Well its all go go go here in the offices at JP, and whilst the sun hasn’t exactly been shining on Swansea this Summer, things are getting hot hot hot in our offices as we crank up heat on the Pantomime preparation and get ready for the official launch of Dick Whittington.
From song choices to scripts to special effects and costume sequences, discussions, research and notes have been rapidly made this month as we finalise the content within this year’s Christmas and New Year Pantomime Dick Whittington.
One of the my favourite behind the scenes element about working within the production company is the brainstorming sessions that regularly take place to plan for each part of the production. I love listening and inputting my own ideas in these meetings where each participant bounces off each other with ideas some crazier and more hilarious than others. This week we have been working with Dan Fulham our Musical Director and Martyn Green, the Chief Executive of Theatr Brycheiniog. Both meetings were hugely successful and brought lots of ideas and concepts to the script table, and it is really exciting to work with so many varied and dynamic creatives all of who have different theatrical backgrounds and experiences to bring to each new production.
In other news, we’ve been working with various organisations and businesses We are delighted with the community and business support we gain from other independently run businesses and are excited to see new and continued collaborations this Christmas.
It’s year two of having a single Pantomime production tour our favourite theatre venues across South Wales and there is one creative in particular that loves rising to the challenge! Let us introduce to you, straight from the oven, the newest un-crumbling member of the Jermin Productions team… Popty the Bread pun and mascot from CK’s Superstores!!
Already this year our much loved bread bun has “brioched” his way through South Wales, loafing around with the Pantomime friends and popped up in the most peculiar places including Tata Steel in Port Talbot, Merlin’s Walk in Carmarthen and has even been spotted on the Dragonfly Canal Boat in Brecon!! He even made a stop off at the offices of our returning Sponsor Peter Lynn and Partners.. It’s fair to say this bun ‘kneaded’ a little law advice.
We are extremely proud and humbled to announce the continued support of the wonderful Peter Lynn and his team, who has a flare for underlining the law on and off stage as he knows exactly how much work goes into a production of this scale.. and even knows a thing or two about applying eye liner but you didn’t hear that from us! This year’s Dick Whittington contracts have been signed, sealed and delivered thanks to the help of PL&P and we are looking forward to making a few more surprise visits to the offices like we did on June 6th 2016 as part of our official Pantomime Launch! Welcome back on board Mr Lynn, it’s a pleasure as always!!
In other news Director Mark has been spending time in Esher, West London with his London Theatre school this month as the students go into their final week of Tech for their production of The Little Mermaid. “Under the Sea” has been playing in our offices too with lots of research for Water themed theatre sequences ahead of the release of Finding Dory. Will Nemo and Dory feature in this year’s Pantomime Dick Whittington?! You’ll have to come and watch to find out!
Be sure to check in with us each month and catch up on all of the planning, preparation and.. well.. madness that goes on behind the scenes of this year’s Dick Whittington Pantomime arriving at a theatre near you this Christmas and New Year!