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19 Nov 2018

Trailer: Forty Winks

Tuesday, 20 November – Saturday, 24 November Forty Winks by Kevin Elyot opens tomorrow night at the South London Theatre an unnerving drama about missed opportunities, love and obsession. Not suitable for under 16s. We regret that latecomers can not be admitted. ‘a desolate emotional landscape filled with guilt, loss and unrequited passion’ – The Guardian Tickets for this intense piece of drama are selling fast and we advise booking in advance (tickets can be exchanged should you want to […]

15 Nov 2018

Forty Winks: the Director’s Preview

Chaz Doyle tells us about Forty Winks, our next show and his return to directing after a 3-year gap. What drew you to directing the play? I saw Forty Winks when it premiered at The Royal Court back in 2004. A new piece by Kevin Elyot, my friend had suggested we get tickets as he’d heard good things, and we weren’t disappointed. The show itself is short, but I remember leaving with so many questions. It just stuck in my […]

15 Nov 2018

She Ventures, and He Wins – The Cast

Director Bex Law announces her cast for Ariadne’s She Ventures, and He Wins: “Assembling the ‘Ventures’ ensemble has been an absolute pleasure. Everyone that auditioned played with the scenes wholeheartedly, and shone light on this motley crew of characters. There were certainly difficult decisions to be made, and Marcus and I had a hard time deciding between a very talented bunch of actors. We are delighted with our cast, and can’t wait to start rehearsals. If the glimpses of performances we […]

14 Nov 2018

Radiant Vermin

January 8-12, 2019 Running time: 90 minutes, no interval Expectant parents, Ollie and Jill, fantasise about their dream home, far away from the squalor of their council flat. Then an unexpected letter arrives from a certain Miss Dee who offers a way out …. but at what cost? A darkly comic tale.   Director: Jack King Cast: Jill – Natasha Stone Ollie – George Nettleton Miss Dee – Caroline Doyle

02 Nov 2018

Radiant Vermin – Casting Announcement

Director Jack King announces his cast for Philip Ridley’s Radiant Vermin: “I am delighted to say that having auditioned more than forty people for just three roles we could have cast this show twenty times over. The strength in depth of talent was truly amazing and made the final decision process an agonising one. In the end Ben and I opted for a blend of oldies and newbies which reflects the sheer wealth of ability currently available at SLT. Its an […]

02 Nov 2018

The Reimagining of Sister Wendy: Interview

We interview Bryon Fear (director) and Marcus Reeves (writer) about next week’s production of Postcards from God – The Sister Wendy Musical: Marcus: What inspired you about Sister Wendy Beckett and her story? How did you research it? The show originally started out as a one-person show about the nature of fame and although it has changed format completely, that’s stayed as one of the central themes now that the show is a full-length musical. Set in a time before […]

02 Nov 2018

Introducing Write Club

Hot on the heels of the Fest Norwood shorts night, when we produced an evening of new writing, we’re delighted to announce Write Club, one of our Heritage Lottery-funded projects, which starts in November. Write Club brings you An Introduction to Playwriting, a short 5-week course that will give you the tools for bringing your words to the stage. This initiative is to encourage existing SLT members and our local community to unlock their storytelling potential through a regular group […]

23 Oct 2018

Free Rehearsed Reading of: Replay

What are you most afraid of? Your past? Your present? Or your future? REPLAY – a new anthology of contemporary science fiction and horror, devised by Owen Chidlaw, Jade Harrison, Tom Mathias and Marcus Reeves. Join us at South London Theatre at 8pm on Saturday 17 November for a rehearsed reading, and we would welcome your feedback in the bar afterwards. Free entry NB latecomers will not be admitted. Watch Trailer

15 Oct 2018

The Snow Queen

December 7-9 & 13 -15, 2018 (includes matinees on 8, 9 and 15) Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes This year’s SLT traditional annual Christmas show is The Snow Queen, a magical tale for all the family, full of wonder, music and festive cheer.   Director: Simon Gleisner Cast: Hans Christian Anderson – Tom Melly Gerda – Nancy Ackland Kay – Chinedu Felix Igu The Snow Queen – Jenny Mclaughin Gerald – Daniel Wicksteed Raven – Louie Chapman Tame Raven […]

12 Oct 2018

Snow Queen – Casting Announcement

Simon Gleisner announces the cast of our Christmas show The Snow Queen, written by Matthew Davies: “I was over the moon with how many wonderfully talented people came to audition for me. The standard was so high it made for some wickedly funny auditions – plus some very difficult decisions. So, here is the fabulous cast I’ve assembled. It’s not everyone – as I’m still working with our brilliant youth groups to get as many of them involved as I can. […]