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2016 Season

East-PosterEast
by Stephen Berkoff

February 23-27, 2016

Director: Kelly-Kim Cranstoun

Loosely based on Berkoff's own experiences as a young man growing up in London's East End, East centres on a couple of tearaway lads governed by violence and by their sexual vitality. Arrogant and amoral, with echoes of Kubrik's A Clockwork Orange, the play examines its characters' needs for visceral extremes by which they attempt to rise above the banality of their lives. [ More ]

When-We-Are-MarriedWhen We Are Married
by JB Priestley

March 15-19, 2016

Director: Anthony Campling

JB Priestley's satirical comedy of manners about three respectable Edwardian couples who discover on their joint silver wedding anniversaries that they are not as respectable as they thought. A deliciously witty swipe at the smug and hypocritical Edwardian middle classes. [ More ]

Stones-in-his-PocketsStones In His Pockets
by Marie Jones

April 5-9, 2016

Director: Anton Krause

Hollywood comes to a rural town in County Kerry – and everyone’s involved – in this tragicomic tale of a film crew’s impact on the local community; and though at first most of the locals are excited to be part of the movie, as time goes on the glamour begins to wear thin. Told through the eyes of two local lads who are extras on set, Stones In His Pockets is a hilarious and poignant play about the art of storytelling. [ More ]

MidsummerDr Faustus / Midsummer Night's Dream
by Christopher Marlowe / William Shakespeare

April 13-16, 2016

Directors: Peter Stevens / Caitlin Gowans

Staged in the atmospheric surrounds of St. Luke's Church in West Norwood, this year's annual production from the SLT Youth Group will be abridged One Act adaptions of two great theatrical classics. The first, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: a tale of 4 lovers and a troupe of actors whose lives are manipulated by fairies in the forest on Midsummer's eve. Followed by Marlowe's Icarian tale of the eponymous scholar who sells his soul to the devil to gain wealth and power using black magic. [ More ]

PosterCelebrating Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare

April 23, 2016

Producer: Dave Hollander

On the 400th anniversary of the great bard’s death SLT celebrates his life and works at an informal social and performance. We will be reprising scenes from recent productions, staging some new ones and delving into the wealth of poetry, prose and works created and inspired by one of history’s greatest playwrights. [ More ]

TwoTwo Into One
by Ray Cooney

May 10-14, 2016

Director: Simon Gleisner

Considered to be Ray Cooney’s finest and most inventive farce. A Tory junior minister in Mrs Thatcher’s government plans an extramarital tryst in the Westminster hotel where he is staying ... however, an unpredictable wife, a suspicious hotel manager and a vice-hunting Labour MP prowling the hotel's corridors like a bloodhound leads to a riotous and frenetic mix of panic, confusion and awkward hilarity. [ More ]

PosterMany Moons
by Alice Birch

May 24-28, 2016

Director: Jason Salmon

Juniper is looking for love, Robert is trying to avoid it, Ollie doesn’t know what it is, while Meg believes she will never experience it. On one hot July day in London the four of them orbit each other, unaware that they are rushing towards a single moment that could devastate them all. [ More ]

I Am A Camera PosterI Am A Camera
by John Van Druten

June 14-18, 2016

Director: Lisa Thomas

Adapted from Christopher Isherwood's novel Goodbye to Berlin, which is part of The Berlin Stories, I Am A Camera tells the tale of the extraordinary characters that would later be the inspiration for Kander and Ebb's musical Cabaret. [ More ]

80-DaysAround the World in 80 Days
by Toby Hulse after Jules Verne

July 19-23, 2016

Director: Mark Ireson

A Mr. P Fogg, an honest-looking, well-turned out chap with good teeth is being pursued by detective Fix of Scotland Yard, who thinks that Fogg is the mastermind behind a recent bank robbery. A mad-cap adventure which quickly moves along on a succession of locomotives, steamers, and hilarity. [ More ]

BouncersBouncers (1990s remix)
by John Godber

August 9-13, 2016

Directors: David Carr

Godber's much loved comedy about the shenanigans in a down-market nightclub as seen through the eyes of four brutish bouncers who portray over twenty different characters as we are invited to go out for a night on the town. [ More ]

JCSJesus Christ Superstar
by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

August 23-27, 2016

Director: Bryon Fear

The rock opera that has been wowing audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. [ More ]

PosterBette and Joan
by Anton Burge

September 13-17, 2016

Director: Jess Osorio

Once grande dames of Hollywood, by 1962 arch-rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were in danger of becoming has-beens. Then an opportunity came along; to appear together in a new movie called What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [ More ]

Landscape-with-WeaponLandscape with Weapon
by Joe Penhall

September 27-October 1, 2016

Director: Naomi Liddle

Ned is the brains behind a new military technology so sophisticated, so extraordinary, it will revolutionise the nature of warfare. It's only when the Ministry of Defence demands intellectual ownership that Ned begins to understand his family's initial horror. [ More ]

scarboroughScarborough
by Fiona Evans

October 25-29, 2016

Co-Directors: Graham Rice & Steph Urquhart

In a faded hotel room in Scarborough, a couple is having an illicit weekend away. Amidst the peeling wallpaper, they laugh, quarrel and make love, but why is it that they don't dare go out...? [ More ]

BluebirdBluebird
by Simon Stephens

November 8-12, 2016

Director: Siobhán Campbell

Jimmy is a surprising cabbie: a writer fallen from grace, an amateur philosopher, a man of real soul ... on one significant night we share with him his fares; the despondent, delirious, the inspired and the insane. [ More ]

jackJack
by Peter Stevens & Matthew Davies

December 1-4 and 8-11, 2016

Director: Peter Stevens

The SLT Panto returns with a modern day sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk featuring the music of the Pet Shop Boys. An epic Christmas production spreading heaps of festive yuletide magic for boys and girls young and old.

New Writing
by Various

Various dates throughout 2016

Producer: Dave Hollander

As a part of our continued commitment to providing a varied and exciting season of work, SLT is launching an initiative to establish fertile ground for new writers. Over several months throughout 2016 we will be staging new work by local playwrights which may take form as a series of 5 minutes sketches, site specific pieces or full blown plays. The range of submissions will dictate this exciting new addition to our yearly season.