HI HO HI HO, its off to St Helens Theatre Royal Panto we go!
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the funniest one of all?
It’s now just two weeks until the glittering production, boasting a starry cast, comes to St Helens Theatre Royal which opens on Saturday 2 December and runs until Sunday 7 January 2018.
Having recently competed in ITV show Dance, Dance, Dance, been crowned Villain of the Year at the 2017 British Soap Awards, Wild at Heart and Coronation Street Actress Lucy-Jo Hudson stars as the eponymous heroine, Snow White in this hilarious family panto. Revealing who is the fairest of them all, comedy favourite and St Helens’ own Johnny Vegas will appear via video projection as the face and voice of the magic mirror.
Watch above as we meet the cast of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.
Meanwhile LIPA graduate Jack Rigby, who appeared in the Theatre Royal’s 2015 panto, Cinderella, is back on stage breaking hearts as the handsome Prince. Richard Hazlewood also returns after proving a big hit in the St Helens’ Easter panto Beauty and the Beast. This time he is Herman the Henchman, while providing lots of jovial hilarity will be Lewis Devine as Muddles.
St Helens Theatre Royal resident Dame Si Foster returns to take on the role of the Wicked Queen and completing the all-star cast is the addition of seven real-life dwarfs, including mother and son Harry Potter actors Josh Bennett and Sarah Bennett, Danny Blackner who appeared in box office hits Star Wars VI – Return of The Jedi, Labyrinth and Muppet Treasure Island, Lucy Blenkiron, Jay Lusted who appeared in the BBC One Wales documentary Born Small: The Wedding, Charlotte Lyons, and finally, Peter Sunter.
In addition to the magic of Johnny Vegas’s mirror apparition, this year, for the first time ever at the Theatre Royal, sees the introduction of a 3-D interactive scene. The action will jump right off the stage and is guaranteed to leave audiences amazed. With real life dwarfs, magic mirrors, wicked queens and poisoned apples aplenty, you can expect all the slapstick comedy capers you have come to know and love from all Regal Entertainments’ pantomimes.
Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “Christmas is always a magical time of year for us at St Helens Theatre Royal, and Snow White really is the fairest panto of them all. We’ve got a great cast, brilliant costumes and sets, and we’re really excited about the addition of the 3-D scene. Let it Snow, let it Snow, let it Snow White!”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from Saturday, 2 December 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018 and tickets are on sale now! Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. For more information visit: www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com or click here to find out more.