British author Roald Dahl left behind a children's charity fund which, among its other fundraising efforts, has commissioned a series of musicalizations of his works for the stage and concert hall. Recorded in 1998, this performance of Snow White is only now being released. The text is adapted from Dahl's verses, so it is a mix of straightforward narrative and rhyme. The music itself is actually a suite of dances, with some incidental stuff to accompany the narration. It's contemporary in style, but still family-friendly. The smallest children may not be so taken with this, but those with any appreciation of music will find much to enjoy. Certainly, the performers seem to be enjoying themselves, especially Joanna Lumley, chewing on the scenery as the wicked stepmother. The playing time is short (under 45 minutes), but it's hard to know what the filler might have been; it's probably best to have it as it is, without any padding. An infectious performance all around, in a clear recording: good fun.