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Nine turn out for snow-hit panto

Victoria Holtom as Snow White
The tiny audience got to meet the cast after the performance

A snow-hit theatre in Leeds was determined the show should go on - even though just nine people braved the bad weather to watch the pantomime.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs went ahead at the Carriageworks Theatre on Wednesday - the audience made up 2.5% of the theatre's 350 capacity.

The crowd of four adults and five children said the show was the best they had seen.

Marilyn Cohen said: "It was brilliant being one of only a few people."

The tiny audience got a special meeting with the cast after the performance.

Mrs Cohen, who took her three-year-old granddaughter Leyla Rose to see the show, added: "Muddles kept calling out Leyla's name and she even got a kiss from the Prince at the end.

"It was truly magical to see her face throughout the show and we both thoroughly enjoyed the panto."

John Proctor, Leeds City Council executive member for leisure, said: "It is fabulous that the Carriageworks was open to entertain this enthusiastic audience.

"From the sounds of it, it was a great show and I am sure the cast did a brilliant job."

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at the theatre until 9 January.

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