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 3

Hi all My name is Jo and I will be playing Ruth in Pirates of Penzance. This will be my second performance with SMP, my first show being Beauty and the Beast in 2013, although I have helped out behind the scenes in Our House in 2013 and Urinetown in 2016. I can’t wait to […]

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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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SMP to enter the Welwyn Drama Festival with Rally Cry!

We are delighted to be taking part in the Welwyn Drama Festival again this year from 22-27th May 2017. “The plays” are always such an exciting time here at SMP HQ, and we are back with a bang with our fabulous team of David Bowman producing, Rebecca Gediking back in the Directors seat, award winning writer Paul Levy supplies another brilliant, original, script, […]

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Our Cast for The Pirates of Penzance is…

After a fabulous set of auditions we’re pleased to announce that our cast for SMP’s The Pirates of Penzance is: The show is at the Millfield Theatre from the 7th-10th June 2017. Keep your eyes peeled on our website for our Pirates Blog, keeping you up to date with everything at rehearsals.  Tickets are available […]

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Frosted Blog – The Post Show Blues…

    Well, there you have it – panto is done for another year! I would say ‘oh no it isn’t’, but it definitely is and I’m sure I used that joke last year! Great fun was had by all, the cast, the audience, the tech team (yes I’m talking about your shenanigans in the […]

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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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