The Mermaid Blog – The Community Night

Hello my poor unfortunate souls. Octavia here, also known as Kate Sanders, and I’m here to tell you all about our first performance, community night! Community night is always very exciting, as it is our chance to not only meet lots of wonderful people from our local community, but also to perform our show in […]

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The Mermaid Blog – The Dress Rehearsal

I am delighted to be playing Shell, one of Mariel’s mermaid sisters and have the absolute pleasure of sharing the details of the Dress Rehearsal… For us mermaids, last night was the last chance to test the strength of our glue-gunned, sequinned and sparkly shell bras – and hope none of us mer-sisters experience a […]

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The Mermaid Blog – The Tech Run

Today was our Technical Rehearsal, an extremely significant milestone in any SMP show! This is the chance our excellent technical team have to really get their hands on the production. It is the chance to make sure that everything is able to run to our often elaborate plans. By the time our cast arrived in the […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Get in and Band Call

The excitement of band call/get in day is like Christmas Eve! There’s a tightly coiled spring of nerves in the pit of your stomach that leave you slightly delirious with anticip . . . . ation! The very first time running through all the musical numbers with the band is without doubt one of the […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 15

Hello fellow land dwellers. Prince Derek here, also go by the name Jack, to give you the low down on this week’s little mermaid shenanigans. Wednesday was our first rehearsal in 2 weeks due to Christmas and New years. It was a chance for us to shake off some of the festive cobwebs we had […]

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Listen to “A Fairytale Ending”

Here at SMP we’re very lucky to have a plethora of talent to call upon when we put our shows on and if you’ve been to our pantos over the last few years you’ll have noticed that along with plenty of popular songs in our shows we also feature some original music courtesy of our […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 14

Hello landlubbers and denizens of the deeps. It’s Lewis here reporting for the Daily Star(fish). Following a snowy weekend off, this week was kicked off at Cannon house with singing recaps under the tutelage of Mike B. Wednesday saw us all running some of the show ahead of the week’s main event – the first […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 13

Hello ha fishy friends! This week’s blog is coming from I, the feistiest mer-fish under the sea and one of the mermaid sisters…Storm! We are one Sunday run through down – and we’ve been preparing this week for our second Sunday run and…DUN DUN DUN…first dress rehearsal! Eeeek! The week got off to a swimmingly […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 11

Hello Merfolk my name is Debbie and I am playing the part of Briny one of the mermaid sisters! This week we were swept along on the currents of the stormy ocean with rehearsal venues being changed but in true SMP spirit we pull together and make the best of a challenge. On Monday we […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 10

Hi, I’m Mike Benyon, musical director for this and the vast majority of SMP’s pantos in the last 25 years! It’s normally fairly easy to tell early on whether you have a good show on your hands and A Little Mermaid certainly comes into that category. To start with we are blessed with an SMP […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 9

Greetings humans! This week’s blog comes from your very own sea princess- Coral. I’m Mariel’s (ditzy) sister and proud daughter of King Triton- Lord of the Seas. This week’s rehearsal saw the return of our glorious costumiers Ellie and Fay, who came armed with sequins and ball-gowns, ready to robe us under-the-sea royalty. There was […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 8

Welcome mere mortals. This is Triton! I am Mariel’s father and king of the Merfolk. We had the pleasure this week to be rehearsing one of Jo B’s awesome choreographed numbers. This dance is a interesting mix between fluid movements to more upbeat choreography. Jo, as always, tested our dance ability and all the cast […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 7

Hi Marian here, October has been a bit of a busy month for me, so I missed a couple of rehearsals in the last few weeks, which is never ideal as panto rehearsals are particularly busy and fast paced. I was therefore very pleased to see that we were doing dance recaps this week on […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 6

Greetings! I am Crusty, the super intelligent villainous side kick of Octavia! I am using big words like villainous in an effort to make myself sound more photosynthesis – you know like clever and that! We have had a marvellous time in rehearsal this week learning lots of songs and dances to dazzle you with! […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 5

Hi everyone out there, my name is Tina and I have been lucky enough to be chosen to not only tread the board’s once again with this bunch but the chance to rule the on land kingdom as the Queen with my King Andy as well as swim the sparkly depths of the sea with […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 4

Hello! Luke here, aka Corky a splendidly dense minion shark! Another fun week of rehearsals here in SMP’s production of The Little Mermaid. Monday saw us recapping the dance numbers already learned and then setting the dance to our finale song. Without giving it away, it’s an absolute banger of a track and the routine […]

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The Mermaid Blog – Week 3

Good to SEA ya, fellow mer-beings Thank you so much for checking out our fin–tastic blog. My name is Jo (or sometimes peach, or cherub, or just whatever you fancy) and I have the absolute pleasure of playing the role of “Aqua”, one of Mariels six sassy sisters. She’s a bit of stickler for rules, […]

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