My blog does give me some amazing opportunities, so imagine how excited I was to be invited along to London's hottest Christmas pantomime this year, att Theatre503. Running for the past three weeks and finishing on 7th January; Scrooge and The Seven Dwarves is a must-see this Christmas.
Located at the top of The Latchmere Pub in Battersea, we wasn't sure what to expect as we had never been to a pantomime before, let alone a show that inside a pub. However, as soon as we arrived, we got that welcoming and homely pub feeling that most London pubs give off and was very pleased to see there was a clear sign directing people to the theatre upstairs. No awkward conversations with a confused barman trying to locate a theatre show that he knows nothing about!
Upon arrival, we handed over our press tickets and the waiting area was bustling with a mix of adults and children (of all ages). The show started at 7pm and we was right on time, so people started to head inside to sit down ready for the show.
Within 10 minutes, the show kicked off with three guys from production team, Sleeping Trees, having a humorous conversation about how they are going to have to run the show with just three people. Obviously very slapstick and tongue in cheek humour, but equally as funny and exciting.
The story is all about Ebeneza Scrooge who has no Christmas Spirit and so Father Christmas cannot deliver his Christmas presents to all the good little boys and girls because he needs his sleigh to run on Christmas Spirit, of course! Scrooge is transported to 'fairytale land' and hates it; soon realising he must start being a nice person in order to be returned to Old London town.
A mix of childhood fairy tale characters are thrown into the mix, including; Snow White and her Seven Dwarves (played by 2 guys - it is very clever how they pull that one out of the bag too!), The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins.
There are also surprises thrown in which I don't want to spoil, but they are well worth the anticipation!
Adult tickets = £15 / Child tickets = £16 / Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children) = £40
★★★★★ - A must see for all ages, before Christmas Day - Beingashleigh.com
Disclaimer: Press tickets were given for an honest review on my blog. Photos courtesy of David Monteith-Hodge