Our first blog comes from our director Chris O’Shea, here’s his thoughts on our first week:
So I am kicking off the SMP’s Sleeping Beauty blog. Rehearsals are now underway with a successful bunch of auditions. I couldn’t quite believe the talent I witnessed and could not be more excited to direct a show with such a fabulous group of performers. Not only have I got a brilliant cast, I also have to mention the amazing production team: Fay our choreographer and Mike our musical director.
This will be my directing debut with SMP, which is nerve-racking and exciting, but I am determined, with this production team and cast to make this the #BestPantoEver.
We have made a start with our opening number, and let’s just say, its sounding and looking amazing. We have our first acting rehearsal on Wednesday which I am thoroughly looking forward to. I can’t wait to watch these characters really come alive.
On Saturday and Sunday we attended the Enfield Town Show, while some of the cast members performed a variety of songs and flyered the public. Ticket sales are on the move, and even though it may sound early to book tickets, it really isn’t. If you want good seats, get booking. While rehearsals have only just begun, I can tell you, this show is not to be missed.