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06 May 2020

Virtual SLT Play Reading Group

SLT Virtual Play Reading Group The next play will be: The Donahue Sisters by Geraldine Aron and One for the Road by Harold Pinter (two one-act plays) –  3pm 30 May The Donahue Sisters: The attic of the family home in Ireland, once a playroom, is the setting for this sinister play from the author of Bar and Ger. Awaiting the death of their father, sisters talk about their unhappy lives long into the night. The time comes for a […]

06 May 2020

Virtual SLT Open Mic Night

SLT Virtual Open Mic Night The next virtual SLT Open Mic & Showcase will be on: Thursday 28 May from 8 – 10pm (or when all have performed) This will be a weekly event taking place every Thursday via Zoom, as long as enough performers come forward.  It’s a chance for budding musicians, stand-up comics, poets and general ne’er-do-wells to try out their material or hone live skills, currently for SLT members only as performers. Send a message to event […]

06 May 2020

Virtual SLT Write Club

An online writing project during our closure Something Like Theatre – the virtual Old Fire Station project – will use a series of short plays to build up virtual, immersive theatre tours of our building. These can be rooted in historical fact or entirely fantastical – they can include monologues, duologues or group scenes, of any genre. This is a writer-led process, so what you create will dictate the form the piece ultimately takes. Whether you’re a writer, actor or […]

14 Mar 2020

Rules For Living

April 7 – 11, 2020 A KDC Theatre presentation: Running time: TBC It starts out simple then descends into madness… Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without sprouts, presents, a game or two and a good old family argument. In this farcical black comedy, the coping strategies we all adopt to get through life are revealed. This is the most delightfully dysfunctional family Christmas you’ll ever be invited to.   Director: Duncan Moore Cast: Matthew – David Hepburn Carrie – Emma Robson […]

13 Mar 2020

Keeping SLT Safe

Coronavirus (COVID19) Update 12/3 from South London Theatre As you may be aware, the Government has moved the status of the COVID-19 pandemic to the “Delay” phase, and the guidance from the NHS has now changed. You can find the latest guidance here. The guidance is now to stay at home for 7 days if you have either: a high temperature a new continuous cough This is so important for SLT. We are all theatre people and have often worked […]

13 Mar 2020

Membership Figures Update March 2020

It’s good news on the SLT Membership front, as our paid-up member figures are staying consistent and we are starting the year well, with membership revenue in February being 35% up on February last year. The beginning of the year along with September are often the times when lots of people join up and as you can see from the graph below, late Summer is when things take a dip. Let’s see how the blue section shapes up as we […]

11 Mar 2020

Do Not Disturb – the Director’s Preview

Martin Copland-Gray introduces Do Not Disturb, his directorial debut outing at SLT, an intimate two-hander which takes place in a New York hotel room. What was it that attracted you to this play? It was 2002 and I was an X-Files fan, smitten with Gillian Anderson. I found out she was starring in a play called What the Night is For with Roger Allam at the Comedy Theatre. I bought a ticket and came down from the Midlands to see […]

08 Mar 2020

Iron

May 19 – 23, 2020 Running time: TBC An intense psychological drama set in a women’s prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.   Director: Lily Ann Green Cast: Fay – Sue Brooke Josie – Saoirse Walsh Sheila – Hana Whaler George – Leon Chambers

28 Feb 2020

Casting Announcement: Iron

Lily Ann Green announces her cast for Iron by Rona Munro, a play set in a women’s prison: “I am thrilled to announce my cast for IRON with one returning member and three completely new. It was a very difficult decision and I want to thank everyone who came to audition. Now I just can’t wait to get started as I know we have an exciting and intriguing time ahead in putting this powerful piece together. And very helpfully Channel 4 […]

28 Feb 2020

Good – the Director’s Preview

Director Lisa Thomas introduces Good, CP Taylor’s much-lauded 1981 play. Set in Frankfurt before WWII, Good has been described as a definitive piece concerning the Holocaust. “The author… rejects the view that Nazi atrocities are… a result of the simple conspiracy of criminals and psychopaths.” How do you think this notion is brought out in the play? When writing Good, C P Taylor was trying to make sense of what amounted to war crimes on an almost overwhelming scale and […]