10 Oct 2018

Skylight: the Director’s Preview

Andy Webb tells us about Skylight, our next show and his directorial debut for SLT David Hare is quite a theatrical heavyweight – what draws you to his work and this play in particular? It’s a commonplace to talk about David Hare as our foremost political playwright and to mention how he interweaves the personal with the political. Nowhere it this truer than with Skylight. This play unfolds in a single room in little more than real time, and explores […]

26 Sep 2018

BU21 – The Director’s View

Director Dave Hollander talks to us about BU21, our next production and the second play by Stuart Slade this current SLT season. What drew you to directing this play? When I saw the original production at Theatre503, I was struck by the way Stuart Slade uses humour to discuss traumatising subject matter. While some of the characters remain haunted by flashbacks, others pepper their accounts with black humour. I remember coming out of the theatre thinking: “I can’t believe I’ve […]

22 Sep 2018

Update from the Building Preservation Trust

From Charlotte Benstead, on behalf of the Building Preservation Trust This is a quick update about some of the work the BPT has been doing over the summer towards the continuing development of our theatre project.  As well as the opening events, the BPT had its AGM and all the trustees have stayed in post; they are Bob Callender, Geoff Lill, Lisa Thomas, Philip Spedding, Charlotte Benstead, Chris Stooke, Carole Coyne, Chaz Doyle and  Fiona Daffern. We’re also delighted to […]

19 Sep 2018

2019 Spring/Summer Season is Announced

Last Friday in the SLT bar Simon Gleisner and Jess Osorio, on behalf of Theatre Committee, announced that 15 plays would make up the 2019 Spring/Summer Season, including the SLT Youth Theatre show which is yet to be confirmed. In attendance at the event were several of the directors (and one playwright) who were on hand to talk about their play choice and to drop a few hints about how they might be staging their productions. In true SLT style […]

14 Sep 2018

Forty Winks

8pm November 20-24, 2018 Running time: TBC Don is still carrying a torch for Diana. Don unexpectedly drops in on Howard and Diana, having not seen them for 15 years. They now have a daughter, Hermia, who is the image of Diana when Don first fell for her. Old longings bubble dangerously to the surface.   Director: Chaz Doyle Cast: Don – Benjamin Hooper Diana – Rhian Marston-Jones Howard – Mat Hill Charlie – Gabriel Nicklin Danny – Nick Howard Hermia/Celia […]

13 Sep 2018

Nell Gwynn – The Director’s View

Director Mark Ireson talks to us about Nell Gwynn, our lively production hitting the stage next week: What can you tell us about the historical context of the play? It’s the 1660s, a time of huge social upheaval only a few years since Charles II was restored to the throne after eleven years of Cromwell’s reign. The Puritan period is over – the theatres have reopened – but that doesn’t mean everything is calm. There’s a great deal of uncertainty […]

10 Sep 2018

Forty Winks – Casting Announcement

Director Chaz Doyle announces his cast of Kevin Elyot’s Forty Winks: “I am so excited to start working with my cast! Only a choice few auditioned, and I even had to borrow actors from another show’s rehearsal to make up numbers, but in the end I have the cast I want. Almost all new members with one current member to help things along. The show is subtle and complex with old memories being dredged up. I know these guys are going […]

04 Sep 2018

Postcards From God – The Sister Wendy Musical

8pm November 6-10, 2018 (plus 2pm Saturday Matinee) Running time: 125 minutes including 15 minute interval Based on a true story comes an uplifting and joyous musical celebrating the importance of art as seen through the gentle eyes of Sister Wendy Beckett, a nun who is about to become an unlikely, but massive celebrity.   Director: Bryon Fear Musical Director: Gerard Johnson Cast: Sister Wendy – Eileen Coan Sister Anna-Maria – Lucy Spreckley Mother Ruth – Jackie Burch Daniel – Mitchell Labiak […]

31 Aug 2018

SLT Youth Theatre

An inspiring space for young theatremakers to flourish With nearly 100 members aged from 7 to 18, SLT Youth Theatre has long been a vibrant part of the South London Theatre community, running continuously in West Norwood (at nearby St Luke’s) while the Old Fire Station was being renovated. Training director Dave Hollander explains how the group operates now and reveals its ambitious plans for the future. Our Saturday sessions run during term time and cover a wide range of […]

30 Aug 2018

Aspidistra Resistance – The Director’s View

Director Joanna Ostrowska talks to us about her directorial debut Aspidistra Resistance, our production next week:   This is a piece of new writing – what attracted you to directing it? Fundamentally, I really enjoyed reading the script.  As I read it I could visualise it on stage straight away. I loved the characters and the fact that the play was set in the 1940s, ’70s and the 2000s.  I knew that I wanted to be a part of bringing […]