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24 Jul 2019

Sticks and Stones

September 10-147, 2019 Running time: TBC Sometimes we can’t find the right words. Sometimes the wrong word just slips out. Sometimes the right words become the wrong words. In an age when technology can multiply and amplify every mistake, can we find a way to truly understand each other?   Director: Guy Jones Cast: B – Lucy Spreckley Fred/A/D/E – Jazz Long C/Trainer/HR/Kid – Megan Jordan

17 Jul 2019

Peter Pan – the Director’s Preview

Director Tom Melly introduces his adaptation of the classic tale of the little boy who never grew up, opening on 23 July. Rehearsal photos taken by the cast. What memories do you have of Peter Pan from when you were a child?? Peter Pan (or Peter Panic, as I generally refer to it) is my second stab at directing, after last year’s Toad of Toad Hall. These two plays form my earliest memories of ‘proper’ theatre, and invoke a Proustian […]

16 Jul 2019

Casting Announcement: Di and Viv and Rose

Jo Boniface  announces her cast for Amelia Bullmore’s Di and Viv and Rose, which will be staged at the end of September. “I am delighted to present my three leading ladies. I had such a great pool of actors to choose from, and I am very grateful to those who attended the auditions and call backs; as a director you know you have a good show when the talent from all auditionees bursts out in the room at you. Rehearsals […]

05 Jul 2019

In Memoriam: Vince Oliver

I was very sorry to hear of the death of Vince Oliver and sadder that SLT has only just received the news. Apparently Vince died last year in January 2018. He had had MS for over 15 years and had been in a wheelchair for a long time. Vince joined SLT in 1979 and stayed until 1982. In that time, he acted in 6 plays, including The Day after the Fair, (1980), in which he had a good role of […]

03 Jul 2019

Casting Announcement: Sweeney Todd

Director Lee Ridgeway announces his cast for our November musical Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: “After quite a few sleepless nights, I can now share with you the cast for Sweeney Todd. There were so many talented people at the auditions and I would like to thank everyone who attended for their patience. The audition process was quite a tricky one, but all the auditionees did a great job. Additionally I’d like to thank my creative team […]

01 Jul 2019

In Focus: Member Sean Thomas

Our members are at the heart of everything we do at SLT. Everyone, from those that manage the day to day running of the organisation, to those that tread the boards are members. Our members staff the theatre bar nightly, greet the public on show nights, manage the wardrobe of 4,000 costumes and toil tirelessly in backstage roles to create the magic that happens on stage. We are nothing without our members. In the first of this series of interviews […]

01 Jul 2019

Social: SLT Quiz

Saturday, 20 July, 7.30pm Pull on your trivia trousers, strap on your boffin bonnets and sharpen your pedantry pencils, it’s time for another SLT Quiz at our wonderful Members Club bar. As well as the picture puzzle sheet and the music round, there will be rounds with the usual cryptic clues as to their themes, in order to strategise around when to play your team’s double points joker. Stand by for the cryptic crossword clues to the round themes, to […]

27 Jun 2019

Casting Announcement: Sticks and Stones

Guy Jones  announces his cast for Vinay Patel’s Sticks and Stones, our first show in the new season opening in September. “To cast a play where the author specifically states that they deliberately, “veered away from specifying concrete character attributes such as race, class or gender” left the field quite open for the mix of familiar and new faces which assembled for auditions. Three … humans gave particularly cracking interpretations of the audition pieces and showed a real enthusiasm for […]

27 Jun 2019

Low Level Panic – the Preview

Director Siobhán Campbell and her cast of 3 introduce themselves in advance of their show which opens on 2 July. Shiv – what drew you to the play? I was handed this play by a friend who suggested that I might enjoy it. I read it, found myself liking it and thinking it was really current. Then I looked at the info at the front and realised it was written in 1988. Somehow that made it more current. The play […]

17 Jun 2019

Spring Summer 2020 Submissions Now Open!

Submissions deadline: Midnight 15 July, 2019 Submission time is here!!!!! The NEW Submission period is now open until midnight 15 July for the Spring/Summer season performance dates which take place between March and July 2020. Submissions are also welcome for Autumn/Winter 2020/21 if the production needs the additional time or planning. We welcome submissions with as wide a range as possible. Don’t be afraid if you think your suggestion may be a little too leftfield or outside of the box […]