinces to join them in a land where magic, music and wonder await in a hilarious retelling of the much loved story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
The show followed Snow White (Amelia Haverson), a Princess who lives in the palace under the thumb of her wicked step mother, Queen Avarice (Ben Coleman). Snow’s fortune looks like it’s about to change when she meets the dashing Prince Ferdinand (Phoebe Brogden), however, her dreams of a happy ending are soon dashed when she finds out her step mother also her eyes on the young Prince. When the Queen finds out from Justice Quill (Jennie Healy) and his scribe Scribbles (Nigel Lyons) that her claim to the throne may be in danger, she sends Slurp the Huntsman (Sam Brittain) to remove Snow’s heart. Luckily, Fairy Fortune (Louise Nunneley) vows to protect her and places her in the company of seven dwarfs who have their own score to settle with the evil Queen. With help from her trusted friends – Edna Bucket (Gill Crowther) and Chuckles (Will Healy) - Snow vows to take back the kingdom so that goodness will prevail. Will Snow defeat Queen Avarice? Will the Prince and Snow finally be together? And will a hapless understudy be able to pull of the performance of his life when one of the dwarfs is rendered unable to perform?
The show was a huge success - the biggest production ATC had staged - and sell out audiences responded with rave reviews