22 June 2024

Feel-good fun for the whole family: Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon

Smiles, laughter, and festive cheer filled the Playhouse last week as families, children and theatre-goers took to their seats for the opening night of Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon.

This festive family show is set in a 1950s fairytale wonderland, in which Snow White is forced to become the new apprentice at her Aunt Trish’s beauty salon. A modern and inclusive twist on a classic tale, this show is feel-good fun for the whole family.

As Snow works alongside the devoted trainee Frederico, the audience gets to meet some of fairyland’s favourite characters for an all-singing, all-dancing makeover. From Little Red Riding Hood to the Big Bad Wolf, family favourites are met with cheers and smiles as the characters are transformed in a magical and rather hilarious transformation sequence.

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But the tale of Snow White wouldn’t be complete without its infamous mirror mirror on the wall, truthfully answering the question of “who is the fairest of them all?”

Salon owner Aunt Trish steps into her ‘relaxation room’ for a daily dose of validation before Snow White accidentally stumbles across the mirror.

Running away from the wrath of her aunty, Snow goes on a journey of self-discovery to learn what it really takes to be beautiful on the inside.

Martha Pothen (Aunt Trish) absolutely steals the show taking on the iconic tropes of a sassy 1950s salon owner. Once she realises Snow has become the fairest of them all, she is a force to be reckoned with.

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Consuela Rolle (Snow) brings the important message of self-love to the stage. Her powerful vocals and brave approach makes the audience fall in love with this modern Snow White.

Jake Mitchell as the loveable Frederico brings energy and humour to the Playhouse as audiences root for him to become the next best beauty stylist in town.

Greg Barnett on the other hand has the audience swooning after his array of charming characters, getting the audience singing, dancing and laughing along during his Big Bad Wolf makeover – easily one of the show’s most memorable scenes.

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Rebecca Cooper also surprises the audience with a catalogue of characters including the dramatic queen and the all too honest magic mirror. Her brilliant accent and use of the term “babes” has the audience laughing out loud.

From puppetry to Rock ‘n’ Roll kings and 1950s swing, this festive performance really puts on a show.

Book your tickets to Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon here.

Evening performances have more availability than matinees. Dates still available for evening performances include the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 29th, and 31st December 2021.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty