Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Location: UK wide


By Tim Saunders

Basil Brush is so hard up due to the pandemic he has to work for a wicked queen. And you thought you had it bad...

We discover this dreadful news in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the online Easter pantomime from Anton Benson Productions.

There are countless jokes including “What do you get if you cross a kangaroo and a sheep?” It’s a fun packed show full of laughter and glamorous costumes. There are strong performances too, from Richard Aucott as Dame Dolly and Ryan Greaves as Wally and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall as Prince Charming. He performed at the Royal Variety Performance 2011.

But for my family and me it is Basil Brush with his trademark ‘Boom Boom’, who steals the show. His new employer The Wicked Queen played by Joanne Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing and winner of the World Ballroom Showdance Championship 2014) instructs him to create a potion to make the Prince marry her. A plot doomed to failure. “Basil brings back good childhood memories,” says my wife Caroline. "I like Cinderella," adds Henry (5).

Dame Dolly and Wally masterfully use chocolate bars to steer a conversation, which is good fun to watch. Oh, the Twix they employ to make us laugh.

From the comfort of our lounge we join in the singing and clapping as we would if we were in the audience in the theatre.

I can’t think of a better way to spend £15.

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