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The dashing prince needed in every pantomime
30 Nov 2017
by Rebecca Dutton

Every pantomime needs a dashing prince for the audience to ‘oooh’ and ‘ahh’ over and help him find his path to his true love.

This year the Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is played by the dashing Oliver Watton.

He is well practiced as a prince, having starred in the same pantomime at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield and also as the prince in Sleeping Beauty at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil. He also played Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Watton trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and The Northern Ballet School.

His theatre credits include Ensemble in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre, London); Hunter in Title of Show (Austrian Premier in Vienna); Jason in Ordinary Day’s (London Theatre Workshop); McDowall in Kes (Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour); Toby (u\s Michael) in The Witches of Eastwick (Original UK Tour) and Ensemble in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Original UK Tour).

Film and Television credits include: PC Parker in Casualty (BBC); Olly Larkin in Hollyoaks (Channel 4); Steward in Lapland (BBC); Alex Macintosh in Casualty (BBC) and Sergey in the interactive movie Olive Green (SuperMemo).

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs is written by Telford-born Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution –  the hugely successful creative team behind pantomimes at Theatre Severn since 2011.

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs opens on Wednesday, November 29 and runs for 68 performances until Sunday, January 7.

Tickets are available from the box office at Theatre Severn by calling (01743) 281281 or online at www.theatresevern.co.uk