‘Hold on tight to your handbag’
If Disney did happy endings for wicked queens, the Forum’s evil stepmother in this year’s panto would easily deserve her happy ever after.
Belting out countless tunes during this year’s festive tale, Kerri Quinn has without doubt one of the best voices that have graced the theatrepthis year.
She’d give some of the contestants on this year’s X Factor a run for their money - and she brought the house down during Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (Aren’t wicked queens supposed to get booed at the end?)
Derry’s panto is already in full swing, but with William Caufield (aka Nurse Molly Coddle) in more flamboyant dresses than ever - I have a warning for any ladies planning to take a trip to the Forum - hold on to your handbag!
And - no matter how close Nurse Molly Coddle comes near you, don’t let her have it. It was the poor unfortunate Lisa who got picked on the night I went - I think maybe next year she’ll be looking for a seat nearer the back of theatre!
If it’s proper corny Christmas entertainment you’re after - then the Forum is the place for you this year.
We all know the story of ‘Snow White’ but the fantastic crew at the Forum have made this year’s show an unforgettable experience.
Don’t miss Daniel O’Donnell as he takes on the role of the Magic Mirror - no better man for the job.
I was little disappointed to find that the cast hadn’t decided to resurrect their famous ‘12 days of Christmas’ song but there’s always next year.
They did thankfully however perform the much loved Scooby Doo Ghost song which was the highlight of the night.
Featuring up to date songs that the kids will enjoy, the panto has it all. Caufield heads up a cast of fabulous singers and dancers, while the behind the scenes crew have done a fantatsic job with the lights and scenery.
A special word of praise has to go to wardrobe department - Molly Coddle’s Titanic themes dresses will leave you dazzled.
The kids will no doubt love the dwarfs the most although their names might not be that familiar - Sneezy is now Sniffly and Dopey is called Loopy.
Packed with great song and dance routines, hilarious comedy, dazzling scenes and magical special effects, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs is fun for all the family from 4 to 94!
Also, don’t miss the special ‘magical appearance’ by singer, Daniel O’Donnell as the Man In The Magic Mirror.
Hilarity by the bucket load – so get your tickets fast!
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs is currently running at the Millennium Forum until Saturday 5th January.
Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings and reservations.
NB: Please note that Daniel O’Donnell does not appear in person.
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