Weymouth Pavilion

A TRADITIONAL pantomime that ticks all the boxes for colour, spectacle and laughter, this show is family entertainment that is quite simply superb, oh yes it is.

Real life husband and wife Colin James and Hannah Gover lead the way as the royal prince and the lovely Snow White who find love after battling a scheming step mother who is jealous of Snow White’s beauty, stars of the show are the hilarious double act of Lee Redwood who is undoubtedly the best dressed Dame in the business and Gwynfryn West as her hapless son Muddles who between them never miss a beat as they create mayhem and madness in a show-stopping comic performance that can be guaranteed to bring the house down every night.

All the well loved comedy routines of panto are revived such as a riotous kitchen fiasco, and a scary ghost scene, much to the enjoyment of an audience who join in the fun - sometimes with unexpected results - in a three hour-long show that has not a single dull moment from first to last.

Katrina Gibson is suitably nasty as the wicked step-mother and Gabriella Grace Elliott is the Fairy Stardust while Christopher Dobson completes the leading role line up as the royal right hand man in a colourful production that gallops along at a lively pace.

The large cast of young dancers and the seven dwarfs, youngsters with massive Disney-like heads, all put a huge effort into a show that scores top marks for energy and life.

A pre-recorded sound track maintains the beat in this Ron Martin company production that scored a success with last year’s Weymouth panto.

The production continues until January 3 with two performances on most days including Sundays although it should be noted that there are no shows on Christmas Day or Monday December 28.