15 Nov 2019

Sweeney Todd – the Director’s Preview

Director Lee Ridgeway introduces his ambitious production of the Sondheim musical, which opens on Friday 22 November. Of all the Sondheim shows, why Sweeney Todd? Stephen Sondheim is one of the all-time greats when it comes to composers and lyricists of musical theatre. It’s one of my two favourites, the other being Into the Woods. I love the dark and macabre shows especially; as a director you can really leave your stamp. When re-reading the script for Sweeney I found […]

12 Nov 2019

Spotlight on … Bar Volunteering

Do you really know what it’s like to spend time on the other side of the SLT bar? We spoke to Bar Volunteer, Naomi Liddle about her experience of volunteering at the core of SLT’s social community and this is what she said: So, why would you suggest members should follow your example and get involved with volunteering for the SLT Bar? Volunteering for the bar was one of the first things I did when I joined over 13 years […]

05 Nov 2019

The Annual SLT Film Quiz 2019

Saturday 16 November, 7.45pm The annual SLT film quiz is a bit of an institution, but the last one was the year we moved out of the Old Fire Station for renovations in 2015. So we’re thrilled to announce it is returning this year. The quiz is for teams of up to 5 people who will play a variety of different rounds that will test their filmic knowledge. For the winners, there are prizes, the chance to host next year’s […]

05 Nov 2019

Jumpers For Goalposts

January 14-18, 2020 Running time: 100 minutes Viv dreams of winning the local five-a-side LGBT football league – or at least not coming last. Unfortunately, her teammates are distracted: Geoff by the opposition, Joe by grief, and Luke and Danny by each other. Is victory against the lesbians too much to ask?   Director: Will Howells Cast: Viv – Hannah Tomkins Joe – Greg Williams Geoff – Jacob Smith Danny – Chris Cahill Luke – Joe Pike

05 Nov 2019

Casting Announcement: Jumpers For Goalposts

Will Howell’s announces his cast for Jumpers For Goalposts, by Tom Wells, which will be staged in early January next year. “Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to audition for Jumpers for Goalposts. We had a good mix of current, former and new members and lots of acting talent to choose from – though we resisted the temptation to test out their football skills! Thanks also to my assistant director Kim Goldsmith and SLT stalwart Tom Watts for […]

01 Nov 2019

How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found – the Director’s Preview

Director Barry Heselden introduces his next production, which wins this season’s prize for the longest title, and opens on Tuesday 5 November. What attracted you to directing this play? The title, it’s as simple as that! Scanning the shelves of the old French’s bookshop about five years ago, this title jumped out at me. Then, as I started to read this amazing play, my imagination was fired with so many ideas about the staging of this very modern and important […]

01 Nov 2019

Dead Celebs – Halloween Bash

Saturday 2 November, 8pm It’s Halloween and we’re having a bash. Join us if you dare for a spook-tacular evening of tricks and treats in the members bar. We’ve got the booze, so you bring the boo’s and come dressed as your favourite dead celebrity (fancy dress encouraged – we are a theatre after all). There will be themed food and prizes for best costume, as well as a playlist of ghoulishly great tunes. Entry is free to members and […]

16 Oct 2019

Social: Open Evening

The next open evening will be at 8pm Wednesday 13 November   Ever wondered what it’s like to be a member of SLT, but been afraid to ask? If you’re over 18, come down to the Old Fire Station and find out. Or perhaps you’ve not long joined and want to meet a few more of the folk worth knowing around the place – and there are so many! Whatever your interest or motivation for finding out more: on-stage, backstage, […]

16 Oct 2019

Lear – the Director’s Preview

Director Bex Law introduces her new interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, which opens on Tuesday 22 October. This is the second big play you’ve directed this year – that’s quite a challenge? Lear is an epic story with many layers and complex characters, and some incredibly entertaining and moving set-pieces. I love a challenge, and this production certainly fits the bill. Lear has always been one of my favourites – I’ve studied it in depth and seen various versions over […]

15 Oct 2019

SLT Write Club Returns

SLT Write Club is back! Are you a budding playwright? Have you been working on a script that you’d like others to read? Or are you an actor/director who loves the idea of bringing new writing to the stage for the first time? Do you have an idea for a piece of theatre, but aren’t sure how to progress with it? Following the success of our short writing courses over the past year, we’re starting a monthly meet-up for SLT […]