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11 Mar 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare

Saturday 23 April To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, SLT is holding a celebration of his work on April 23 at Stanley Halls. Although it’s a social event, we’re hoping to include performances of works by and inspired by Britain’s greatest playwright: scenes from plays, poetry, music. In particular we’d like encourage those of you who have performed in SLT productions to consider reprising former roles. Now it’s over to you. If you’d like to contribute or want […]

11 Mar 2016

New Writing Season is Evolving

We’ve already got an exciting range of new work for members to explore this spring. SLT will not be putting on a full production in April as originally proposed. Instead, we’re setting up a series of workshops where you can meet writers and directors, read unproduced plays and discuss the process of bringing them to life on stage. Look out for more details on our website in the coming weeks. At this month’s social on March 14 at Knowles of […]

08 Mar 2016

When We Are Married, A Director’s View

Our March show is J.B. Priestley’s Edwardian comedy of manners, When We Are Married, set in 1908 and first performed in 1938. Director Anthony Campling gives us his take on this classic comedy. What is the play about? The main themes are class and marriage, and the latter’s being synonymous with respectability. It also touches on the pomposity and hypocrisy of the nouveau riche (self-made men and their wives), and the North-South divide. Other serious issues such as absurd aspects of […]

07 Mar 2016

Two Into One

8pm, May 10-14 Considered to be Ray Cooney’s finest and most inventive farce. A Tory junior minister in Mrs Thatcher’s government plans an extramarital tryst in the Westminster hotel where he is staying … however, an unpredictable wife, a suspicious hotel manager and a vice-hunting Labour MP prowling the hotel’s corridors like a bloodhound leads to a riotous and frenetic mix of panic, confusion and awkward hilarity. Directed by: Simon Gleisner Cast: The Rt Hon Richard Willey MP – Peter Bond […]

04 Mar 2016

2016, Christmas Show Submissions

Theatre Committee are looking for submissions for a Christmas Show.  This could be a pantomime or another family friendly show. Fun shows with music are also welcome. Please consider how adaptable the show can be in different spaces. Please get your submissions to us by March 15. 

03 Mar 2016

Dr Faustus / Midsummer Night’s Dream

7.30pm, April 13-16 Staged in the atmospheric surrounds of St. Luke’s Church in West Norwood, this year’s annual production from the SLT Youth Group will be abridged One Act adaptions of two great theatrical classics. The first, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: a tale of 4 lovers and a troupe of actors whose lives are manipulated by fairies in the forest on Midsummer’s eve. Followed by Marlowe’s Icarian tale of the eponymous scholar who sells his soul to the […]

03 Mar 2016

Stones in his Pockets

8pm, April 5-9 Stones In His Pockets tells the hilarious and poignant story of an American historical blockbuster filming in rural Ireland, through the eyes of two of the locals employed as extras. Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, like most of the rest of the village, are delighted that the Hollywood gravy train has pulled up – bringing the likes of stars Caroline Giovanni and Kurt Steiner as well as a handsome daily pay packet. Charlie has written a film […]

03 Mar 2016

2016, Full Season Announced

SLT’s Theatre Committee are thrilled to reveal the rest of the South London Theatre’s exciting 2016 Season. This year’s season has been a tricky one to finalise. Rights to some directors’ first choice plays were unavailable which is a common and a difficult part of the selection process. Creating a season that is full of variety which includes a mix of genres with classic and contemporary texts that offer opportunities for a wide demographic of actors is a challenging balancing act, but SLT’s Theatre Committee have managed to do just […]

19 Feb 2016

Casting Announcement: Two Into One

Simon Gleisner, director of Two Into One by Ray Cooney, is thrilled to announce his cast: The Rt Hon Richard Willey MP – Peter Bond Pamela Willey – Eileen Coan Receptionist – Kim Goldsmith The Hotel Manager – Jack King Lily Chatterton MP – Audrey Lindsay Maria – Deborah Dubosq George Pigden – Will Howard Jennifer Bristow – Stephanie Hayward Edward Bristow – Tom Watts Waitress – Christine Theophilus “I’d like to thank everyone who came along to the auditions and put so much […]

18 Feb 2016

Exclusive: Pre-Theatre Menu Deal at The Garden

Next week sees the opening of Steven Berkoff’s East down at Stanley Halls and our friends in West Norwood’s finest bistro, The Garden, are offering SLT audiences a one course pre-theatre menu for those of you that want to have a quick bite before jumping on the 196 down to South Norwood. To qualify for your one course with a glass of wine for £9.50 (£7.50 with a soft drink) all you need to do is present your ticket or e-ticket confirmation to […]