WFFoT 2016 Line Up Announced

The Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre line up for 2016 has been announced. This year our entry ‘Career Day’ written by Paul Levy opens the Thursday evening of plays. Career Day tells the story of  four North London boys sharing their future ambitions with each other as they await guidance from the school’s careers counselor. […]

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Hail Malthus!

Thomas Robert Malthus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born, 13 February 1766, Westcott, Surrey, Great Britain Died, 29 December 1834 (aged 68), Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom The Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography. Malthus himself used only his middle name Robert. His An Essay on the Principle of Population observed that sooner or later population will […]

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Critical Responses for the Original Production

“A declaration of the power of theatre…a sensational piece of performance art, one that acknowledges theater tradition and pushes it forward as well…. Simply the most gripping and galvanizing theater experience in town. And did I mention that Urinetown is hilarious?” Bruce Weber, New York Times “Elevated silliness of the highest order that makes a gratifying case for […]

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Urinetown Read Through & Auditions Next Week!

Our Read through for Urinetown will be Monday 1st February at Cannon House, St Monica’s Social Club Cannon House 6 Cannon Hill London N14 7HG at 8pm On the night our production team Director, Warren McWilliams, Choreographer, Jo Bakhurst and Musical Director, Mike Benyon, will talk you through their plans for Urinetown. We’ll also read throught […]

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Sleeping Beauty Blog – The Get Out

IT’S A WRAP!… As our brilliant last audience cheerfully exited the theatre, singing our finale song as they went, and the curtains came down on another super show week in SMP land, so began our “Get out” While cast were busy folding cloths, our FOH team were dismantling displays and taking down “Urinetown” posters. Back […]

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Sleeping Beauty Blog – Community Night

Guten Tag from me, Rebecca Gediking – the Little German! (this is a well known character in the original ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fairytale so I’m told… Yah!) Tonight was SMP’s opening night of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by Warren Mc Williams for charity and community groups and what a great night it was! It was so much fun performing […]

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Sleeping Beauty Blog – Tech Run & Dress

We’ve reached the end of our rehearsals and Wednesday night will be our first performance in front of an audience. Monday started off early as our lighting designer Matt arrived at 10 am to start plotting the show ready for the tech run later that evening. Alex our stage manager wasn’t far behind and with […]

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Urinetown: The Musical about the Privileges of Peeing. A conversation with composer Mark Hollmann

Adapted from an interview with Robert Wilder Blue for usOperaweb.com On the eve of its opening at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (where it would begin its successful national tour), Robert Wilder Blue spoke with Mr. Hollmann about his life before URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL. “I was born in Belleville, Illinois,” he confessed, “which is in […]

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Our Pantomime for 2017 will be…

SMP are very pleased to announce that after much consideration we’ve chosen our pantomime for January 2017. We’re very excited to share it with you. For the first time in the groups history we will be performing ‘FROSTED – A Family Pantomime.’ The story tells the tale of two Princesses as one struggles to come to […]

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Urinetown Music Links

Here are links for each of the songs to give you an idea of what they look like; 1. Overture 2. Too Much Exposition 3. Urinetown 4. It’s A Privilege To Pee 5. Mr. Cladwell 6. Cop Song 7. Follow Your Heart 8. Look At The Sky 9. Don’t Be The Bunny 10. Act One […]

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