Panto society takes on ‘Snow White’ for 35th anniversary

Rehearsals are well underway for this month's pantomime (photo by Richard Austin)

MARKING 35 years since its reformation in 1985, Lyme Regis Pantomime Society will present their own take on Disney classic ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ this year.

The show is being directed by Sarah Causley with assistance from Amanda Rattenbury-Davies and Lorraine Knowles, with Sarah and Amanda also leading the choreography, and Lauren Good acting as musical director.

This is the first time the society has taken on ‘Snow White’, one of the most popular pantomimes of all time.

The story is based around the Wicked Queen (Lorraine Knowles) and her attempts to do away with Snow White (Jodie Glover), whose beauty has outshone her own, meaning she is no longer the fairest in the land.

Assisted by Muddles (Dan Edwards), Herman (Drew Morris), Prince Lorenzo (Harvey Causley), the Seven Dwarfs (Jake Causley, Amanda Rattenbury-Davies, Naomi Davies-Griffiths, Megan Flux, Charis Holland, Cody Wootton, Grace Knowles) and Fairy Goodheart (Tracy Wood), audiences will be taken on a hilarious romp through the Kingdom of Moravia with lots of traditional pantomime humour and antics to try and save Snow White and defeat the powerful Queen.

In true pantomime fashion there is lots of audience participation, dreadful jokes, bright lights, glitter and fabulous costumes. Boos, hisses and the infamous “it’s behind you” finish off the plot perfectly! All of this wrapped up with a bit of pantomime magic!

The principal cast – including many panto regulars as well as some new faces – will be supported by a live band and talented chorus of Darci Street, Libby Flux, Millie-Jade Ellis, Isobel Davies-Griffiths, Klara Smith, Joshua Denning, Kate Wootton, Bev Rattenbury, Lindsey Cozens, Sarah Causley, Louise Rawlins, Sophia Briggs-Harrison and Logan Street, who will be performing some foot-tapping song and dance numbers.

The show would also not be complete without the hard-working backstage crew, under the management of Terry Cozens. Ensuring sets are changed on time, furniture is exactly where it is supposed to be and the curtain is pulled at the correct time is not an easy task, and normally all done in complete darkness.

Working alongside Terry is the props lady, Jane Tappin, who has managed to make, beg, borrow and steal some fantastic props, adding the finishing touches to this colourful show.

Rehearsals are well underway and tickets are now on sale at Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, costing £10 for adults and £6 for 14s and under – call 01297 442138.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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