Beauty and the Blog – Read Through, Auditions & First Rehearsal.

WE. ARE. BACK and we couldn’t be more pleased! – after what has felt like an eternity, we are finally back and ready to rumble.

On Monday the 16th we held our first read through of Beauty and the Beast, our panto for 2022, in person, yes, in person, all in one room and not a single person glitching due to a dodgy internet connection. I was so pleased to see so many old and new faces turn out for the read through. It was wonderful to hear the enthusiasm in people voices as they read each line, cracked each joke and responded to the songs selections for the show.

On Sunday 22nd, after a very long but entertaining day, we had completed our first set of auditions since early 2019!! – our last set of auditions were for Legally Blonde, the show had been cast and rehearsals well underway, before old BJ plunged us into our first Lockdown – But now we are back and we have a show AND a cast. A huge congratulations to those cast in the show, the standard of auditions was extremely high! – You should be very pleased!

We were straight in with the rehearsal period on Monday 23rd, the cast were put through their vocal paces by Kate Sanders our terrific MD, teaching the cast their opening number for the show – it’s a corker!

I’m sure I speak for everyone at SMP when I say that we are so ready and so pleased to be able to get back to it – I’d like to give a special shout out to the wonderful NHS staff and all of the essential key workers,  who have worked so tirelessly over some of the darkest days I’m sure none of us expected we would see!  

We can’t wait for you to see the finished product!


Keep your eyes on the website as we’ll be bringing you updates from the cast each week with all the latest gossip from from rehearsals with our show blog ‘Beauty and the Blog’.

Tickets are available already via the Millfield Theatre website and you can book by following the link below.