A great meeting with Steve Parker to go through all the music we need for Aladdin – some new stuff, some old, some popular chart hits, some stuff from musicals – will all be fabulous!
It’s going to be an exciting panto this Christmas in Harpenden. Aladdin will be played by Rochelle Knowles Gadd, from Grange Hill, Hollyoaks and Tracy Beaker. The evil Abanazar will be played by EastEnders’ Pete Beale, actor Peter Dean. Ernie Almond from BBC 3 Counties Radio returns to play PC Pong. Simon Nicholas finishes his run in London at the Royal Opera House soon, in time to don frocks and become Widow Twankey. Andrew Willis plays Emperor, Sophie Massie plays Princess and Chris Law is Wishy Washy. John Stenhouse will be making an appearance as the Genie of the lamp.
So, Harpenden’s panto for 2015 will be Aladdin, and planning is well underway.
In the process of casting at the moment, the set has been booked, just need to write a script!
A fantastic run of Snow White ended. What a fabulous cast and crew, headed by the great Steve Leeds – a brilliant performer and a genuinely nice guy. Thank you to everyone involved fo a really successful run!
This week it’s band call and all the deliveries to the theatre happening, scenery, costumes, props…… exciting stuff!
Have just seen pics of the finished magic mirror – Colin Prior has done a simply amazing job! Delighted!
We recorded the click tracks on Friday and Saturday – and all went well. We actually finished ahead of schedule, so happy people!
Tickets are selling well. Rehearsals are going great. Our chorus and children dancers are doing brilliantly. Fab principals. This is going to be a fun panto!
A great day yesterday with the company, reading through the panto script – checking songs, and discussing technical aspects of the show. We have a great bunch of talented singers and listening to our principal boy (Steve Leeds) and girl (Sophie Massie) singing was just a pleasure!
We have our script readthrough this Sunday! Really looking forward to having the whole company together for the first time. Exciting!