Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

 Review by Mark O'Callaghan

Even someone who doesn’t like pantomimes would have enjoyed Wells Little Theatre’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The hilarious script (written once again by Vicky Orman), and catchy and well arranged pop songs were brilliantly performed by all the cast.

Alisa Creaser was an ideal Snow White, complemented perfectly by principal boy Nicky Hann, who played the part of Prince Darion.

The eclectic choice of pops songs helped to convey aspects of the story, helped by the painstaking lyric rewriting by Katy Biggs, (although here I must declare an interest!), the expert musical direction of Sheila Ross and the tight performances of cast and musicians. A good example was the rendition of ’Killer Queen’ by the evil Queen Malicia, played with a nice mixture of vanity and petulance by Emma James. (“So suck it up, sweet Snow White.”) Harmony arrangements by Nick Barlow alongside Sheila Ross made for one of the musical highlights of the show, along with the beautiful duet, ‘Love is an Open Door’, sung by Snow White and Prince Darion.  

Above all, the show was properly funny and nothing was allowed to get in the way of the humour. Poignant moments were punctured nicely by clowning around and special mention must go to Tristan Hann and Jonathan Samsam (as  Scruff the Dog and Ollie) who ad-libbed wonderfully throughout. All in all, a show ideally suited to pantomime lovers and sceptics!


Show dates: 13/12/2014 - 20/12/2014

Cast and Crew

GroupRoleMember Name
AuthorVicky Orman
Production TeamDirectorKen Edmonds
Production TeamStage ManagerCharlie Watkins
Production TeamChoreographer - AdultsKim Fisher
Production TeamChoreographer - ChildrenSarah Neale
WardrobeCostumesLouise Sansam
CrewLightingGraham Brown
CrewPropsLesley Ricketts
Production TeamMusical DirectorSheila Ross
Production TeamAssistant DirectorNorman Cowell
Production TeamProducerVicky Orman
CrewSoundAdrian Mitchell
BandDrums and PercussionDavid Collyer
CastSnow WhiteAlisa Creaser
CastFairy Serafina-melisandriniaSandra Marshall
CastPrince DarionNicky Hann
CastDame Justina MuddleRichard Wright
CastScruff the Wonder DogTristan Hann
CastQueen MaliciaEmma James
CastRivetNatalie Hope
CastTrivetNick Barlow
CastKing AlbusJohn Little
CastThe Magic MirrorMolly Lythaby
CastOllieJonathan Sansam
Junior Team 1Sunday (Dwarf)Deanna Symes
Junior Team 1Monday (Dwarf)Charlotte Carey
Junior Team 1Tuesday (Dwarf)Mollie Spraggon
Junior Team 1Wednesday (Dwarf)Ryan Cooper
Junior Team 1Thursday (Dwarf)Rebecca Knott
Junior Team 1Friday (Dwarf)Tilly Davis
Junior Team 1Saturday (Dwarf)Florence Milner
Junior Team 2Sunday (Dwarf)Imi Allen
Junior Team 2Monday (Dwarf)Mia Hann
Junior Team 2Tuesday (Dwarf)Amy Cleverley
Junior Team 2Wednesday (Dwarf)Henry Boulton Roberts
Junior Team 2Thursday (Dwarf)William Creaser
Junior Team 2Friday (Dwarf)Honey Hann
Junior Team 2Saturday (Dwarf)Chloe Creaser
Junior Team 2Junior CompanyErin Webster
Junior Team 2Junior CompanyMary Boulton-Roberts
Junior Team 2Junior CompanyIris Marshall-Smith
Junior Team 1Junior CompanyCarter Edmonds
Junior Team 1Junior CompanyEvie Davis
Junior Team 1Junior CompanyLottie Davis
CrewPropsVicky Orman
WardrobeCostumesVicky Orman
CastChorusVicky Orman
CastChorusJo Scammell
CastChorusNick Creaser
CastChorusGerald Eyers
CastChorusTina Eyers
CastChorusKaty Biggs O'Callaghan
CastChorusBenny Williams
CastChorusPat Watkins
CastChorusClaire Hak
CastChorusEllie Dowling
CastChorusJanice Holwill
CastChorusLauren Best
CastChorusGina Symes
CastChorusAgnieszka Seemann
CastChorus and Large SundayJenny Hailes
CastChorus and Large MondayMartha Hale
CastChorus and Large TuesdayJamie Symes
CastChorus and Large WednesdayGarry Marke
CastChorus and Large ThursdayMary Hayter
CastChorus and Large FridayHelen Proudman
CastChorus and Large SaturdayLiz Carey
CastChorusKatie Branch
CastChorusStacey English
SetConstructionAngelo Giannetti
SetConstructionChris Spray
SetConstructionJames Wiltshire
SetConstructionRoger Reeson
SetConstructionMike Scammell
SetConstructionFrank Bonetti
CrewStage HandLen Sweales
CrewStage HandAngelo Giannetti
CrewStage HandJames Wiltshire
CrewStage HandMike Scammell
BandGuitarAlan Hooley
BandGuitarSteve Watson
BandBassTony Scragg
BandKeyboardSheila Ross
CastChorusGeorge Sadowski
CrewAssistant Stage ManagerChris Spray
CrewDeputy Assistant Stage ManagerRoger Reeson
Production TeamPhotographyAdam Lanfranchi