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This was the 40th pantomime presented by Starlight and was written by Liz Crooke – The Wicked Queen. The piece all had the right ingredients to justify the accolade they received from a large and appreciative audience. Teamwork was the emphasis here, with many of the cast including children taking more that one character – well done! 

Catrin Thomas in the title role of Snow White was the perfect choice and with Charlotte Williams as Prince Pip, the fairy story really took off. They blended well together, both singing beautifully. Liz Crooke savoured every moment of the boos and hisses she received as Wicked Queen, whilst Paul Dunn portrayed the perfect dame role of Hattie Hapless –the audience loved him. Kate Parry and Paula Carr always triumph and this occasion was no exception with their interpretation of Horace and Henry Hapless – Hattie’s two sons, nice tap number! I particularly liked the way the magic mirror was portrayed, with Amy Charlesworth as Reflectarina rising to the challenge. The seven dwarves were played by Starlight Junior Section, SPYDRS, one could hear every word, each one conscious of the task set. Natalie Marshall as Fairy Cupcake, Ed Farrow as King Walter and Rebecca Crooke as Amelia – Snow White’s Friend, completed the major roles. There were many minor roles all well executed. Lovely ballet in second act with good contribution from Gaynor Owen Dancers choreographed by Tami Barma- Pritchard.

Costumes were well designed and backcloths really enhanced this production, particularly the forest scene and the dwarves house. Another feather in the cap for this astute Company    


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Lauren, Paula and Julie present a cheque for £100 to Louise Courtnage - Community Fund-raiser for Air Ambulance at a rehearsal at Criccieth Memorial Hall on 5th January 2013

Snow White proved to be a very successful pantomime ,congratulations to everyone involved!!

What next?

Ed  Farrow  would like members and non-members to join him for a meeting and read through 
Under Milk Wood

Tuesday 11th February at 7.30pm in our new headquarters in the  Guide Hut Criccieth.
Anyone interested in taking part, of helping offstage in any other way, or just wants to know what it's about, please come along.
Potential dates are Tuesday evenings
27th May and 3rd/10th/17th June
Also potential  for performing UM in other venues

Summer production

Reading of Hi De Hi script 
Tuesday 18th February  7.30pm in HQ.
All welcome. 
Suggested dates would run Tuesday evenings
from 22nd July to 9th September

If you would like to be involved with any Starlight Players show,  – check our website  http://www.thestarlightplayers.com/ for further details, or search for “Criccieth Starlight Players” on Facebook and join the open group.
We are looking for actors, singers, dancers, technicians, directors, stagehands, publicity officers, front of house team, wardrobe assistants, prompt, choreographers, make up artists and designers, so there is a job for everyone.