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01 Apr 2016

Foodie Fundraiser for the Old Fire Station

Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9 from 6-10pm SLT folk will be putting down our scripts and picking up our recipe books to raise money for the Old Fire Station renovation project. The venue: BEER REBELLION – 167 Sydenham Road, London, SE26 5HBS The Menu  (Courses from £4.50-£8.50) Friday April 8 Leek and Potato Soup Boeuf Bourguignon Claret Chicken with Bacon & Thyme Telaggio Cheese Tart with Walnut pastry (v) All mains are served with a portion of potato […]

29 Mar 2016

An Interview with Anton Krause, director of Stones in his Pockets

Anton Krause talks about Stones in his Pockets and the challenges the production presents. Why did you choose this particular play to direct? I was looking for a stripped-down show of this kind to direct. I saw the play when it was on in the West End in about 2000 and enjoyed it so much I went twice. I loved the fact that these two actors managed to tell this story with a cast of thousands (well, maybe not quite thousands!) […]

23 Mar 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare

8pm, April 23 This is a FREE event. On the 400th anniversary of the great bard’s death SLT celebrates his life and works at an informal social and performance. We will be reprising scenes from recent Shakespeare productions, staging some new ones and delving into the wealth of poetry, prose and works created and inspired by one of history’s greatest playwrights. Produced by: Dave Hollander  

11 Mar 2016

Casting Announcement: Many Moons

Jason Salmon, director of Many Moons by Alice Birch, is thrilled to announce his cast: Meg – Catherine Ellis Raku-Evans Ollie – Edward Cherrie Juniper – Rebecca Crow Robert – Barry Heselden “I’d like to thank everybody that came along to the auditions, there was a lot of talent on show and it made the casting very difficult but it was a great experience and I’m delighted to have an excellent cast. It is a great mix of seasoned SLTers and new members […]

11 Mar 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare

Saturday 23 April To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, SLT is holding a celebration of his work on April 23 at Stanley Halls. Although it’s a social event, we’re hoping to include performances of works by and inspired by Britain’s greatest playwright: scenes from plays, poetry, music. In particular we’d like encourage those of you who have performed in SLT productions to consider reprising former roles. Now it’s over to you. If you’d like to contribute or want […]

11 Mar 2016

New Writing Season is Evolving

We’ve already got an exciting range of new work for members to explore this spring. SLT will not be putting on a full production in April as originally proposed. Instead, we’re setting up a series of workshops where you can meet writers and directors, read unproduced plays and discuss the process of bringing them to life on stage. Look out for more details on our website in the coming weeks. At this month’s social on March 14 at Knowles of […]

08 Mar 2016

When We Are Married, A Director’s View

Our March show is J.B. Priestley’s Edwardian comedy of manners, When We Are Married, set in 1908 and first performed in 1938. Director Anthony Campling gives us his take on this classic comedy. What is the play about? The main themes are class and marriage, and the latter’s being synonymous with respectability. It also touches on the pomposity and hypocrisy of the nouveau riche (self-made men and their wives), and the North-South divide. Other serious issues such as absurd aspects of […]

07 Mar 2016

Two Into One

8pm, May 10-14 Considered to be Ray Cooney’s finest and most inventive farce. A Tory junior minister in Mrs Thatcher’s government plans an extramarital tryst in the Westminster hotel where he is staying … however, an unpredictable wife, a suspicious hotel manager and a vice-hunting Labour MP prowling the hotel’s corridors like a bloodhound leads to a riotous and frenetic mix of panic, confusion and awkward hilarity. Directed by: Simon Gleisner Cast: The Rt Hon Richard Willey MP – Peter Bond […]

04 Mar 2016

2016, Christmas Show Submissions

Theatre Committee are looking for submissions for a Christmas Show.  This could be a pantomime or another family friendly show. Fun shows with music are also welcome. Please consider how adaptable the show can be in different spaces. Please get your submissions to us by March 15. 

03 Mar 2016

Dr Faustus / Midsummer Night’s Dream

7.30pm, April 13-16 Staged in the atmospheric surrounds of St. Luke’s Church in West Norwood, this year’s annual production from the SLT Youth Group will be abridged One Act adaptions of two great theatrical classics. The first, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: a tale of 4 lovers and a troupe of actors whose lives are manipulated by fairies in the forest on Midsummer’s eve. Followed by Marlowe’s Icarian tale of the eponymous scholar who sells his soul to the […]