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Hi Ho, It’s Off To MAD We Go!
By Shelagh Phillips, MAD Publicity Officer.
This year’s seasonal offering from the cast of Monifieth Amateur Dramatics (MAD) is their version of Walt Disney’s Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. This was Disney’s first feature length animated film made nearly 80 years ago and is still enthusiastically received by old and young alike and transforms brilliantly onto the stage. That enthusiasm is mirrored by the cast and if this is anything to go by then we are in for another fantastic panto season in Monifieth!
Snow White’s (Niamh Shiel) adventures begin as she about to celebrate her 16th birthday. Evil Queen Caligula (Shelagh Phillips) is not happy at the thought of her beauty being surpassed and along with her royal servant Black Wing (Steven Armstrong) despatches her henchmen Bogwort (Derek Stewart) and Stingwort (Nicky Stewart) to cut out Snow White’s heart. The blundering duo fail however and all kinds of festive mayhem follows. Dame Dolly Dumpling (Cliff Cuthbertson) and Danny Dumpling (Iona Stewart) bring brilliance and lots of laughter to the ensuing saga. Along with Fairies (Christian Gourley and Wilma Low), the Prince (Elliot Glen), the Mirror (Angela Taylor) and the Bear! (John Hunter) there are members from the Youth Group who endearingly play the dwarfs.
This is Flora Lowrey’s first venture as Director and the Youth Group play also play big part in the production.
The pantomime is filled with song and dance, lots of fun and corny jokes which should add up to a great outing to the theatre for all ages.
Tickets are now on sale (£9 and £7 concession) from Troups Pharmacy and The Bay Diner, Monifieth and Yorkshire Building Society, Broughty Ferry. Or call 01382 480043.
‘Snow White’ runs from Thurs-Sun 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th November, and Thurs-Sun 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th December. Evening performances start at 7.30 p.m. and matinees on both Saturdays and Sundays start at 2.30 p.m.
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