MIRROR, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

Judging from last nights audience at The Anvil, Dolly the Nurse, on of the stars of this year’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Played by Jamie Steen, the pantomime dame was greeted by huge cheers every time he stepped out on stage in the wide variety of flamboyant and garish costumes.

The Anvil’s adaptation of the world famous fairy-tale was a tale as old as time, sprinkled with twists on modern songs. The wicked queen – played by Kirsty Sparks – demonstrated a great set of lungs with her renditions of Killer Queen and Britany Spears’ Toxic.

Snow White, played by Tracey Beaker’s Dani Harmer, was a great loveable princess and her connection with the seven dwarfs brought a heart-warming element to the production.

But it was the audiences guide for the evening Muddles, played by Chris Pizzey, who ensured the audience remained fully engaged throughout, whether it was telling jokes or being the but of the jokes.

Muddles and Dolly’s comedic timing was a masterclass in panto slap stick and every time the pair stepped out on stage together, I instantly knew something hilarious was going to happen.

Some of the jokes were a bit toe curling, but that is the beauty of panto, it may be a head in hands type joke, but you still appreciate its place in the performance.

But it was the casts rendition of the 12 days of Christmas, which had me in absolute stitches. From the absolute chaos that was unfolding on stage, to the range of bizarre objects which were replacing the traditional song themes – I proudly shouted “five watering cans” every time – this was one of the highlights of the show.

For all the boos and hissing for the wicked queen there is of course a happy ending for Snow White and her prince charming, and a glittering wedding closes out another wonderful panto at the Anvil.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be on at the Anvil until January 6. so for a fun filled night, make sure you don’t miss Snow White, but prepared to get a little bit wet.