15 Dec 2020

Tier We Go Again

It’s with a heavy heart we close our Theatre doors once more, as London is placed in Tier 3. As difficult as this is, we understand the need to play our part in keeping our community safe. We want to thank our wonderful Grimm Tales cast & crew, our army of volunteers and the audiences who’ve joined us over the last week. We hope we’ve managed to bring some Christmas Cheer in an otherwise bleak year.  We’ve decided to move […]

04 Dec 2020

Grimm Tales – The Director’s Preview

Jo Boniface introduces our Christmas show, Grimm Tales What drew you to directing this play?  I love the darkness of the original Grimm Tales. Fairy Tales should be a bit dark and twisted as well as being fun. The best stories are the ones that keep you guessing! I wanted something to be fun to rehearse and fun to watch. And something familiar in these odd times. Your ensemble cast plays a multitude of roles – can you tell us […]

26 Nov 2020

Tier 2 Update – The Show Must Go On

In light of the local restriction tier system that will be in place in London from Wednesday 2 December, we are delighted that we can proceed with our Christmas show, Grimm Tales. Grimm Tales runs from 10-13 and 16-19 December, including 2.30pm matinees on 12, 13 and 19th December.  Tickets are on sale now via Ticketsource – book early to avoid disappointment. Don’t forget we’ve rescheduled Being Friends/Lost and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) for February 2021 […]

26 Nov 2020

Grimm Tales

10 – 13 and 16-19 December 2020(2.30 pm Matinee on 12, 13 and 19th) Running time: 2 hours including an interval The Theatre has been closed during lockdown. But where do the stories go when there is no one to tell them? Come join us as we explore the magic and wonder of the original Grimm Tales, retold by master-storyteller Phillip Pullman. Full of dark twists and turns, these tales come to life in all their glittering, macabre brilliance – […]

17 Nov 2020

Sheltered – a rehearsed reading

 Sheltered by Greg A. Smith, to take place on Sunday 20 December at 7pm via Zoom. As part of Fest(ive) Norwood, SLT will be performing a rehearsed reading of Sheltered via Zoom, directed by Jennifer Nettles. We are also partnering with the national charity Crisis , to raise money for the homeless this Christmas. Play Summary London. Christmas Day. Middle class couple Harry and Tamsin invite young homeless man, Rory, into their home to share Christmas with them and their […]

06 Nov 2020

Casting Announcement: Grimm Tales

Jo Boniface announces her cast for our Christmas Show – Grimm Tales “I was completely overwhelmed by the response to my video auditions. It was a really hard decision and I wish I could have a bigger cast so I could harness more of the wonderful talent SLT has. I’m super pleased to present Team Grimm. We are looking forward to entertaining you in the best way we know how – storytelling, and who better than The Brothers Grimm and […]

05 Nov 2020

Rescheduling our November shows

In the light of this month’s lockdown, you won’t be surprised to know that we’ve had to postpone the two shows which were due to take place – Being Friends/Lost and A Super Happy Story (About Being Super Sad). These will now take place from late January into February. We still intend that Grimm Tales will go ahead in December as advertised. Should government restrictions not be lifted as hoped, we have contingency dates for mid January, with the two rescheduled November shows […]

04 Nov 2020

Promenade in the Cemetery: Video Performance

As part of the Fest Norwood 2020 (West Norwood Arts Festival), we entertained a total of nearly 100 audience members with a guided walk in West Norwood Cemetery, interspersed with songs, poems, stories, play extracts and music from many talented performers.  We captured the acts live on video, so if you missed the show, now’s your chance to see this edited version of the evening’s performances. Special thanks to Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, George Okello who shot and edited […]

23 Oct 2020

Bombshells – the Director’s Preview

Jess Osorio introduces Bombshells, the second in our season of one act plays What drew you to directing this play? I was looking for a play that worked for the times we are living in, but principally one with strong and interesting female characters who felt real and who the cast and audience could engage and empathise with. I read several plays and, despite not knowing Bombshells previously, I was instantly attracted to it. The characters show their vulnerabilities and […]

23 Oct 2020

Volunteer shout-out

Love your local theatre? Come and help us make it thrive! We’re very lucky to have a brilliant band of dedicated volunteers who help to keep our box office, front of house and bar running smoothly, not to mention all the backstage work involved in a show – but we really do need to increase our volunteer pool, so if you have some time to spare, and as long as your’re a full member, we’d love for you to get […]