After many long months of intense rehearsals by the cast, director, musical director, choreographer; hours of exhausting theatre preparation by the backstage crew as well as costume design, prop gathering, lighting, the list goes on. Tonight was the first performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to a real live audience on Community Night.
This is the 3rd SMP show I’ve been involved with as support crew, and this week follow spot, aiming the spotlight.
Excitement built as the audience took their seats for Community Night (I spotted at least one Snow White hopeful) and the start of what is to be the final show at The Intimate Theatre. I put on my headphones ready for the show to start, the instruction ‘House Lights down’ signalled it was time for the performance to begin, oh no it wasn’t, oh yes it was (you get the idea).
The 5 strong live band started the performance with a rousing overture setting a lively mood. As soon as the curtains opened, revealing the spectacular set of a castle interior, the audience was entranced. Scene after scene, the stage was brought to life by the superb acting, dancing and singing on stage enhanced by the luminous lighting, perfect props, spectacular set and seamless scene changes (don’t mention the cauldron).
Everyone in the audience were spell bound by the evil Queen (boo, hisssssss), enchanted by beautiful Snow White, laughing along with hilarious Muddles (tell us a joke you funny bloke!), and swooning at handsome Prince Louis.
Heading towards the closing scenes, not a spoiler as EVERYONE knows the original story of Snow White, when good triumphs over evil audience participation reached its peak when golden ticket holders from the audience were welcomed to the stage for a traditional, ‘do do, d, do do’ sing along with the cast.
Feeling drained from the rollercoaster of emotions throughout the show, the audience easily relaxed into the finale. The evil queen got her comeuppance, and Snow White married her Prince; all went happy ever afterly in true McWilliams pantomime style, until the next performance.
Cheers and applause, echoed around the theatre, it couldn’t have been a better start to the final show at the Intimate Theatre. I’m so glad I will be at every performance, so I get to see this super talented group of people (that includes all involved) LOADS of times. Get your tickets now, before it’s too late (if you come tonight, and love it, you can come Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if you book quickly!!!!)
Snow White runs at The Intimate Theatre, 521 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London, N13 4DH from Thurs 17th to Sat 19th January 2018 at 7.30 p.m. & Matinee on Sat 2oth & Sunday 20th January 2018 at 2.30 p.m. In addition, SMP will introduce an 11am Matinee on Saturday 20th with a show specifically tailored for our younger audience.
Tickets are priced £14 Full/£11 Concessions and available by calling 07708 708 062 or emailing SMPTickets@hotmail.com to book. Online booking and payment is available via our website here: