We all love a good pantomime, don’t we? Especially when the pantomime also happens to be one of your most favourite Disney films. Well, yesterday, I was very lucky to be able to go to the press release on behalf of Nights out in Newcastle for Snow White which arrives at the Tyne theatre this Christmas.
I had a big old stress in the morning yesterday when I realised that my two baby sitters were off on their travels for the week, I sent an e-mail to Aaron from nights out in Newcastle and explained that I wouldn’t be able the press release due to childcare issues. He replied that the theatre were happy for me to bring the little ones along wih me, so that was a huge thumbs up from me. As a working mum, who has to juggle blogging, disneyfind and family life it was fantastic that the theatre were so accommodating towards me.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will run at the Tyne theatre and Opera House from 8th – 31st December 2017. The pantomime will feature a live band and will be packed with a host of top stars including “Newcastle’s own Michelle Heaton” as the Wicked Queen and Britain’s Got Talent winner -Matt Pagan from Collabro as the Prince, Robyn McEnaney who won a “serach for Snow White competition” as well as hilarious Geordie comics Charlie Richmond as Muddles and Lewis Denny as Herman the Henchman.
I just want to touch on the theatre itself before I talk abut the press release. The Tyne theatre is an absolutely stunning venue and you can’t help but look in awe at the intricate detailing inside the gallery. It is a Grade 1 listed building and one of only ten theatres that still exist from the Victorian period. I have seen many shows in this theatre and every time I visit I can’t help but imagine all of the people throughout history who have sat in this beautiful theatre and watched a show with a smile on their face.
Back to the show…… It was wonderful to see all of the cast up on stage in their costumes and to get a tiny taste of what will be coming in the pantomime this Christmas. We were introduced to each member of the cast by Muddles, who I have to admit had me giggling from start to finish. He had a real Geordie charm and I found his humour so funny. He explained to me that he has performed in pantomine for the last ten years at the Tyne theatre. I was also told by the theatre director that he is a favourite with the kids and I can certainly see why, James was also laughing along to all of his jokes.
We were then introduced to Snow White who is played by Robyn McEnaney. We were treated to a rendition of “Journey to the past”from Anastasia and it was such a stunning rendition. What I also loved is that Robyn won a “search for Snow White” competition. It is great to see a local talent taking part alongside this fantastic cast. Can I also mention that Robyn was absolutely gorgeous and such a lovely person. She was warm, friendly and seemed very excited to play Snow White. And finally, I want to let you in to a little secret, Robyn is no stranger to Princess life as she worked at Disneyland Paris and I believe may have been a Disney Princess there! Many of my followers on Instagram messaged me to say that they recognised her.
I was a little star struck when I met Michelle Heaton, I think its probably because I used to be a big fan of Liberty X, I’m not going to like I’ve had their hit single “sexy” running around in my head since I met her. I’m not quite sure what she made of me interviewing her whilst bouncing Jospeh on my knee and James trying his best to get my attention. Michelle said that she was looking forward to the role and that she had actually played the same character last year in panto in Ayr. She also spoke of being happy to be back in the North East and I’m sure that she will enjoy performing in her home city.
We were also briefly introduced to the dwarfs who looked great in their costumes. However, I have to admit that Matt Pagan as the Prince stole the show for me. He sang “Evermore” which happens to be one of my most favourite songs at the moment and his voice was breathtaking. The boys and myself were mesmerised and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. He has just returned from touring with Collabro and said that he is also looking forward to taking on the role. Again, Matt has previouly played this character in Carlisle so I have no doubt he will make an excellent Prince. There was also a great chemistry and rapport between both Robyn and Matt and I can’t wait to see them as Snow White and the Prince this Christmas.
So if you are looking to book a pantomine this Christmas, then look no further than the Tyne theatre. Tickets are already on sale and they sell out pretty fast so get booked soon! Thank you to the Tyne theatre for a magical afternoon and to Nights out in Newcastle for letting us be budding reporters for the day. James didn’t actually want to leave and we all left with a big smile on our face. A big thumbs up from the Disneyfind family 🌟💫✨