Dorset-raised actor Guy Henry attended a performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players, of which he is President.
After the show, Guy Henry went up on stage at the Regent Centre, Christchurch, to congratulate the cast.
Said Guy, “My mum and I had a wonderful time with Snow White and the entire company of HCP’s latest charity extravaganza… All panto was here! Corny gags, twirling terpsichory, soaring songs and splendid Dizzy G, the rapping dwarf! Loved the tap-dancing rats! Huge congratulations to talented duo Paul Barrington and son Charles for imaginative direction of a terrific show – here’s to seeing you all in Dagenham this summer!”
Guy, who plays surgeon Henrik Hanssen in BBC One’s Holby City and appears in the new Star Wars film Rogue One, made his stage debut in Highcliffe at the age of 11 playing a footman in the Charity Players’ production of Cinderella in the early 1970s, and has never forgotten
what he calls ‘my wonderful early years in panto with HCP’. His parents Diz and Michael Henry were founder members of the company.
HCP chairman Georgina Smith (who played the Wicked Queen in Snow White) commented, “It was really special to have Guy in the audience; it‘s so good of him to find time in his busy schedule to come and see us. He is a great supporter of HCP and we are very lucky to have him as our President. We look forward to welcoming him to our next production – the musical Made in Dagenham – which we are performing at the Regent Centre in July.