Howdy Folks, I’m Greg and I’m playing the role of Kristian in our upcoming pantomime Frosted! If you’re not acquainted with the story I’m the tall, dashing hero. I will look to replicate that performance not only in real life but in the show too! But I jest, I am lucky to be working with an extremely talented group of people that continually outdo themselves at every rehearsal. It’s hard sometimes to keep up as their characters develop and the urge to laugh is somewhat irrepressible.
A little about me now, its fine feel free to skip this chapter… I’ve been part of the SMP furniture since I was 11 years old, only having a brief hiatus last year to pursue other avenues…that feels like the right thing to put, but in all honesty I didn’t do much! In my time at SMP I have been in Fagin’s gang in my first show Oliver, the laughable and loveable Wishee Washee, a member of the Jets gang in West Side Story and my last role was as the dastardly Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone. The only thing I hadn’t ticked was romantic lead….TICK!
Back to the showbusiness and we are feeling the dreaded countdown with only 3 weeks until Christmas. This has led to widespread panic* that there is little time remaining until we present SMPs 102nd* Pantomime offering. *Journalistic License.
Mondays Rehearsal saw us zip through all of the dance routines we have set with Mrs Fay, as she is affectionately known, cracking her sparkly, step-ball-change whip. Once everything was polished-ish, we moved onto setting the finale dance. Sparkles and more sparkles. Prepare to be dazzled as the chorus dancers encircle and reveal the principles in quite magical style.
On Wednesday, the focus shifted to scene work and yet more dancing. I must say we are a fit bunch indeed. All the pieces of the humorous jigsaw are beginning to slot into place and the final picture is a pleasing one.
Without further ado I would like to thank you all for reading my ramblings and promise me you’ll jump aboard and buy tickets! I will even come out front after the show to sign your programme and grab a selfie!
Tickets for Frosted are now available to book.
Thurs 19th to Sat 21st January 2017 at 7.30 p.m. & Matinee on Sat 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 2.30 p.m.
** Sign interpreted performance on Sunday 22nd January 2016 **
£14 Full/£11 Concessions. Please ring 0844 414 2731 Or email SMPTickets@hotmail.com to book. Online booking and payment is now available via our website www.smptheatre.co.uk