Seven dwarfs, a musical trip down memory lane, fake snow, a ‘flying Lambretta’ and a life size T-Rex are just some of the highlights at this year’s Alhambra pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, brought to you by Qdos Entertainment.

Taking centre stage for his 21st year Bradford’s beloved comedian Billy Pearce is joined this year by classic children’s entertainer Paul Chuckle, and Steps star Faye Tozer in what is an evening of non-stop entertainment and comedy.

From the outset Billy, who plays the character Muddles, delights his audience with his time-honoured humour, and it is clear he has a real passion for Bradford, its folk and the city’s history. His hard work and endearing character soon has the audience, both young and old, in the palm of hands preparing them for what is be a magical experience.


But just as you thought the evening couldn’t get any funnier, Paul Chuckle is thrown in to the mix playing Oddjob. And the jokes just keep on coming, followed by a fitting tribute to his late brother Barry Chuckle. The pairing of these two legends, is a comedy masterclass and really does lift the evening to new heights.

Faye Tozer, best known for her part in the British BRIT-Award-winning pop band Steps and Strictly Come Dancing finalist, expertly brings to life the evil Queen Lucretia, giving the character just the right amount of villainess flare before leaving the audience dancing in the aisles.

Snow White and Prince William of Wakefield played by Sarah Goggin and Matthew Croke, round off this classic tale to perfection, ably assisted by the magnificent seven dwarfs and of course the talented Sunbeams courtesy of the Sara Packham Theatre School.

The amazing talented cast is only heightened by the sumptuous set, and thrilling special effects brought to you courtesy of The Twins FX. Not forgetting an integral part of the tale, the magic mirror, which is centre stage and pivotal to Snow White’s happy ending.

Audience participation is a must and beware down at the front as the first three rows seem to have become a wet zone, thanks to Muddles and his pet dog.

Every year the pantomime seems to go from strength to strength and this year is no exception. Bradford is truly lucky to have such a legendary ambassador such as Billy Pearce. I just hope his reign may continue and Billy returns for years to come, alongside Qdos Entertainment and other such talent from the world of stage and screen.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs runs until January 26, 2020.