The big difference between
this Snow White and others Ive seen is that
the seven inhabitants of Snow Whites forest
refuge are played by real dwarfs. Each is able to
establish individuality so the relationship
between them and their beautiful fugitive has
real emotional charge.
delightful Snow White is Rebecca Trehearn proving
that sweet innocence neednt be pale and
insipid. Her charm and genuine niceness had
little girls in the audience firmly rooting for
her. Ive rarely heard so many young female
voices so vociferous with advice for their
the queen, Sue Pollard in a glittery black dress
is more demented than wicked, stomping about in
frustration when thwarted and engineering some
nice hissing and booing.
Collins Muddles has instant rapport with
the audience, shaming reluctant adults into
making fools of themselves and being especially
good with the young volunteers on stage. His
finest moment is a wildly anarchic Twelve Days of
Dalton sings well as a nicely stuck-up prince.
Shaun Curry looks sinister as the queens
henchman but isnt given enough villainy or
comedy to make much of an impact.
its a fine family pantomime and those
dwarfs really make a difference.