A popular pantomime is marking its ninth year of fundraising for our hospices

The Betws-y-Coed community pantomime is presenting Snow White and the Gwydir Elves on the 8th and 9th December in the village’s Memorial Hall and will this year tip their total raised so far to over £20,000.

All such stars

Marian Owen from the players said: “We’re very lucky and well supported in the community.

“We have 200 seats and the tickets all go so fast now.

“It is a great team effort with around 36 people performing and contributing in other ways.

“They’re all such stars.”

Jane Wainwright, who has performed in every village pantomime is looking forward to a change this year: “I’m playing the wicked step-mother this year which will be fun as I’ve always been a goody in the past.

“When the hospice was originally being set up, I was working for a partnership board that helped find some money for building it, so I’m very happy to be supporting them again,” she said.

The show will follow the classic Snow White story but has been adapted to feature elves from the beautiful local forest, Gwydir.

Speaking of why they chose Tŷ Gobaith as their adopted charity, Marian said: “There is a connection within the group where a child has been supported by the hospice.

“We are also lucky to have a mystery match-funder locally who loves to support the hospice and every year matches whatever money we raise.

“We call him our White Knight.”


The show starts at 7pm on both the 8th and 9th December and tickets priced at £7 for adults and £3 for children are available from the Spar shop in Betws-y-Coed or the Health Food Shop in Llanrwst.