Here’s the what, when and where for our next panto.
We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Cinderella as the show we will take to the new venue. We will use a script written by Warren McWilliams once again. The script will be the same as that we performed in 2012 but with few changes to bring it up to date.
We will be performing Cinderella at the Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, London E4 7EN. Those of you who supported us at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre will already be familiar with the hall. The hall is at the top of Chingford’s Station Road in a busy part of town with restaurants and bars nearby.
Not only are we moving venue but we will be moving the time of year we put on our panto, deciding to perform before rather than after Christmas. Our show week will be 12th-15th December meaning that for the first time SMP will produce two pantos in the same year!
We hope that our audience decide to support us at the new venue, without you we cannot put on our shows. We hope that you join us on the other side of Christmas for a change too. The new hall is only 3 miles away from the Intimate and the bigger stage will allow us to put on a bigger show, with bigger sets, bigger effects and with a bigger cast. We will be looking to recruit a childrens chorus to join us for the show too, details will be released asap.
It’s with a heavy heart that we leave the Intimate Theatre and we would have stayed if possible but the venue is no longer available to book and so we have had to make this move to ensure the group continues.
OMIGOD You Guys! Our Show for June 2020 will be:
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.
A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!
Legally Blonde The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser).Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
And we’re pleased to say that in June 2021 we will return once again to the Millfield Theatre with:
Everyone’s favourite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film. Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated with all the latest information as we have it.
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