Fun, jokes and laughter at the King’s Lynn Corn Exhange as panto season kicks off

Scenes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Adam Newstead as Hec

Scenes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Adam Newstead as Hector the Henchman. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Hi-ho, hi-ho, to pantomime we go. You know Christmas is just around the corner as families come out to enjoy a classic show.

Scenes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Ian Marr as Dame Dot

Scenes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Ian Marr as Dame Dotty. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

And at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange, the fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been bringing fun and laughter.

The production stars actress Sue Holderness - better known as Marlene from Only Fools and Horses - as the Wicked Queen which the audience seemed to adore at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange.

She was joined by actress Hannah Boyce, who graced the stage as Snow White, and KLFM's Adam Newstead, as Hector the Henchman.

The actress, 65, said this was her first visit to the town. She said: 'I have never been to King's Lynn before and it was the most extraordinary thing driving into the market square – it's breathtakingly beautiful.

Her role as the Wicked Queen will be the eighth season she has performed in panto.

The sound of children and adults laughing and clapping was certainly uplifting.

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It was almost impossible not to get involved as the characters took to the stage.

The packed audience were instantly hooked with jokes referring to places such as West Winch, Wisbech and Norwich.

Snow White dazzled the stage, and the brilliant Wicked Queen got everyone booing with the added sound of Boycie at one point which delighted the adults.

But Dame Dorothea, played by Ian Marr, seemed to have the audience in stitches.

West Norfolk Mayor mayor Barry Ayres said: 'It's nice to see all the local people come and see it. It's brilliant that a big name is in the show too.'

Mr Ayres said that he has always enjoyed a pantomime, his favourite being Aladdin.

'I don't know why but I always loved that one.'

Nick Daubney, leader of West Norfolk Council, said: 'The pantomime has been well received in King's Lynn. Every year it gets better and better. I still get excited and am looking forward to seeing it.'

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