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15 Mar 2017

Dancing at Lughnasa: The Director’s View

We caught up with director Lisa Thomas and her cast during rehearsals last week to talk to her about SLT’s production of Brian Friel’s, Dancing at Lughnasa which opens next week. What made you choose to direct this play? I have always loved this play. I saw the original Abbey Theatre production on its transfer to the National many years ago. When I was looking for a play with a number of strong women’s roles I suddenly thought of this […]

06 Mar 2017

Casting Announcement: The Crocodile

Bryon Fear, director of our late May production, Tom Basden’s The Crocodile announces his cast: I’m really very excited about directing this production. I believe SLT will be the first to stage Tom Basden’s searing comedy, The Crocodile since its premiere in 2015, so it’s a real a privilege. We were looking for a strong ensemble cast and we were spoilt for choice at the auditions – so many talented actors came and impressed us, more than we were able to cast unfortunately which made […]

27 Feb 2017

£2 Discount On Early Bird Tickets

We’re introducing a new Early Bird Ticket scheme for first and second night performances which means a discount of £2 on a regular ticket for non-members and £1 discount for members. Early bird tickets are not available on the door and must be bought in advance online as the discounts end within around 24 hours of the first night performance. If you’re not concerned about the discount, then we’d love you to buy the ticket early anyway and then donate the discount to the restoration […]

24 Feb 2017

SLT New Writing Competition

In November 2017, South London Theatre will be handed the keys to its newly refurbished theatre space at the Old Fire Station in West Norwood. The project has been many years in the making and has been made possible by a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The work that has been carried out will not only create an exciting new theatre, but will make the building accessible to the whole community. To commemorate the return to the Old […]

22 Feb 2017

Restoration Project Update – February 2017

The restoration of South London Theatre’s Old Fire Station in West Norwood continues to forge ahead with many changes happening to the building and its structure since December last year. In our last fundraising update we revealed that we still had to raise £110k in order to fully restore the building including all floors. We continue to fundraise so that the building can be fully accessible to the wider community when we reopen our doors in the new year. Read about this month’s generous anonymous […]

22 Feb 2017

Fundraisers Manual – Part 1

Putting the FUN  in Fundraising !   Part 1 – House Party I was delighted to be invited to a house party with a difference. 15 of us were treated to an exclusive restaurant experience in one of our members front rooms. There were no prices on the menu, we were fed and asked to pay what we thought the meal was worth.  The guests got to eat, drink and be merry, while the host got to show off his […]

21 Feb 2017

Man From Earth – An Introduction

Director Bob Callender gives us an intriguing preview of his show, which plays in the Upper Hall Tuesday, February 28 – Saturday, March 4. No, I didn’t understand the first bit either, but I’m still going along to see it… It’s rare that the SLT stages any science fiction, and it’s not hard to see why. Chaz must have spent literally days building brand new anti-matter capacitors for our plasma blasters. But for us the biggest challenge was the scene […]

21 Feb 2017

Looking for the Ghost of Christmas Past Yet to Come!

The SLT Christmas show needs YOU.      To submit.     Something good. Theatre Committee are now welcoming submissions for a Christmas show, to be performed at Stanley Halls. Although we hope that the Old Fire Station building works will be completed by this time, the building will not be ready to stage productions. So, following the success of previous seasonal exploits at the Halls we intend to stage another Christmas extravaganza there. We are welcoming submissions for pantomimes, musicals, […]

21 Feb 2017

2017 Season Update

Theatre Committee are thrilled that the final line up for the 2017 season, with the exception of the Christmas show, can now be announced. A complete list of the plays can be found on our 2017 Season Page here or a short-form list can be read here. If you are interested in directing this year’s Christmas Show, please read our article about applications here.

14 Feb 2017

Dancing at Lughnasa

8pm March 21-25, 2017 An award-winning play about the lives, loves and hopes of the five Mundy sisters, set during the festival of Lughnasa in the final days of the summer of 1936 in County Donegal in rural Ireland. This lyrical tale has become a modern classic that combines romance, humour and heartbreaking tragedy. Director: Lisa Thomas Cast: Kate – Naomi Liddle Maggie – Cal Beckett Agnes – Amy Flinders Rose – Catherine Ellis Raku-Evans Christina – Roísín Deady Father Jack – Derek Dempsey Michael – Eugene Duffy Gerry – […]