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22 May 2019

Report on the Members’ Club 45th AGM

What happened at this year’s Members’ Club AGM New Chairman Adam Crook gives us an overview At the Members’ Club AGM, Graham Clements outlined the fantastic progress made in the last year in re-establishing the bar in our basement, from the return of our iconic postered ceiling to the smart new furniture and wide range of drinks on sale. We have a number of changes to the Bar Committee this year; in particular, Graham and Matthew Lyne have stepped down […]

21 May 2019

Casting Announcement: Peter Pan

Tom Melly  announces his cast for JM Barrie’s classic Peter Pan to be staged in the third week of July. “A wonderful turnout of both new and old faces made for some difficult casting choices, but in the end I couldn’t be more thrilled with my dastardly crew! (and we haven’t even had the Youth Theatre auditions for Tootles yet!) Joining me on this adventure will be Elena Markham as my AD, and I couldn’t be happier, since she brings a […]

15 May 2019

Father of Lies: Set Build

Tuesday, 14 May – Saturday, 18 May If you have ever wondered what goes into making a show, here is a video we put together over the course of a week, documenting the set build of our current production Father of Lies which opened last night (14 May, 2019). Father of Lies is the first play by local playwright and SLT member Anna Rubincam. It is on this week for a total of 5 performances. Here are some early reviews: “I […]

11 May 2019

Nominations for General Council

We are delighted to announce the following people have been nominated to stand for General Council: Chair: Simon Gleisner Deputy Chair: Dave Hollander General Secretary: Fiona Daffern General Stage Manager: Chaz Doyle 4 Theatre Committee Directors:           Jess Osorio           Barry Heselden           Jason Salmon           Ben Rathe           Mat Hill           Peter Stevens Membership Director: […]

08 May 2019

Trailer: Father of Lies

Tuesday, 14 May – Saturday, 18 May Father of Lies by Anna Rubincam opens next week at the South London Theatre, an unnerving drama that asks what it is to be a good person and how much of one’s past affects the present. Not suitable for under 16s. We regret that latecomers can not be admitted. ‘He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth for there is no truth in him.’ – John 8:44 Tickets for this […]

08 May 2019

Father of Lies – Interview

Writer Anna Rubincam, and director Chaz Doyle, give us some insight into this new play, which has its premiere at SLT next week. Anna: How did the play come about, and what inspired you? Is it your first? There’s a medieval church in France and its main doors are decorated either side with stone carvings. On the right are representations of the Virtues, and on the left, the Sins: greed, gluttony, lust, represented by screaming grotesque faces. The Virtues are […]

26 Apr 2019

The Ladykillers – the Director’s Preview

Charlotte Benstead, director of this classic 1950s black comedy opening next week, gives us 10 good reasons for seeing this show. But you’ll have to be quick for a ticket – at the time of writing, it’s close to a sell-out already. If you find the night you want is sold out and you live locally, it’s always worth coming along in case of returns on the night. Ten Reasons to Come and See The Ladykillers: 1. It’s an adaptation […]

26 Apr 2019

Focus on General Council:
Farewell to our dedicated committee members

With our AGM fast approaching on 20 May, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the contributions made by long-serving members of SLT’s General Council who are standing down this year. As directors of the company, our governing body is ultimately responsible for keeping the organisation running smoothly, but we support SLT in a wide variety of ways, from acting and directing productions to working backstage, front of house and behind the bar. Chair of South London Theatre since 2012, […]

14 Apr 2019

Low Level Panic

July 2-6, 2019 Running time: TBC Three flatmates. A single bathroom. A whole world of men. In this funny, blunt play three women figure out how they really feel about sex, their bodies and each other, and we look at the effects of society’s objectification of women.   Director: Siobhán Campbell Cast: Celia – Fiona Daffern Jo – Anna Callender Mary – Bex Law

12 Apr 2019

Old Fools – the Director’s Preview

Director and Theatre Committee member Mark Ireson introduces his latest play, a two-hander opening next week. Tell us how and why you chose Old Fools One of the great joys of theatregoing is seeing something that grips from the off, where you can’t wait to see what happens to these characters. Tristan Bernays’ script about memories of life, love and loss is one of those. It has something in common with great modern plays like Constellations and Betrayal, then uses […]