Take a first look at Ann Widdecombe and Craig Revel Horwood in full garb for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - this year's pantomime offering at Dartford's Orchard Theatre. The show, which was launched during an event at Spitalfields Market on Friday (24 June 2011), plays its Christmas run from 9 to 31 December 2011.

Former Shadow Home Secretary, Widdecombe was an audience favourite on last year’s season of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, on which Revel Horwood is a judge. In Snow White Revel Horwood’s Wicked Queen will be accompanied by the former politician as his 'Widde in Waiting'.


Ann Widdecombe and Craig Revel Horwood of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

While the show will be the pantomime debut for Widdecombe, the role of the Wicked Queen is nothing foreign to Revel Horwood. Last seen in the actor-musician revival of Chess (for which Revel Horwood collected a Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Regional Production last year), he has played the same role in Snow White several times before. Additional stage credits include Spend, Spend, Spend and The Merry Widow.

Revel Horwood and Widdecombe are fresh off the touring version of Strictly Come Dancing, and their next collaboration promises to build on their successes. “I can hardly believe all the wonderful opportunities which have opened up through Strictly Come Dancing” said Widdecombe announcing the production earlier this year. “Craig and I have had enormous fun on the tour of the show and I am sure we can make that fun infectious during the run of Snow White”.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is produced by Qdos Entertainment and is scheduled to run at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford from 9 to 31 December 2011.