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01 Nov 2019

How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found – the Director’s Preview

Director Barry Heselden introduces his next production, which wins this season’s prize for the longest title, and opens on Tuesday 5 November. What attracted you to directing this play? The title, it’s as simple as that! Scanning the shelves of the old French’s bookshop about five years ago, this title jumped out at me. Then, as I started to read this amazing play, my imagination was fired with so many ideas about the staging of this very modern and important […]

01 Nov 2019

Dead Celebs – Halloween Bash

Saturday 2 November, 8pm It’s Halloween and we’re having a bash. Join us if you dare for a spook-tacular evening of tricks and treats in the members bar. We’ve got the booze, so you bring the boo’s and come dressed as your favourite dead celebrity (fancy dress encouraged – we are a theatre after all). There will be themed food and prizes for best costume, as well as a playlist of ghoulishly great tunes. Entry is free to members and […]

16 Oct 2019

Social: Open Evening

The next open evening will be at 8pm Tuesday 21 January   Ever wondered what it’s like to be a member of SLT, but been afraid to ask? If you’re over 18, come down to the Old Fire Station and find out. Or perhaps you’ve not long joined and want to meet a few more of the folk worth knowing around the place – and there are so many! Whatever your interest or motivation for finding out more: on-stage, backstage, […]

16 Oct 2019

Lear – the Director’s Preview

Director Bex Law introduces her new interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, which opens on Tuesday 22 October. This is the second big play you’ve directed this year – that’s quite a challenge? Lear is an epic story with many layers and complex characters, and some incredibly entertaining and moving set-pieces. I love a challenge, and this production certainly fits the bill. Lear has always been one of my favourites – I’ve studied it in depth and seen various versions over […]

10 Oct 2019

Audience Attendance Summer 2019

Here is a graph showing the ticket sales during the summer period of 2019. It is worth pointing out that Fest Norwood is a cumulative result of all of the activities that took place at the beginning of August, and many of these activities didn’t have member tickets, so it is not possible to tell for the majority of events, how many members attended.  However the number of people attracted into the theatre is nevertheless impressive.  Peter Pan was the […]

04 Oct 2019

Film Screening: SLT on Film

Social event • 15 October, 8pm On Tuesday, 15 October as a part of our open evening (for new members and anyone who wants to know more about SLT and what goes on at the theatre) we will be screening three short films about key aspects of membership activities. All three films were shot in the last 6 months and offer an insight into life at, and inside the walls of, the South London Theatre: Volunteers SLT secured funding by […]

03 Oct 2019

The Night Heron – the Director’s Preview

Director Lisa Thomas introduces Jez Butterworth’s The Night Heron, which opens on Tuesday, 8 October. Jez Butterworth’s reputation may well play a part in attracting audiences to this show – why do you think that is? He creates very engaging and complex characters with multiple facets, and gives them inventive and often hilarious dialogue and situations. He also writes plays about things that no-one else really does – they feel very original. Audiences loved his breakout play Mojo for its […]

03 Oct 2019

SLT Open Mic Night

The next open mic night will be on Wednesday 5 February   The next SLT Open Mic & Showcase, will be from 7.30 – 10.30pm in the South London Theatre bar. A chance for budding musicians, stand-up comics, poets and general ne’er-do-wells to try out their material or hone live skills, whilst enjoying the ambience and extremely reasonably-priced refreshments from the members’ bar. Send a message to event coordinators Michael Marsden or Katrina Rublowsky if you want to hold a slot, […]

01 Oct 2019

A Christmas Carol

December 12-15 & 18-21, 2019 Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes including interval Using only Charles Dickens’ extraordinary words and an ensemble of eight actors, the quintessential story of ghosts, greed and goodwill is given boisterous new life in this chilling, contemporary, fresh production.   Director: Mark Ireson Cast: Elena Markham Izi Miller Josiah Phoenix Justin Bikram Ross McKenzie Simon Gleisner Susan Stillman Tom Melly

20 Sep 2019

Di and Viv and Rose – the Director’s Preview

Director Jo Boniface talks about Amelia Bullmore’s ‘Di and Viv and Rose’, opening on Tuesday, 24 September. What inspired you to choose this play? I first saw Di and Viv and Rose when I started a new job at Hampstead Theatre (I’ve been happily there for 7 years now) on the Main Stage, starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Gina McKee and Anna Maxwell Martin. And I loved it. I think I saw it 6 or 7 times. It was the first time […]