Hello lovely people, and welcome to this week’s instalment of the Snow White blog! I’m Ellie and I am lucky enough to be playing Snow White in our panto this year. Being part of SMP panto is always such a treat but I have to admit that wearing a princess dress and a tiara makes it even more enjoyable.
Monday’s rehearsal of this week was very exciting indeed as we got to work on setting our spectacular Act One finale. We sang through the arrangement last week with our marvellous MD’s Kate Sanders and Mike Benyon, so it was great to set it as well.
It’s definitely the song that I’ve been most looking forward to working on since it was played at Read Through. I’m afraid that I can’t tell you what song it is but I will say that it is the one you’ve been waiting for….
It’s a big song and dance number involving the entire cast (if you know what show that’s from, 500 points to you, well done) so everyone was called, as were both of our choreographers! That’s right: it’s such a big number that our two wonderful choreographers, Wendy Cooper and Hayley McAra, have had to split it between them.
Wendy took myself, the seven dwarfs, the Prince and his valet, aka the goodies, to learn our sections whilst Hayley was in charge of our incredible featured dancers, ensemble, minions and other baddies headed up by our very scary Evil Queen Joanna McWilliams (don’t believe it when she calls you a cherub peach, she’s actually very mean and keeps trying to force feed me apples…).
Our team captain, head honcho, top man director Chris O’Shea was also busy, running scenes with those of us who had a spare moment between dancing. Scene rehearsals have been so much fun this year as once again we have such a funny original script to work with, written by the incomparable Warren McWilliams, who definitely hasn’t paid me to say this.
Whilst we’re only a few weeks into our rehearsals I’m confident to say that this show is already shaping up to be a really fun, family friendly, magical panto. The whole directorial team are doing a brilliant job and have selected a great soundtrack for the show, with songs to please everyone in the family. The costumes I’ve seen so far are as colourful and beautiful as ever, and there are classic panto gags galore. It really isn’t one to miss, particularly as this could be our last at the beautiful Intimate Theatre.
Don’t miss out, buy your tickets today!
Snow White 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: