Peter Pan at The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury (


After two months of filming and editing Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s community
parody video This Is Smee has launched.

Celebrating local businesses, charities and
social groups, the profile-raising video supporting this year’s pantomime Peter
saw a cast of local people of all ages and performance abilities
accompany cast members Andy Collins
and La Voix (Britain’s Got Talent), for the video shoot this September.

With lyrics written by Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, this was
a first for the regional venue who were inspired by hit movie The Greatest Showman’s track This Is Me. Assisted by the team from Vivo
who recently announced a new partnership with the Waterside opening
a School of Theatre Arts in the New Year, the video was directed and
choreographed to showcase the local companies (and their hidden dance skills!)
The cast includes this year’s junior panto ensemble led by Susan Diane School of Dance, businesses including McDonalds, Rocky and Kook vintage fashion, Noodle Nation and new establishment Craftyard Aylesbury, alongside Florence
Nightingale Hospice Charity
, Scannappeal,
Aylesbury Neighbourhood Policing team,
Bucks Fire and Rescue and Bucks County Museum to name a few.

The video marks the start of the countdown to Christmas and
this year’s festive production. UK
, the producers of the pantomime have enjoyed seeing the video
come together and are overwhelmed by the support of the community.

Martin Dodd, Managing
Director of UK Productions
said: ‘The people of Aylesbury have excelled
themselves. The pantomime always receives a warm welcome in the town, and the
venue always gets into the spirit of Christmas whole-heartedly, with this video
idea being no exception. We’re in discussions with our technical team about
playing the video during the panto season so these wonderful local stars can
have an opportunity to reach the masses!’

The video is available to view here:

A ‘making of’ video is available on
request alongside images from the video shoot.

Aylesbury Waterside
Theatre was nominated for 3 Great British Pantomime Awards 2018 including Best
Director, Best Comic and Best Panto (750- 1500 seats).



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(Times vary)

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