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03 Mar 2016

Stones in his Pockets

8pm, April 5-9 Stones In His Pockets tells the hilarious and poignant story of an American historical blockbuster filming in rural Ireland, through the eyes of two of the locals employed as extras. Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, like most of the rest of the village, are delighted that the Hollywood gravy train has pulled up – bringing the likes of stars Caroline Giovanni and Kurt Steiner as well as a handsome daily pay packet. Charlie has written a film […]

03 Mar 2016

2016, Full Season Announced

SLT’s Theatre Committee are thrilled to reveal the rest of the South London Theatre’s exciting 2016 Season. This year’s season has been a tricky one to finalise. Rights to some directors’ first choice plays were unavailable which is a common and a difficult part of the selection process. Creating a season that is full of variety which includes a mix of genres with classic and contemporary texts that offer opportunities for a wide demographic of actors is a challenging balancing act, but SLT’s Theatre Committee have managed to do just […]

19 Feb 2016

Casting Announcement: Two Into One

Simon Gleisner, director of Two Into One by Ray Cooney, is thrilled to announce his cast: The Rt Hon Richard Willey MP – Peter Bond Pamela Willey – Eileen Coan Receptionist – Kim Goldsmith The Hotel Manager – Jack King Lily Chatterton MP – Audrey Lindsay Maria – Deborah Dubosq George Pigden – Will Howard Jennifer Bristow – Stephanie Hayward Edward Bristow – Tom Watts Waitress – Christine Theophilus “I’d like to thank everyone who came along to the auditions and put so much […]

18 Feb 2016

Exclusive: Pre-Theatre Menu Deal at The Garden

Next week sees the opening of Steven Berkoff’s East down at Stanley Halls and our friends in West Norwood’s finest bistro, The Garden, are offering SLT audiences a one course pre-theatre menu for those of you that want to have a quick bite before jumping on the 196 down to South Norwood. To qualify for your one course with a glass of wine for £9.50 (£7.50 with a soft drink) all you need to do is present your ticket or e-ticket confirmation to […]

12 Feb 2016

The Old Fire Station – Update on building works, February 2016

Tenders were received from five contractors. The lowest price was in excess of the HLF budget and although differences are usual, this was much larger than expected and has taken time to resolve. The best price was from William Anelay Ltd of York who have been designated preferred contractor for the project with the HLF’s approval. Our architects, Thomas Ford and Partners, and project manager have gone through the process of “Value Engineering” with William Anelay Ltd to negotiate costs […]

09 Feb 2016

Sonia Burke, Service & Thanksgiving

Dear South London Theatre Club members, It is with deep regret that we have to tell you that Sonia Burke passed away on the 26th January. She joined the Club in 1973 with her friend Marion after they heard about it at a Brockwell Park County Show. Sonia was primarily involved in stage management, occasionally taking on acting roles and was a bunny girl for Casino night. Sonia made many dear friends at the Club. The Service and Thanksgiving for […]

09 Feb 2016

AGM Invitation: Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain

The Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain, of which we have been a member since 1975, is 70 years old this year. The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham will be hosting the event over three days in April from Friday the 8th through to Sunday 10th, 2016. It all kicks off at 5pm on Friday evening with registration and a social/networking event in the bar. These events are great fun and the AGM takes up little of the time, the rest promises to be a weekend […]

03 Feb 2016

Berkoff’s East, A Director’s View

Director Kelly-Kim Cranstoun talks about her SLT directorial debut East. Set in the East End in the late 1960s, the play features the London of Berkoff’s own adolescence. What are the play’s core themes? “East is at once a celebration and critique of the performance of masculinity. Berkoff acted in the film of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange just before he wrote the play, and the language is certainly reminiscent of the film, with the same extreme metaphoric pressure, kinetic energy […]

03 Feb 2016

Monthly Social – Save The Date

  Many members have expressed in recent months the loss of our social hub: the SLT Bar. Many of us miss being able to catch up with old friends, see who needs help on upcoming productions and generally setting the world to rights over a beer or a glass of wine. BarCom and GC have been working to secure a venue local to West Norwood so that we can have a monthly social in a private room or area of a bar, giving […]

22 Jan 2016

Invitation to William Stanley’s Birthday

William Stanley is 187 on February 2, 2016 and our friends at Stanley Halls are celebrating. What’s more they have invited SLT members to join them for a drink and cake! The party is on February 6, from 7.30-11pm. The bar is open and there will be entertainment throughout the evening. Members are also invited to perform, so all you stand-up comedians, musicians etc, drop Judith an email and sign up by February 1. Many of us are going and it’s another […]