15 Jun 2018

2019 Submissions Spring/Summer Now Open

** Deadline Midnight 7 July ** Get your creative juices flowing and your thinking caps on and whatever other mashed up metaphors you want to use, because submissions for 2019 are open! And we’re taking the opportunity, now we’re back home in the Old Fire Station, to make a few changes. We’re going to divide the year into two six-month seasons – Spring/Summer covering March to August, and Autumn/Winter from September to February. Shorter seasons will let us focus on […]

14 Jun 2018

No Exit – The Director’s View

Guy Jones tells us about No Exit, his directorial debut and our next show at SLT You’ve been drawn to this play for a long time – what is it that fascinates you? I saw it on TV when I was a teenager, with Omar Sharif and Cherie Lunghi, and was engaged by the subversion of the notion of the afterlife.  As I matured and revisited it though, the themes of identity and power dynamics within personal interactions became more […]

05 Jun 2018

Can Anyone Smell Burning?

The programme of events for the Old Fire Station official opening is beginning to take shape. Taking place over the weekend of Saturday, 30 June & Sunday, 1 July events include tours, exhibitions, a book launch and a host of free talks and workshops. One of these free talks will be presented by Laura Miller entitled: Can Anyone Smell Burning? A History of London and Fire.   London is just one of those cities that is always burning down. This […]

01 Jun 2018

Foyer Gets New Artwork

The makeover of the Old Fire Station continues with new artwork going up in the Foyer on two walls. The first piece to go up last Monday, 24 May, was the 1:1 scale image of horses charging out of the Fire Station c.1900 pulling behind it the ‘fire escape’ used to rescue people from tall, burning buildings. The artwork sits on the wall opposite the entrance so visitors will get a real sense of what the building looked like as […]

31 May 2018

A Chorus of Disapproval – The Director’s View

Lisa Thomas gives us the inside story on directing this popular play, our next show at SLT What do you think is the enduring appeal of Alan Ayckbourn, and especially this play? Alan Ayckbourn is an explorer of seemingly ordinary people and the strangeness and eccentricity that lurks beneath everyday lives. I was looking for a play about theatre and performance to do in the new theatre space. Originally I thought of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, with its intricate onstage […]

25 May 2018

The Misanthrope

8pm July 3-7, 2018  Considered one of the greatest comedies of all time, The Misanthrope highlights the absurdities of social and literary pretension, focusing on Alceste, a man quick to criticise the faults of others, yet remaining blind to his own. Running time: TBC   Director: Naomi Liddle Cast: Alceste – Mark Vinson John – Christopher Vian-Smith Jennifer – Grace MacDougall Marcia – Helen Chadney Ellen – Ify Ugboma Covington – Owen Chidlaw Alex – Alex Watts Julian – Tom Watts […]

16 May 2018

Minutes from 50th AGM

Please find below the minutes from SLT’s 50th AGM. Minutes to be approved at the 51st AGM on Monday 21 May, 2018. For more information about the 51st Annual General Meeting please visit our page here.

16 May 2018

Miss Julie – Interview With The Director

We interview Anna Rubincam about Miss Julie, her directorial debut at SLT. This play caused a furore when it premiered. Can you give us some context? Written in 1888, and censored even in its native Sweden, Miss Julie wasn’t allowed to be performed in England for another 50 years.  The forbidden relationship between an aristocrat and her servant was considered too undermining to the natural order for English audiences, who called it “disgusting”, “vulgar” and “a heap of ordure”.   Despite […]

15 May 2018

No Exit

8pm June 19-23, 2018  Tense, clever and claustrophobic No Exit, a translation of Sartre’s 1944 play Huis Clos, is the story of Garcin, Inez and Estelle who are about to discover why they have been brought inexplicably together in the confines of a small room … Running time: TBC   Director: Guy Jones Cast: Valet – Steve Anstee Garcin – Daniel Kelly Inez – Catalina Lütz Estelle – Róisín Deady

15 May 2018

A Chorus of Disapproval

8pm June 5-9, 2018 (Saturday matinee 2.30pm) Ayckbourn’s brilliant and intricate comedy about the recently widowed Guy Jones who moves to Pendon village where he decides to audition for a local amateur theatre company putting a big city cat firmly amongst the small town pigeons!. Running time: TBC   Director: Lisa Thomas Cast: Guy Jones – Adam Crook Dafydd ap Llewellyn – Jason Salmon Hannah Llewellyn – Daisy Swayne Bridget Baines – Siobhán Campbell Mr Amets – David Carr Enid Washbrook […]