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06 Dec 2019

Consent

January 28 – February 1, 2020 Running time: 2hrs 30mins Friends Ed and Tim take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged. *TRIGGER WARNING*  The themes of rape and suicide are discussed but not portrayed on stage in this play. Some audience members may find these themes upsetting. Director: Andy Webb […]

06 Dec 2019

A Christmas Carol – the Director’s Preview

Director Mark Ireson introduces Neil Bartlett’s re-imagining of the Christmas classic, which opens on Thursday 12 December for 10 performances over 2 weeks. What inspired you to direct this show? I’ve always enjoyed the story, and the prospect of seeing the huge cast of vital characters and its powerful moral message on stage is very appealing as a director. However, many of the stage adaptations were too “chocolate boxy” for my taste, in danger of becoming an exercise in large […]

04 Dec 2019

Chairman’s Update – December 2019

Hello to all SLT members and friends, and a very special welcome to everyone who has joined the theatre since my last update – a brilliant 42 of you. I know you’ll love being a part of this amazing place. And don’t forget that the more involved you get, the more fun you’ll have. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is nearly upon us! I hope you’ve got your tickets to our splendid Christmas show (obviously I’m not at all […]

04 Dec 2019

Membership Figures Update November 2019

Back in early September in our last Membership Update, we reported that there was a levelling off of numbers with paid up subscriptions. Well, we’re pleased to report that things are back on the up again after a good quarter. We had a good few shows with large casts, which attracted newbies as well as other members back into the fold, and that trend seems to be continuing. Maybe there is an upside to the evenings drawing in! It’s likely […]

02 Dec 2019

Next SLT Write Club Meeting

Meetings postponed until further notice Are you a budding playwright? Have you been working on a script that you’d like others to read? Or are you an actor/director who loves the idea of bringing new writing to the stage for the first time? Do you have an idea for a piece of theatre, but aren’t sure how to progress with it? Following the success of our short writing courses over the past year, we have a monthly meet-up for SLT […]

29 Nov 2019

Spotlight on … Box Office Volunteering

Everyone visiting our theatre will interact with our box office team, whether it’s simply to check in to see a show or to sort out a ticket query. The team, managed by Gareth Milton, forms the gateway for audiences coming to our theatre, and it’s made up of cheery volunteers who meet and greet them. We asked Lorna, a very recent volunteer, and experienced volunteer Noah to tell us more about what’s involved. How long have you volunteered for box […]

29 Nov 2019

Wild West Norwood’s Window Wanderland trail

From 29 November – 8 December 4 – 9pm daily “Exit, pursued by a bear” has to be one of the best-loved stage directions of any play ever, so when the Norwood Forum announced they were setting up a walking trail around our neighbourhood based on the theme of ‘Wild West Norwood”, we couldn’t resist registering and preparing our contribution to feature it. Along with West Norwood residents and businesses, we’re taking part in Window Wanderland – people will be […]

29 Nov 2019

A Christmas Shindig

Saturday 7 December, 8pm We’re having a bit of a do for all our lovely volunteers, so whether you’re a Front of House/Box Office meeter and greeter extraordinaire, a benevolent beer-pulling Bar buddy, a wondrous Wardrobe wizard, a crackingly creative Backstage/Tech/Get-in/Get-out crew member, you’re all invited. There’ll be a free welcome drink on arrival, plus food, and we’ll play some party games with lots of fabulous prizes. Dress code? Christmas jumpers, festive hats and sparkly sequins are de rigeur darlings. […]

29 Nov 2019

Casting Announcement: Consent

Andy Webb announces his cast for Consent by Nina Raine, which is our second show in the new year. “Consent is about sex, rape, infidelity, betrayal, justice and revenge; it’s a terrific script with some wonderful combative dialogue. There was no shortage of actors prepared to take on its challenging themes, and as ever there was more acting talent auditioning than parts to share out. But I think we’ve arrived at a perfect blend of actors who can get the measure […]

27 Nov 2019

Casting Announcement: Vampir

Creator and director Bryon Fear announces his cast for Vampir, a physical theatre piece which will be staged in October 2020. “Directors always say what a tough decision it was to choose their cast, and it was never so true for me this time round. Every actor who walked through the SLT doors brought something different and with a level of commitment that was humbling, particularly to such unusual audition process which involved lots of sweat, climbing over each other […]