Last Friday we were lucky enough to be invited along to watch this year’s Christmas pantomime, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle. If I’m being perfectly honest, I nearly declined the invitation because I thought Violet might still be a bit young to understand or enjoy it and thought it might be a bit too late in the day for her.
Nevertheless, on Friday evening we left Daddy Hermit and Billy at home for a lads night and headed into Newcastle with Auntie Nicola aka Geordie Kisses.
We parked up at the Discovery Museum, which was free with it being after 6pm, and also meant we only had a short walk over the road to the theatre. Good job too as it was absolutely freezing! Once inside we grabbed a quick drink and then settled into our seats.
Now I’m not going to mess about here- the show itself was absolutely fantastic from start to finish! It was honestly, hands down, the most hilarious pantomime I’ve ever seen! Massively paying homage to our Geordie surroundings, the local jokes and accent spins (listen out for ‘Wor Hoose’) had everyone laughing from the very start!
And I need not have worried about Violet as she was absolutely mesmerised for the whole show! She watches the Snow White film at least once per week so she knew the story- but this didn’t stop her getting involved with the shouting throughout- especially the cries of “Nooooo, don’t bite the apple!!!!” I’m not one for major spoilers, but she totally bites the apple!
Geordie comic Charlie Richmond plays the fantastic character of Muddles and does an absolutely amazing job of keeping you laughing from start to finish. He worked perfectly with Impressionist and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill -Dame Dotty Donut – perfect comedy match those two! Especially when things went a bit wrong (flying hats!) and the cast struggled to compose themselves- these two went along with it without so much as a stumble which only made the audience crack up even louder! I for one literally had tears streaming down my face at some points!
Also within the cast; Geordie comic Lewis Denny (Herman the Henchman), Britain’s Got Talent winner of Collabro, Matt Pagan (Prince Collabro), Local lass Robyn McEnaney (Snow White) and Newcastle’s own Michelle Heaton from Liberty X (Wicked Queen), all played their characters superbly without question- in fact I’d go as far as to say that this pantomime had the perfect cast- they all performed brilliantly together!
If you fancy seeing it for yourself, you can grab your tickets here. It’s on until the 31st of December, but be quick, as there aren’t many left!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Mother Hermit xx