The curtain went up on the popular children’s fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs yesterday.
Produced by the Cayman Drama Society, and now being staged at the Prospect Playhouse, Red Bay, the German fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers has been a firm favourite for generations.
‘This show will appeal to the whole family,’ Pat Steward, the show’s director, said. ‘It is the story of how good wins over evil – a wise message and something for us all to remember.’
The play tells the tale of Snow White, a princess living with her vain and wicked stepmother the Queen. One day, when the Queen asks the Magic Mirror who is the most beautiful of all, the mirror replies Snow White. Shocked to the core, the Queen orders Snow White killed. Fleeing from the castle into the woods, Snow White befriends the Seven Dwarfs, before falling under the Queen’s spell.
The 26-strong cast includes a mix of veteran thespians and newcomers to the CDS stage.
‘With a cast of this size there are bound to be some familiar faces – Martin Tedd, Roland Stacey, John Addleson, Kate Bowring, Teri Quappe, Peter Kosa and Stacie Sybersma, who plays the lead role, to name just a few,’ Ms Steward said. ‘We are also thrilled to see so many newcomers, particularly the number of young people who have come forward to participate in this production.’
The backstage crew are all John Gray High School students, who are participating in the production as part of their GCSE coursework. It is the first time that the CDS and JGHS have collaborated together.
It is the second time the CDS has staged Snow White. It was first performed as a pantomime in January 1992, directed by Alan Hall.
Due to disruptions in rehearsal schedules, Snow White will be staged for two weekends only. Production dates are tonight, 28 November; Saturday, 29 November; Sunday, 30 November; Thursday, 4 December; Friday, 5 December; Saturday, 6 December and Sunday, 7 December. Show time is 7.30pm. Sunday performances are at 3pm. Tickets are $20. Admission for children 12 and under is $10. Call the box office on 949-5054.