Category : News

19 Jan 2018

Cans – Casting Announcement

Director Ed O’Shaughnessy is thrilled to announce his cast for Cans by Stuart Slade. He tells us: “Ellie Scanlan is a performer, writer, theatre facilitator and co-founder of ‘The Unfinished Things Festival.’ This is her first production with the South London Theatre and she is thrilled to join such a creative community. Paul White is greatly looking forward to sharing the stage with Ellie Scanlon, and would like to thank the Lucky Cat and in particular The Virgin Mary, whom […]

11 Jan 2018

Audience Attendance Oct – Dec 2017

It is in our constitution that we publish our audience figures every quarter. Here are the figures for the final quarter  of the year (October – December 2017). All show figures and revenue are available to members in the annual report issued prior to every AGM. It’s been quite a year with a very varied programme and audience figures have been, for the most part, very pleasing with plenty of sold-out notices and attendance at well over two-thirds capacity. Some […]

05 Jan 2018

Auditions – His Dark Materials

We have a wonderful opportunity for adult performers to be involved in the first SLT production in the new theatre space at the Old Fire Station in West Norwood. It’s the epic two-part retelling of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in an adaption written for and staged by the National Theatre. Our opening show needs you! We are looking to cast five roles from our adult membership, and make this a great collaboration between SLT and our amazing Youth Theatre. Those […]

28 Dec 2017

Casting – Most Of What Follows …

Director Bob Callender announces his cast for Most of What Follows is a Complete Waste of Time by NF Simpson: “After scouring the fight cages, flop houses, gin palaces and detention cells of Norwood, we’ve managed to scrape together a cast of sorts. They will be duly wrung out, hosed down, dressed up and shoved blinking into the light for Most of What Follows. They are listed below …” – Bob Callender   Most of What Follows is a Complete Waste of […]

04 Dec 2017

Great Christmas Vaudeville Extravaganza Preview

From the director, Lisa Thomas: “When I was young, the TV schedules were packed with variety shows, glittering confections of comedy, song and dance, headlined by stars of the stage and the small screen. They ranged from superannuated end of the pier shows, enlarged for TV, to the nostalgic ‘The Good Old Days’, which aimed to capture the magic of the old time music hall with its mix of acts and enthusiastic audience dresses to the nines in Edwardian finery. […]

01 Dec 2017

The Annual SLT Christmas Party 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we will be returning to The Garden for our annual Christmas party which will take place on Sunday December 17. This is a member-only event, so if you’d like to join us and you’re not a member, sign up now! The event will be charged at £10 per head which will include The Garden’s trademark fabulous food and a festive drink on arrival. Please book your place with Mark Ireson by using the link […]

01 Dec 2017

Heritage Mosaic: Drop-In Studio Session

Next Tuesday you can see the development of the Heritage Mosaic that has been commissioned to hang in the Old Fire Station when we return next year. Stay for the whole session or just pop in to see the work and meet the artists that are making it happen – even place a few tiles yourself. The session will be run by Julie and Leah from Art4Space who have worked on this from the beginning and will be happy to […]

01 Dec 2017

Casting – A Servant To Two Masters

Director Jo Boniface announces her cast for A Servant to Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni: “I had such an overwhelming response to my first ever auditions with SLT. We ran a workshop-style audition where I introduced some of the stock characters of Commedia D’ell Arte and we improvised with them. The result of this was two hours of hilarity and I think everyone had fun. This is just the start of a really mad and potentially raucous rehearsal period! I’m so looking […]

30 Nov 2017

The Old Fire Station’s Heritage On Tour

This week SLT member Jeanette Hoile took the Old Fire Station on tour and gave a talk to the Phoenix Community Association in Crystal Palace about its many lives and fascinating heritage. The talk, which ran for 45 minutes including some eager questions from the floor, went down a storm and many of the audience members were intrigued by the fire station and the South London Theatre which has saved the building with the help of the Heritage Lottery. Jeanette, […]

30 Nov 2017

Introducing Our Learning & Engagement Officer

We want to say a big SLT welcome to Cassie Yates, who began her role as our Learning & Engagement Officer this month. Cassie has worked with education and community groups for 8 years, most recently Me Too & Co and Croydon Youth Theatre. She is currently working on Knots Arts’ Christmas panto (“oh no she isn’t….”) She is looking forward to us getting back into the Old Fire Station and said, “I can’t wait to see the building coming […]