“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…….” ooops sorry that is the beginning of the book I am reading at the mo” A Tale of Two Cities ” by Dickens and not my emotional response to belonging to SMP in anyway what so ever. So anyone who has ever thought that amateur dramatics was all about glitz and glamour, fabulous costumes and great singing will be sorely disappointed when I tell you that my journey to rehearsals usually begins waiting at a freezing cold bus stop in the middle of November
Once on the bus all is well
And lets see who we shall meet when we arrive at our rehearsal space “The Intimate Theatre”.
Its getting near to Christmas and scenes and dance routines are gradually embedding themselves in -well sort of- and as we go near the door there are always some strange creatures lurking by
As we enter our fabulous rehearsal space we find that some nice metal poles have been put up in the middle of where we dance so are waiting for them to be cleared away. As we wait we get to meet our fabulous cast of Dwarfs
Our fabulous choreographer , Wendy “Shirley Ballas” Cooper
Our director Christopher “don’t mention the squeaky chicken” O’Shea
Who also appears to be boring to death our Maroulla”Grumbly” Wilks later on.
With various people dropping in and out of rehearsals it is actually the time of year when the majority of the cast realise that they don’t have a clue what is going on with most of the numbers and chaos ensues
A rather delightful moment of the evening was with Wendy, Christopher and Lynzey were learning the basics of the “Macarena”
Please note Lynzey did not receive any signs of physical damage -only psychological ones!!!. Out of the chaos comes are gorgeous Carla “I’m a celebrity” Segel
Who calming but firmly tells us the correct steps we should be doing and tries to stop Jenny “Warren McWilliams made me do it ” Storey from arabesqueing
So with all the madness the final part is something we call “FD’s” no idea what they are but you can make up your mind looking at the picture
So all is chugging along merrily and I hope that can come and see our show in the new Year. The final pictures are of an award winning actor pondering and musing on his enjoyment of life
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: