Could it be time for Panto?

August 9, 2020

Sharon Young and Sue Gowen are keen to find out if sufficient people would be interested in taking part based on the timescales below.  We will ensure that all government guidelines on social distancing are followed. They are planning to be very flexible in how rehearsals are managed to adapt to individual and safety needs.  


Snow White and the Four Swedish Popstars  


directed by Sharon Young and produced by Sue Gowen


Our panto is based on the traditional Snow White panto with a couple of major changes, which make the most of the continued popularity of Abba and Mamma Mia the musical,:  

  • All songs in the show are Abba songs, with some of the words changed to suit the story  

  • Instead of finding seven dwarves in the forest, Snow White finds four Swedish popstars (complete with sequins, big hair and egos) – who went into hiding when ‘disco died’ and no one wanted to listen to their music anymore.  

We hope that cast and audience alike will be singing and dancing along to classics such as Voulez Vous, Money Money Money, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Knowing Me, Knowing You, SOS and of course Waterloo  


There are 15 principal roles:


  • Snow White

  • The Prince

  • The Evil Queen

  • Dame Ramsbottom (the Queen’s Cook),

  • Giggles (the Court Jester),

  • Fairy Liquid, the Queen’s Talking Mirror,

  • Purrnando (the Queen’s cat)

  • Alfonso (the long-suffering Lord Chancellor)

  •  Fandini and Greased Lightining (the prince’s valet and horse)

  • The Four Swedish Popstars themselves, Anji, Bongo, Aggie and Benji.  

  • We will also have a range of chorus roles.  


Please let us know if you are interested in taking part.

Sharon or


So that we can get an idea of numbers  


Here are some intended dates - these may change.


Read-throughs to take place on Zoom - details will be published nearer the time.


Wednesday 19th August @ 7.30pm

Wednesday 26th August @ 7.30pm

Monday 14th September @ 7.30pm


Proposed Auditions at SPT on 21st September (8pm-10pm), 23rd September (8pm-10pm) and 27th September (2pm-5pm)


Rehearsal days are Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons


Proposed Show dates:


8th-10th Jan 2021

15th-17th Jan 2021

2 evening shows and 2 matinees


All to take place under government guidelines and we will review further when more guidance has been published. Accordingly dates may change.

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