The Mermaid Blog – Get in and Band Call

The excitement of band call/get in day is like Christmas Eve! There’s a tightly coiled spring of nerves in the pit of your stomach that leave you slightly delirious with anticip . . . . ation! The very first time running through all the musical numbers with the band is without doubt one of the […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 15

Hello fellow land dwellers. Prince Derek here, also go by the name Jack, to give you the low down on this week’s little mermaid shenanigans. Wednesday was our first rehearsal in 2 weeks due to Christmas and New years. It was a chance for us to shake off some of the festive cobwebs we had […]

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SMP’s Big Race Night

SMP’s Race Night is back and this time it’s bigger than ever! Join us on the 3rd of March for an evening of fun and frolics as Master Bookmaker Mike Benyon guides us through an evening of ‘Racing’ with a few extra special surprises thrown in throughout the night. Bet on the races, become a […]

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Listen to “A Fairytale Ending”

Here at SMP we’re very lucky to have a plethora of talent to call upon when we put our shows on and if you’ve been to our pantos over the last few years you’ll have noticed that along with plenty of popular songs in our shows we also feature some original music courtesy of our […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 14

Hello landlubbers and denizens of the deeps. It’s Lewis here reporting for the Daily Star(fish). Following a snowy weekend off, this week was kicked off at Cannon house with singing recaps under the tutelage of Mike B. Wednesday saw us all running some of the show ahead of the week’s main event – the first […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 13

Hello ha fishy friends! This week’s blog is coming from I, the feistiest mer-fish under the sea and one of the mermaid sisters…Storm! We are one Sunday run through down – and we’ve been preparing this week for our second Sunday run and…DUN DUN DUN…first dress rehearsal! Eeeek! The week got off to a swimmingly […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 12

Fireworks, fairy lights, floats, full runs and falafel – what a week! So as November turns into December, and Christmas draws ever nearer, we’ve started getting to the stage where all the individual songs and dances and scenes that we’ve been learning for the last few months start getting joined together. This Wednesday was our […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 11

Hello Merfolk my name is Debbie and I am playing the part of Briny one of the mermaid sisters! This week we were swept along on the currents of the stormy ocean with rehearsal venues being changed but in true SMP spirit we pull together and make the best of a challenge. On Monday we […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 10

Hi, I’m Mike Benyon, musical director for this and the vast majority of SMP’s pantos in the last 25 years! It’s normally fairly easy to tell early on whether you have a good show on your hands and A Little Mermaid certainly comes into that category. To start with we are blessed with an SMP […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 9

Greetings humans! This week’s blog comes from your very own sea princess- Coral. I’m Mariel’s (ditzy) sister and proud daughter of King Triton- Lord of the Seas. This week’s rehearsal saw the return of our glorious costumiers Ellie and Fay, who came armed with sequins and ball-gowns, ready to robe us under-the-sea royalty. There was […]

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Our Production team for Spamalot are…

In 2018 we’ll be back at the Millfield Theatre with Monty Pythons Spamalot! Funnier than the Black Death and winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best New Musical, Spamalot was written by Monty Python legend Eric Idle and has a music score featuring ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’. We’re pleased to […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 8

Welcome mere mortals. This is Triton! I am Mariel’s father and king of the Merfolk. We had the pleasure this week to be rehearsing one of Jo B’s awesome choreographed numbers. This dance is a interesting mix between fluid movements to more upbeat choreography. Jo, as always, tested our dance ability and all the cast […]

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Our Panto for 2019 will be…

Our Pantomime for 2019 has been chosen and we’re pleased to say that we’ll be returning to the Intimate Theatre in January 2019 with The script will once again be written by Warren McWilliams and will be his 10th script for the group. Rather fittingly it will be 10 years since the group performed this […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 7

Hi Marian here, October has been a bit of a busy month for me, so I missed a couple of rehearsals in the last few weeks, which is never ideal as panto rehearsals are particularly busy and fast paced. I was therefore very pleased to see that we were doing dance recaps this week on […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 6

Greetings! I am Crusty, the super intelligent villainous side kick of Octavia! I am using big words like villainous in an effort to make myself sound more photosynthesis – you know like clever and that! We have had a marvellous time in rehearsal this week learning lots of songs and dances to dazzle you with! […]

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