Snow White now booking for St Mark’s Players

 Long term South Norwood favourites, St Mark’s Players have another pantomime favourite coming up. Not at Stanley Halls this time, but they will be back. SMP’s Chairman and Music Director, Chris Smith-Gillard explains further………..

After more than 50 years of performing at The Stanley Halls in South Norwood, St. Mark’s Players will perform our 2014 family pantomime ‘Snow White’ at The Beckenham Public Hall.Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 18.26.02

We shall be performing ‘Snow White’ in January & February 2014 and, as last year, in our temporary home in Beckenham Public Halls where we have been made to feel very comfortable. Initially we were going back to The Stanley Halls” but sadly for all concerned the refurbishment and the re-installation of the technical gear, like light and lighting desk, sound and sound desk, follow spots, repairs to the main curtains and so on has taken much longer than originally envisaged, including the signing over of the Stanley to the community (I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the new council offices in Croydon have taken precedent over that)

It’s quite a feat, however, which the Stanley People’s Initiative have taken on. They are doing the most fantastic job and I have every confidence that the finished product will be once again the ‘jewel in the crown of Croydon Entertainment’. We, at St. Mark’s Players, wish the SPI all the luck and encouragement which they deserve to open the halls for all to use. Meanwhile, we shall perform our own magic in Beckenham Public Hall where we have had to put on an extra performance as tickets are selling fast and the second matinee performance is already sold out.

Written and directed by Emma Gray of St. Mark’s Players, this is a family pantomime for all which tells the traditional fairytale – but with some modern twists along the way. Who’d have thought Snow White’s friends would be running a B&B in Appletonia or that modern day technology may save them from disaster! Come and boo the evil Queen, her cunning aide, Robb U. Blind and her nit-wit henchmen Bangers & Mash – will they kill Snow White or can you help the handsome Prince to save her. Fun, jokes and slapstick weave their way through the whole adventure; combine this with songs from Disney through to rock and the ever-popular audience participation and a great time will be had by all. Oh, yes it will!

As always, St. Mark’s are supporting local charities and this year’s chosen charities are Croydon Carers and St. Christopher’s Hospice.


Saturday 25 January 2014 @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 26 January @ 3pm – SOLD OUT

Friday 31 January @ 7.30pm

Saturday 1 February @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 2 February @ 3pm

At Beckenham Public Hall, 4 Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE

Tickets: Tel: 07551 812341 or (no booking fee)

Adult £9 Child £7.50 Group Discounts. Licensed Bar. Refreshments. Disabled Facilities.

Chris Smith-Gillard


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