|Snow White Gets a Hip Hop Makeover|
New show at The Questors Theatre
Street dance and comedy fans are in for a treat with the arrival of Flo White & The Six Dwarves at The Questors Theatre, Ealing.
The classic fairy tale, Snow White, has been given a hip-hop comedy makeover by Ealing Street Dance Academy.
More than 200 children, aged 5 to 16, are performing in the feel-good show which runs from February 12 – February 14th.
Ealing Street Dance Academy is Ealing’s largest street and breakdance school. It last performed at The Questors Theatre in 2013, with its sell-out show The Wizard of Ealing, a contemporary re-boot of the famous Oz tale.
Ruth Kestenbaum, Creative Director at Ealing Street Dance Academy, says Flo White is much more than just a dance show: “Like with the Wizard of Ealing, we wanted to serve up something different. Flo White is as much about the comedy as it is the dancing. It’s crammed with gags for adults, while always remaining family friendly.”
The script has been penned by comedy writer, Paul Randall, and draws heavily on pop culture: “There are loads of references to films and TV,” says Ruth. “Things you certainly wouldn’t expect in a fairy tale. There are nods to Star Wars, The Karate Kid, Fight Club, and even Jeremy Kyle.”
Another reason for the show’s broad appeal is the soundtrack. The show has a hip-hop vibe, but there’s no shortage of classic pop tunes throughout. Queen, Abba and Britney are all in there.
Fifteen-year-old Eliza James plays the Wicked Queen of Ealing, and can’t wait to hit the stage: “The show is great for all the kids involved because we get to act as well as dance. The Queen is an excellent role. It’s much more fun to play the baddie”.
Tickets are on sale now at www.questors.org.uk. For info on street and breakdance classes, go to www.ealingstreetdance.com
Street and breakdance classes run all day on Saturdays during term time. Classes are held at St Benedicts School and Ealing Town Hall. See www.ealingstreetdance.com for details.
20th January 2015