It’s panto time as Snow White comes to Centre

Kieran Halpin is the guest at Spalding Folk Club on December 4.
Kieran Halpin is the guest at Spalding Folk Club on December 4.
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A very special time is soon upon us at the Centre, one of our busiest periods of the year when no-one is allowed to be sleepy, sneezy, grumpy, dopey or bashful!

You know where this is going ... yes it’s Panto time!

The script has been written, the actors are cast, and the technical team are busy working on the lighting and special effects so the thrill isn’t forgotten in just a puff of smoke.

As the doors open on this year’s extravaganza, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the anticipation and excitement will be almost palpable.

Within two minutes of curtain up the nasty villain appears and states their claim – then the booing and hissing begins.

This year, it’s the Wicked Queen who is out to get Snow White.

As the story develops, the Centre’s very foundations will be shaken to the core with all the stomping, shouting, cheering and laughter.

Only time will tell if Magic Mirror, voiced by Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy, stays loyal to her cruel mistress and whether the dwarfs can save the day by helping Snow White get her Prince.

Find out what happens at one of over 30 shows which run between December 12 and January 2.

Before leaping headlong into the Panto season, there are still two music dates to keep you going until 2014.

Spalding Folk Club’s guest on Wednesday, December 4 is one of Ireland’s hardest working singer-songwriters, Kieran Halpin.

His material has been covered by famous musicians all over the world and you can hear his incisive wit and passionate playing for yourself in our intimate top bar from 8.15pm.

Then tribute band Limehouse Lizzy keep the spirit of Phil Lynott alive when they belt out the likes of Whiskey in the Jar and The Boys are Back in Town in a Function Hall concert on Saturday, December 7 from 8.30pm.

The final movie of the year on the main screen is Austenland.

This light and frothy tale of one woman’s quest to find true love at a Jane Austen theme park has three screenings from Monday, December 3.

Meanwhile movie dates for early 2014 are almost confirmed with titles including: Philomena, The Butler, The Hobbit and Frozen.

The full programme will be announced on the South Holland Centre website imminently and film brochures delivered before Christmas.