Panto cast to turn on Braintree’s Xmas lights.

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The Cast of Snow White  will be switching on the Christmas Lights in Braintree Town Centre in George yard at 5pm on Saturday the 17th November. They will be signing autographs and helping to choose winners of the best Christmas fancy Dress.


Meet Snow White, The Evil Queen Verruca and  King Al Fresco.  Snow White played by Candice Conway who has starred as principle girl in pantos all over the UK and is renowned as “The girl with the beautiful voice” said “I am really excited to be appearing at The Bocking Arts Theatre and looking forward to switching on the lights in Braintree on Saturday. “

She has appeared on GMTV and is much in demand as a model. She has travelled the world performing on top cruise liners. One passenger fell in love with her so much that he would only book cruises that she was performing on “It was very flattering” said Candice “Perhaps he will turn up at The Bocking Arts Centre!”.


James Daniels who plays King Al Fesco and the Spirit of the Mirror has starred in pantomime as the Sheriff of Nottingham “I love pantomime, it’s great fun and I know that everyone who comes along will have a great time.”He said.

Frances Styles who runs The Star Struck Theatre School at The Bocking End Theatre is playing the evil Queen Verruca  said “I have never play the baddie before I looking forward to getting lots of boos and hisses” Frances is an accomplished performer who trained at the famous Italia Conti Academy in London, along with Martine McCutcheon, Louise Redknapp and Claire Goose. Frances started her professional career at the age of 19 touring Italy with an Opera company. Aged 22 she went into Musical Theatre, starring in many musicals, including ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat’, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ as Columbia, and ‘Cabaret’. She has also worked on films and pop videos as an actress and choreographer and has written an album of pop songs entitled ‘Take Me For What I Am’. She directed her first musical in 2005 – Moulin Rouge New York Style, which toured Europe.

She founded The Star Struck Theatre School in 2003, as she felt that there was a lack of high quality theatrical training in the Essex area, and she wanted the chance to give local children a true taste of theatrical life.