Portobello Pantomime presents The Snow Queen

For it’s 25th anniversary The Portobello Pantomime is staging The Snow Queen at the Tabernacle. Written by Josh Allott and Alexis Self and directed by Anna Chancellor it goes like this: The village of Portobello is a small, parochial kind of place, and the Elders work hard to keep it that way: mirrors, outsiders and smartphones are all banned. But when the malevolent Snow Queen and her narcissistic harem take their quest to gain more followers to the village, Portobello’s insulated idyll comes under threat. This year’s Panto is a 21st Century update of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairytale. It also sees the return of the Panto’s founding mother Anna Chancellor, who will be calling the shots from the dugout. If technology is a drug – and sometimes it feels like one – then what, precisely are the side effects? All will be revealed at the Tab this Christmas…

It’s all made possible by the hard work of dozens of volunteers who take on costume to lighting to acting to singing, all for the fun of it and to raise money for many a good cause. The organisers say: “The Tabernacle is an institution with a similar raison d’etre to the panto. It was founded to safeguard and celebrate Notting Hill’s vibrancy and to have fun while doing it. To bring everyone under one roof to sing, dance and laugh. Ours is a special corner of this city and the panto is a part of that.” Oh yes it is.

Snow Queen, 
The Tabernacle, Wednesday 14th December – Saturday 17th December. Tickets 
£16 – £18, £8 for children on Saturday matinee Tickets here … tabernaclew11

 

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