28 Jan 2019

Old Fools

April 16-20, 2019 Running time: TBC Pianist Tom meets linguist Viv, and we join them on the rollercoaster ride from youth to old age. This is the story of their love and the life they have shared, from first spark to the dying light – but not necessarily in that order.   Director: Mark Ireson Cast: Tom: David Hepburn Viv: Laura Essex

28 Jan 2019

Heather / Ten Men

March 19-23, 2019 Two 1 Act Plays Double Bill Running time: Approximately 150 minutes including interval; Ten Men will be staged before the interval, Heather afterwards Heather (Director: Penny Thomas) Heather’s written a novel that’s become an international best-seller and Harry, her publisher, is fending off the press and requests for interviews with the reclusive writer … but why? Cast: Heather: Jennifer Nettles Harry: Deesh Mariwala   Ten Men (Director: Elaine Heath) Ten Men is the life of the actor/thug/criminal/alleged […]

28 Jan 2019

Communicating Doors

March 5-9, 2019 Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval Set in a dystopian near-future, this time-travelling comedy-thriller follows a dominatrix as she flees for her life through a hotel room door only to find herself 20 years in the past. Stalked by a psychopath in the past, present and future, the opportunity to alter time for the better puts the lives of three women at stake. Director: Simon Gleisner Cast: Ruella: Fiona Daffern Poopay: Steph Urquhart Jessica: Katie […]

18 Jan 2019

She Ventures … Interview with the Director

Bex Law talks to us about directing the first known Restoration comedy to be written by a woman. Without any spoilers, what’s the play about? She Ventures is a warm-hearted, fun and in some ways very honest play about love and human nature. It’s about love in its many forms, and the trials and tribulations we go through in pursuit of happiness. There are matchmaking plots, cross-dressing larks, traps and testings, missed messages and plans that go spectacularly awry, and […]

15 Jan 2019

Casting Announcement: Old Fools

Mark Ireson, who directs Tristan Bernays’s Old Fools this April, announces his cast: “It was terrific for me and my assistant director Jo Boniface to see over 30 people come out to audition, and particularly gratifying to hear so many comments about how much you had enjoyed Tristan Bernays’s writing in this challenging piece. The high quality of auditions made for extremely difficult decisions, but we are delighted to have cast Laura and David, and are looking forward to getting into […]

14 Jan 2019

Meet the Cast of Ten Men

Director Elaine Heath announces her cast for Ten Men one half of our double bill in March. “A fantastic strong and talented group of actors auditioned for this piece. There was such a true feeling of support and camaraderie in the audition room that it left me wishing I had chosen a play where I could use them all. And in the future I do hope I get the chance to!” – Elaine Heath John Bindon: Matthew Platt The double […]

14 Jan 2019

Meet the Cast of Heather

Director Penny Thomas announces her cast for Heather one half of our double bill in March. “A small but very talented group auditioned which made my decision of how to cast this two-hander extremely difficult. Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned. I am delighted to announce that Jennifer Nettles will make another appearance at SLT alongside new member, Deesh Mariwala in Heather.“ – Penny Thomas   Heather: Jennifer Nettles Harry: Deesh Mariwala The double bill which includes the […]

07 Jan 2019

Video: Behind the Scenes

Ever wondered what our members get up to in their spare time? This is just some of what happens behind the scenes to get the theatre ready for productions. If you’d like to become a member and join a thriving theatre group who not only stage great productions but also host a variety of social events, then take a look at our Membership Page on our website and see what you might get out of being a part of our […]

21 Dec 2018

Radiant Vermin: the Director’s Preview

Jack King tells us about directing the dark, satirical comedy which is our first show of the 2019 season. What resonated with you about this play to make you want to direct it? Ridley’s writing is what first drew me in, and once I’d read it over a couple of times I really found myself wrangling with the big questions that Ridley asks about modern society. I decided that I had to put the show on so that I could […]

21 Dec 2018

Communicating Doors – Meet the Cast

Director Simon Gleisner announces his cast for Communicating Doors: “Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who auditioned for Communicating Doors. Yet again, I was so impressed by the wealth of talent that SLT has (and can attract!) It may seem like a bit of a cliché, but I really could have cast the show many times over. And after much deliberation, I am delighted to announce the cast for what I am sure will be a terrific show:.” – Simon […]