By Staff Reporter

November 27, 2019
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Enjoy the hilarity at this holiday panto in New West

New Westminster audiences can once again enjoy the fun of a holiday pantomime.

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is returning to the Massey Theatre with Snow White. 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.

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