Snow White and puppets

PANTO season kicks off tonight when a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves opens at Westwood Theatre.

Performing-arts students at Yorkshire Coast College’s Westwood campus will perform the show at 7.30pm tonight, tomorrow and Friday.

A twist on the original fairy tale, this pantomime features seven puppet dwarves created by costume lecturer Emma Renhard and operated by seven students.

Director and lecturer Rob Herdman says: “The students have been working extremely hard to perfect their characters.

“We have all the traditional aspects of pantomime, including a bad queen called Beryl, a dame and a handsome prince,” says Rob.

“But we’re also bringing something a little different with the dwarf puppets - perfect for a performance in our theatre-in-the-round”.

The panto has comedy, drama and musical dance numbers such as Don’t Stop Me Now, Come What May and Everybody Needs Somebody. The Westwood Choir will perform Christmas songs in the interval.