Cold weather brings out Snow White and friends

It was a case of Hi-De-Hi hailstones in Lowestoft last night as 300 people braved wintry conditions for the town's Christmas lights switch-on.

The large crowd was not deterred by hailstones and rain as the cast of the Marina Theatre's pantomime Snow White and the Snow Dwarfs turned on the seasonal town centre illuminations.

Taking centre stage were the Wicked Queen played by Nikki Kelly of the hit BBC comedy Hi-De-Hi and Muddles played by Mike 'Squeaky' McClean, who has appeared on the Big Breakfast and the Richard and Judy Show.

The comedy duo were joined by Snow White and her seven tiny friends for the 6pm switch-on countdown.

Before the cast took to the stage, Father Christmas turned up to bring seasonal cheer.

He joked that the freezing conditions in Lowestoft were nothing compared to his Lapland home.

There were more laughs when players from Lowestoft Town Football Club appeared on stage as Muddles joked it was the biggest crowd they had ever seen before.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at the Marina Theatre from December 11 to January 3.

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