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NEWS RELEASE No: 1481218 JULY 2011

Snow White at Alice Holt Forest

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Katy Allen as Snow White

Join the fairytale magic with the Forestry Commission at Alice Holt Forest this summer with a special open-air theatre performance of Snow White on Wednesday 3 August at 5.30pm.  It’s a perfect setting for this fairytale as Snow White is abandoned in the deepest, darkest depths of the forest by the jealous queen just for being the prettiest girl in the land.

Katy Allen is staring as Snow White, who is best known for her appearance in the children's television series 'The Worst Witch'.  So pluck up the courage to venture to Alice Holt Forest with the beautiful Snow White and you will meet some familiar characters like grumpy, sleepy, happy, bashful and dopey among others – Atishoo! But will they be able to save Snow White from taking just one bite of the evil queen’s poisoned apple?

Following the sell-out success of Wind in the Willows at Alice Holt Forest earlier in July, this heart-warming story of magic, mayhem and mystery promises to delight and enthral families. You can even come along in fancy dress to join the fairytale parade during the interval with prizes for the best costumes.

Families are welcome to come along at 4.30pm and bring their own picnic tea.  The Alice Holt Café will be open to provide snacks and drinks for the performance.  Families are also encouraged to make themselves comfortable by bringing rugs or low-backed seating for the show.

For further information please call the Forestry Commission at Alice Holt Forest on 01420 23666 or To book tickets please contact either the Farnham Maltings on 01252 745444 or See Tickets on 0871 2200260 or book online at or Tickets cost £11 for adults, £7 for children or £32 for families with two adults and two children. You can also buy tickets from the café when visiting Alice Holt Forest in person.

Notes to editors

  1. After studying at The American Academy of Dramatic Art in Los Angeles, Katy Allen joins Chapterhouse to take the lead role of Louisa, a young 1940's evacuee, who along with her close friends creates a brand new performance of Snow White.  If you would like to arrange an interview with Katy, please contact Chelsey Cottrill on 01522 569 777.

  2. The Forestry Commission manages over 250,000 hectares (600,000 acres) of woodlands in England.  Most of this land is open for public access and the Commission is the largest provider of countryside recreation in the country. For further information visit

  3. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.

Media contact:
Charlotte Magowan, Alice Holt Forest   
Forestry Commission    
01420 23666