Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
A pantomime is something that I used to absolutely adore going to as a child, and is also something that I have been wanting to go and see for the last couple of years but I have never got round to actually going. However, yesterday evening I was lucky enough to go and watch the local pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with some of the @SotonBloggers.
I was super excited to be going to see this, but as it had been a while since I’ve been to a pantomime I was a little unsure as to what to expect. In my mind I was expecting to be laughing and shouting throughout, and as the Chuckle Brothers were in it I was also expecting a lot of the whole “to me… to you… to me… to you…”
The Mayflower Theatre stage was transformed into the most incredible set, which was playful and fun, and full of multiple changes throughout according to the scene. In addition to the Chuckle Brothers as the Wicked Queen’s bumbling Henchmen, the cast also included Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Queen and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless.
The show is all based around Snow White reaching her 21st birthday, with the Wicked Queen and Prince Harry both wanting to marry her. It started with quite loud music that I totally wasn’t expecting, before leading into the first scene which was lively and great fun to watch.
The entire show had me in laughter and was great to watch and be entertained. Craig as the Wicked Queen totally surprised me as he was absolutely incredible to watch, amazing on stage and a great singer. He played the part fantastically.
The Chuckle Brothers were a nice touch, and I really liked that every time they were on stage the music from Chucklevision was played alerting you to them, and literally reminding you of their old TV Show (and my childhood).
The lady who played Snow White, and those who played the Seven Dwarfs were brilliant too. The only part of the cast that I wasn’t 100% sure on was Flawless, as they were incredible, but I didn’t feel they added much to the story. However, don’t let this stop you going to see this pantomime as it really was spectacular.
They even had a dragon that appeared on set, and literally jumped into the audience. I thought it was a fun addition to the show, and definitely made it seem more real than if a dragon had appeared on stage.
I absolutely loved the experience, and believe the cast was chosen fantastically. It was great fun, perfect for the festive season, oh and the adult jokes mixed in were incredible. I can’t believe I never noticed adult jokes as a child haha.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is showing at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton until the 7th January 2018 and I definitely recommend going to see it if you get a chance. There are some accessible performances available too, and tickets can be booked over on their website here, or in the theatre itself in advance.
Will you be going to see a pantomime this year? Does this sound like something you would enjoy?
The tickets were complimentary and the photos were provided by the Mayflower Theatre, but as always all thought and opinions are my own.