A pantomime group from Cornwall will finally bring its production of ‘Snow White and The Seven Vertically Challenged Beings’ to Gweek Village Hall this week after illness forced the show to be postponed in 2022. 

The Gweek Pantaloons will return to the stage with its re-run of the production which was originally meant to be performed in March 2022. However, due to Covid, the show had to be postponed.

It will now take place this week from Thursday, March 2 until Saturday, March 4. 

'Snow White and The Vertically Challenged Beings' will tell the story of the nasty queen who tries to get rid of her stepdaughter Snow White (portrayed by Hannah Bibby.)

Snow White meets many colourful characters including seven little men who welcome her to their home to take care of her – much to the dismay of the queen and her witch alter ego. In the end, Snow White is recused by a handsome Prince (played by Katie Ireland) and his dancing horse.

Falmouth Packet: Bashful, Happy, Sneezy and Teasy take to the stageBashful, Happy, Sneezy and Teasy take to the stage (Image: Brian Toney MBE)

The group performs a pantomime each year which usually takes place on the first Saturday in March. The cast and crew all originate from Gweek and surrounding villages and towns.

The cast includes performers of all ages from children to adults, with some of them being seasoned performers and others being new to the stage. With half of the cast being youngsters, this makes this show suitable for all ages, from toddlers to the older generation with audience participation being encouraged throughout.

Sue Toney and Kath Tart have been organising bright and colourful costumes whilst Russ Bibby has been providing imaginative lighting with scenery and setting organised by Barry Tart and some of the pantaloons crew.

Falmouth Packet: Snow White and her Prince Snow White and her Prince (Image: Brian Toney MBE)

This week’s performances will take place at Gweek Village Hall on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 at 7pm, and two performances on Saturday 4 at 2pm and 7pm. There will be a colouring competition for the children, a raffle, and refreshments with a wine and beer bar for the adults.

Tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £3 for children under 14. Tickets are available from Gweek Village Shop and The Black Swan at Gweek, Brian Toney on 01326 221652 or the gweekpantoloons.org website. Tickets will also be available at the door for each performance.