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30 Nov 2017

The Old Fire Station’s Heritage On Tour

This week SLT member Jeanette Hoile took the Old Fire Station on tour and gave a talk to the Phoenix Community Association in Crystal Palace about its many lives and fascinating heritage. The talk, which ran for 45 minutes including some eager questions from the floor, went down a storm and many of the audience members were intrigued by the fire station and the South London Theatre which has saved the building with the help of the Heritage Lottery. Jeanette, […]

30 Nov 2017

Introducing Our Learning & Engagement Officer

We want to say a big SLT welcome to Cassie Yates, who began her role as our Learning & Engagement Officer this month. Cassie has worked with education and community groups for 8 years, most recently Me Too & Co and Croydon Youth Theatre. She is currently working on Knots Arts’ Christmas panto (“oh no she isn’t….”) She is looking forward to us getting back into the Old Fire Station and said, “I can’t wait to see the building coming […]

23 Nov 2017

Youth Group Production 2018 Announcement

We are delighted to announce that His Dark Materials, adapted by Nicholas Wright from Philip Pullman’s much loved trilogy, will be performed by SLT Youth Theatre from March 20-24, 2018, directed by Peter Stevens and Siobhán Campbell. This will be the first production at SLT’s new performance space at the redeveloped Old Fire Station in West Norwood. Following the epic adventures of Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry through a series of parallel universes, the show will be presented in the […]

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 […]