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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
13th December 2018 - 6th January 2019
THE SPECTACULAR FAMILY PANTOMIME SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS!
A magical show for all the family, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, alongside Francesca McKean as Snow White, Aiden Banyard as the Prince, Philip Meeks as Nursie… and back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles!
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!
Running time: Approx 2hrs 40 mins (including interval)
TIMES & PRICES
Thurs 13th – 7pm
Fri 14th – 10.15am & 7pm
Sat 15th – 2.30pm & 7pm
Sun 16th – 1pm & 5pm
Mon 17th – 10.15am & 6pm
Tues 18th – No Performances
Wed 19th – 1pm & 6pm
Thurs 20th – 1pm & 6pm
Fri 21st – 10.15am & 6pm
Sat 22nd – 2.30pm & 7pm
Sun 23rd – 1pm & 5pm
Mon 24th – 1pm & 5pm
Tues 25th – No Performances
Wed 26th – 1pm & 5pm
Thurs 27th – 1pm & 5.30pm
Fri 28th – 1pm & 5.30pm
Sat 29th – 2.30pm & 7pm
Sun 30th – 1pm & 5pm
Mon 31st – 2.30pm
Tues 1st – No Performances
Wed 2nd – 1pm & 6pm
Thurs 3rd – 1pm & 6pm
Fri 4th – 1pm & 6pm
Sat 5th – 2.30pm & 7pm
Sun 6th – 1pm & 5pm
Red Prices £12.32 All Seats* (no concessions or discounts)
Purple Prices £22.96, £19.60, £16.24, £12.88*
Green Prices £29.12, £25.76, £22.50, £19.04*
*prices include 12% booking fee
£2 off over 60s/ Unwaged
Under 16s £6 off
Members £4 off
Groups of 10 or more 10% off (only available when booked through the box office on 01684 892277)
Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.
Went to see the Panto last night and am glad to say that again we thoroughly enjoyed. The cast were absolutely brilliant, Su Pollard was magnificent along with Mark James. This is the 6th year we have been and came out feeling really good and ready for Christmas. Please can you pass our Congratulations on to the complete cast, and will look forward to seeing you next year for Aladdin
It's the time of the year when a theatre's costume department can really go to town and this year's show is no exception, given that it stars Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen and a Dame in the form of a certain Nurse Dolly (Philip Meeks) who cannot help but get into more extravagant and colourful costumes with each appearance, and her son Muddles (Mark James) who gladly tells the audience that he is effectively a reincarnation of his role last year, Buttons - so popular was he that he was invited back!
This year, it is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with Francesca McKean as the heroine of the piece, and Aidan Banyard as the Knight in hot pursuit the moment he spots her who is fortunately able to perform a bit of magic after the incident with the apple. And talking of magic, Muddles is an expert at a long-running joke with one member of the audience… Snow White is the step-daughter of the Queen however so the path to eternal happiness is never going to be easy.
Anyone walking in during the first couple of minutes of the show might think they have wandered into some kind of kitsch tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra as the first number is their Mr Blue Sky, which certainly gets the show off to a rousing start! As you would expect, the Wicked Queen gets all the boos and hisses from the audience whilst the Knight in shining armour (not literally!) and Snow White get to show their vocal prowess to great effect during the songs in the show. In fact, with the live band providing the music, all the songs were sung with great gusto, including the one which is everyone's favourite, "Heigh-Ho" which gave the 7 dwarfs their opportunity to shine (amongst who is Stijn Keuleers from Belgium, probably the first non-native English-speaking dwarf to play Pop - and whose day job is a telecom engineer!)
One particular highlight was the run through of the 12 Days Of Christmas, performed by 4 of the cast. As the days got more and more manic (day 7 was particularly inventive and local and the toilet rolls were certainly flying about!), by Day 12 it was finally time for the big guns to come out. And don't think you're safe up in the circle - they'll get you there too!
With all the essential panto elements firmly in place, the end of the year looks great in Malvern for kids and their parents alike to enjoy a real fun seasonal treat. And then it's just 12 months to wait for next year's extravaganza, Aladdin...
We interviewed the main members of the cast a few months back
You can hear our chat with Su, Mark, Francesca, Philip, Aidan and two of the dwarfs, George and Charlotte, here:
Amazing. Took my 6 year old and my 90 year old nan. We all enjoyed it in equal measures. Certainly didn’t find it smutty. Actors were amazing. Especially the evil queen and my personal favourite grouchy.
Great family fun. Looking to go again on Christmas Eve.
So very disappointed with the show- left after first half. So many smutty comments. Completely unnecessary for a children’s production. Do these people think they are clever. Long time since we’ve been to Malvern & will be the last. Completely spoiled our day.
Appalled by the suggestive comments. Where was the traditional pantomime lines of “he’s behind you and oh not they’re not”? All been replaced by smutty remarks and inuendo.
Brilliant funny Panto great for all of our family.
Far too many crude innuendoes for a Children’s Panto. Missed the traditional funny quips. Shame because the actors were really good.
We came to watch snow white last night as a family . It was a fantastic magical evening thoroughly enjoyed by all of us . The cast were fantastic and should be commended on their performance. If you are looking for a great pantomime to take the family to I would highly recommend attending this one . We will definitely be booking to see Aladdin next year.
Panto was brill and mark james funny as usual well done kids loved it aged 6 and 10 something for everyone
Amazing panto, even better than last years. Mark James continues to be the star but Snow White and Su Pollard also get a mention.
Great crowd interaction and cannot believe the comments about inappropriate inuendo and gags - I mean get a life people!
