In a sad development. After 59 years SMP is set to close later this year after its members have developed a bad case of ‘Pirate Frenzy’, a major modern general condition that doctors have described as a terribly awful case of a seriously made up disease.
The frenzy, thought to be the rather ostentatious ‘King’ strain, is suspected to have been spread either by a combination of Trump and Brexit or by new members of the male chorus John Longsliver and Tarquin Bluebeard who joined the group in February.
Suspicions were first aroused when people started bringing parrots to rehearsals, since then members have been seen hanging around the new river and plans were discovered by police for pillaging parts of Palmers Green.
In a worrying turn of events some members have even discussed self-mutilation in an attempt to out pirate their counterparts. One member, William Carls (name altered to protect identity), stated that “losing an arm, a leg, an eye and a hand is a small price to pay to reach piratical perfection”.
The frenzy has manifested itself in many ways with some members baking rodents in pastry, some setting up illegal radio stations and others selling badly filmed dvds of popular movies.
When asked about the groups future, Chairman Luke Clow said – “I used to feel at home onstage but now I long for the taste of seaweed in my teeth and salt in my hair. Once this show is over I’m selling up, buying a dingy and it’s a life on the waves for me.”
Luke Clow – A.K.A The Very Jolly Roger
The group intend to set sail after the last performance on Saturday. Where they will take the opportunity to get married with impunity, and indulge in the felicity of unbounded domesticity. As they shall quickly be parsonified, conjugally matrimonified, by a doctor of divinity located in their vicinity.
You can say taran-tata to the group by catching their last show, The Pirates of Penzance, at the Millfield Theatre June 7th -10th Rated Arrgh.