Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Albert Halls, Bolton THE Albert Halls production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a brilliant family show sprinkled with some fairytale magic.

Producer Duggie Chapman and a superb cast — supported by pupils of Bolton Dance and Performing Arts College — have created a show that will delight audiences young and old with fun, laughter, song and dance.

Snow White's jealous stepmother Queen Cruella is superbly played by Yvonne Patterson.

The same can be said for Snow White herself (Rachel Martin) and Prince Carl (Matthew Shaw). But it is Bolton favourite Stu Francis as Muddles who steals the show with Bobbie (Junior Showtime) Bennett as Sarah the Cook also proving to be amazing.

Together the cast entertains the audience of mixed ages with a marvellous script peppered with local references.

There are also two of the Oompa-Loompas from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film. Malcolm Dixon and Albert Wilkinson play Goody and Noisy, two of the dwarves.

I attended with three adults and two children. Katie, aged 10, who enjoyed the actors making mistakes in the script and the point where Muddles made Sarah jump so that she lost her wig.

Jamie, aged seven, liked Loopy’s (Trevor Jones) antics best, and Muddles trying to convince people he wasn’t there, taking everyone‘s money.

The show, was up to Stu Francis’s usual high standard, with his knack of getting the audience involved, and of course double meaning to his “old” jokes.

It was a brilliant night which everyone enjoyed, especially the children.