I was really shocked at the high quality of the performances. The would be Snow Whites had to act and sing - I mean, I used to think I could carry a tune and now I realise I am a terrible singer compared to these people.
After much deliberation and amazing auditions, 17-year-old Lucy Dures from Barnsley was chosen, after wowing the judges with her formidable singing voice, nifty dance moves and uncanny resemblance to Snow White herself.
Lucy has been performing since the age of 6, and honed her craft by attending Jill Brooke's Dance School, The RMC Theatre Company and the Pauline Quirke Academy. She said, "I have done many shows over the years but this is the biggest opportunity I have been given so far.
I am so excited to be playing the role of Snow White. I have loved Panto all of my life and to be playing the Leading Lady alongside Scotty T is incredible!"
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will play out in a huge, purpose-built big-top tent in the grounds of the former Tetley Brewery from 8th December for three weeks. Guests will be welcomed by a host of fairytale characters, and be able to enjoy food, refreshments and pre-show entertainment.
For tickets, head over to www.whiterosetheatre.com or call the Box Office on 0113 870 7769. Tickets can also be booked by calling into Jumbo Records in St Johns Centre, Leeds
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
On the grounds of the former Tetley Brewery, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
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