The panto of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves has been re-named Snow White and her Seven Friends for its presentation at the De Montford Hall in Leicester.

The theatre’s management say that they changed the title to avoid offending any of their customers uncomfortable with the word “dwarves” And rather than having real dwarves in the production they are having children play the parts of Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful and Dopey.

Some critics of the change claim that using children in the parts is much cheaper than employing seven short actors, and that this is the real reason, rather than misguided political correctness.

Meanwhile rumours that Richard Whittington and his Cat will be playing in Leicester next year because some might be offended by the rude word Dick should, in our view, be discounted as mischievous…

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