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12 Dec 2018

Spotlight on … Stage Management

Every show needs a director, but when it comes to show week, the director steps aside and puts the stage manager in charge. The stage manager’s job is to make sure all backstage aspects of the show go to plan, and forms a point of contact and information for front of house, box office, the sound/lighting operator, the bar and the actors themselves. They’ll make sure that the set is as it should be, that the right props are in […]

04 Dec 2018

Christmas Eve at SLT – Members Event

‘Twas Christmas Eve, babe In the drunk tank…. For our first Christmas Eve back in the Fire Station, Barry and Naomi would like to welcome you to leave the sprout-peeling and the present-wrapping and pop in to the SLT bar for a few relaxed hours of festive-flavoured goodwill and glitter. We’ll have mince pies, mulled wine, good company and twinkly tunes – singing optional. We may not have a fire to sit around, but we invite you to drop by […]

03 Dec 2018

Out Of Love

February 19-23, 2019 Running time: TBC Lorna and Grace do everything together. They share crisps, cigarettes and crushes; that’s what happens when you’re best friends forever. But at 18, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds. Can anything bridge the gap between them? A tale of female friendship, love and rivalry over 30 years.   Director: Cal Beckett Cast: Lorna/Penny: Clare Duffy Grace/Ruth: Jessica Partridge George/Sam/Mike: Jacob Wayne-O’Neill Leonard/Grace’s Dad/Lorna’s Dad/Christopher: David Carr Charlie/Ted: Rob Wallis

03 Dec 2018

The Father

February 5-9, 2019 Running time: TBC The relationship between a father, Andre, and his daughter Anne who attempts to balance her love for her father and the need to care for him with the demands of her own life. Mirroring King Lear in the parent-child relationship, and looks at how the balance of power between parent and child shifts with age.   Director: Jess Osorio Cast: Andre: Chris Lilly Anne: Kim Goldsmith Pierre: William Everett Laura: Siannae Anderson Man: Steve […]

30 Nov 2018

She Ventures and He Wins

January 22-26, 2019 Running time: TBC A fun, flirty and feminist restoration comedy from 1696, written by the mysterious ‘Ariadne’ – one of the earliest known female playwrights. High-jinks, cross-dressing, mistaken identities and pranks ensue as our dynamic heroines lead the way in a story that puts the women front and centre.   Director: Bex Law Cast: Charlotte: Megan Jordan Juliana: Georgie Carter Bella: Elena Markham Lovewell: David Angland Charles: Benjamin Hooper Roger: Daniel Kelly Urania: Roxana Graves Freeman: Chris […]

30 Nov 2018

Autumn/Winter 2019 Play Submissions

Opening soon – submissions for our 2019 Autumn/Winter season With Christmas fast approaching, and our fantastic new Spring/Summer season kicking off in the New Year, thoughts are turning to what will follow that. Having split the season into two, Spring/Summer will take us through to the beginning of August, and next we’ll be looking for ideas for our new Autumn/Winter season, running from the end of August through to February 2020. Having two shorter seasons lets us focus on selecting […]

30 Nov 2018

The Snow Queen: Writer and Director Interview

Matthew Davies (writer) and Simon Gleisner (director) tell us about our much-anticipated Christmas show. Matthew – what was your inspiration for the show? In March of this year, I was backstage for His Dark Materials (the youth show that re-opened our theatre), chatting about ideas for the Christmas show. I was dressed as an Arctic Shaman, it was freezing inside the theatre, it was snowing outside and I was standing next to three children pretending to be a polar bear. […]

23 Nov 2018

The Father – Meet the Cast

Director Jess Osorio announces her cast for The Father: “I am excited to announce the cast of The Father by Florian Zeller which I will be on stage in February 2019. I was fortunate to have a high standard of auditionees , both new and existing members, necessitating difficult decisions and choices. I am looking forward to starting rehearsals with a great cast on a show that will bring challenges for all of us. I will be working with Will Howells […]

21 Nov 2018

Change of Box Office Manager

After almost three years (which originally was only going to be three months) Caroline Beckett will be stepping down as Box Office Manager. Cal took up the role in January 2016. It was a crucial time for the theatre as we had recently left our beautiful building for its refurbishment and the online booking system was new to all of us. Cal picked up this challenge and did an amazing job which I for one cannot thank her enough for. […]

21 Nov 2018

Out of Love – Meet the Cast

Cal Beckett, director of Out of Love by Elinor Cook, announces her cast: “I’m thrilled to announce my lovely line-up for Out of Love, a funny and poignant piece of relatively new writing which impressed me at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, with its themes of friendship, families, love and loss. I was especially spoilt for choice at auditions with the two central female roles, but am delighted to introduce two very talented women, Jess Partridge and Clare Duffy, who […]