PANTOMIME time might seem like a while away yet but that didn’t stop local primary school children getting into the festive spirit during a recent star-studded preview performance.
The talent behind this year’s production of Snow White launched their version of the classic fairy tale at the Embassy Theatre on Friday.
Snow White, the handsome Prince, and the very silly Muddles, played by Frazer Hines, of Emmerdale and Doctor Who fame, gave Skegness Infants pupils a glimpse at their spellbinding show.
Snow White will be Frazer’s 29th pantomime role and he is looking forward to entertaining the children and families in Skegness over the festive period. He said: “I love the laughter, the parents and kids all come ready to smile and have a good time.
“This show’s got something for everyone, I always try and make sure the grown ups can get a laugh out of it too.”
This year’s production could also launch the career of a local performer, with the role of Fairy Fortune being awarded to the winner of a drama competition.
Show producer Jamie Marcus said: “The competition has been going really well, we’ve got all eight finalists in place. We wanted to make it a really local pantomime so all the entrants have to come from Lincolnshire.
“It’s quite major role, she has to be a great actress, beautiful and a super singer.”
The community feel is enhanced further with the involvements of the Hildreds Centre, which has sponsored the show.
Assistant manager Steve Andrews has also designed and made much of the stage scenery, having already created many special designs for the shopping centre, such as the Gruffalo and a Christmas wonderland.
Alongside the traditional stage scenery, the show also makes the most of modern technology by incorporating CGI elements and an interactive magic mirror.
The starring role of Snow White is performed by Kerry Moore, who, as an avid fan pantomime fan, is thrilled to have landed the part.
She said: “I’ve always loved pantomime, it’s such a happy time of year and it really helps to make Christmas special.
“It’s every girl’s dream to play the Princess role and all of the children look up to Snow White, I used to love it as a kid.
The show runs from Wednesday, December 14, through to Saturday, December 31.
For tickets call The Embassy Box Office on 0845 674 0505.