Director - Jill Jarman
Assisstant Director - Catherine Hartley
Musical Director - Ian Futers
Choreographer - Amy Futers
If you are unable to attend a rehearsal for which you are required please telephone Jill (01362 668709) to let her know.
Further information regarding auditions will appear here later in the year but for now, here are a few words from our Director:
The Grimm Brothers tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs needs no introduction but Alan Frayn has done a wonderful adaptation that sticks closely to the original story but also introduces some marvellous additional characters and typical pantomime situations.
The wicked Queen Avarice is magnificently evil. The dame part is the Palace housekeeper – Edna Bucket (pronounced Ed-in-a-bucket) and other comic characters include Chuckles (the palace jester), Justice Quill (legal adviser to the palace but not very good at it) and his side-kick Scribbles (making them the ‘Brokers men’ characters).
Snow White is in fact a disinherited Princess and Prince Ferdinand the Principal boy comes to her aid although Avarice hopes to marry him herself.
There are a number of set piece comedy routines the “it's behind you” in the shape of a bear and a ghost gag sequence.
A marvellous small part Slurp the palace drain cleaner and of course the immortal Fairy good fortune and Merlin the voice and face of the mirror ( Mirror, Mirror on the wall etc...) who finally escapes at the end of the show.
The 7 Dwarfs can be played by either male or female or a mixture of both... and by the short, the tall, children, adults on their knees... the possibilities are endless. Their names, which obviously cannot be Disney's, are believable and charming nevertheless; Brainy, Smiley, Dozy, Grumbly, Blushful, Snoozy and Sniffle.
All together a delightful fast moving show with ample opportunities for singers to sing and dancers to dance.
I do hope that as many people as possible will want to be involved. It is a splendid way to use up those dreary late Autumn evenings until Christmas!
A rehearsal period of about 10 weeks means that we all have to be totally committed and attend rehearsals when asked to do so.
CHARACTER LIST (details will appear here later in the year)