Reviewed by Helen Noble
‘MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL WHOS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL’
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS!
When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs – Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey.
Starring comedy legend Billy Pearce as Muddles, legendary hilarious funny man Paul Chuckles as the (not-so) Wicked Henchman, Faye Tozer (Strictly Come Dancing Finalist and Pop Band Steps) as The Wicked Queen and Sarah Goggin as Snow White (previous Cinderella and Jasmine).
Yorkshire’s biggest pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be brought to life in a production packed with sensational song and dance, seven friendly dwarfs, magical mirror, an array of comedy, for which the annual Alhambra Theatre pantomime is so well known and loved.
I was invited to attend the panto launch, with first the glimpse of an array of fabulous costumes. Seeing the return of Billy Pearce for his 21st performance with yet more of his mad-cap comedy, teamed up with the legendary funny man Paul Chuckles this really could end up in a tragedy along with singer, dancer, stage actress, pop band ‘Steps’ Faye Tozer. They said they are all really looking forward to working together. Billy said he is going to turn off Paul’s microphone as he does not want to be out done with his comedy, Faye is loving the evil aspect, how this will be portrayed who knows with such a beautiful non evil look, I could feel from the interviews they will be putting their heart and souls into their performances.
And when you think you have seen it all! The Alhambra Theatre promises to top the previous years with even more spectacular scenery and truly amazing, jaw dropping special effects that you will not want to miss, so hi ho hi ho it’s off to book you should go. With only 14 weeks until Christmas don’t leave it too late to secure the best seats.
The Alhambra is a traditional theatre, the main theatre building is modern with bright lights which not only look fabulous but makes the building easy to find on a dark night.
On the ground floor you will find the ticket kiosk and a kiosk for purchasing soft drinks and sweets. On the first floor there is an impressive bar/cafe area, also a merchandise kiosk. The staff are very welcoming and helpful.
The venue has disabled access and blue badge onsite parking can be found to the left of the buildings entrance it says no entry but there is a buzzer system to allow entry.
There are plenty of carparks within a couple of minutes walking distance from the venue, one on Sharpe Street which is just up the hill from the Alhambra, If using an NCP car park if you inform the ticket office on arrival they give you an additional parking ticket to enable a discount on your parking fee.
Tickets cost from £13.50 to £41.50 (booking fees may apply).
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs is at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford from 15 December 2019 to 26 January 2020, for more information or to book tickets visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk or call the box office on 01274 432000.
Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1AJ | 01274 432000