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26 Nov 2020

Grimm Tales

10 – 13 and 16-19 December 2020(2.30 pm Matinee on 12, 13 and 19th) Running time: 2 hours including an interval The Theatre has been closed during lockdown. But where do the stories go when there is no one to tell them? Come join us as we explore the magic and wonder of the original Grimm Tales, retold by master-storyteller Phillip Pullman. Full of dark twists and turns, these tales come to life in all their glittering, macabre brilliance – […]

17 Nov 2020

Sheltered – a rehearsed reading

 Sheltered by Greg A. Smith, to take place on Sunday 20 December at 7pm via Zoom. As part of Fest(ive) Norwood, SLT will be performing a rehearsed reading of Sheltered via Zoom, directed by Jennifer Nettles. We are also partnering with the national charity Crisis , to raise money for the homeless this Christmas. Play Summary London. Christmas Day. Middle class couple Harry and Tamsin invite young homeless man, Rory, into their home to share Christmas with them and their […]

06 Nov 2020

Casting Announcement: Grimm Tales

Jo Boniface announces her cast for our Christmas Show – Grimm Tales “I was completely overwhelmed by the response to my video auditions. It was a really hard decision and I wish I could have a bigger cast so I could harness more of the wonderful talent SLT has. I’m super pleased to present Team Grimm. We are looking forward to entertaining you in the best way we know how – storytelling, and who better than The Brothers Grimm and […]

05 Nov 2020

Rescheduling our November shows

In the light of this month’s lockdown, you won’t be surprised to know that we’ve had to postpone the two shows which were due to take place – Being Friends/Lost and A Super Happy Story (About Being Super Sad). These will now take place from late January into February. We still intend that Grimm Tales will go ahead in December as advertised. Should government restrictions not be lifted as hoped, we have contingency dates for mid January, with the two rescheduled November shows […]

04 Nov 2020

Promenade in the Cemetery: Video Performance

As part of the Fest Norwood 2020 (West Norwood Arts Festival), we entertained a total of nearly 100 audience members with a guided walk in West Norwood Cemetery, interspersed with songs, poems, stories, play extracts and music from many talented performers.  We captured the acts live on video, so if you missed the show, now’s your chance to see this edited version of the evening’s performances. Special thanks to Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, George Okello who shot and edited […]

23 Oct 2020

Bombshells – the Director’s Preview

Jess Osorio introduces Bombshells, the second in our season of one act plays What drew you to directing this play? I was looking for a play that worked for the times we are living in, but principally one with strong and interesting female characters who felt real and who the cast and audience could engage and empathise with. I read several plays and, despite not knowing Bombshells previously, I was instantly attracted to it. The characters show their vulnerabilities and […]

23 Oct 2020

Volunteer shout-out

Love your local theatre? Come and help us make it thrive! We’re very lucky to have a brilliant band of dedicated volunteers who help to keep our box office, front of house and bar running smoothly, not to mention all the backstage work involved in a show – but we really do need to increase our volunteer pool, so if you have some time to spare, and as long as your’re a full member, we’d love for you to get […]

20 Oct 2020

Current season and activities to continue

Hello everyone I’m delighted to let you know that after careful review of the current government guidelines, the General Council has agreed that we can continue with rehearsals, performances and film nights under the new Tier 2 restrictions in London boroughs. We’ve succeeded in making the Old Fire Station Covid-secure and we’ve put in place new ways of working to make sure that all activities are socially-distanced and do not involve people mixing. This is going to be challenging, but […]

18 Oct 2020

A Super Happy Story …

Rescheduled Dates; From June 29 Running time: TBC A fun, silly and sad show for anyone whose brain isn’t always on their side. Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be….But she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Director: Mark Ireson Cast Sally – Maeve Curry Ensemble– Emily Windham Ensemble – Daniel Paul

17 Oct 2020

Casting Announcement: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

Mark Ireson announces his cast for A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) “A play with songs about depression isn’t perhaps the easiest sell, so we were delighted that more than 20 of you who turned out to audition. The standard was very high, making it difficult to narrow them down for call backs, let alone making the final selection. We literally could have cast it 3 times over. Maeve Curry plays the principal character Sally; the other two […]