— Chelsea Buckthorp reviews the Snow White panto currently running at Lincoln Drill Hall, without giving too much away of course!
The kids may be off for Christmas, but keeping them entertained can be a bit of a mission. So if you are looking for something special to do, this year’s pantomime production at the Lincoln Drill Hall, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, is really geared up to get the young ones into the festive spirit.
Taking to the stage with the story of everyone’s favourite black haired and red lipped beauty, the cast make full use of the venue’s unconventional layout, making their adaptation of Snow White an engaging extravaganza.
The performance is literally brought to the audience, with dancing in the stalls and the kids being invited onstage. The show also draws on a lot of popular culture references that kids and adults alike will find hysterical — including a henchman appropriately named Horrid Henry, and memorable sketches from Harry Hill and Scooby Doo.
Hannah Clark and her family were particularly enjoying the show. She explained that it is her little girl Eliana’s first year at the Pantomime.
“Snow white is her favourite. She absolutely loves it and she’s properly cheering them on; this is her first pantomime. She is a little bit worried at the minute because she thinks that Snow White might actually die but I am trying to reassure her she will be ok.
“I quite like Horrid Henry, myself and my little boy knows one of the dwarves: he sits across the table from her at school, so we have enjoyed watching her. Oh and of course, we love the wicked Queen as well.”
Mrs Clark said she particularly liked the fact that there was so much interaction with the audience, making the show more enjoyable.
“There’s a lot of comedy for the kids to get involved in. We did get a bit wet earlier, but actually not as wet as my kids would have liked, or so I got the impression!”
Page Kowalcki (5), also enjoyed the pantomime, and when Muddles asked if anyone had any questions for the Magic Mirror, she asked him how it worked. Her favourite part was when Snow White did a duet with the Prince.
However, Nicola Ware (24) said that she was disappointed the dwarves were not real, though admitted that the kids who played them did a great job anyway.
Overall, Snow White is a good, inexpensive night out if you have some excitable little sweet hearts sat at home, waiting for Santa to slide down the chimney.