22 Feb 2019

Casting Announcement: Father of Lies

Chaz Doyle, who will be directing the world premiere of Father of Lies by Anna Rubincam to be staged in mid-May, announces his cast this week: “I am terrifically excited to be directing this show. Knowing and speaking to the author, this was just a short story idea that blossomed into a short script and then into a full-length play. Working with characters who are at first instantly recognisable, but not of everyday life, means that the scope for topics […]

19 Feb 2019

The Ladykillers

April 30 – May 4, 2019 Running time: TBC Based on the classic black comedy 1956 film, Mrs Wilberforce is a sweet old lady who rents rooms to Professor Marcus and his gang of “amateur musicians”. But the gang are plotting a robbery, and soon she finds herself alone with five desperate men who will stop at nothing to keep her quiet.   Director: Charlotte Benstead Cast: Professor Marcus – Tom Melly Major Courtney – Ian MacEwan Louis – Sergio […]

15 Feb 2019

SLT Members’ Code of Conduct

A big thank you to all Members who responded to the consultation on a new Code of Conduct for SLT Members. The responses were overwhelmingly positive with some good questions and several suggestions. All suggestions were fully considered by General Council and many have been incorporated. This document has now been formally approved and can be read here. Whilst we hope the vast majority of you continue to experience nothing but a positive environment, if you do experience any issues […]

13 Feb 2019

Out of Love … the Preview

Cal Beckett and her cast introduce our next show, a funny and poignant story of female friendship and growing up, written by Elinor Cook. Cal Beckett I first saw this play at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, performed in the round by Paines Plough. I fell in love with its energy, freshness and honesty in the depiction of the joy and pain present in the twists and turns of relationships. Lorna and Grace felt very real. Once I’d got used to […]

05 Feb 2019

Casting Announcement: The Ladykillers

Charlotte Benstead, director of the classic comedy The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan which opens on 30 April, announces her cast: “We had great fun finding 5 hapless criminals, an inept policeman and a couple of feisty old ladies, and find them we did. Nearly 40 people came along to audition for us and we could honestly have cast twice over. We had to make some tough choices. We are delighted to announce our cast for Graham Linehan’s The Ladykillers Big […]

01 Feb 2019

SLT Library Coming Soon

As you might have seen on social media, SLT is setting up a members’ library and we’ll soon be asking for donations. There’s only limited shelf space available, so before you clear the shelves Marie Kondo-style, please note that for now we’re asking for play texts from the past 30 years, collected works of living playwrights and recent translations of foreign-language classics. We’re also planning to build a collection of reference books about theatre as well as making sure our […]

01 Feb 2019

The Father … Interview with the Director

Jessica Osorio talks to us about directing this powerful play that highlights the complexities of dealing with dementia. After the performance on Wednesday 6 February, there will be a Q&A at 9.45pm with an expert panel of researchers specialising in dementia at King’s College London, to discuss the sensitive issues raised by the play. What drew you to this play? I had read and seen several Florian Zeller plays, including this one, and found them interesting and thought-provoking. They’re not […]

29 Jan 2019

Dementia Q&A – Wednesday February 6

We are thrilled to announce that following the performance of The Father on Wednesday 6 February there will be a panel discussion involving a number of researchers from King’s, including Rob Stewart, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Clinical Informatics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and Dr Sally Marlow, Engagement and Impact Fellow for the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. The panel will discuss the sensitive and complex issues raised by the play and invite questions from the […]

28 Jan 2019

Old Fools

April 16-20, 2019 Running time: TBC Pianist Tom meets linguist Viv, and we join them on the rollercoaster ride from youth to old age. This is the story of their love and the life they have shared, from first spark to the dying light – but not necessarily in that order.   Director: Mark Ireson Cast: Tom: David Hepburn Viv: Laura Essex

28 Jan 2019

Heather / Ten Men

March 19-23, 2019 Two 1 Act Plays Double Bill Running time: Approximately 150 minutes including interval; Ten Men will be staged before the interval, Heather afterwards Heather (Director: Penny Thomas) Heather’s written a novel that’s become an international best-seller and Harry, her publisher, is fending off the press and requests for interviews with the reclusive writer … but why? Cast: Heather: Jennifer Nettles Harry: Deesh Mariwala   Ten Men (Director: Elaine Heath) Ten Men is the life of the actor/thug/criminal/alleged […]