Snow White: The Way through the woods

Tue 16th – Sun 21st Aug 2011


“Deep in the woods, two children are running…”





Two Shades of Blue


Deep in the woods, two children are running…

When a bedtime story becomes unnervingly real, a young boy is drawn into a world of magic and treachery. Hunted by a witch and her sinister servants, he must make his way in a land where children do not long survive. A princess hides among strangers, fleeing her mother’s devilish schemes- but who can she trust?

Two Shades of Blue are proud to present a show very different to our usual fare. Boasting a live orchestra and a specially composed score, combined with an irreverent disregard for storybook convention, this is an electrifying twist on the classic story of Snow White.

Join us for a tale that will haunt your dreams long after dusk descends. When two worlds come together, who will survive? Just how happy an ending can we expect? And how many will find The Way Through the Woods?

“Noises and narratives meet marvelously in a varied and exuberant script which … embraces a wide range of different tones and speakers.” – Kieran Corcoran, The Tab

“I don’t know how the vocals were done, but the effect was spine chilling! … The score was great, and it was enjoyable to see them highlight the action and taking part in the drama.” – Graham McCann, JetPlane

Two Shades of Blue is a theatre company that delights in bringing works of light entertainment to audiences that want their theatre to be fun.

We formed in 2003 from members of the Cambridge and Oxford Light Entertainment Societies, two venerable theatre groups whose alumni include Sandi Toksvig, Graeme Garden, HRH The Prince Edward and John Cleese. The Sheffield society joined us in 2010. We produce popular plays in the Light Entertainment tradition, and we provide entertainment for all age ranges.

Since our first production, “The Three Musketeers” was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, we have been to the fringe with a variety of different productions, including sell-out shows in 2007 and 2008, and 2010. Critical success is often close behind, with several of our shows having four star reviews from Three Weeks and The Scotsman.. We also performed Luxembourg’s only family pantomime, in 2010 and again in 2011, which played to sell-out, happy, audiences.

The main aim of the Light Entertainment Societies is to bring theatre to those who can’t get to the theatre of their own accord, such as residential homes and special schools, and all the company have considerable experience delivering entertaining and original productions to a variety of people, as audience reviews from our previous Edinburgh runs demonstrate.

Admission: £8.50(£7.50) – £9.50(£8.50)

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