New Westminster audiences can once again enjoy the fun of a holiday pantomime.
Royal Canadian Theatre Company is returning to the Massey Theatre with Snow White, onstage Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4.
The company is led by Ellie King, known as the “Queen of Panto,” a well-known force in New Westminster for her time leading the Burr Theatre. Snow White, featuring an original script, lyrics and music, tells the story of young Snow White, living with her family in the kingdom of Happitania – which, unfortunately, is going bankrupt. Snow White must marry Prince Roland of Romanzia to save her kingdom.
The princess wishes she had the freedom to choose, while her stepsister, Rose Red, wants to marry the prince for his fortune and conspires with her fellow villains – Nabbem, Grabbem and Queen Belladonna – to get rid of Snow White for good.
As always, the audience gets to cheer the good guys and boo the bad guys, while laughing along to the cheesy puns, jokes, music and magic of a traditional British pantomime.
This year, the theatre company is offering a special relaxed performance on Friday, Jan. 3. The 7:30 p.m. show will be adapted so that people with intellectual and other disabilities, or anyone else who can benefit from a relaxed sensory experience, can feel comfortable in the theatre. Relaxed performance tickets are priced at two-for-one rates.
General admission is $29.99, with senior/student tickets at $24.99, or a family four-pack for $99.99. Buy through www.ticketsnw.ca or call 604-521-5050.
For more on the show or the theatre company, see www.rctheatreco.com.