22 May 2017

Preview: The Crocodile

Creating a Victorian Zoo set in St. Petersburg which houses a giant and somewhat hungry crocodile is not something you do ordinarily, but creating theatre is never an ordinary experience and that’s what we have have done for our production of The Crocodile which opens tomorrow night. Penned by Peep Show writer Tom Basden, the play tells the story of struggling actor Ivan Matveitch and the day his fortunes ironically change for the better when he is eaten alive by a crocodile. It is […]

21 May 2017

Forget-Me-Not Lane

8pm June 13-17, 2017 Frank is packing his suitcase, and summons up memories of his childhood and adolescence during the Second World War, watching the experiences of his younger self with a mixture of amiable amusement, mortification and nostalgia.   Director: Colleen Batson Cast: Frank – Chris Bennett Young Frank – Ben Rathe Ursula – Su McLaughlin Young Ursula – Lynsey Pennycooke Charles – John Lyne Amy – Carole Coyne Ivor – Ieuan Harrild Miss 1940 – Lynsey Pennycooke Mister Magic – […]

12 May 2017

The World’s Wife – First night Reviews

The World’s Wife opened on Tuesday night to a small but appreciative audience who left some great feedback. Our production of the Carol Ann Duffy anthology is on until this Saturday tickets are available here.

05 May 2017

Casting Announcement: Little Voice

Director, Charlotte Benstead is thrilled to announce her cast for our July production, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice: The audition process for Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, our late July show, was more of a marathon than a sprint. We were thrilled to see a real variety of people at our vocal workshop and subsequent auditions. It was a very difficult show to cast for, as we had an uber talented lot turn up! […]

04 May 2017

The World’s Wife – Behind the Scenes

SLT’s production next week is a dramatic staging of a series of poems by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. The collection of poems were first published in 1999 as The World’s Wife, an anthology of work which re-examines myths and legends which traditionally have focus actively on a male protagonist. Duffy looks at these notable stories with a fresh pair of eyes and with a mix of historical context and imagination asks the reader to see the women in the stories, often subverting the […]

25 Apr 2017

Bette & Joan – The Final Curtain: Audition Preview

I first saw this show at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2011, and again at the St James’ theatre in Victoria in early 2015. I absolutely loved its wit, humour and staging. Co-created by Sarah Thom and Sarah Toogood (who played all four parts) and their director James Greaves through Foursight Theatre, the play is not yet published, but it’s an imaginative show with a script full of snappy dialogue and some great jokes. Not to be confused with Jess […]

19 Apr 2017

Foxfinder – First Night Reviews

Foxfinder by Dawn King opened last night to a full house and here are some of our first night audience’s reaction to the play which is on until Saturday, April 22 at Stanley Halls.

15 Apr 2017

Preview: Foxfinder

First performed in 2011 when it won the Papatango New Writing Award, Foxfinder is a fascinating study of fear and paranoia in a dystopian future where the British countryside is teetering on the edge of famine and chaos. All live in fear of foxes – or the ‘red beast’ which have been propelled from simple vermin into creatures imbued with terrifying power to become a true symbol of evil. Such is the horror the beasts inspire that a department has […]

10 Apr 2017

Casting Announcement: Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Blitz. London, 1942. Whilst blackout regulations were enforced and air raid sirens wailed, for some the show continued. Theatres were requisitioned as shelters and performances continued. Luxurious hotels transformed their basement levels into ‘air raid shelters’ complete with cabaret tables, acts and bars. At some venues performances continued only to be halted by a direct hit. This evening the sirens have gone off again, those frequenting the Stanley Halls have been ushered downstairs to the ‘shelter’. The drinks are flowing […]

05 Apr 2017

Casting Announcement: Forget-Me-Not Lane

Colleen Batson is thrilled to announce her cast for Peter Nichols’s Forget-Me-Not Lane our June production which follows the story of Frank as he reflects on his childhood during War World II : Frank – Chris Bennett Young Frank – Ben Rathe Ursula – Su McLaughlin Young Ursula – Lynsey Pennycooke Charles – John Lyne Amy – Carole Coyne Ivor – Ieuan Harrild Miss 1940 – Lynsey Pennycooke Mister Magic – Tom Melly The show runs from June 13-17, 2017. […]