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19 Mar 2019

SLT Membership Climbs To New Heights

Do you really know what you’re a part of, when you join or renew your SLT membership? Do you feel like you’re in touch with just how well SLT is doing? Well, here is some information which might surprise, delight, or at the very least inform you and help you understand exactly what SLT is made of these days. Going forward, we will be regularly publishing our membership figures on the website and newsletters, and in this first Membership bulletin, […]

15 Mar 2019

Double Bill – the Directors’ Preview

Elaine Heath and Penny Allen, directors of Ten Men and Heather respectively, introduce us to their two short plays which form an intimate double bill next week What attracted you to directing these particular plays? How did you discover them? Elaine: I first discovered Ten Men when I was jointly directing a Michael Frayn play with Franklyn McCabe, the writer. As a cast outing, we went to see it at the Brighton Festival and it just stuck in my mind. […]

12 Mar 2019

Video: SLT Fire Station is Open for Business

Take a look inside our beautiful building which has 6 great spaces for hire for your daytime activities, meetings or seminars. Only 1 minute’s walk from West Norwood overground Train Station and serviced by 9 bus routes many of which link to Brixton, it’s easy to get to too! If you would like further information about hiring any of these available spaces or would like a copy of our Hire Brochure please contact our building manager Bex Law here.

08 Mar 2019

The Beaux’ Stratagem

May 28 – June 1, 2019 Running time: 2hrs 10mins including a 15-minute interval A pair of charming young con artists arrive at an inn in Lichfield with the aim of marrying a rich heiress and bagging a fortune, but their scheme soon begins to unravel. This uproarious comedy pokes fun at society’s conventions proving that while the best-laid plans can go awry, love is more important than marriage. Director: Dave Hollander Cast: Archer – Sebastian Senior Aimwell – Ben […]

08 Mar 2019

Casting Announcement: The Beaux’ Stratagem

Dave Hollander, announces his cast of 16 actors for The Beaux’ Stratagem which welcomes 13 new members to the SLT family. We look forward to seeing the play which will be staged at the end of May. “After two highly entertaining and well-attended auditions, I’m delighted to announce the 16-strong cast of The Beaux’ Stratagem, many of whom are new members of SLT. I can’t wait to start working on rehearsals for this frenetic and fun show.” – Dave Hollander […]

05 Mar 2019

SLT’s Wardrobe Micro-Exhibitions

Did you know that our wonderful wardrobe department regularly create new micro-exhibitions in the foyer, which you can pop in and see any time after 10am on week days? Each display (featuring costumes from our extensive wardrobe) is themed to tie in with a relevant cultural event such as LGBT History month, or to highlight themes or aspects of a current production running at the theatre. The current micro-exhibition celebrating our most recent show, the Alan Ayckbourn time-travelling comedy Communicating […]

04 Mar 2019

Members’ Bar Makeover

Since we moved back in to the Old Fire Station last March, the building has been going through a process of continual renovation. Many parts of the building were left incomplete at the end of the restoration process when the money (that had been raised via the Heritage Lottery Fund, private donations and the diligent fundraising of members of the theatre) ran out. 12 months ago, the Members’ Bar, or Club Room which is open 7 days a week to […]

01 Mar 2019

Communicating Doors – the Director’s Preview

Simon Gleisner introduces his next show, a frenetic farce set in a dystopian near-future by perennial favourite Alan Ayckbourn So many Ayckbourn’s to choose from – what made you pick this one (apart from the fact that SLT hasn’t done it within the last decade?!) Doors. I have a thing about doors. You can’t have too many doors in a show. Actors hate me for it. No, not really. I chose it because it’s a great comedy (although the doors […]

26 Feb 2019

Spotlight on … SLT Chair

Our Chair, Lee Ridgeway, tells us about how he took on the role and what it involves What was your path to becoming Chair? I joined SLT in 2005 and became Chair at the 2012 AGM. Having spent over six years being an active member of SLT, I decided that the club had given me so much joy and pleasure since joining that I wanted to give something back. I was having a drink in the bar with the then […]

22 Feb 2019

Father of Lies

May 14 – 18, 2019 Running time: 85 minutes (no interval) not suitable for under 16s TRIGGER WARNING please be advised that this show contains themes that some viewers may find distressing. A new pope has been elected, the first Irish pope in history. Before he can take office officially, he is told that he must pass a final test. A meeting, over one entire night, alone in a secret chapel, with a visitor that his advisors won’t name. He […]