Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Don't Eat The Apple
Walt Disney was a pretty smart man, so when he wanted a subject for his first movie length animation he chose the best-loved fairy story of all - Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.
Snow White (Arianne Westcott-King, centre) with some of her dwarfs: Dozy (Atira Shack), Merry (Hannah Harrison), Beaky (Kate Sisley), Drippy (Harrison Wake), Titch (Tahlia Menner) and Bigmouth (Oliver Broun). (Photo courtesy Old Mill Theatre)
When Old Mill community theatre were casting around for a great 2013 pantomime, they can to the same decision, and chose well-known Perth director Neroli Burton to take the show to the public.
The plot is similar to the much-loved tale, although the dwarfs are now Prof, Drippy, Dozy, Beaky, Merry, Titch and Bigmouth (can't think what happened to Dave Dee and Mick).
Snow White (Arianne Westcott-King) is chased into the forest by her wicked, jealous, step-mother where she meets the seven dwarfs who offer her shelter until she is ultimately rescued by the handsome prince (Sarah Christiner).
Director Burton says: "The main challenge is making sure we can bring some magic to the stage for the children who come to the show. Whether you're a little one or big one and haven't been to a pantomime before we can guarantee a fun-filled night for all."
Arianne Westcott-King plays the title role of Snow White (Courtesy of Old Mill Theatre)