26 Apr 2018

Next Fall – Interview With The Director

We interview Barry Heselden about the themes and his vision for the Geoffrey Nauffts penned play Next Fall, our production next week. What motivated you to direct this play? I first read this play about six years ago, not too long after its Broadway premier in 2010. It made a great impression on me as it touched aspects of my life and I identified strongly with themes of the play and the main character. I am now very excited to […]

26 Apr 2018

The Misanthrope – Casting Announcement

Naomi Liddle, director of the Molière classic The Misanthrope announces her cast: “This will be my second SLT foray into Molière, after The Hypochondriac way back in 2013, and I’m raring to get started again on the silly rhymes and witty backbiting (and that’s just the rehearsals). I feel spoiled to have amassed a cast of experienced old hands and brand new talent and am really looking forward to working with them all on this funny, satirical, misanthropic comedy of manners. I […]

25 Apr 2018

SLT Quiz Social This Saturday

This Saturday we will be holding an SLT Quiz Social for members and their friends. This is a sequel to last year’s successful quiz hosted by the inimitable Guy Jones. He has some words to say about this weekend’s quiz. Pay attention … there are things to solve: The questions have now been set and anyone who came to last year’s quiz and stayed sober enough to remember, will have a slight insight into how this one is going to […]

17 Apr 2018

Farewell Stanley Halls

Last Saturday the members rallied again and helped move all of SLT, including props, rostra, stage weights, flats, furniture, wardrobe, the box office and tech equipment back to the Old Fire Station in West Norwood. On Sunday the last two rehearsals took place. Next Fall were in from midday and the cast of Miss Julie were the last to rehearse at Stanley Halls and at 6pm were the final members of SLT to leave the building. Farewell Stanley Halls.

13 Apr 2018

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – The Director’s Preview

Jason Salmon, director of the show that heralds our permanent return to the Old Fire Station in West Norwood, introduces us to a world where communication is challenged. Tell us about the premise of the play It follows the relationship of Bernadette and Oliver as they struggle to come to terms with a new law that has been introduced which limits what people can say to 140 words per day. What’s been the challenge in directing it? A big challenge has […]

12 Apr 2018

2019 Play Submissions

Yes, it will soon be that time of year again! After the AGM on 21 May the new Theatre Committee will be looking for submissions from potential directors for plays that we can produce in 2019, so now is a good time to be giving some thought to what you might like to direct in our fabulous new theatre space. Theatre Committee pride ourselves on the range and variety of material in our productions, offering the widest possible range of […]

11 Apr 2018

No Exit – Casting Announcement

Guy Jones, director of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit (Huis Clos) announces his cast: “This show is intense, character-driven and depends on a very specific dynamic being created between the three lead characters, so casting it was never going to be easy. We had such talent turn up at auditions, then put the best through a rigorous callback, in a fittingly stuffy and claustrophobic room and after a lot of infernal, tortuous angst and deliberation, I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to announce […]

10 Apr 2018

Chorus of Disapproval – Casting Announcement

Lisa Thomas, director of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval announces her cast: “I’m delighted to announce the cast for A Chorus of Disapproval, Alan Ayckbourn’s brilliant comedy about an amateur operatic society rehearsing for their production of The Beggar’s Opera. A seemingly shy newcomer, Guy Jones, is welcomed into the company fold and makes the most of all the opportunities that he is offered.” – Lisa Thomas Guy Jones – Adam Crook Dafydd ap Llewellyn – Jason Salmon Hannah Llewellyn – […]

03 Apr 2018

The Big Move, Pt II – The Return

Hello all you lovely people! Guess what? We’re moving back to West Norwood! Back to The Fire Station! OMG! etc, etc … However, this isn’t a small task… For those who were there for The Big Move Part I – Exodus, you remember that it was a full day of shifting and sorting. This needs to happen again. So, I call upon you, you brave volunteers, you crazy fools, you young love-birds and theatre officiandoes … Can you help once […]

31 Mar 2018

The Old Fire Station Needs You. Pt 2 – April 2018

Many of you will have attended our Youth Show, His Dark Materials, during March and will have had a preview of our wonderful new theatre space. Hurrah! You’ll also have seen that much of the building remains unfinished and although next time you visit it shouldn’t look quite so incomplete; nevertheless because of budget limitations, we need to continue fundraising and much of the outstanding work needs to be done by us. The shortfall in funding needed to complete the […]