Snow White Goes to Shoreham Beach
Children at Shoreham Beach Primary School were treated to an assembly with a difference on Wednesday 4th December, when three characters from this year’s Shoreham Panto at Ropetackle dropped in.
Snow White (Ellen Eckersley), Prince Wotsit (Nathan Shaw) and Muddles (James Elliott) took a break from rehearsals to judge a limerick competition set by English subject leader, teacher Nicola Crowhurst.
Nicola said: “We took the story of this year’s Pantomime at Ropetackle – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – and based a whole school writing project around it. As well as writing limericks, the children explored alternative endings, created their own dwarfs and looked at the story from different viewpoints.”
After studying entries from 18 finalists, the cast declared the limericks by Eva Parfoot from Year 2 and Hazel Tinworth from Year 3 the best of the bunch. The winners were treated to free tickets to the Pantomime for them and their families.
Nathan Shaw, who plays Prince Wotsit, said: “It was really hard to whittle the winners down to just two – they all did incredibly well. It was lovely to meet the children ahead of the show and we look forward to seeing them again at Ropetackle soon!”
After the winners were announced, the schoolchildren joined in with the cast’s a cappella rendition of The Rainbow Song, one of the many tunes featured in the show.
Nicola said later: “It was so lovely having them here. It really brought the story to life. The children were buzzing all morning!”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from 13th to 31st December at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Directed and written by professional theatre company, LP Creatives, the lively, fun and bonkers Shoreham Panto is now a firm fixture on the calendar for local families. Tickets are still available for some shows: Call the Box Office on 01273 464440 or visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk.