Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Panto Queen to Share Next Story

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Panto Queen to Share Next Story

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BATS Theatre Co's pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which opened yesterday in Buderim, is the perfect outing for the whole family with all this wet weather around.

Directed by the C[pounds sterling]panto queenC[yen] herself, Mary Newton, this show is bound to sell out quickly, as per all of her previous successful productions over the years, including Cinderella (2003), Sleeping Beauty (2006) and Jack and The Beanstalk (2007), which all played to sell-out houses at BATS Theatre.

Mary Newton was always destined to be involved in theatre. With her mother Jean a director and her aunt Helen Stirling an actress, she spent much of her childhood backstage.

She has also directed Alice in Wonderland for the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Co in 2009.

After spending more than 30 years working with the youth acting groups at BATS Theatre Co, Mary has a true understanding of what works for children in a production and this show is bound to be a hit with the kids.

Meet the beautiful Snow White (Emilie Gilbert) and help the Seven Dwarfs save her from the evil Queen Morgiana (Susan M. Brown) so she can marry Prince Lorenzo (William Wallace).

Help the very muddled jester, Muddles, find his way to the Dwarfs' Cottage and join with Fairy Goodheart (Emma Ayling) as she uses her powers of good to defeat the evil queen.

The show is a great chance for the kids to burn off some of that energy as they are encouraged to cheer C[pounds sterling]the goodieC[yen] and boo loudly when C[pounds sterling]the baddieC[yen] appears on stage.

Performances: January 14, 21 at 7.30pm; January 15, 22 at 10am and 4pm; January 16, 23 at 4pm. Book now on 5445 2515 or email:

Tickets will be sold for adults at children's prices, with all tickets $12. Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) $30. …

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