Richmond Methodist Church panto raises £1,787 for charity

The Magnificent Seven.

The annual pantomime at Richmond Methodist Church has raised £1,787 for charity.

The Wesley Pantomime Society put on three performances of ‘Snow White and the Magnificent Seven’ on Friday 9 and 10.

Loosely based on the traditional tale of love, loss and checking things are poisonous before you eat them, Snow White and the Magnificent Seven had cowboys, hobby horses and a beauty pageant thrown in for good measure.

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Michelle Stonley starred as Snow White, with newcomer Penny Thompson as handsome gold prospector Bill Wideleg.

Jonny Staley made history as the good Sheriff Big Dick Pickett, married to the evil Eliza Black, played by Michelle Emptage.

The usual seven dwarfs were replaced with seven handsome cowboys, who performed a spectacular rendition of YMCA, and carried Snow White through the audience on a stretcher without dropping her.

With a cast of 25, and a collective audience of over 300, Snow White and the Magnificent Seven was a huge success, and the group are already planning next year’s offering.