Craig Revel Horwood, the star of this year’s Hawth pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, today officially launched the show which opens on Sunday 12 December 2010.
Craig, regarded as the harshest of the judges on the hit BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing, has swapped his black tie and tuxedo for an amazing array of glittering gowns as he becomes one of pantomime’s ultimate villains - The Wicked Queen - in the Hawth’s most spectacular pantomime yet.
Craig is a well-known face on television as a judge on all eight series of the multi-award-winning Strictly Come Dancing which is watched by 12 million viewers each week. He was also a judge on Strictly Come Dancing Special, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Strictly Ice Dancing, Strictly African Dancing and has appeared in numerous television programmes - everything from Celebrity Masterchef to Celebrity Weakest Link!
Craig has just completed directing and choreographing a new production of Chess for a UK national tour and his previous credits as a theatre director/choreographer include: Crazy For You (South Africa); West Side Story (Prince Edward); Miss Saigon (Drury Lane); Hey Mr Producer! (Lyceum); Fiddler On The Roof (Amsterdam); Spend, Spend, Spend (Piccadilly Theatre, Olivier Nomination for Best Choreography); Pal Joey (Chichester Festival Theatre); Guys And Dolls (Sheffield Crucible) and Copacabana (Amsterdam/ Demark) to name but a few. Craig has written a book entitled Teach Yourself Ballroom Dancing for Hodder Education’s famous Teach Yourself range and his sensational autobiography All Balls and Glitter was published in 2008.
Crawley’s very own Jon Clegg, who plays Muddles, returns to the Hawth stage following his role in Aladdin two years ago. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs marks Jon’s ninth year performing in pantomime playing the role of the comic.
Zoë Doano plays Snow White. Zoë’s theatre credits include The Sound of Music, Betwixt, Fly With the Stars, Nightingale, Cinderella and Peter Grimes. On television she has appeared on How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? and Sondheim at 80.
Presented by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, and staged by the same the team that produced last year’s record-breaking production of Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs carries The Hawth’s hallmark of value-for-money and outstanding entertainment for all ages.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at the Hawth Theatre from Sunday 12 December 2010 to Sunday 2 January 2011. Tickets, with concessions and group rates available at selected performances, can be booked on 01293 553636 or online at www.hawth.co.uk.