Sleeping Beauty Blog – Week 15

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This weeks blog comes from our Fairy Flora – Lynzey Cooper

Hello boys and girls how are you all today?

I am very excited to be playing Fairy Flora in SMP’s Sleeping Beauty, a role I have been dreaming about since I fell in love with the world of Panto many years ago. Fairy Flora is my most challenging role yet, as the Fairies are in a majority of the scenes, with a lot of lines to learn. We often speak in rhyme, so need to make sure we are word perfect, or it just would not make sense! Warren (Dame Nelly), has really outdone himself with creating the rhyming vernacular and it has been a lot of fun learning them!

I have just returned from a magical trip to Florida which included a visit to Disney World. I was thrilled to meet Aurora in Epcot and she ‘hopes we all have a wonderful time this Christmas’. I packed my script for some inflight reading to keep up with my lines and was very excited to read last week’s blog from our lovely Fairy Merriweather to keep up to date with rehearsals.

On Monday our fabulous choreographer Fay, taught the Finale dance to the cast. The show has now been completely set which is so exciting as now we can keep running the show to make sure it is perfect for opening night, which is only a month away…eeek!!!

On Thursday we had our Christmas meal, organised by Stacy Gilbert and the social committee. It was such a wonderful evening where cast members, old and new came together for some lovely grub and a catch up. We even had some games to play this year, along with the traditional secret Santa (I will enjoy my Disaronno very much!!) to add some extra joy to the evening.

Our last rehearsal before the Christmas break was a full costume run of the show. Many of us then attended a Carol’s by Candle light service, where we sang our hearts out and enjoyed joining in with all those difficult descants!

We will be taking a break over Christmas and New Year, so our next blog will be brought to you in January by Andy Jordan.

On behalf of St. Monica’s Players I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a truly Magical Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Remember, if you are stuck for gifts this Christmas… why not buy someone a ticket to see Sleeping Beauty details here