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02 Nov 2018

The Reimagining of Sister Wendy: Interview

We interview Bryon Fear (director) and Marcus Reeves (writer) about next week’s production of Postcards from God – The Sister Wendy Musical: Marcus: What inspired you about Sister Wendy Beckett and her story? How did you research it? The show originally started out as a one-person show about the nature of fame and although it has changed format completely, that’s stayed as one of the central themes now that the show is a full-length musical. Set in a time before […]

02 Nov 2018

Introducing Write Club

Hot on the heels of the Fest Norwood shorts night, when we produced an evening of new writing, we’re delighted to announce Write Club, one of our Heritage Lottery-funded projects, which starts in November. Write Club brings you An Introduction to Playwriting, a short 5-week course that will give you the tools for bringing your words to the stage. This initiative is to encourage existing SLT members and our local community to unlock their storytelling potential through a regular group […]

23 Oct 2018

Free Rehearsed Reading of: Replay

What are you most afraid of? Your past? Your present? Or your future? REPLAY – a new anthology of contemporary science fiction and horror, devised by Owen Chidlaw, Jade Harrison, Tom Mathias and Marcus Reeves. Join us at South London Theatre at 8pm on Saturday 17 November for a rehearsed reading, and we would welcome your feedback in the bar afterwards. Free entry NB latecomers will not be admitted. Watch Trailer

12 Oct 2018

Snow Queen – Casting Announcement

Simon Gleisner announces the cast of our Christmas show The Snow Queen, written by Matthew Davies: “I was over the moon with how many wonderfully talented people came to audition for me. The standard was so high it made for some wickedly funny auditions – plus some very difficult decisions. So, here is the fabulous cast I’ve assembled. It’s not everyone – as I’m still working with our brilliant youth groups to get as many of them involved as I can. […]

10 Oct 2018

Skylight: the Director’s Preview

Andy Webb tells us about Skylight, our next show and his directorial debut for SLT David Hare is quite a theatrical heavyweight – what draws you to his work and this play in particular? It’s a commonplace to talk about David Hare as our foremost political playwright and to mention how he interweaves the personal with the political. Nowhere it this truer than with Skylight. This play unfolds in a single room in little more than real time, and explores […]

22 Sep 2018

Update from the Building Preservation Trust

From Charlotte Benstead, on behalf of the Building Preservation Trust This is a quick update about some of the work the BPT has been doing over the summer towards the continuing development of our theatre project.  As well as the opening events, the BPT had its AGM and all the trustees have stayed in post; they are Bob Callender, Geoff Lill, Lisa Thomas, Philip Spedding, Charlotte Benstead, Chris Stooke, Carole Coyne, Chaz Doyle and  Fiona Daffern. We’re also delighted to […]

19 Sep 2018

2019 Spring/Summer Season is Announced

Last Friday in the SLT bar Simon Gleisner and Jess Osorio, on behalf of Theatre Committee, announced that 15 plays would make up the 2019 Spring/Summer Season, including the SLT Youth Theatre show which is yet to be confirmed. In attendance at the event were several of the directors (and one playwright) who were on hand to talk about their play choice and to drop a few hints about how they might be staging their productions. In true SLT style […]

10 Sep 2018

Forty Winks – Casting Announcement

Director Chaz Doyle announces his cast of Kevin Elyot’s Forty Winks: “I am so excited to start working with my cast! Only a choice few auditioned, and I even had to borrow actors from another show’s rehearsal to make up numbers, but in the end I have the cast I want. Almost all new members with one current member to help things along. The show is subtle and complex with old memories being dredged up. I know these guys are going […]

24 Aug 2018

Sister Wendy – Casting Announcement

Director Bryon Fear & musical director Gerard Johnson announce the cast of Marcus Reeves’s Postcards from God, The Sister Wendy Musical: “We are incredibly excited about our cast for Sister Wendy. We have put together a wonderful and enthusiastic company of new and current members who are all chomping at the bit to start rehearsals. Gerard will soon be looking for musicians for the band, so if there’s anyone out there interested in joining the company in that capacity, do let […]

16 Aug 2018

2019 Spring/Summer Season Announcement

Save the date! New Season Announcement 8pm on 14th September at the Old Fire Station Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who submitted plays for consideration for our next season. As usual, we had far more plays than we could dream of putting on. It’s great fun and a great privilege to read them all, and learn about your ideas and what you’d be interested in doing. Sorry if we couldn’t find a place for you. But don’t be […]