South London Theatre - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:47:04 +0000 Kunena 1.6 South London Theatre - Forum en-gb Subject: Building Preservation Trust update - Sept 2018 - by: Lots29 Update from the Building Preservation Trust.


This is a quick update about some of the work the Building Preservation Trust have been doing over the summer.  As well as the opening events we had our 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, & Fiona Daffern. 


We are delighted to have received a private donation making it possible to complete the remaining building works on the 1st and 2nd floors so they are safe and usable for outside bookings and rehearsals. Our donor wishes to remain anonymous, but we are so grateful and were overwhelmed by the generosity.  The financial pressures are by no means over as we have some large bills to cover this year, but this donation means we will be able to generate extra income from room hire.


Now the building is open, we are looking at our structures and governance across all areas of the building.  Over the coming months we will be working with Eve Salomon, who is one of our business mentors, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Along with a small group of members, she will be reviewing our governing documents and tightening up our bye-laws. We were recommended to apply for additional funding to help us with this process and in July the Heritage Lottery Fund approved a grant of just over £60,000 through their “Resilience” grant scheme. The grant will fully fund a review of the structures, governance and operations for the organisation as a whole (SLT and the BPT) and the production of a business plan.


Any proposed changes to our governance will be consulted on, and we will hold an Extra Ordinary General meeting to approve any amendments.  This will be in the new year with plenty of notice. 


Some of General Council past and present with our staff members joined us for an away day where we started to shape our vision of the future. This will be used to help with business planning and prepare us for our operational challenges that come with more activity and longer opening hours.


We also have Janet Vitmayer on hand, who was made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours this year. She brings with her 20 plus years’ experience of running the Horniman Museum and is a local resident.  She is our HLF approved consutant and will work with us over the next 8 months.


If you would like to know more about the review or think you have some skills and the capacity to help with our business planning and policy review, please let us know. Email


Meanwhile, please keep telling your friends and neighbours about our wonderful space and shows.


The Building Preservation Trust team.



General Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:58:31 +0000
Subject: Oct 2018 Front of House at The Old Fire Station - by: JLH Welcome to Front of House. Do come and join the team. Training provided. All welcome.

After the usual FoH duties, both FoH personnel will be able to take their designated seats and see the show. Two people needed for each performance - both seeing the show.


BU21 - 8pm

TUES 2nd OCT - Jason (L) + Jenny E (S)

WED 3rd OCT - Jeanette (L) + SUPPORT NEEDED

THURS 4th OCT - Lily Ann (L) + Fiona (S) (training LA)

FRI 5th OCT - Jade (L) + Anita (S)





WED 17th OCT - Mike (L) + Jeanette (S) (training MS)


FRI 19th OCT - Gareth (L) + Fiona (S)


General Mon, 10 Sep 2018 21:26:02 +0000
Subject: Alan Slater - by: JLH I have just heard the shocking and extremely sad news that Alan Slater was found dead in his flat this morning. It's thought that he had had a heart attack. Although he had had some heart problems previously, he had taken early retirement last year, and had been enjoying a less stressful pace of life since then.

Alan joined SLT in 1976 and was an active member until 2000. He served as Theatre Director from 1993-1994. He was a very talented actor who took on straight as well as comedy roles and excelled at both. These ranged from Kev in Gimme Shelter, and Fak in The Sport of My Mad Mother to Bardolf in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Bill in An Evening with Gary Linecar and Alan Gregg in Shadowlands. He had a charming and friendly personality and was always good company, with a wicked sense of humour. He got on well with everybody and will be much missed.

He rejoined SLT in 2016 and operated lights for several shows at Stanley Halls, and did FoH as well, as he was always willing to take on new ventures.



General Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:12:42 +0000
Subject: SLT Reunion for past members - Saturday 15th Sept - by: JLH SLT REUNION FOR PAST MEMBERS - SAT 15TH SEPT - 4pm onwards

On Saturday 15th September, next Saturday, the SLT bar will be playing host to a reunion of past members, some of whom actually helped to start the theatre in 1967. SLT today thrives because of all those past members from 1967 onwards who created such a creative theatrical community. Whenever you joined, if you haven't been back for a while, do come and join us in a reunion social, celebrating the refurbished building, meeting old friends,  reminiscing about previous times, and re telling all those slanderous anecdotes which couldn't be put in the book!

Yes, SLT's publication of The Old Fire Station 1881 -2018 A History, will be on sale for the bargain price of £10, and is full of information, entertainment and photographs throughout. Do buy one to take home.

The reunion will start with a social for the original and past members in the bar from 4pm onwards, Later this will be open to current members who will be arriving to celebrate the evening birthday celebration of 2 members, and who will be very interested to meet past members and hear their stories. The past members will be welcome to stay as long as they wish. The bar closes at 11pm.

The guests will be able to explore the building and see which parts they recognise and which are brand new. This includes seeing the set for the forthcoming show, Nell Gwynn, in our brand new theatre space with the most comfortable seats we've ever had! How many faces can you recognise in the foyer collage?

