Pantomime with community feel to be performed at myplace centre

PUBLISHED: 10:52 16 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:31 16 December 2016

Children from in and around the borough will be performing a pantomime at Myplace community centre.

Children from in and around the borough will be performing a pantomime at Myplace community centre.

Blake Scott

The festive season is upon us and what better way of getting into the Christmas spirit than to enjoy a classic pantomime performed by the community.

Families are invited to visit myplace community centre, Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill, to watch a special adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Director Katie Guyton, 51, said: “I am really, really excited for it to all come together.

“To be honest, I am very nervous but I know it’s going to be fantastic, because everyone has put in so much effort and worked really hard to put on a great show.”

The pantomime will tell the fairytale of Snow White, who takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the Wicked Queen, who is jealous of her beauty and wants to be known as “the fairest in the land”.

Former Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Becky O’Brien, from Romford, will be starring as the Wicked Queen, with her sister Dinah O’Brien as Snow White.

Johnny Mack, a co-presenter of new internet panel show Loose Lads, which delves into the male mind, will play Prince Andy.

More than 60 children from the borough and beyond went through an audition process to be part of the pantomime and are now preparing for when the curtain goes up.

Katie, who owns dance schools in both Barking and Hornchurch, says the production is going to be a “feel-good show”.

“People can expect to see a professional pantomime that will be joyful, fun and have a friendly atmosphere.

“It’s going to be a fairytale that you can lose yourself in.”

Snow White Meets the Seven Dwarfs will be performed at myplace from December 19-23. To purchase tickets, call 07826 973422.

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