This week our blog comes from our choreographer Fay Kemal, over to you Fay…
Fay here!! And so happy to be choreographing my 10th panto for smp. Having joined SMP in 2001 I have choreographed many summer shows and pantos, but panto is my fave!!
The comedy and humour makes it such fun to create routines for. I am so very lucky to be working with a great production team Chris O’ Shea and Mike Benyon. Our life is made easier by having yet another creative and innovative script written by my brother Warren McWilliams to work with.
We have the most talented hardworking performers at rehearsals and so nothing like a menagerie!!! Special thanks to my wonderful dancers. They are a dream and bring my dances to life. I am very grateful for all their hard work and dedication. Thank you guys.
The principal characters are almost off script and we had our first run in costume this Sunday. As well as choreographing I also costume the show along side my trusty partner Ellie Goss. Everyone helps us by putting their finishing touches to their costumes and sewing a thread when needed. SMP are a real family who help to pull together to put on amazing shows.
Everyone puts in 100% effort and commitment and that’s what show business is all about. Rehearsals are now running down before Christmas, but the hard work does not stop for these guys. Scripts, lyrics, and dance moves will still be rehearsed over the break. Fun, frolics, and laughter can be found at every rehearsal.
It’s not to late to buy tickets for our Beautiful panto, a nice gift for Christmas or a fun evening out. Hope to see you there, cheer and boo and have a ball!! You can buy them here.