27 Oct 2017

Audience Attendance July-Sept, 2017

It is in our constitution that we publish our audience figures every quarter. Here are the figures for the last quarter (July-September, 2017). All show figures and revenue are available to members in the annual report issued prior to every AGM. It’s been quite a year with a very varied programme – and we still have 3 shows to go! Some notes for clarification: Group / Family tickets are restricted to suitable shows Comp ticket figures do vary from show […]

25 Oct 2017

God of Carnage – The Director’s Perspective

Simon Gleisner, director of our next production, talks about God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, which runs from October 31, to November 4 at Stanley Halls What attracted you to this particular play? It’s a bit different from your last SLT outing! It may seem very different at first glance, but there is a common thread. My last outing was a classic British farce, and although God of Carnage is much darker, it is still very funny and (without giving […]

16 Oct 2017

Giving Thanks

We are now entering the final 6 months of the restoration of our Old Fire Station, a point which has taken 14 years to reach. We cannot underestimate the invaluable hours spent by our volunteers dealing with forms, lawyers, funders, architects, council officers and contractors. Without these hours the project would never have happened, and current and future members owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the project lynchpins. We will begin with a heartfelt hurrah for all their work; […]

09 Oct 2017

A New Festival For West Norwood

The South London Theatre is thrilled to announce that next year we will be launching a new Arts Festival for South London in the heart of West Norwood. SLT Fest will be a 9 day festival that will take place at the beginning of August, 2018 and will focus on the theme ‘heritage’. The festival will be held in and about our restored Old Fire Station which opens next spring and is set to be an important cultural centre for […]

09 Oct 2017

Announcing the SLT 2018 Season

Theatre Committee are thrilled to announce the plays in our 2018 Season which include family & youth shows, our new writing competition winner, musicals, contemporary plays and much-loved classics. For more about each play visit our 2018 Season Page here. Four will be staged at our current home at Stanley Halls and then in April when we return to the Old Fire Station in West Norwood we will stage a further 15 productions. The new season welcomes 5 new directors […]

05 Oct 2017

Edith in the Dark

8pm November 14-18, 2017 Celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit (The Railway Children, Five Children & It) retreats to her attic writing room with her housekeeper and an unexpected, handsome guest, during one of her husband’s tiresome parties. As midnight swiftly approaches, Edith gives a reading of her work. Not one of her cherished children’s tales, but her terrifying early horror stories. As the stories unfold it becomes clear all is not what it seems… someone in the attic is hiding a […]

04 Oct 2017

Bette & Joan The Final Curtain – A First Time Director’s Perspective

Bryon Fear spoke with Caroline Beckett and asked her to describe her experiences making her directorial debut for SLT. This is your first time as a director even though you’ve performed many times as an actor. What made you want to direct? I’ve been assistant director a few times, and after really enjoying doing Stones in his Pockets last year I just thought I’d give it a go. As much as anything else I wanted to see if I could […]

28 Sep 2017

God of Carnage

8pm October 31 – November 4, 2017 A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters …   Director: Simon Gleisner Cast: Michael Novak – Chaz Doyle Veronica Novak – Jade Fane Annette Raleigh – Lucie […]

21 Sep 2017

Job Vacancy: Learning & Engagement Officer

SLT’s Building Preservation Trust Ltd. are ready to recruit the first ever staff member to take up a position in the newly restored Old Fire Station in West Norwood to engage the community and visitors with the heritage of the building. The job, Learning and Engagement Officer is an HLF funded part-time, fixed term position (June 30, 2019) with a maximum salary of £25,000 per annum (£15,000 pro rata). Please find below the complete Job Description and Equal Opportunity form […]

20 Sep 2017

What ho! It’s Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

A view of the upcoming theatrical shenanigans by Bertie Wooster When Jeeves shimmied in this morning, bearing the customary a.m. reviver, he murmured something about penning a few words on the subject of my forthcoming theatrical adventure. I knocked back the concoction (a family recipe he will not be induced to share with me, though I am confident tomato juice must feature somewhere on the list of ingredients), felt the mental upheaval that is a natural consequence of a convivial […]