20 Sep 2021

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay adapted by Tom Wright

November 9-13 Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes On a summer’s day in 1900, during a trip to a volcanic beauty spot, three schoolgirls and their teacher inexplicably vanish. A century later 5 girls try to solve the mystery, but euphoria and terror reverberate as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real. Director: Barry Hooper Cast: Charlotte BrownRóisín Deady Shivani Kapur Elly Meacham Jacqueline Ozorio

20 Sep 2021

Wasted by Kae Tempest

October 26-30 Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes Three old friends in their mid-twenties. One remarkable day. For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, it’s time to seize control. Make a difference. Change things. This is it. Director: Bex Law Cast: Ted – Ben RatheDanny – Jacob Smith Charlotte – Maddie Dunn

20 Sep 2021

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

October 12-16 Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including a 15 minute interval) Vivian Mercer famously described this as a play in which “nothing happens, twice”. It has become a modern classic. Two tramps, Estragon and Vladimir, wait in a barren landscape for Godot to come. Pozzo and Lucky, a master and servant, arrive and join them briefly. A boy brings hopeful messages. In the second act, this happens again. The interdependence of Gogo and Didi is lightened by quick […]

12 Sep 2021

Silence/Night – The Director’s Preview

Panit Chantranuluck introduces Silence/Night – A double bill of plays by Harold Pinter What inspired you to direct this double bill of plays? I love how Pinter wrote without strict adherence to grammar, or even context. As a non-native English speaker and native Thai speaker myself, I found it quite fascinating and similar to the way Thai speak. Silence and Night are two very different plays, but both explore the same themes: memory and love. For most people, love is, […]

12 Sep 2021

Casting Announcement: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (UPDATE)

Jeanette Hoile announces her cast for Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett “Some excellent performances during auditions gave me difficult decisions to make, to find the right permutation of actors to do justice to this wonderful 20th century classic. I am confident that this combination of seasoned SLT performers and exciting new talent will provide an engaging and entertaining production for audiences. For those who don’t know the play, it will introduce them to the surreal and fascinating world of […]

06 Sep 2021

Casting Announcement: Swive (Elizabeth)

Cal Beckett announces her cast for Swive (Elizabeth) by Ella Hickson “I’m delighted to announce my cast for this exciting new play in November, welcoming both new and familiar faces to a show that must not be confused with any Tudor period drama you’ve ever seen! Thanks to everyone who auditioned and for making the final decisions so hard, and to Lisa Thomas and Mark Ireson for their help. Our crew is also lined up, and I can’t wait to […]

02 Sep 2021

2021 Members’ Club Committee Nominations

We are delighted to announce the following nominations have been received for the Members’ Club Committee for 2021/22 Chair – Adam Crook Deputy Chair – Guy Jones Treasurer – Andrew Chadney Bar Manager – Brian Fretwell Secretary – Celia Delaney Social Secretary – No Nominations received As none of the roles are contested, the nominees will be automatically appointed. We would also like to extend huge thanks to Jenn Nettles and Liz Glazzard, who will both be standing down from […]

21 Aug 2021

Adult Learning: New Writing

We are pleased to showcase the work of  graduates of the recent SLT Creative Writing courses.  This month, we have Audrey Lindsay with ‘Leave Nothing Behind‘.   I remember the day we drove away from the cottage where I’d been born. I remember an echoey empty bedroom, and a wardrobe where a lonely wire coat hanger rocked back and forth like a metronome. My mother pulled it out and threw it in the car.  “I’m leaving nothing behind.”  We moved […]

21 Aug 2021

The Memory of Water – The Director’s Preview

Charlotte Benstead introduces The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. What drew you to directing this play? This is the second time SLT has tackled this darkly funny script and we hope to see some of the original participants coming to see our largely new cast give it its latest outing.  I was gripped by the quality of the writing and the depth of the characters that for a comedy, are really rich. I hope audiences fall in love with […]

21 Aug 2021

Adult Learning: New Workshops and Courses

ADULT WORKSHOPS 1. Develop Great Stage Presence Dates & Time: Monday September 20-October 18 (6.30-8.30pm) Course Length: 5 weeks Location: The Old Fire Station Tutor: Janine Wunsche Cost: £30 About The Course: What is stage presence and how do we get it? This series of classes teaches techniques for improving stage presence. Improving ability to sustain full involvement in everything we do, think, feel and say on the stage. Improving our ability to fully give and receive on stage. We […]