Mwah ha ha ha ha ha….oh sorry, didn’t see you there, I was just practicing my evil cackle…
Welcome to week two of our infamous panto blog, I’m Jo Mac and I have the absolute pleasure of playing your wicked queen in SMPs spectacular pantomime “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” I’m totally thrilled to be playing such an iconic and meaty role (or roll, as Greedy Dwarf would say) but a wee bit petrified at the same time as it’s a slight (to say the least) departure from previous roles but boy am I looking forward to it…oh yes I am!
Week one of rehearsals were an absolute blast, folks, let me tell you all about them…
Monday was our very first meet as a whole cast and the atmosphere was buzzing! With a chance to FINALLY group hug after our summer break and Director Chris’ threat that we should “be prepared to get wet” we were like a bunch of over excited kids in the school playground.
The production team more than lived up to their promise of a fun filled evening of team building. After being split into teams we competed in several challenges to see which team came out on top. Tasks included “apple bobbing” (don’t worry I didn’t poison them) “pass the poison apple” (oops, I did poison those) “avoid the queens spell and find the safe place” (there seems to be a theme here, I’ll try not to take offence)
Of course my “wicked” team won, not so fair and square, mwah ha ha ha ha (ooh this laugh is coming along rather nicely) but as always, it really wasn’t about the winning and much more about working together to achieve something great and that, it seems, will be VERY easy when lead by this magnificent, enthusiastic and extremely organised production team.
Wednesday was equally seamless and led by our delicious Director Chris, who got straight to work on some scenes with our dashing Dwarfs, super Snow White and most importantly; Moi! (Oh dear, too much?) while our brilliant costume team; Fay, Ellie & Debbie S met to discuss all things glittery and get some of us measured up too.
It was a joyful and productive first week and we head into our second with HUGE smiles on our faces. We’d love to put those smiles on yours too so don’t miss out folks, all the deets of our show and how you can come and enjoy the fun are below.
Thank you for listening, you lovely lot!
The show runs at The Intimate Theatre, 521 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London, N13 4DH from Thurs 17th to Sat 19th January 2018 at 7.30 p.m. & Matinee on Sat 2oth & Sunday 20th January 2018 at 2.30 p.m. In addition, SMP will introduce an 11am Matinee on Saturday 20th with a show specifically tailored for our younger audience.
Tickets are priced £14 Full/£11 Concessions and available by calling 07708 708 062 or emailing SMPTickets@hotmail.com to book. Online booking and payment is available via our website here: