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2022 Spring/Summer Season

Our Spring/Summer Season 2022 runs from January to July. We’re delighted to be able to reschedule a number of productions that were due to take place in 2020, and to welcome three external theatre companies to kick off the year.

The first round of auditions will be for The Phlebotomist, 6/7 December 2021. Audition dates for other shows (where applicable, as some shows are already cast or rescheduled from 2020) are listed alongside show information. Look out for audition notices here on the website and via our social media nearer the time.

Our shows rely on the support of volunteers. This includes stage management, sound and light design and operating, set design and building, front of house and bar roles. Find out how to get involved, or for backstage roles, email theatrecommittee@southlondontheatre.co.uk and we’ll put you in touch with the director.


SLT welcomes a 27th Letter Theatre production: Not Such Stuff written by Chris Wind, 25-29 January 2022A 27th Letter Theatre production of

Not Such Stuff
by Chris Wind

January 25-29, 2022

Director: Saskia Van T’Hoff

Not Such Stuff asks the question, what if Shakespeare’s women had a moment to address their lot in life, as imagined by their author? The answer: organise a press conference and set the record straight.


Rope by Patrick Hamilton, directed by Steve Tanner - Southside PlayersA Southside Players production of

Rope
by Patrick Hamilton

February 1-5, 2022

Director: Steve Tanner

For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the “fun of the thing”, two friends murder a fellow undergraduate and place his body in a wooden chest. To add spice to their handiwork they hold a party, inviting the dead youth’s father, and proceed to enjoy a supper served atop the chest with its gruesome contents within.


A KDC Theatre production of

Rules for Living
by Sam Holcroft

February 8-12, 2022

Director: Duncan Moore

Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly? As long-held mechanisms for survival are laid bare, even Mum, who’s been preparing this lunch since last January, becomes embroiled. Time-honoured rivalries and resentments will out. Accusations fly, relationships deconstruct, the rules take over.


Lost Monsters posterLost Monsters
by Laurence Wilson

February 22-26, 2022

Director: Siobhán Campbell

The world would be a better place if we were all bees. An isolated house in a forgotten valley has only the litter and noise from the surrounding motorway above as company. A flash of lightning and a freak car crash leave three runaways stranded and seeking refuge.


The Phlebotomist
by Ella Road

March 8-12, 2022 (Auditions 5 & 6 December 2021)

Director: Mark Ireson

Bea meets Aaron. He’s intelligent, handsome, makes her laugh and, most importantly, has a high rating on his genetic profile. What’s not to like? Char is on the brink of landing her dream job and has big plans to start a family – but her blood rating threatens it all. In a world where future happiness depends on a single, inescapable blood test – which dictates everything from credit rating to dating prospects – how far will people go to beat the system and let nature take its course?


Do Not Disturb
by Michael Weller

March 22-26, 2022

Director: Martin Copland-Gray

Ten years after the end of their affair in New York, two lovers meet in a hotel room far from their homes. Both are now married, both have children and both have been wondering about the road not taken. What starts as a casual catch-up turns quickly into perhaps the most significant moment of their lives.


Iron
by Rona Munro

April 5-9, 2022 (Auditions 9/10 January)

Director: Lily Ann Green

An intense psychological drama set in a women’s prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.


The Bald Prima Donna
by Eugene Ionesco

April 19-23, 2022 (Auditions 6/7 February)

Director: Anna Rubincam

It’s an evening like any other in the rather bland middle-class household of Mr & Mrs Smith, that is until a slew of unusual guests descend upon them wreaking havoc in their wake in this hilariously maniacal assault on the banality of English suburbia.


The Youth Theatre Show

TO BE CONFIRMED

May 3-7, 2022

Directors: Siobhán Campbell and Gregory Williams

 


Love & Money
by Dennis Kelly

May 17-21, 2022 (Auditions 13/14 February)

Director: Guy Jones

David conducts an office romance by e-mail. He has love at his fingertips. But a shocking admission unravels his relationship piece by chilling piece. Jess loves David. She believes happiness can be bought – but it doesn’t come cheap in a world of easy credit. Jess and David’s ideal blend of love and money is killing them. Funny but heart wrenching, this ingenious drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires.


Hapgood
by Tom Stoppard

May 31-June 4, 2022 (Auditions 27/28 February)

Director: Lisa Thomas

Does light come in waves or particles? Experiments will show either: the experimenter can choose. “A double agent is like a trick of the light,” Kerner the physicist tells Blair the spy catcher. “You get what you interrogate for.” Dual natures, of light and of people, are the theme of Tom Stoppard’s espionage thriller. Kerner’s secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double? Or is Kerner a triple? Hapgood is the person to find out, and maybe it will need two of her.


The Habit of Art
by Alan Bennett

June 14-18, 2022 (Auditions 13/14 March)

Director: Andy Webb

Actors are rehearsing a play about Benjamin Britten, who is sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera Death in Venice. Britten seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend W H Auden. During this imagined meeting in 1973, their first for 25 years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.


Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

June 28-July 2, 2022 (Auditions 6/7 March)

Director: Janine Wunsche

Viola and Sebastian are twins, separated in a shipwreck. They arrive in Illyria, home of Duke Orsino, who is in love with the countess Olivia. Viola disguises herself as a young man and finds work as a messenger to Orsino – but Olivia finds herself attracted to the disguised Viola while Viola falls in love with Orsino. Farce and music interweave in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.


Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter, 8pm, July 12-16, 2022Blue Remembered Hills
by Dennis Potter

July 12-16, 2022 (Auditions 10/11 April)

Director: Jo Boniface

In woods, a field and a barn on a summer afternoon during World War II, seven children play, fight, fantasise and swagger. Their aggressions, fears, hostilities and rivalries are a microcosm of adult interaction.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
adapted by Chaz Doyle from the book by Lewis Carroll

July 26-30, 2022 (Auditions 17/18 April)

Director: Chaz Doyle

Lewis Carroll’s much-loved fantasy world comes to life on the SLT stage in an adaptation by director Chaz Doyle.


In the event of Covid-related government restrictions, these dates are subject to change or cancellation. We will always exchange or refund tickets in these circumstances.