The Snow Queen Rock ‘N’ Roll Panto Review

New Wolsey Theatre

Reviewed by Andrew Harrison


I joined this panto online at the New Wolsey Theatre as some audience also managed to be there in person, socially distanced of course. It may be a smaller cast than usual for a panto but the five performers work hard and are full of energy.

Writer and director Peter Rowe has created an imaginative production full of fun and excitement. Set in the village of Balbroken The evil Snow Queen, Natasha Lewis, has kidnapped Kay, Adam Langstaff.  The Dame Smorgasbord, Steve Simmonds, and Gerda, Lucy Wells, go in search to find Kay in the frozen North. James Haggie as Simon Clinkerbin, the village idiot shows some good comedy timing to great effect.

As an ensemble they work effectively well, with great singing, though not quite a full rock ‘n’ roll feel. The set is well designed by Barney George.

This show is great for young and old with comedy for all.