03 Feb 2016

Berkoff’s East, A Director’s View

Director Kelly-Kim Cranstoun talks about her SLT directorial debut East. Set in the East End in the late 1960s, the play features the London of Berkoff’s own adolescence. What are the play’s core themes? “East is at once a celebration and critique of the performance of masculinity. Berkoff acted in the film of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange just before he wrote the play, and the language is certainly reminiscent of the film, with the same extreme metaphoric pressure, kinetic energy […]

03 Feb 2016

Monthly Social – Save The Date

  Many members have expressed in recent months the loss of our social hub: the SLT Bar. Many of us miss being able to catch up with old friends, see who needs help on upcoming productions and generally setting the world to rights over a beer or a glass of wine. BarCom and GC have been working to secure a venue local to West Norwood so that we can have a monthly social in a private room or area of a bar, giving […]

22 Jan 2016

Invitation to William Stanley’s Birthday

William Stanley is 187 on February 2, 2016 and our friends at Stanley Halls are celebrating. What’s more they have invited SLT members to join them for a drink and cake! The party is on February 6, from 7.30-11pm. The bar is open and there will be entertainment throughout the evening. Members are also invited to perform, so all you stand-up comedians, musicians etc, drop Judith an email and sign up by February 1. Many of us are going and it’s another […]

19 Jan 2016

Membership News

With two shows under our belt at Stanley Halls, you could be forgiven for thinking we’re having a winter hibernation before our next show, East in February. However, the SLT cogs never stop turning and there are always plenty of ways to get involved behind the scenes. Starting in February we’ll be starting monthly New Members’ afternoons on the Sunday before each show. The first of these will be from 2-4pm on Sunday, February 21, and if you’re interested in finding […]

19 Jan 2016

Box Office News

We now have our own exclusive online ticket booking system via TicketSource, separate from Stanley Halls, and you can buy tickets for upcoming shows If you’re an SLT member, you can now buy tickets at the member discount rate by entering your SLT membership number – no more passcodes. If you’ve mislaid your membership number, please email membership. Only use your membership number to buy discounted tickets for SLT members please – use the non-member option if you’re booking on their […]

18 Jan 2016

When We Are Married

8pm, March 15-19 Three respectable Victorian couples, all old friends who married on the same day in the same chapel, come together to celebrate their silver anniversaries. But to their horror they discover they were never legally married at all, forcing a complete reappraisal of their marriages – to make things worse their distress and upset is all played out in front of the unblinking lens of a local photographer. J.B. Priestley hated what he regarded as the smugness and […]

15 Jan 2016

Behind the Scenes

The South London Theatre is one of the most friendly amateur/ repertory theatres in London. More than twenty shows a year says it all! We are currently not in our usual venue in West Norwood, but have been re housed in Stanley Halls, South Norwood, for at least the next couple of years. It’s an amazing historically interesting venue. Two excellent theatre spaces. However, we have a bit of a dilemma, many new comers who visit our site, are only […]

12 Jan 2016

Casting Announcement: Stones In His Pockets

Anton Krause, director of Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones, is thrilled to announce his cast: Charlie – Charles Doyle Jake – Guy Jones Rehearsals begin on February 14. Tickets go on sale later this week.  

08 Jan 2016

Security at the Old Fire Station

  Those of you based in West Norwood will have seen that the Old Fire Station is now currently being protected by Camelot Security Services. SLT decided to use Camelot’s services after an incident when the theatre was broken into last year. The break-in was discovered by Bryon Fear & Charlotte Benstead on the morning of December 1st, when Bryon realised he could not gain access to the building. They alerted the police immediately who responded swiftly and arrested the intruders within […]

06 Jan 2016

Bumper Year for SLT Raffle!

Congratulations to Jeanette Hoile and her raffle team on the news that their sterling efforts selling nightly raffle tickets at our shows have made SLT a profit in 2015 of just shy of £2000, the highest for any year since Jeanette took over in 2006. Jeanette has made the most of donations this year, together with maximising our increasing audience numbers, especially for Oliver! Our thanks go to Jeanette and the team for this great result – and of course […]