Happy Xmas to all the cast and crew, thanks for making our Xmas special with your performance and see you again next year
Superb pantomime, a great interactive show with super actors. The dancers from Cecilia Hall are AWESOME!!! Bravo to ALL involved including back stage crew!!
Ellie and Jack
We loved the pantomime. Could you let us have the words to your version of 12 days of Christmas so that we can sing it to our mummy who could not go as she was ill. Thank you.
Last year's panto was awful, but after this year's disaster of a show we have decided we won't be returning to the Malvern Theatre again. Choir singing before show began were excellent.
Fabulous Family Panto . Loved every minute . Everyone was superb , laughed from beginning to end. Thank you Malvern & see you next year 2019?????
Fantastic panto; if there were six stars I would have rated six stars. I have not laughed so much in a long time. All the cast from the main characters to the dancers and not forgetting the orchestra were amazing! I can’t believe some of the comments about it being crude, what young child understands the jokes anyway !!! I will certainly be booking my tickets for next year. I wonder if the fella playing Muddles will be in next years ! ? Well done everyone- AMAZING!!!
I and my Grandaughters loved it. Su Pollard was great. I have no idea why people are saying it was crude with lots of innuendos. Utter rubbish there were a couple of things that were close to the knuckle however they were aimed at the adult audience and over the heads of the kiddies. Great panto.
What a wonderful afternoon out with my teenage daughter, young nephew and neice. This pantomime was for everyone, great humour, fantastic talent and a good time was had by all, well done everyone involved. Thank u x
Went last night 29/12 and whilst it was good it was not as good as last year. Specifically Snow White who was played by the understudy and her singing was pitchy at best (dolly partons 9-5 being the worst) but she just didn’t gel with the part. Muddles was brilliant as always and the Prince and wicked witch all shone along with the dwarfed. Left feeling a bit disappointed.
Ignore the 1 star reviews left by the delicate petals who would probably take offence if you were to breathe in their direction.
The show was brilliant, having been most years, this was probably my favourite. The jokes were all on point, and the innuendos and other ‘adult type’ jokes were all appropriate since children simply wouldn’t clock the fact that a joke had been made. Hopefully you’ll continue in the same fashion next year, and I look forward to watching it - preferably with less snowflakes in the audience. 🙂
Great show. Great gags. Great cast. The kids (6 and 10) loved it. Definitely recommend. As for the crude jokes comments - it’s what is commonly known as comedy!!
Laughed more than I should have for a panto. Good modern twist on old story and nothing taken too seriously so all the moaners about innuendo stuff need to relax a bit more. Good fun great laugh great costumes money not wasted ?
Inuendos are in the minds of the adults that hear them. And had these people actually seen THIS panto? All the traditional stuff was there ! And I got wet in Row K !! Brilliant, brilliant show. Muddles is incredible. Where does he get his energy? Su is amazing ! It is so good for the musicians to be thanked. Well done Su. Hi de Hi !!
It is also good to know that a Fairy Story can escape political correctness & still have the original title. The dwarfs were brilliant. Everything about the show - brilliant.
(But just a bit too much smoke ! Recently had an eye op and it had my eyes streaming ! That and laughter making me cry !!)
My wife took me to see the Panto as a treat. I have never enjoyed an evening so much in years. All the players were brilliant especially Muddles who had everyone in stitches. Su Pollard was just as I hoped she would be, she deserved every boo and hiss as the wicked queen.
We are ‘around’ 70 and travelled from Somerset especially for this.
We will definitely return to Malvern next Panto season !!
Brilliant show tonight.Great costumes. Aidan fantastic, and Muddles. Only negative music too loud and drowned out words of songs. And not enough seating in foyer. Otherwise a great evening.
Just watched the panto and came out smiling! First time for me at a Malvern panto but enough tradition to confirm it's status as a family show. Mark James was outstanding, as were the young dancers, vocally supported by their chums in the audience. Plenty of ad-lib too which is testimony to how well the cast gel and have confidence in one another. Nice to hear the Hi-de-Hi shout from Sue also. Mother coped amazingly with the costume changes and heeks. Well done to all!
brilliant loved it good old fashion show great costumes Grandkids LOVED the ghost song and 12 days of xmas !! Part of xmas
Well done to all.
Went last year will go next year ….
Totally agree with P's comments above. I've also been going to the panto for many years & this is my favourite. Wonderful cast, beautiful scenery & fabulous costumes. Brilliant evening out.
4 of us went to see this panto yesterday, all of us oldies, and I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was such fun to hear the little ones around us squealing with laughter at the occasional “rude” word, anything else went over their heads. The whole cast, I thought, amazing, I have to say, especially Mark James who kept his fun and energy going throughout the whole performance as Muddles. We got a thorough soaking in row K so beware, raincoats or hoods should be worn. We were fortunate enough to meet Su Pollard who was such a sweetheart and gave a stunning performance as the wicked queen. I could go on as all the cast gave their all, why not go see for yourself, I highly recommend it, there are still a few days left and it will cheer up a cold winters day, believe me.
It was good. To elaborate. Humorous for both adults and children and also for non adult or children ( by this I mean teenagers) some innuendo was necessary to keep adults from falling to sleep And the lame dad jokes made the kids laugh. It absolutely made my day and don’t spoil it at all.
Thank you for yet another fantastic performance. Mark James was amazing, funny and family friendly. This is the 3rd year we have been to the Panto, and this year was the best. Sue Pollard was great as the wicked witch and had a surprisingly good voice. We bring our grandchildren, along with their parent, and we all look forward to our Boxing Day treat.
Thank you Malvern Theatre, we look forward to next (this) years show. Hope you can persuade Mark James to return.