Snow White, the latest pantomime at the London Palladium, stars Dawn French and Julian Clary. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Charlie Stemp will return to the London Palladium to play The Prince in this year’s pantomime, Snow White at the London Palladium along with Danielle Hope who will play the title role of Snow
Dawn French and Julian Clary will lead the cast of Snow White when Qdos Entertainment brings pantomime back to the West End for a third year, playing at the London Palladium from 8 December 2018 until 13 January 2019 and directed by Michael Harrison.
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.
New Victoria Theatre scores another hit pantomime thanks to a cast who really look as though they are enjoying themselves and a strong script with plenty of laughs.
Maybe the witch in Snow White isn’t that bad. Or, maybe her badness is justified, like she had a traumatic childhood or suffers from a mental illness. Siobhan McMillan proposes just that: Shivvers realizes she’s past her prime and, with insecurity taking over rational thought, she decides to hunt down the young woman who dethroned her from her position as the fairest in the land. This quest takes shape as a solo performance told in the third person, like a fairytale. McMillan regularly interjects with contemporary references and using sarcastic humour to great advantage, makes a strong comment on women’s insecurity about ageing.
There’s a macabre twist to a classic fairytale in the second of a trilogy of adaptations by balletLORENT, co-produced with Northern Stage.
Following the success of Rapunzel, balletLORENT are back with a striking adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic, Snow White.