No Christmas period is complete without a visit to the pantomime. So it was only right and proper that we took a trip down to the Harlequin theatre, to indulge ourselves in the obligatory Yuletide festive pantomime limitations. Snow White is a much-loved story and all the children were looking forward to seeing it. Before the trip we read the book so that we were familiar with the storyline.
Pantomimes are always really exciting no matter how old you are. The theatre was a grand building with big velvet style seats and the stage was absolutely amazing. There were lots of other children there and everyone was very very excited.
The show was spectacular and the costumes were amazing. Henry said ”I don’t like that Wicked Queen”. In truth she wasn’t very pleasant.
The cast were very funny and Harry and Libby were laughing all the way through. There were a lot of cheering, booing and “he’s behind you!!!” chants. The Seven Dwarfs had us in stitches and Ann Widdecombe looked amazing from someone old enough to be our great grandmas. It was even more special, as Harry and Libby got to go on stage, and were dancing and talking on the microphone with evangelical zeal. They did such a great job, that both were given prizes for their endeavours.
All of the children loved the show, some of us were mesmerised whilst others sang along to the pop songs with the cast and joined in all of the group chants. Everyone had a great time, we will definitely be returning next year… hi ho hi ho its back to nursery we go…………