The Pirate Blog – Final week of rehearsals.

Ahoy there, me hearties, and welcome to this week’s piratey blog! My name’s Ellie and I play one of General Stanley’s beautiful, Presbyterian daughters named Kate the – ahem – ‘Eager’. She knows that pirates are no match for upstanding young ladies but can’t strictly be said to discourage their advances. It’s hard to believe […]

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Pirate Blog – Week 14

Ahoy mateys, Jack here to take you through this weeks on goings aboard the SMP pirate ship. We had three rehearsals this week. Monday saw us using the intimate theatre to run through act 1 in all its glory. It allowed us the time and space necessary to really tweak and fix certain bits, both […]

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Pirate Blog – Week 13

Percy the Wuss here, aka Andrew Jordan giving you the next installment of the Pirates of Penzance blog. As the show week is fast approaching we’ve now entered our busy rehearsal schedule with Monday, Wednesday AND now Sunday rehearsals. It’s all about the tidy up now; we have gone through everything and now it’s time […]

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Pirate Blog – Week 12

Dearest and loveliest followers of the SMP Pirates of Penzance Show blog, welcome to our humble yet impeccable account of the labour of piecing together this most wonderful of Gilbert & Sullivan Shows, our show, The Pirates of Penzance! I must say I am surprised by the choice of name for this marvellous show. I […]

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Pirate Blog – Week 11

  Hello, this is Rupert the partial, in the real world Carl. Well last week’s rehearsals were full of ballet and chasing. When I heard about the ballet scene, I thought, being one of the male cast, I’d have the night off. I was wrong! This is the Pirate’s and Police ballet part of the […]

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Pirate Blog – Week 10

Greetings, Dear Reader, Welcome to The Pirates of Penzance! My name is Bernadett and I am delighted to be guiding you through this week’s blog. The Pirates of Penzance – or The Slave of Duty – is a show of brilliant humour and amazing music. I first saw the show about a year ago, and […]

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Pirate Blog – Week 9

Hello and welcome to my second installment of the Pirate blog. We’re roughly half way through the rehearsal schedule and I have to say I’m really pleased with how everything is going. Thanks to the hard work of the cast and the team we’re still on schedule and although we’ve been moving at a rapid […]

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SMP Ravaged by Pirate Fever!

  In a sad development. After 59 years SMP is set to close later this year after its members have developed a bad case of ‘Pirate Frenzy’, a major modern general condition that doctors have described as a terribly awful case of a seriously made up disease. The frenzy, thought to be the rather ostentatious […]

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Pirates Blog – Week 7

  Greetings dear readers of the Pirates Blog! My name is David Bowman and there are those that call me the Very Model of a Modern Major General! Usually at rehearsals, and when the script dictates, for that is the part I am to portray, and dare I say, to embody in our little show. […]

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Pirates Blog – Week 6

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr me hearties! Greetings and welcome to the blog.  I’m Luke and I’m delighted to be bringing this week’s edition to you.  I’m so pleased we are doing this show, it’s always been one of my favourites as it was pretty much the very first musical I was ever part of waaaay back when I […]

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Pirates Blog – Week 5

    Aye, me hearties, and welcome to this week’s blog, by me, Archie (or “Roger the Cabin Boy” if you must)! And this week was a really big one too! On Wednesday, we (Me, Jo and the rest) did Pour, oh pour and (I live or die a) Pirate King, which were two very […]

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Pirates Blog – Week 4

So now it’s my time to write a blog. I haven’t done this since we started SMPs blog for Sleeping Beauty (and may I say I wrote SMPs first blog).    Well I have been involved with SMP since 2009 and let’s say – I love being part of such a wonderful, friendly and talented […]

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Pirates Blog – Week 2

   Yahaargh me shiverin’ mateys! Welcome to this installment of the captain’s blog! This be Horace the Unclean, aka Chunk; long standing member of the SMP crew, first time on stage in many a year and brand new contributor the show blog. Let us now dispense with the pirate brogue! This is the first show […]

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Frosted Blog – Show Week

From curtain up to finale bow this show week has been packed full of magical moments. Of course, there have been some accidental trips on stage, bumps into scenery & the occasional fluffed line… A particular favourite being “Greetis Worthing Pheasants” (Michael Lacey, aka Prince Anders) but this has all added to the fun and […]

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Frosted Blog – Opening Night!

Opening night feels like Christmas Eve! After all the hours of rehearsal (which now don’t feel like enough hours) and all the technical preparation in the theatre earlier in the week, we finally get to show-off to an audience. Mistakes have been made, (lots of mistakes from me! ) costumes mended and re-mended, cues have […]

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Frosted Blog – Preview Night

Hi, Scoop here feeding back on all the top stories from our preview performance last night!  Earlier in the week we received the news that our Saturday and Sunday matinees are sell out shows and that the Friday and Saturday evening performances are following suit. With this information in our minds, we all arrived at the […]

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