Exmouth Players’ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs puts audience in festive mood

PUBLISHED: 18:30 25 December 2017

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

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The Exmouth Players opened the panto season at the town’s Blackmore Theatre with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the audience seemed to relish it with the usual ‘Oh no she didn’t!’ and ‘Oh yes she did!’ routines, writes Graham Liverton.

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

The script was written by Alan P Frayn and had some wonderful jokes that either got the audience groaning or laughing (the old ones are the best!).

Snow White (played by Emily Bowen) looked every inch the role and did well, along with her dashing prince, Prince Ferdinand (Jake Taviner).

Dame Edna Bucket (Mike Hamilton) gave a humorous performance, ad-libbing with some great asides.

The two immortals, Fairy Fortune (Emily Jones) and the wicked Queen Avarice (Annette Driver) complemented each other well, clearly enjoying their roles, while Slurp, the palace drain cleaner (Steve Driver) made a wonderfully creepy, scruffy servant, with a sparkle in his eye.

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Scribbles (Brian Toye) had some terrific lines and made the most of them, supporting his boss Justice Quill (Les Hunt).

Other cast members included the Queen’s new jester Chuckles (Caroline Markham) and Merlina of the Magic Mirror (Courteney Potter).

The obligatory panto animal (a bear, played by Rhiannon Driver) made an appearance in the woodland picnic scene, in the time-honoured (and maybe a bit tired) ”disappearing one by one” sketch.

The show was stolen by a talented group of young dwarves – Brainy (Sophie Buckler), Smiley (Ruby Fogwill), Dozy (Amelie Adams), Grumbly (Daisy Pritchard), Sniffle (Evie Hunt), Blushful (Keira Gibson) and Snoozy (Milly Mann). They were great youngsters who clearly relished their roles, bringing out the characters of the individual dwarves with enthusiasm.

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

The costumes and scenery were first-rate, including a splendid mirror, and the chorus supported the principals well. It would have helped if the solo singers had had microphones as their voices were not strong enough for the words to be heard.

But, hey, it’s Christmas and the show got everyone in a festive mood. That’s what it is all about.

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services Exmouth Players perform their pantomime - Snow White. Picture: Emma Crane of Exmouth Photo Services

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