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07 Nov 2017

Edith in the Dark – Preview Trailer

Celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit (The Railway Children, Five Children & It) retreats to her attic writing room with her housekeeper and an unexpected, handsome guest, during one of her husband’s tiresome Christmas parties. As midnight swiftly approaches, Edith gives a reading of her work. Not one of her cherished children’s tales, but her terrifying early horror stories. As the stories unfold it becomes clear all is not what it seems… someone in the attic is hiding a deadly secret. […]

06 Nov 2017

Casting Announcement – Constellations

Director, Jess Osorio announces her cast for Constellations by Nick Payne:   “Thank you to all who auditioned for Constellations, which will be the first SLT show of 2018 and I believe the first amateur production of this amazing play. I had an amazing turnout of both non-members and existing SLT members, making it a very difficult decision as the standard was extremely high. We have cast Ben Rathe, who was in Blue Stockings and Forget me not Lane, as Roland and […]

06 Nov 2017

Announcing New Writing Competition Winner

After much deliberation and lots of reading we are delighted to announce that the winner of South London Theatre’s New Writing Competition is: Aspidistra Resistance by Polly Churchill It was not an easy decision. The quality of the scripts entered was very high. We would like to thank Jamie Eastlake (Executive Artistic Director at Theatre N16) and Steve Harper (Literary Manager at Theatre 503) for generously giving their time to judge the shortlisted scripts. Thanks must also go to all […]

03 Nov 2017

God of Carnage – Reviews

Audiences have been unanimous in their praise for this week’s production of God of Carnage. Friday night’s performance is sold out. and there is limited availability for the final performance. Now that audiences can book online, we are seeing more and more shows sell out and less availability for tickets on the door, so please try and book in advance when you can to avoid disappointment. Check out our upcoming shows here which are now booking.

27 Oct 2017

Lambeth For Borough Of Culture

The Mayor of London has launched a competition for London boroughs to bid for a Year of Culture. The competition will fund a game changing cultural programme. The winning Borough will receive over £1million funding to stage a programme of world class cultural events and initiatives. Two winning boroughs will be named London Borough of Culture, one in 2019 and one in 2020. SLT attended the launch of Lambeth’s bid and we are excited about their plans. SLT is backing Lambeth’s […]

27 Oct 2017

Audience Attendance July-Sept, 2017

It is in our constitution that we publish our audience figures every quarter. Here are the figures for the last quarter (July-September, 2017). All show figures and revenue are available to members in the annual report issued prior to every AGM. It’s been quite a year with a very varied programme – and we still have 3 shows to go! Some notes for clarification: Group / Family tickets are restricted to suitable shows Comp ticket figures do vary from show […]

25 Oct 2017

God of Carnage – The Director’s Perspective

Simon Gleisner, director of our next production, talks about God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, which runs from October 31, to November 4 at Stanley Halls What attracted you to this particular play? It’s a bit different from your last SLT outing! It may seem very different at first glance, but there is a common thread. My last outing was a classic British farce, and although God of Carnage is much darker, it is still very funny and (without giving […]

16 Oct 2017

Giving Thanks

We are now entering the final 6 months of the restoration of our Old Fire Station, a point which has taken 14 years to reach. We cannot underestimate the invaluable hours spent by our volunteers dealing with forms, lawyers, funders, architects, council officers and contractors. Without these hours the project would never have happened, and current and future members owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the project lynchpins. We will begin with a heartfelt hurrah for all their work; […]

09 Oct 2017

A New Festival For West Norwood

The South London Theatre is thrilled to announce that next year we will be launching a new Arts Festival for South London in the heart of West Norwood. SLT Fest will be a 9 day festival that will take place at the beginning of August, 2018 and will focus on the theme ‘heritage’. The festival will be held in and about our restored Old Fire Station which opens next spring and is set to be an important cultural centre for […]

09 Oct 2017

Announcing the SLT 2018 Season

Theatre Committee are thrilled to announce the plays in our 2018 Season which include family & youth shows, our new writing competition winner, musicals, contemporary plays and much-loved classics. For more about each play visit our 2018 Season Page here. Four will be staged at our current home at Stanley Halls and then in April when we return to the Old Fire Station in West Norwood we will stage a further 15 productions. The new season welcomes 5 new directors […]