Category : News

05 Feb 2019

Casting Announcement: The Ladykillers

Charlotte Benstead, director of the classic comedy The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan which opens on 30 April, announces her cast: “We had great fun finding 5 hapless criminals, an inept policeman and a couple of feisty old ladies, and find them we did. Nearly 40 people came along to audition for us and we could honestly have cast twice over. We had to make some tough choices. We are delighted to announce our cast for Graham Linehan’s The Ladykillers Big […]

01 Feb 2019

SLT Library Coming Soon

As you might have seen on social media, SLT is setting up a members’ library and we’ll soon be asking for donations. There’s only limited shelf space available, so before you clear the shelves Marie Kondo-style, please note that for now we’re asking for play texts from the past 30 years, collected works of living playwrights and recent translations of foreign-language classics. We’re also planning to build a collection of reference books about theatre as well as making sure our […]

29 Jan 2019

Dementia Q&A – Wednesday February 6

We are thrilled to announce that following the performance of The Father on Wednesday 6 February there will be a panel discussion involving a number of researchers from King’s, including Rob Stewart, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Clinical Informatics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and Dr Sally Marlow, Engagement and Impact Fellow for the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. The panel will discuss the sensitive and complex issues raised by the play and invite questions from the […]

18 Jan 2019

She Ventures … Interview with the Director

Bex Law talks to us about directing the first known Restoration comedy to be written by a woman. Without any spoilers, what’s the play about? She Ventures is a warm-hearted, fun and in some ways very honest play about love and human nature. It’s about love in its many forms, and the trials and tribulations we go through in pursuit of happiness. There are matchmaking plots, cross-dressing larks, traps and testings, missed messages and plans that go spectacularly awry, and […]

15 Jan 2019

Casting Announcement: Old Fools

Mark Ireson, who directs Tristan Bernays’s Old Fools this April, announces his cast: “It was terrific for me and my assistant director Jo Boniface to see over 30 people come out to audition, and particularly gratifying to hear so many comments about how much you had enjoyed Tristan Bernays’s writing in this challenging piece. The high quality of auditions made for extremely difficult decisions, but we are delighted to have cast Laura and David, and are looking forward to getting into […]

14 Jan 2019

Meet the Cast of Ten Men

Director Elaine Heath announces her cast for Ten Men one half of our double bill in March. “A fantastic strong and talented group of actors auditioned for this piece. There was such a true feeling of support and camaraderie in the audition room that it left me wishing I had chosen a play where I could use them all. And in the future I do hope I get the chance to!” – Elaine Heath John Bindon: Matthew Platt The double […]

14 Jan 2019

Meet the Cast of Heather

Director Penny Thomas announces her cast for Heather one half of our double bill in March. “A small but very talented group auditioned which made my decision of how to cast this two-hander extremely difficult. Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned. I am delighted to announce that Jennifer Nettles will make another appearance at SLT alongside new member, Deesh Mariwala in Heather.“ – Penny Thomas   Heather: Jennifer Nettles Harry: Deesh Mariwala The double bill which includes the […]

21 Dec 2018

Radiant Vermin: the Director’s Preview

Jack King tells us about directing the dark, satirical comedy which is our first show of the 2019 season. What resonated with you about this play to make you want to direct it? Ridley’s writing is what first drew me in, and once I’d read it over a couple of times I really found myself wrangling with the big questions that Ridley asks about modern society. I decided that I had to put the show on so that I could […]

21 Dec 2018

Communicating Doors – Meet the Cast

Director Simon Gleisner announces his cast for Communicating Doors: “Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who auditioned for Communicating Doors. Yet again, I was so impressed by the wealth of talent that SLT has (and can attract!) It may seem like a bit of a cliché, but I really could have cast the show many times over. And after much deliberation, I am delighted to announce the cast for what I am sure will be a terrific show:.” – Simon […]

21 Dec 2018

2019 Autumn/Winter season submissions are now open!

** Submissions for our Autumn/Winter season (2019/20) are now open until midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019** Head to the Submissions Page for all the details of what you need to think about and how to go about submitting. And get cracking, as the closing date isn’t far away – we need your completed form and a copy of the script by midnight on 20 January