22 May 2019

The Beaux’ Stratagem – the Director’s Preview

Director Dave Hollander introduces his re-imagining of this classic Restoration romp ahead of its opening on 28 May. There are a lot of restoration comedies – what attracted you to this one? Most importantly, I find it funny, especially as it doesn’t really rely on visual gags for comic effect. Instead, George Farquhar’s script is full of wit and fizzes with zingy one-liners, and there’s certainly more than a whiff of innuendo and intrigue. On a more serious note: as […]

22 May 2019

Report on SLT’s 52nd AGM

What happened at this year’s SLT AGM New Chairman Simon Gleisner gives us an overview I’d like to thank everyone who came along to the Old Fire Station on Monday for our 52nd AGM. It was a great turnout and made for an entertaining evening full of passion and love for our wonderful theatre. The full minutes will be coming out in due course, but I did want to share a few headlines for those who couldn’t make it. Firstly, […]

22 May 2019

Report on the Members’ Club 45th AGM

What happened at this year’s Members’ Club AGM New Chairman Adam Crook gives us an overview At the Members’ Club AGM, Graham Clements outlined the fantastic progress made in the last year in re-establishing the bar in our basement, from the return of our iconic postered ceiling to the smart new furniture and wide range of drinks on sale. We have a number of changes to the Bar Committee this year; in particular, Graham and Matthew Lyne have stepped down […]

21 May 2019

Casting Announcement: Peter Pan

Tom Melly  announces his cast for JM Barrie’s classic Peter Pan to be staged in the third week of July. “A wonderful turnout of both new and old faces made for some difficult casting choices, but in the end I couldn’t be more thrilled with my dastardly crew! (and we haven’t even had the Youth Theatre auditions for Tootles yet!) Joining me on this adventure will be Elena Markham as my AD, and I couldn’t be happier, since she brings a […]

15 May 2019

Father of Lies: Set Build

Tuesday, 14 May – Saturday, 18 May If you have ever wondered what goes into making a show, here is a video we put together over the course of a week, documenting the set build of our current production Father of Lies which opened last night (14 May, 2019). Father of Lies is the first play by local playwright and SLT member Anna Rubincam. It is on this week for a total of 5 performances. Here are some early reviews: “I […]

11 May 2019

Nominations for General Council

We are delighted to announce the following people have been nominated to stand for General Council: Chair: Simon Gleisner Deputy Chair: Dave Hollander General Secretary: Fiona Daffern General Stage Manager: Chaz Doyle 4 Theatre Committee Directors:           Jess Osorio           Barry Heselden           Jason Salmon           Ben Rathe           Mat Hill           Peter Stevens Membership Director: […]

08 May 2019

Trailer: Father of Lies

Tuesday, 14 May – Saturday, 18 May Father of Lies by Anna Rubincam opens next week at the South London Theatre, an unnerving drama that asks what it is to be a good person and how much of one’s past affects the present. Not suitable for under 16s. We regret that latecomers can not be admitted. ‘He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth for there is no truth in him.’ – John 8:44 Tickets for this […]

08 May 2019

Father of Lies – Interview

Writer Anna Rubincam, and director Chaz Doyle, give us some insight into this new play, which has its premiere at SLT next week. Anna: How did the play come about, and what inspired you? Is it your first? There’s a medieval church in France and its main doors are decorated either side with stone carvings. On the right are representations of the Virtues, and on the left, the Sins: greed, gluttony, lust, represented by screaming grotesque faces. The Virtues are […]

26 Apr 2019

The Ladykillers – the Director’s Preview

Charlotte Benstead, director of this classic 1950s black comedy opening next week, gives us 10 good reasons for seeing this show. But you’ll have to be quick for a ticket – at the time of writing, it’s close to a sell-out already. If you find the night you want is sold out and you live locally, it’s always worth coming along in case of returns on the night. Ten Reasons to Come and See The Ladykillers: 1. It’s an adaptation […]

26 Apr 2019

Focus on General Council:
Farewell to our dedicated committee members

With our AGM fast approaching on 20 May, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the contributions made by long-serving members of SLT’s General Council who are standing down this year. As directors of the company, our governing body is ultimately responsible for keeping the organisation running smoothly, but we support SLT in a wide variety of ways, from acting and directing productions to working backstage, front of house and behind the bar. Chair of South London Theatre since 2012, […]