REVIEW: MIRROR MIRROR (Kings Head Theatre)
The Charles Court Opera company present their boutique Christmas panto Mirror Mirror, this year at the Kings Head Theatre, which is one of the few off-west end venues to have recently signed an agreement with theatrical governing body Equity, to promise to pay actors a fair wage (something still not done across many venues).
When Prince Larry Black embarks on a mission to find a wife with his trusty valet Harry, the evil queen sets her sights on him to solve all of her money worries. But the Prince falls madly in love with Snow White (who recently lost her husband Barry White) and throws a spanner in the works.
The queen turns to her trusty mirror who convinces her to poison Snow White so the Prince can be hers. Unfortunately, valet Harry gets to the poisoned Turkish delight before Snow White and is turned into a frog! Can the queen find a way to get rid of Snow White or will the prince win the one he loves? You’ll have to go along and find out for yourself!
With a hilarious selection of camp rewritten songs (including Snow White’s take on the Queen classic ‘I Want To Break Free’ entitied ‘I’ve Got To Make Tea’) S Club 7, Mamma Mia and Uptown funk, this show is a real hoot! Throw in the obligatory panto baking scene and cream pie in the face for one unlucky audience member and you have the recipe of success.
Writer, Director and star of the show John Savournin (Snow White) has put together a wonderful panto, with dwarves who’s names have had to be changed to due copyright reasons and wonderful Christmas fun. Head over to the Kings Head Theatre this Christmas and check it out.
Reviewed by West End Wilma
Photo: Bill Knight
Mirror Mirror is playing at the Kings Head Theatre until 9 January 2016. Click here to book tickets