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28 Apr 2016

It’s A Total Farce! : An Interview with Simon Gleisner

Simon Gleisner talks about directing Ray Cooney’s Two Into One and the challenges staging a farce presents. What made you decide to direct this particular play? I chose this play because I love doing comedy, but I think it’s a real challenge to do well. And with farce, there’s no escape – there’s no underlying meaning, no hidden depths, no great social message. It’s about making people laugh. So the pressure is on! Your last SLT show as director was School for […]

26 Apr 2016

Exploring The Archive: Shakespeare at SLT

It will come as no surprise that William Shakespeare is South London Theatre’s most performed playwright. As well as nearly 40 fully fledged productions of his plays, SLT has presented about a dozen Shakespearean shows in the form of adaptations, excerpts and parodies. Indeed one of these, extravagantly titled The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth, has twice graced the stage of Bell Theatre. If Pericles (1968) seems a rather unorthodox choice for a newly […]

26 Apr 2016

Shakespeare Fundraiser

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, SLT staged an evening of performances at Stanley Halls celebrating the legacy of the great bard. There were scenes from As you Like It, Richard II, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. Audiences were also treated to songs, sonnets, comedy sketches and a bit of irreverent sci-fi. The free event was a part of our continued fundraising campaign to aid the restoration of our Old Fire Station theatre in West Norwood. Cakes & tarts, a raffle and […]

26 Apr 2016

Notice: 49th Annual General Meeting

South London Theatre Centre Ltd. A.G.M. Notice is hereby given that the 49th Annual General Meeting of the South London Theatre Centre Ltd will be held at 8pm on Thursday 19th May 2016 at The Upper Hall, Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Rd, London, SE25 6AB for the following purposes : 1. To receive the report of the Theatre representatives for the current season. 2. To receive the report of the Directors and accept the accounts for the year ended […]

11 Apr 2016

Many Moons

8pm, May 24-28 “… a meticulously written play … that slowly turns you inside out.” Juniper is looking for love, Robert is trying to avoid it, Ollie doesn’t know what it is, while Meg believes she will never experience it. On one hot July day in London the four of them orbit each other, unaware that they are rushing towards a single moment that could devastate them all. Alice Birch’s play is a taut modern piece of theatre that cleverly holds […]

01 Apr 2016

Superstar Piano Bar

Sunday April 17, 7-30pm – Stanley Halls, South Norwood A social event with song! Free and open to all. For one night only, the Jesus Christ Superstar team will be hosting a sing around the piano session in the main bar at Stanley Halls. Come down, have a drink and sing along to the tunes of this great musical with your friends. We’re going to lift the roof off Stanley Halls! **This is not an audition** We look forward to […]

01 Apr 2016

Foodie Fundraiser for the Old Fire Station

Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9 from 6-10pm SLT folk will be putting down our scripts and picking up our recipe books to raise money for the Old Fire Station renovation project. The venue: BEER REBELLION – 167 Sydenham Road, London, SE26 5HBS The Menu  (Courses from £4.50-£8.50) Friday April 8 Leek and Potato Soup Boeuf Bourguignon Claret Chicken with Bacon & Thyme Telaggio Cheese Tart with Walnut pastry (v) All mains are served with a portion of potato […]

29 Mar 2016

An Interview with Anton Krause, director of Stones in his Pockets

Anton Krause talks about Stones in his Pockets and the challenges the production presents. Why did you choose this particular play to direct? I was looking for a stripped-down show of this kind to direct. I saw the play when it was on in the West End in about 2000 and enjoyed it so much I went twice. I loved the fact that these two actors managed to tell this story with a cast of thousands (well, maybe not quite thousands!) […]

23 Mar 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare

8pm, April 23 This is a FREE event. On the 400th anniversary of the great bard’s death SLT celebrates his life and works at an informal social and performance. We will be reprising scenes from recent Shakespeare productions, staging some new ones and delving into the wealth of poetry, prose and works created and inspired by one of history’s greatest playwrights. Produced by: Dave Hollander  

11 Mar 2016

Casting Announcement: Many Moons

Jason Salmon, director of Many Moons by Alice Birch, is thrilled to announce his cast: Meg – Catherine Ellis Raku-Evans Ollie – Edward Cherrie Juniper – Rebecca Crow Robert – Barry Heselden “I’d like to thank everybody that came along to the auditions, there was a lot of talent on show and it made the casting very difficult but it was a great experience and I’m delighted to have an excellent cast. It is a great mix of seasoned SLTers and new members […]