It’s all about the little people. The audiences, the young dancers, and – most of all – the dwarves.
Watergate Productions’ pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is already a hit as it takes to the stage this week, and tickets are booked out for the shows this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
If Monday night’s performance is anything to go by, audiences will be clapping and laughing from the very first “Hi ho!”
The leading romantic roles played by Nicola Brennan as Snow White and Kevin Reade as Prince Charming give both an opportunity to showcase their vocal prowess, and Dee Gibney casts a charming spell as the evil stepmother Queen Brangomar. (Her Mirror, played by “Himself” also gives a memorable performance.)
And Derek Dooley gets plenty of laughs as Dame Lady Gaga Charming, right down to his leopard-print leggings.
But when the seven dwarves take to the stage in the second half, it’s the moment we were all waiting for.
The brilliantly cast Fergus Heffernan, David Heffernan, Fergal Miller, Liam Conway, John Whitely, John Kelly and Alan Hayes steal the show from their very first entrance.
They dance, they sing, they fall around the place, and they’re never grumpy, sleepy or bashful.
Forget the doom and gloom. There’s always room for a happy ending.
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