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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs


27th December 2017


Workington & District Amateur Musical Society


Carnegie Theatre

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Author: Ed McGee




  This Pantomime was a very good production from WADAMS. It was my fourth Panto visit of the season, and rates very highly amongst the four.

  There were some lovely performances. I particularly enjoyed Heather Collingwood as Snow White, she looked stunning in the traditional costume, sang and acted the part very well. Sarah Deans was a dashing Prince Ferdinand, and as always, Eric Finlay was an excellent Dame. He was ably supported by Shirley McLean playing knockabout Chuckles. She told the corniest jokes imaginable, but which suited the production. Daniel Mac Creedy was the evil quee, but was rather more bitchy than witchy!!. I felt he could have been rather more scary and evil. Chelsea Fisher, as Fairy Fortune, Jack Pike as Merlin, played their parts well, as did Gaia Holmes, Josh Pattison and Phil Sharples, playing Quill, Scribbles and Slurp, respectively. All the Dwarfs were well cast, and I was particularly impressed by the only male in the troop, Harry Bassnett, who played Smiley. I couldn’t understand why the traditional names of the Dwarfs had been changed, but what do I know ?.

     The script moved along at a good pace and all the songs, ensembles and dances were all well performed. The costumes were very good, and all very much in character. The set, including projections suited the show, and the lighting and sound were both very good.

   Well done to everyone involved in the production. WADAMS really are the pantomime specialists in the area, having had over sixty years experience. Other groups wishing to perform panto could certainly learn a lot from this accomplished company. It was a splendid evenings entertainment, with almost capacity audiences for the run.