Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Review – York Grand Opera House
By @Roger Crow, December 2019
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through Grand Opera House,
plenty of people were awestruck, including me and my spouse.
From far away we travelled, in temperatures that were freezing.
Seven dwarfs are on stage, one might be sneezing.
Many pantos have I reviewed, now I need a fresh angle.
Vicki Michelle looks amazing, and so does Joe Mangel.
There’s dancing, and singing and sets that befuddle.
And Martin Daniels is terrific as the jester called Muddles.
“Joe Mangel?” you wonder, as your mind it does labour.
Why yes, Mark Little, for he was in Neighbours.
Louise Henry’s Snow White is a picture, her beauty astounding.
Little wonder Muddles is besotted, many hearts are a pounding.
The show’s almost perfect, though there is a rare blunder.
Kids and adults care not, their eyes wide with wonder.
As pantomimes go, it’s one of the best I’ve seen,
and “Oh Reneee”, you should see that Queen.
O’er the heads of many youngsters some gags do fly,
but worth every penny is the ticket you buy.
Gags about Trump and (Nurse) Brexit and Boris for the old ’uns.
And rest assured fellow wordsmiths, there’s plenty of puns.
Real panto is that buzz you get with live theatre.
A great atmosphere you feel, and there’s plenty of it here
A great show cast and crew staged, one of the best ever put on.
I wonder if anyone will push THAT red button.
Arguably the most fun family show you ever will see.
And as the spirit of the mirror, lovely Debbie McGee.
On the way to the car we avoid many puddles.
Resounding in my head is the phrase “Hiya Muddles!”.
To miss said show would be a crime truly tragic,
not least because of a map trick that is purely magic.
Now Christmas has begun, and we’re all of good cheer.
Yes dads, a feeling you create without all that beer.
Enjoyed every minute we did, smiling in York.
For years this event is about what people will talk.
With 2020 vision, we’ll be back next year.
And rest assured thigh-slapping stars, my review won’t be austere.
Thanks cast and crew for another great show.
I’d better cut this short in case I ruin the flow.
Take a bow all the team, especially Vicki, Martin and Mark.
Thanks a million for helping light up the dark.
Until January 4th this show will be staged,
and it’s a good bet viewers young and old will be amazed.
Okay, enough with the rhyming, plenty have you had.
Sound like Yoda I do, though that’s not all bad.
Go, see and enjoy, whether feeling happy or blue.
And watch out for those spiders. (Three, two, one kids): “They’re behind you!”