Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre

Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre

Snow White pantomime launch

Shoppers in Rotherham did a double take when the stars of this year’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, mingled with the crowds at the Tuesday street market.

Wicked Queen, former Pop Idol star Zoe Birkett, was especially interested in the shiny red apples at Ellis’ Fruit and Veg stall, in All Saints’ Square!

Zoe was joined by Snow White herself, Enola Dyer, handsome prince, Anthony Collesso, loveable “Muddles” (Rollo) and Dame Dolly, Steve Barclay.

The stars were in town to launch the festive spectacular, which this year features the timeless story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The cast posed for photos outside Rotherham Minster and the Heart of Steel, before the Wicked Queen led them on a hunt for apples to the Tuesday street market, outside Rotherham Visitor Centre.

Rotherham Theatres Manager, Jo Longworth, said: “This year’s panto promises to be a real treat, with a fantastic cast and Shone Productions once again producing the show – so expect fantastic songs, stunning dance routines and a hilarious script.

“Rotherham audiences love their annual panto, and with a family favourite like Snow White I am sure this year will be as popular as ever.”

Cllr Taiba Yasseen, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, added: “The story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a classic, and with a wicked queen to boo and hiss, a plucky heroine and a comedy double act of Muddles and the Dame, I’m sure this year’s production will delight both young and old alike!”

Tickets for Snow White are on sale now and can be purchased in person or by phone from the box office at Rotherham Visitor Centre, or on the Theatres website