Theatrical all-rounder Nichola McAuliffe appears to be making the Theatre Royal Bath her second home. Here she is in flamboyant form as the Wicked Queen in Snow White, at a venue where her previous work has ranged from Carl Rosa Opera to Alan Bennett. Even more impressive, she will be returning in February as both author and star of a new nostalgic comedy, Maurice's Jubilee, for which she won The Stage Best Actress Award at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
This was, of course, Disney's first full-length feature film, but it has been staged at Bath only once before, 21 years ago. This may be because theatrical dwarfs tend to be in short supply at this time of the year. However, UK Productions has assembled seven genuinely small actors with a wealth of acting experience for this entertainingly faithful version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale.
Pantomime luminary Chris Harris directs and plays dame for his 12th successive year in Bath, ensuring that his Nurse Nelly teams seamlessly in the laughter stakes with local comic Jon Monie, who plays Muddles. Alongside them, Laura Clement (Snow White) and Ben Harlow (Prince) work hard to overcome their difference in height, successfully preventing their romance from becoming too sugary.