It’s Snow White on the night

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CAST members and a team of dedicated helpers are busy preparing for the 27th Buckingham Community Pantomime later this month.

This year’s production, the favourite fairytale Snow White, will be performed in Buckingham Community Centre on January 20, 21 and 22.

The show will be directed by Buckingham Community Pantomime founder Lionel Weston, who promises a traditional fun-packed panto with plenty of laughs and audience participation.

Mr Weston, who has directed two previous shows, said: “It’s got the traditional story of the wicked stepmother trying to do away with Snow White, but it has a happy ending.

“There will be traditional songs from the Disney film including Heigh Ho and Whistle While You Work, and I like to think I’ve added my own touches of humour.”

Snow White and her loyal band of vertically-challenged helpers will need audience assistance to avoid one of the pantomime’s villains, the menacing troll from the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

“The audience will need to help the story flow by guarding the heroes and heroines against the troll,” said Mr Weston.

The Buckingham Community Pantomime has raised thousands of pounds for local good causes since it was established in 1984. Hard work by a team of around 100 people helps make the show a success every year.

Tickets are available from the Old Gaol in Buckingham town centre, priced £7.50 for adults and £5 for under-16s. Performances will be held in Buckingham Community Centre in Cornwall’s Meadow, starting at 7pm on Thursday, January 20; at 7.30pm on Friday, January 21; and at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, January 22.

Discounts are available for bona fide groups of 10 or more on the Thursday evening. See www.buckinghampanto.co.uk for details.

Pic being taken on Monday evening