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Snow White marks pantomime return to the Ellon stage


By David Porter

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After a gap of a few years due to Covid, pantomime finally returned to Ellon when members of the Ythan Amateur Dramatics Association (YADA), a newly formed drama group, performed their version of Snow White at the Ellon Kirk Centre.

Ythan Amateur Dramatic Society performed Snow White, their first panto in Ellon at the Kirk centre. Picture: Phil Harman
Ythan Amateur Dramatic Society performed Snow White, their first panto in Ellon at the Kirk centre. Picture: Phil Harman

The original script, written by member Mark Hamilton, who also directed the show, delivered all the usual fun and jokes, along with plenty of local references.

YADA was formed in April this year by a group of like-minded friends and Snow White was their inaugural production.

YADA chair, Sean Harrison, commented, “It has been a huge learning curve for us as we have had to create everything from scratch.

"It is probably fair to say that we started off being quite naïve as to how much work it would involve, but we worked our way through it and here we finally are.”

Ticket sales exceeded all expectations, with the weekend matinee performances and the Monday evening show all selling out.

Sheona King, YADA Secretary and group founder along with Sean, said, “The audiences were amazing and looking out from the stage and seeing all the smiling faces made all the hard work worthwhile.

"Both Sean and I are so proud of everyone connected with YADA for all the hard work that they have done, whether it be onstage, backstage or front of house.

"We would like to thank everybody who has helped us with the production, we really could not have done it without you.”


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