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Muddy Watches: Snow White on Ice

sw_oi_03I’ve always loved Wellingborough’s Castle Theatre. Yes it is only five minutes from my house and it does have a Frank’s Hamburger House, but aside from that, it has always put great shows on, that I often just ambled down to last minute and watched on me tod! That was until it closed earlier in the year, after its operator went into liquidation, and I mourned the loss of my cultural local! But then, surprisingly it reopened two months later in August, and like a Phoenix from the ashes it arose and is now flying with performances like Snow White on Ice. And wow! Watching The Castle transformed into a spectacular ice-rink, is well, er spectacular!

sw_oi_01The world famous Russian Ice Stars are jaw droppingly good (which is why I guess they’re world famous) and they take the audience on a real magical journey to the heart of the best loved fairy tale of all time, Snow White (but colder).

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We all know the original story of an enchanted mirror, a beautiful girl, the ultimate Prince Charming and a shiny red apple (don’t eat it Snowy)…well this all comes to life on ice, with ballet, gymnastics and aerial aerobatics to create a properly breathtaking experience. Narrator Fairy Flutterby regular updates the audience (which helped me, as I may have been known to struggle with interpretation solely through the medium of dance), and was great for the littlies. Whether you’re a fan of dance or not, this is definitely worth a gander, and Mini Muddy aged 12, LOVED it!

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I’m so happy to see this theatre back and flourishing. It’s on until the end of the month, so if you haven’t got your tickets there’s still plenty of time. Might be a change of scenery in between Christmas and New Year, and it’ll get you out of your bed socks and off the sofa (while doing your bit for local theatre and keeping amazing venues like this alive and the beating heart of our communities. Hear, hear)!

It’s on at The Castle, Wellingborough until 30 December. Tickets 14 – 26 Dec: Premium £25, Standard £23, Restricted View £20. Tickets 27 – 30 Dec: Premium £23, Standard £21, Restricted View £18

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