Pavilion Theatre, Worthing – until 1 January 2018
Guest reviewer: Jackie Duplock
I took my youngest children along ages 9 years and 17 months to watch Snow White, Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre pantomime of the year. The show took a while to get going, but after the first 15 minutes the performance was in full flow and both children (and adults) were thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Snow White offered all that you expect and more from Panto: slapstick humour, innuendos and wonderful musical numbers. One of which was, of course, Chesney Hawkes’ performance of his Number 1 hit, ‘One and Only’ which had the entire audience up on their feet and (for those old enough to remember it the first time round), singing along.
The stand out performances of the night came from Cbeebies favourite Richard David-Caine playing Herman the Henchman who really stole the show. Particularly with his fast thinking and witty responses- especially when faced with the children on stage not quite understanding the rules given for the song game they took part in- leading to hilarious results.
The other performance I felt was particularly outstanding was that from X factor finalist Niki Evans playing the Wicked Queen, she really belted out some fabulous tunes with her powerful voice, as well as acting the role well -a natural performer. Alongside Simon Howe playing Dame Dolly, the chemistry between these two performers really shines through and produces some quality comedy moments.
This is one of the best Pantomime performances I have seen in a very long time delivering everything you could want and more from a night out at a Panto! Snow White at the Pavilion Theatre is definitely the “One and only” Panto to see this festive season, highly recommended!