||Saint Monica’s Players (SMP) is a North London based amateur dramatics group established in 1958. The not-for-profit group produces a pantomime every January at the Intimate Theatre in Palmers Green and a musical production in June at the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton. SMP have become well known for tackling different or challenging summer productions like The Wedding Singer and Westside Story. The group is lucky enough to boast a young membership, with nearly 50 per cent males, both unusual in amateur theatre.Past SMP members who have now enjoyed another stage include the late BBC reporter Brian Hanrahan, who shot to fame with his coverage of the Falklands wars, and Jo Collins OBE, co-founder of Chicken Shed. Other recent members have found success after being a part of SMP. Julian Perretta, has had number 1 hits all over Europe, Jamie Nicholls starred in Ricki Beadle-Blair’s ‘Gutted’ before touring with ‘Houdini’ playing the title role and is now in Holby City. David O’Mahony has performed in the West End in The Bodyguard and will soon be a part of Beautiful and Joe Davies is currently performing in Hangmen at the Royal Court before it transfers to the Wyndhams. Photos from our many social events, including our annual holiday, golf day and nights out to pubs and bars in the North London area can be found on the SMP Facebook page.