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18 Oct 2016

Scarborough: In Conversation with the Directors

We talk with Steph Urquhart and Graham Rice who are co-directing SLT’s next production: Fiona Evans’ Fringe First winner ‘Scarborough’ at Stanley Halls next week. What made you decide to direct this play? Steph: I was actually given an extract of Scarborough to look at within a theatre workshop a couple of years ago and was just immediately excited by it; the tone, the language, the characters and the concept struck a chord, so I bought a copy of the script […]

17 Oct 2016

Jack

7.30pm December 1-4 & 8-11 (Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm) Many years after the Giant of Jack and the Beanstalk fame has been slain, the land in the sky is ruled over by a just and fair young Queen and her errant brother, the Prince. Meanwhile, in South London suburbia, two Croydon tykes, Jack and Jill, are persuaded to visit the magical kingdom by a passing Fairy. Once there, they join forces with the Queen and Prince and go […]

13 Oct 2016

Casting Announcement: Jack

Peter Stevens, director of this year’s Christmas extravaganza is delighted to announce his cast. “I was extremely impressed by the talent on display as unwitting auditionees were assisted/forced to learn a song and dance routine in just 30 minutes before showing off their acting skills. As a result, we have assembled a spectacularly talented cast of SLT stalwarts and brand new members to bring the fervid imagination of Matthew Davies and I to life. As I write, we’re into the second week […]

07 Oct 2016

The SLT Monthly Social – October

Our next monthly social will be on Wednesday, October 19 from 7.30pm. We return again to our trusty local The Hope for the next of our monthly socials in West Norwood. The SLT socials are informal gatherings that are open to everyone including non-members. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for a much needed catch up over a couple of glasses of your chosen tipple.

06 Oct 2016

Announcing the SLT 2017 Season

Theatre Committee are pleased to announce the 2017 productions in the period from January-August 2017. There will be an additional 5 plays which will be staged between September to December which will be announced once the rights have been confirmed. SLT is set to deliver another thrilling year for participants and audiences with a carefully selected season which includes some well known classics and comedies, as well as some challenging pieces and brand new contemporary plays. Theatre Committee also thrilled that we have three new members directing this year alongside some […]

03 Oct 2016

Bluebird

8pm, November 8-12 In the time it takes to drive them where they want to go, taxi driver Jimmy meets an array of fascinating characters from street walkers, to the grieving and even those who change the lightbulbs on the tube tracks. In these brief conversations as he drives through the night, he gradually reveals significant aspects of his own life, and where he goes when there’s no one in the back seat of his cab. Bluebird was first performed in 1998 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, […]

22 Sep 2016

Calling Local Ceramicists

Fired Imaginations – Community Project for the South London Theatre We are looking for local ceramic artists with experience of community projects to help us deliver a Heritage Lottery Funded project that celebrates the history of the Old Fire Station on West Norwood High St. The Old Fire station was built in 1881 and for the last 49 years has been home to the South London Theatre. We are currently undergoing a refurbishment programme on this very special listed building and […]

21 Sep 2016

Landscape with Weapon – The Director’s View

Naomi Liddle introduces our next show Landscape With Weapon, which plays in the Upper Hall 27 September – 1 October. What attracted you to directing this play? I’ve always admired Joe Penhall’s skill in putting across complex political and intellectual issues while creating stories with real warmth and realism. I saw this play when it was first staged in 2007, and while it is not one of his better known plays, the combination of moral dilemma, chilling government manipulation and […]

16 Sep 2016

Scarborough

8pm, October 25-29 A jaded hotel room in a ramshackle seaside resort. Two people grasp the opportunity to spend precious time together. A stolen weekend which neither will leave quite the same as they entered it. This is what they’ve been waiting for but why can’t they leave their hotel room? A play about love, secrets and coercion Fiona Evans’ Scarborough is a naturalistic four-hander which challenges you to examine your attitudes  to gender, power and alcopops. Scarborough has played […]

12 Sep 2016

Restoration Project – Day One

It’s been a long time coming … but today the contractors who have been set with the task of restoring our Grade II listed Old Fire Station moved into the site at 8am this morning. Camelot Europe who have provided security for the building since last year handed over keys to Matthew Cox, Commercial Director of Ash Contacting Ltd. at 9am. The live-in guardians who vacated the Old Fire Station in the last 24 hours left the building exceptionally clean and tidy and we are […]