Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Grand Opera House, York: A Mumbler review
Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Ashley
York Mumbler Ashley and her six-year-old son recently went to see this year’s pantomime at the Grand Opera House, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Find out what they thought about it, plus lots of useful information in her review.
We were lucky enough to be invited to watch this year’s Grand Opera House pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
At the risk of sounding like an utter misery… pantomime hasn’t always been my favourite things, but I have to say, this was one of the most enjoyable pantos I’ve seen. I may well be a converted pantomime fan!
I knew that my 6-year-old, a theatre-loving boy would probably enjoy it no matter what. It’s always great to have a weekday treat and we were excited for an opportunity for some quality time together and to get us into the Christmas spirit…and it certainly did the trick.
Lots of laughter to be had
Right from the opening scene, ‘Muddles’ and ‘Nurse Brexit’ got the audience involved and continued to bring plenty of giggles throughout. The panto stars Mark Little, the best baddie in Yorkshire, ‘Allo ‘Allo legend Vicki Michelle and man of comedy and magic Martin Daniels were all excellent.
Everyone from our very own town crier Ben Fry, right through to the dancers were exceptional and the wicked queen (my son’s favourite) brought plenty of ‘boos’ and ‘hisses’ in contrast to the delightful Snow White, Prince Rudolph and the seven, very cute dwarfs!
Our seats were brilliant up in the dress circle and we made the most of the little binoculars to hire (although we didn’t need them).
We enjoyed the usual interval treats…including delicious ice cream and my little one persuaded me to buy him one of the delightful flashing toys on offer on the foyer. Be aware they are a bit on the pricey side, but lots of fun.
A great show for all ages
The audience age range seemed to vary from about 2 or 3 years old, right up to someone who was celebrating their 96th Birthday. We came out feeling full of cheer after a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I think I may well be a converted pantomime fan!
Useful links & information
The panto is running until Saturday 4 Jan 2020
There are two performances a day (matinee & evening)
Signed and captioned performances are available
Relaxed performances are also available – perfect for very young children or those that would like to see the show in a less formal atmosphere.