Theatre Royal Bath, 7th December 2017 – 7th January 2018
MIRROR Mirror on the wall, who has the funniest, barmiest, wittiest panto of them all?
Why, Bath of course! This year, it is fair to say the merry band at the Theatre Royal have cobbled together one cracking re-imagining of SnowWhite, packed with zingers, cringe and more gags than you can shake a 10-foot slapstick at (indulge us a little, we’re still flying high on panto fever).
Muddles and his mother, Dame Dolly (Nick Wilton) up the comedy ante this year with their corpsing, wisecracks and impressive feats of endurance (we were out of breath just looking at them running laps around the stage).
Marion Sauvebois, This Is Wiltshire
WHAT do you need for a terrific pantomime?
There could be lots of answers but I suggest a strong and familiar story, lots of songs, colourful costumes and sets, an exuberant Dame, a witty knockabout, an attractive central couple and a really hissable villain.
Nick Wilton has stepped into the bra and the sparkling relationship with Jon Monie, left vacant by the death of Chris Harris. Nick is a charming dame.