Hello there people of Panto-land and thanks for popping into our Snow White blog. I am Prince Louis and this week it’s my turn to fill you in on what has been happening down in the far away land of rehearsals.
On Monday, we were all at home pulling on our leg warmers and rehearsal leotards (mine is a lovely shade of khaki!), preparing for an evening of dance recaps, when we received word from Mrs Fair Lady Choreographer to say that she was unwell. One of the many good things about being part of SMP, is the communication channel. We are all part of the Snow White cast page and some members are also part of their own WhatsApp groups -The dwarfs for instance have their own group where, I presume, they chat about diamond mining; whistling happy tunes and other such things. Luckily, Mr Handsome Lord Director was on hand to tweak the ever-efficient schedule and made sure we all knew to remove the rehearsal leotards and prepare for a full run of act 1 instead.
So, it was with great excitement (and only a little bit of trepidation due to a lack of line learning) that we all arrived for the run through. A run through is always good fun because it is the first time that we all get a proper chance to see what everyone else has been working on In their rehearsal slots. Seeing all of the scenes together along with the numerous song and dance numbers, really does bring it all to life. The first run through Is generally full of laughter due to unrehearsed muck ups and stumbles over lines and choreography. This was certainly no exception and we all giggled our way through lots of expertly styled out errors. On a serious note, the early run throughs are a really useful tool to highlight the areas that we need to work on a bit more and occasionally for Mr Handsome Lord Director, to see if anything isn’t working and needs changing (obviously this hardly ever happens because Mr Handsome Lord Director is very skilled and doesn’t generally make mistakes!). There is a lot of strong camaraderie between the cast members and it is always really lovely to come together for these run throughs where it really highlights and strengthens the friendships and teamwork that make SMP such a wonderful group to be a part of. There is always a lot of love in the room (and oodles of humorous banter!).
On Wednesday, we were all very pleased to see Mrs Fair Lady Choreographer back on her feet and slipped into her sleek and perfectly contoured rehearsal leotard. We gathered to recap the dance numbers so far. It is always lovely to have dance recaps because you get to see the improvement in everyone week by week. It is really reassuring to see just how great the musical numbers are looking and sounding at this stage. It just shows what great talent we are blessed to have in SMP.
After recaps, Mrs Fair Lady Choreographer taught us all the show finale. The finale is always a tricky one because you have the bows interspersed throughout it, but you want to get a good balance of choreography at the same time. I think that Miss Fair Lady Choreographer did a fantastic job and we all finished the session with rosy cheeks and big smiles.
Finishing rehearsals with big smiles is a general part of being a member of SMP and I am so glad that I have been able to return for Snow White. I am having such fun and I know that this is going to be a wonderful show. Make sure that you don’t miss the chance to see it. Book your tickets now.
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: