Category : News

20 Aug 2019

Open General Council Meetings

Come along and see how SLT works As promised at the AGM in May, we are going to open up more of our General Council meetings for members to come along and see how we work. It’s an opportunity to learn more about what we do, how we do it, and maybe see if it’s something you’d like to get involved with. The first of these will be on 16th September at the Old Fire Station. We are planning to […]

19 Aug 2019

Casting Announcement: Lear

Bex Law announces her cast for Lear, which will be staged in late October. “Recruiting for Lear has been an absolute pleasure. Everyone that auditioned tackled the text and characters head on, and threw themselves into the scenes with gusto. There were certainly difficult decisions to be made, not least due to the large number of potential recruits. Susan (Stillman, Assistant Director) and I had a hard time deciding between a very talented bunch of actors, but we are delighted […]

09 Aug 2019

Casting Announcement: The Night Heron

Lisa Thomas announces her cast for Jez Butterworth’s The Night Heron, which will be staged in early October. “The Night Heron was Jez Butterworth’s second play after the wildly successful Mojo. It’s a fascinating play that manages to be very funny, deeply spiritual, spooky and scary, as its heroes (or antiheroes), two sacked Cambridge University gardeners, scratch a precarious living in the heart of the Fens. I’m delighted to have attracted such a great cast and hope audiences will enjoy […]

16 Jul 2019

Casting Announcement: Di and Viv and Rose

Jo Boniface  announces her cast for Amelia Bullmore’s Di and Viv and Rose, which will be staged at the end of September. “I am delighted to present my three leading ladies. I had such a great pool of actors to choose from, and I am very grateful to those who attended the auditions and call backs; as a director you know you have a good show when the talent from all auditionees bursts out in the room at you. Rehearsals […]

05 Jul 2019

In Memoriam: Vince Oliver

I was very sorry to hear of the death of Vince Oliver and sadder that SLT has only just received the news. Apparently Vince died last year in January 2018. He had had MS for over 15 years and had been in a wheelchair for a long time. Vince joined SLT in 1979 and stayed until 1982. In that time, he acted in 6 plays, including The Day after the Fair, (1980), in which he had a good role of […]

03 Jul 2019

Casting Announcement: Sweeney Todd

Director Lee Ridgeway announces his cast for our November musical Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: “After quite a few sleepless nights, I can now share with you the cast for Sweeney Todd. There were so many talented people at the auditions and I would like to thank everyone who attended for their patience. The audition process was quite a tricky one, but all the auditionees did a great job. Additionally I’d like to thank my creative team […]

01 Jul 2019

Social: SLT Quiz

Saturday, 20 July, 7.30pm Pull on your trivia trousers, strap on your boffin bonnets and sharpen your pedantry pencils, it’s time for another SLT Quiz at our wonderful Members Club bar. As well as the picture puzzle sheet and the music round, there will be rounds with the usual cryptic clues as to their themes, in order to strategise around when to play your team’s double points joker. Stand by for the cryptic crossword clues to the round themes, to […]

27 Jun 2019

Casting Announcement: Sticks and Stones

Guy Jones  announces his cast for Vinay Patel’s Sticks and Stones, our first show in the new season opening in September. “To cast a play where the author specifically states that they deliberately, “veered away from specifying concrete character attributes such as race, class or gender” left the field quite open for the mix of familiar and new faces which assembled for auditions. Three … humans gave particularly cracking interpretations of the audition pieces and showed a real enthusiasm for […]

17 Jun 2019

Spring Summer 2020 Submissions Now Open!

Submissions deadline: Midnight 15 July, 2019 Submission time is here!!!!! The NEW Submission period is now open until midnight 15 July for the Spring/Summer season performance dates which take place between March and July 2020. Submissions are also welcome for Autumn/Winter 2020/21 if the production needs the additional time or planning. We welcome submissions with as wide a range as possible. Don’t be afraid if you think your suggestion may be a little too leftfield or outside of the box […]

14 Jun 2019

Members’ Event: Random Reads

Random Reads – 29 June, 2019 The Importance of Being Earnest “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” Ladies and Gentlemen, it would be my singular pleasure to invite you to an evening of high wit, delectable company and cucumber sandwiches. The first of what I hope becomes a regular event in the South London Theatre social calendar, Random Reads aims to be a fast-paced, hopefully hilarious, reading of a […]