The Daily Record gave a rave review of Snow White at the Ayr Gaiety – in which Kenny played the role of Chancellor Pratt.
Michelle Heaton is a star turn in Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre reprisal of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime
THE HEARTWARMING reprisal of the classic show earns a rave review from Ayrshire Post reporter Stuart Wilson as he kicked off the festive season.
Sexy, sassy and playing it for laughs – and that’s just the Wicked Queen Michelle Heaton.
The return of panto to Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre features a heartwarming reprisal of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
And while former pop star Heaton undoubtedly steals the show, a stellar support cast more than ensures a brilliant production for 2016.
The Gateshead girl shot to fame as one part of fresh faced group Liberty X, who came through the Popstars reality show.
And here, she uses all of her Geordie charm and fantastic singing voice to underpin this fast-paced success in equal measure.
But away from her withering put-downs and one-liners is a cast brimming with talent – and each finding time to star within the Gaiety’s new £2.4million confines.
This is a line-up filled just as heartily as a pre-show plate of turkey at the neighbouring Stage Door restaurant.
Former Prestwick Academy pupil Lorna Anderson, best known for previously playing Amber Murdoch on River City, produces an enchanting performance as Snow White here.
If it’s laughs you’re after, look no further than Kenny Boyle (Chancellor Pratt), who is as unassuming as he is hilarious, and provides perfectly timed comic input just when the script needs it most.
Gaiety favourite Liam Webster returns for another run as the Prince and, to borrow a phrase from Louis Walsh, successfuly makes the role his own.
Slapstick honours go to Daniel Whitley, who plays a fantastic Muddles and keeps both young and old in the palm of his hand throughout the journey.
But perhaps most credit should go to the immensely talented Alan McLaren, who not only manages to play three roles (King, princes’ aide and the Queen’s servant) but does it with a kind of natural humour that’s hard to find.
Producers have bagged a gem there, as they have again with their top team from Ayr’s Jennie Campbell Dance School.
The proud principal was on hand to watch her starlets go through their paces on opening night – and along with the rest of the cast they helped deliver a true five-star performance.