Snow White: 50 years ago this month

A production of Snow White arrived in Christchurch 50 years ago, causing much excitement!

Negative strip from the Christchurch Star Archive showing Snow White and the Prince with children
Snow White and the Prince with children, 14 May 1971, Christchurch Star Archive. CCL-Star-1971-1021-004-036N-02.
Greeting the cast from Snow White
View of a crowd at Christchurch Airport to welcome the cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. CCL-StarP-03733A.

The Australian touring show of Snow White caused much excitement for many children in Christchurch. Hundreds of children and their parents gathered at the airport to see the cast of Snow White arrive for their three week stay in Christchurch. Many children then also met the cast when they went along to see the show at the Theatre Royal.

Were you autograph hunting at the airport? Or lucky enough to meet the cast at a show? Or perhaps you can find someone you know in the crowds?

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