A SPELLBINDING show filled with pantomime fun and frivolity ensured opening night went off with a bang for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
An all-star cast featuring Frazer Hines of Emmerdale and Doctor Who fame, had audiences at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness, booing and cheering in equal measure as they sang and danced their way through the classic fairy tale on Friday night.
Hines, who also directs the show, won the young crowd members over with his hilariously silly behaviour in the role of Muddles.
Rousing vocal performances from Snow White and Prince Federick also went down a storm.
Not so popular were the Wicked Queen and Horrid Henry whose evil plan provoked a barrage of boos and hisses every time they appeared on stage.
A flawless live band led the cast members through a catchy collection of songs and dances, ranging from Disney classics through to modern chart topping favourites.
Computer animated characters and a 3D talking mirror added yet more contemporary twists to the traditional tale, while glitzy costumes and special effects captivated audiences throughout.
Talented young stars from Skegness and Lincolnshire took an assortment of key roles in the production including several members of local dance and drama groups.
Emily Childs shone as Fairy Fortunes having won the prestigious role by topping a county-wide competition organised by the team behind the show - Jamie Marcus Productions.
l Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is showing at the Embassy Theatre until Saturday, December 31. For tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 674 0505.