So, come and join us for a very enjoyable afternoon remembering the "old days" and catching up on all the news. Bruce Murray is over from New Zealand, so has come the farthest of any, but we have people arriving from Norfolk, Broadstairs, East Sussex, Deal and Eastbourne so do come and join them for a very enjoyable afternoon in SLT's 51st year.

You won't be able to miss the entrance, as you'll be entering through the original red fire doors at the front of the building.

See you there!


General Sat, 08 Sep 2018 13:09:24 +0000
Subject: THANK YOU! From all the Fest Norwood team x - by: bexLaw Hi everyone,
Just a little note to say a huge thank you to everyone that helped out with Fest Norwood - we're still crunching the numbers but it's safe to say a huge number of the local community engaged with SLT for the first time (or at least the first time since we re-opened), and I've heard rumours of record breaking bar takings. :-)
Love Bex, Bryon, Cassie and Kim (Hart) x

General Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:21:58 +0000
Subject: SLT FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2018/2019 - by: Chris Learmonth South London Theatre Fantasy Football Premier League 2018/19

Quite a few members have played Fantasy Football over the past 10 years, and it's been quite fun, however the more people that join in, the better it'll be.

1) It's free to play

2) You don't need to know anything about football to join in

3) It only takes a couple of minutes to submit a team

4) It's all done on the computer (no actual running about is necessary)

5) If you're interested, it's best to join before this Friday 10th August (as that's when the Premier League kicks off, and you'll start scoring points)

If you want to join in, but aren't sure what you're supposed to be doing, drop me an email and i'll be happy to help you out.


Joining the league couldn't be easier. Simply use this link and you'll be added automatically after you've entered the game:

You shouldn't need the league code, but just in case here it is: 794574-177145.


NOTE - If you played in the league last year, you'll automatically be entered into this years league once you create your team.

Enjoy the game.


Chris Learmonth


Past winners


2017-2018 - Bob Callender

2016-2017 - Phil Gammon

2015-2016 - Richard Gammon

2014-2015 - Marcus Raku-Evans

2013-2014 - Phil Gammon

2012-2013 - Phil Gammon

2011-2012 - Richard Gammon

2010-2011 - Phil Gammon

2009-2010 - Bob Callender

2008-2009 - Phil Gammon

2007-2008 - Chris Learmonth

2006-2007 - Chris Learmonth



General Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:00:14 +0000
Subject: Sept 2018 FoH at The Old Fire Station - by: JLH Welcome to Front of House. Do come and join the team. Training provided. All welcome.

After the usual FoH duties, both FoH personnel willl be able to take their designated seats and see the show. Two people needed for each performance - both seeing the show.



TUES 4th SEPT - Jeanette (L) + Jackie (S)

WED 5th SEPT - Rebecca (L) +  Fiona (S)

THURS 6th SEPT - Jeremy (L) + Caroline Dt (S)

FRI 7th SEPT - Gerri (L) + Chris M (S)

SAT 8th SEPT - Dave W (L) + Claire (S)



TUES 18th SEPTGareth (L) + Jeremy (S)

WED 19th SEPT - Anita (L) + Dave W (S)

THURS 20th SEPT - David C (L) + Caroline Dt (S)

FRI 21st SEPT - Jeanette (L) +Jenny (L) + Jackie (S) (JH training JE)

SAT 22nd SEPT - Chris B (L) + Rebecca (S)

General Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:54:18 +0000
Subject: Bar training & social - Weds 1st Aug 8pm - by: Lots29 Ever wanted to do a bar shift ? Now is your chance to come and learn the ropes from some old hands.  Pop along for this social and low key training. 

General Wed, 25 Jul 2018 21:39:40 +0000
Subject: Bar Rota August 2018 - by: barrota August


Wednesday 1st  Bar Training Night

Thursday 2nd 

Friday 3rd  Carole I & Kay G

Saturday 4th Lisa Plus one more please

Sunday 5th Aft  Matthew

Sunday 5th Eve  Guy & Roisin

Monday 8th Naomi Plus one more please

Tuesday 7th Adam Plus one more please

Wednesday 8th Carole I & Hazel

Thursday 9th Graham R & Jade

Friday 10th Carole I & Kay G

Saturday 11th Lisa Plus one more please

Sunday 12th Aft 2 Please

Sunday 12th Eve 2 Please

Monday 13th

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

Thursday 16th  Naomi

Friday 17th

Saturday 18th

Sunday 19th Aft

Sunday 19th Eve

Monday 20th

Tuesday 21st

Wednesday 22nd  Adam

Thursday 23rd  Naomi

Friday 24th

Saturday 25th

Sunday 26th Aft

Sunday 26th Eve

Monday 27th

Tuesday 28th

Wednesay 29th  Naomi

Thursday 30th

Friday 31st



General Mon, 23 Jul 2018 21:02:20 +0000
Subject: singing soiree - an evening of choirs 24/07/18 - by: freddie Hello

There is an evening of community choir performance  on  tuesday 24th july  at 7.30pm

at the oasis farm , carlisle lane in sunny waterloo se1 7lg

entrance is free so come along and support the  lambeth and southwark borough's community choirs at the singing soiree 

down on the farm..


General Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:36:18 +0000
Subject: August 2018 FoH for Fest Norwood - by: JLH SLT is holding the first West Norwood Arts Festival in August - Fest Norwood.

This runs from Fri 3rd August until Sun 12th August and will feature a different show every night. The shows will also start at different times, and have different running times.

Fest Norwood will need FoH cover for almost every evening - 2 per night as usual, with free tickets provided for FoH personnel. New shows have been added recently, so there are now about 50 events!

More details at



SAT 4th AUG 2pm - In Our Time by Poetry Slabs (90 mins) - 2 NEEDED PLEASE

SAT 4th AUG 7.30pm - Radio Apocalypse by Gill Manly (60 mins) - Chris B (L) + Anita (S)

SUN 5th AUG 2.30pm - The Illusioneer (family show 5+) (60mins) - 2 NEEDED PLEASE

SUN 5th AUG 7.30pm - Connie Wookey: Denied under section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality  Act (50mins) - Fiona (L) + SUPPORT NEEDED

MON 6th AUG 4.30pm - Stars Above (family show 7+) (45 mins) - David B (L) + SUPPORT NEEDED

TUES 7th AUG 8pm - 25 Stories by Alex Watts (80 mins) - Gerri (L) + Chris M (S)

WED 8th AUG 6.30pm  - He Said She Said by Poetry Slabs (45 mins) - Gareth (L) + SUPPORT NEEDED

WED 8th AUG 8pm - In The Life by Christopher Bryant (90 mins) - Fiona (L) + Jeanette (S)

THURS 9th AUG 6.30pm - Directing Masterclass by Paul Clayton (90 mins) (Flyloft) - Jeanette(L) + Dave W (S)

THURS 9th AUG 7.30pm - Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph (40 mins) (Theatre) - LEAD NEEDED + Audrey (S)

FRI 10th AUG - Fest Norwood Shorts, 9 new one act plays (90 mins) - Cal (L) + Rebecca (S)

SAT 11th AUG 7.30pm - Broadway Baby by Gill Manly (90 mins) - Jeanette (L) + Jade (S)

SUN 12th AUG 3.00pm - Forward to the Past (film) (60 mins) - LEAD NEEDED + Rebecca (S)

SUN 12th AUG 6.30pm - The Illusioneer and Friends (adult show) (60 mins) - Fiona (L) + Claire (S)


General Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:40:00 +0000
Subject: 2018/19 Bar Championship - by: barrota This season's Championship began on 1st June and we run til next year's AGMs. For the uninitiated the Bar Championship shield is awarded to whoever gets the most points for bar volunteering during the season. One point is awarded for every bar duty undertaken; extra points can be awarded for training novices, stepping in at the last minute or other extraordinary feats of volunteering. See me for details!



Matthew  26

Graham C  10*

Naomi  8*

Barry  8

Lisa  8

Siobhan  7

Guy  7

Jason  5

Carole  5

Charlotte  5

Caroline  4

Kay G 4

Jade  3*

Adam  3*

Andrew C  3

Anna R  2

Tom  2

Chris VS  2

Roisin  2

Lee  1

Graham R  1

David C  1

Peter  1

Sam  1

Hazel  1

Karl  1

Dave  1

General Wed, 04 Jul 2018 20:33:39 +0000
Subject: Bar Rota July 2018 - by: barrota Btw the Bar Chamionship officially started on June 1st. The League Table will be published next week.


Sunday 1st Aft OPEN DAY BAR CLOSED UNTIL 17.30

Sunday 1st Eve Siobhan

Monday 2nd

Tuesday 3rd SHOW NIGHT Guy & Carole I

Wednesday 4th SHOW NIGHT Graham C & Anna R

Thursday 5th SHOW NIGHT Graham R & Andrew C

Friday 6th SHOW NIGHT Lisa, Barry & Jade

Saturday 7th SHOW NIGHT Siobhan & Matthew

Sunday 8th Aft Siobhan

Sunday 8th Eve Matthew

Monday 9th

Tuesday 10th Jason

Wednesday 11th Graham C training David C

Thursday 12th Tom

Friday 13th Siobhan

Saturday 14th

Sunday 15th Aft Matthew

Sunday 15th Eve

Monday 16th 

Tuesday 17th SHOW NIGHT Jason & Barry

Wednesday 18th Carole I & Andrew C

Thursday 19th SHOW NIGHT Graham C & Chris VS

Friday 20th SHOW NIGHT Charlotte & Guy

Saturday 21st MATINEE  Barry & Peter

Saturday 21st SHOW NIGHT Graham C & Matthew

Sunday 22nd Aft  Matthew

Sunday 22nd Eve  Matthew

Monday 23rd CLOSED

Tuesday 24th  Jason

Wednesday 25th

Thursday 26th Naomi

Friday 27th Lisa & Graham C

Saturday 28th

Sunday 29th Aft  Matthew

Sunday 29th Eve  Matthew

Monday 30th

Tuesday 31st Naomi


General Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:37:30 +0000