Panto stars launch show in fine style

Launch of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomine at Emnassy Theatre, Skegness. Cast members with pupils from the Viking Shcool in Skegness. Photo: Douglas Lunn County Linx Radio
Launch of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomine at Emnassy Theatre, Skegness. Cast members with pupils from the Viking Shcool in Skegness. Photo: Douglas Lunn County Linx Radio

Boos and hisses, lots of laughter, colourful costumes and cries of he’s behind you - it could only mean one thing, the panto was back in town.

The stars of the show took to the stage to launch this year’s spectacular production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Embassy Theatre.

The curtain went up before an expectant audience which included children from the Viking School in Skegness and town Mayor and Mayoress Carl and Fay Macey.

Wicked Queen, Jacqueline Roberts was greeted with a chorus of disapproval before Snow White, Adele Marie won hearts declaring her love for the handsome prince.

MarkHyde, starring as Dame Victoria Sponge, joined Skegness favourite Adam Foxwho plays Muddles in a dotty double act before the cast performed an engaging rendition of the Fish and Chip song.

The panto from Lincoln based Jamie Marcus Productions also features West End star Chris Howard as Slippery Sid.

Performers from The Janice Sutton Theatre School and Julie Stevens School of Dance will also being taking part in the show from December 15-27.

Adam, who is appearing in panto at the theatre for the fifth consecutive season, said: “The audience can expect to have lots of fun and giggles and to leave with plenty of happy memories.

He added: “The people of Skegness are always so warm and friendly. They are fantastic and keep bringing me back.”

Adele Marie is starring in her first panto as fairytale princess Snow White.

A student at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, Adele enjoyed her debut performance in the role.

She said: “The launch went really well and it made me excited to get started.

“All the cast get on so well and we all looking forward to working together. Panto is such a great British institution and I love the fact that the audience can get involved.”

Wicked Queen Jacqueline Roberts revelled in the lively reaction from the audience.

She said: “I enjoy playing the wicked characters and really enjoyed interacting with the children, the more booing the better.”

Tickets for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are priced adults £16.50, children £11.50, preview night Friday, December 18, £13/£10. To book call 01507 613100 or visit www.embassytheatre.co.uk