Hello everyone, this is Carl, I am very excited to be in this show as ensemble and King and my bad choice in second wives starts the cogs turning on this story, wonderfully adapted for SMP by the talented Warren McWilliams. On Monday, we were working hard (not quite 9 to 5) on one of the numbers full of taptastic joy and also fish slapping!! The Dwarfs were also off to work on their scenes. For Wednesday’s rehearsal, I wasn’t needed as the dwarfs were doing more acting.
The production team are certainly working us all very hard to get the best out of all the cast, so I’m sure you can imagine being in SMP is great for your fitness levels. So, if you want a fun way of dropping a few pounds then joining an amateur theatre company is a great way to do it!
It may have passed you by, but on the 10th October it was World Mental Health Awareness Day. According to Mental Health foundation it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. I know from my personal experience with anxiety how much being in a theatre company has helped me. Being part of a group that is more like a family has had such a positive impact on my mental wellness.
Obviously there are many types social groups out there, from walking clubs, book clubs and also amateur dramatics. Mind.org.uk suggests that making new connections through social groups may be one of the easiest ways to reduce some of the symptoms of mental illness.
With over 900,000 people in London suffering from a mental disorder, we need more investment in community and social groups, not less. So please support your local theatre groups. It seems sad that we may be losing another local theatre, with the planned demolition of the Intimate Theatre. Now, I know that SMP will continue on strong if we do lose the Intimate. However, it will be cause difficulties and will be a sad loss for the community and the community groups that use the theatre. So please support us in our fight to save the Intimate and come and see us in what may be our last panto there.
So go out there be physically and mentally healthy!
Important links https://www.mind.org.uk The London Mental Health Report
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: