REVIEW: Littleport Players' panto was action-packed and fun-filled
PUBLISHED: 10:48 16 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 16 December 2013
A review of Littleport Players' pantomime Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, held at Littleport Village Hall.
“It was the best show I’ve ever seen – in fact it was brilliant,” said young Keane, who thoroughly enjoyed the last performance of the Littleport Players at a packed village hall.
Four-year-old Keane, who had never been to a panto before, loved joining with the rest of the audience in booing the convincingly ‘horrible’ Queen Avarice, played by Madeline Palmer, every time she appeared on the stage.
This was an action-packed, fun filled, all-singing and dancing production which was well written by Alan Frayn, superbly directed by Karen Booth, ably produced by Rick Forward and stunningly choreographed by Nikki Dyer.
Snow White was played by Megan Bidecant, whose singing and dancing skills are as good as any West End leading lady.
George Harrison’s sparkling performance as Prince Ferdinand matched that of Megan’s – and that of the entire cast who acted, sang and danced their socks off.
The outstanding three-piece band of Chris Nunn (keyboard), Peter Theobold (bassist) and Alan Neal (drums) were instrumental in bringing alive this show with good old classics like Bill Withers’ Ain’t No Sunshine, The Monkees’ I’m A Believer, Debbie Harry’s One Way Or Another and Queen’s I Want To Break Free.
The young cast brilliantly sang these nostalgic numbers and finished with an amazing rendition of Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Great Balls Of Fire.
The hard-working chairman of Littleport Players, Becky Green, played Justice Quill and was well supported by the outstandingly hilarious Scribbles (Chelsea Booth), whose constant joke playing and innocent innuendos kept this show going in its hilarious panto style.
Chuckles, played by Daniel Ferguson, was a fun character who brought constant laughter with his terrible jokes, while the star of the show Jack Byng playing Edna Bucket looked a vision in a frock as he cajoled, teased and entertained throughout.
The company is now auditioning for its next production, CS Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.