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20 May 2016

Building Project News: Your Theatre Needs You

As those of you who attended the AGM last night will know, late on Wednesday 18 May we received some very unwelcome news that has hit the progress of our rebuild. When the building work was originally tendered all the prospective contractors came in above our budget. In February the Heritage Lottery Fund agreed to increase our grant, and our project team started to negotiate with William Anelay, the specialist builders who had come closest to that budget. These negotiations […]

20 May 2016

Many Moons : An Interview with Jason Salmon

First-time director Jason Salmon talks about directing Alice Birch’s challenging and affecting Many Moons. This isn’t a very well-known play – what made you decide to direct it? I chose this play because of the way it’s written and how I felt after reading it. The content is very challenging, yet because of how each character is developed and deals with it, I was hooked until the end. Each of the characters is very real and very honest, and despite what […]

11 May 2016

Two Into One: First Night Reactions

Our production of Ray Cooney’s hilarious bedroom farce got off to a flying start last night … First night audience had this to say: “An excellent first night. Great fun with lots of laugh out loud moments. Get down to Norwood Junction and treat yourselves to a fun night out.” “What to say about Two Into One? ….. Hilarious. That is what to say. Saw it tonight and we were all in fits of hysterics. If you fancy an evening […]

05 May 2016

I Am A Camera

8pm, June 14-18 “I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.” Adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, which is part of The Berlin Stories, I Am A Camera tells the tale of the extraordinary characters that would later be the inspiration for Kander and Ebb’s musical Cabaret. Directed by: Lisa Thomas Cast: Christopher Isherwood – Alex Watts Fraulein Schneider – Margaret Glenn Fritz Wendel – Tom Watts Sally Bowles – Lucie Sherwood Natalia Landauer – […]

04 May 2016

Casting Announcement: Around the World in Eighty Days

Mark Ireson would like to thank everyone who came to audition for Around The World In Eighty Days and is delighted to announce the following cast: Mr Phileas Fogg – Naomi Liddle Passepartout – Audrey Lindsay Fix of the Yard – Christopher Vian-Smith The show runs from July 19-23. Rehearsals begin at the end of the May.

29 Apr 2016

Casting Announcement: I Am A Camera

Lisa Thomas, director of I Am A Camera by John Van Druten, is thrilled to announce her cast. It is the play that brought the iconic characters of Sally Bowles and Christopher Isherwood to the stage for the first time. Christopher Isherwood – Alex Watts Fraulein Schneider – Margaret Glenn Fritz Wendel – Tom Watts Sally Bowles – Lucie Sherwood Natalia Landauer – Anna Rubincam Clive – Mark Vinson Mrs Watson-Courtneidge – Cal Beckett The show runs from June 14-18. Rehearsals have already begun […]

28 Apr 2016

West Norwood Feast: The Gardener’s Daughter

This Sunday at the West Norwood Feast, South London Theatre’s Suzy Jacobsen, Káit Feeney, Su McLaughlin and Janet & John Haney from 2.30pm at the Library will be performing a rehearsed reading of The Gardener’s Daughter, by Alfred Tennyson. There is also some poetry slabbing on wet West Norwood clay with artist Emma Fenelon, who will be at the Portico Gallery on Knights Hill from 11am. There will also be Storytelling at the Library for families with children age 5 plus between 1-2pm and there […]

28 Apr 2016

The SLT Monthly Social – May

We didn’t have a social in April as there was the Superstar Piano Bar and Celebrating Shakespeare events, but our monthly socials resume normal service on Tuesday, May 17. We have decided to visit different establishments in West Norwood each month, particularly those that have supported us over the years and so the May social will be at The Hope in West Norwood on Tuesday, May 17 from 7.30pm. Come and join us and catch up with old friends (or meet us if you’re […]

28 Apr 2016

It’s A Total Farce! : An Interview with Simon Gleisner

Simon Gleisner talks about directing Ray Cooney’s Two Into One and the challenges staging a farce presents. What made you decide to direct this particular play? I chose this play because I love doing comedy, but I think it’s a real challenge to do well. And with farce, there’s no escape – there’s no underlying meaning, no hidden depths, no great social message. It’s about making people laugh. So the pressure is on! Your last SLT show as director was School for […]

26 Apr 2016

Exploring The Archive: Shakespeare at SLT

It will come as no surprise that William Shakespeare is South London Theatre’s most performed playwright. As well as nearly 40 fully fledged productions of his plays, SLT has presented about a dozen Shakespearean shows in the form of adaptations, excerpts and parodies. Indeed one of these, extravagantly titled The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth, has twice graced the stage of Bell Theatre. If Pericles (1968) seems a rather unorthodox choice for a newly […]