WHAT does Snow White really need?

An appearance on the small screen, obviously!

Llangollen Pantomime will recreate a TV chat show to offer “counselling and support” to Snow White this month.

A tabloid style TV chat show will attempt to heal the rift between Snow White and her evil step-mother as part of this year’s Llangollen pantomime.

The modern twist on the traditional story of Snow White will bring the fairy tale character to the sofa of The Christopher Cornmill Show, in an episode entitled My Stepmother Tried to Kill Me.

It’s all part of the 35th annual pantomime produced by a cast of 30 young people and adults from the Denbighshire town, taking place at Llangollen's Royal International Pavilion from January 18-22.

The debut director of this year’s production Justine Bradey, from Cross Lane in Llangollen, said: “The TV sketch at the end of the show is inspired by daytime TV and will add an extra dimension to this year’s production.

“It’s all family friendly and one of a number of twists in the story. Our Snow White is a much feistier character than the traditional story and Girl Power wins the day.

“But, it will still feel like a good old-fashioned pantomime with Nanny Nik-Nak as the dame, Prince Rupert in tights and the wicked queen Evelyn.

“All the cast and crew are working really hard to make this an unforgettable production.”

As part of this year’s show, local documentary maker Joe Pemberton is producing a film on the Making of Snow White.

Joe, from Acrefair, near Wrexham, is filming rehearsals and will put together a behind the scenes film.

He will also film the entire pantomime, creating a memento for all involved.

The music in this year’s pantomime will be performed by a six-piece live band.

The songs span the decades, with the Beatles, Queen, Wham and a specially written lyric for the Gloria Gaynor classic I Will Survive.

Snow White opens at the Royal International Pavilion on January 18 and it runs until January 22.

There are two matinee performances on the Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available from Jades Hair, Gwyn Butchers and online at