A big hand to all who took part and supported the 2012 panto Snow White and the Seven (Or So) Dwarfs of Ryhall. This production, by Ryhall Pantomime Players in conjunction with Ryhall Entertainments Association, was a great success and £1,000 is being donated to hall funds. The shows were staged on Friday 27th January (7.30pm) and Saturday 28th January - Matinee (2.30pm); Evening (7.30pm). Tickets were £5.
Earlier, we reported:
Our pantomime Snow White and the Seven (Or So) Dwarfs of Ryhall is to have a special guest on opening night...the High Sheriff of Rutland.
The production team is delighted that Mr Peter Lawson will be in the audience on Friday, the 27th of January. "We aim to put on a fabulous show and we hope that he enjoys it," they said.
Ryhall Pantomime Players are staging three performances of Snow White, which tells the story of a vain, wicked Queen who demands to be the loveliest woman in the land at all costs.
In a specially written production packed with local references, Snow White, the King’s dearest daughter, grows up to outshine her cruel stepmother. This proves disastrous for our innocent heroine. However help is at hand from the Dwarfs, a lively band of folk who prove that small is indeed beautiful. There are also moments of reflection from the Mirrors, a lyrical fortune-teller, a kindly Prince, an argumentative woodcutter, and a batch of courtiers to the King and Queen who prove as daft as they are deft. In all, Snow White and the Seven (or so) Dwarfs is a massively fun performance that will amuse people of all ages.
The show is being staged by Ryhall Pantomime Players, and Ryhall Entertainments Association who previously brought you Cinderella in Ryhall, and Dick Whittington of Ryhall. All profits will go to Ryhall Village Hall, a registered charity.
David Chapman, chair of the REA, said: "We are delighted to be back on stage with a fun production that aims to give the audience a great time. In true panto form it will be a family show with plenty of sauce."
The shows are on Friday 27th January at 7.30pm with two performances on Saturday 28th January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. There will be a bar and refreshments.
Tickets are £5 and available from Anne on 01780 754621.
Here are some pictures from our rehearsals, taken by Alex Orlowskyj. More will be appearing later.
Here are Julie Chapman, Lynda Bellairs, Dave Chapman and Verity Wilson
This is Michael Sutcliffe with Kate Chapman