2020 Season

Do Not Disturb - CANCELLED
by Michael Weller

March 17-21, 2020

Director: Martin Copland-Gray

Ten years after the end of their affair in New York, two lovers meet in a hotel room far from their homes. Both are now married, both have children and both have been wondering about the road not taken. What starts as a casual catch-up turns quickly into perhaps the most significant moment of their lives.

The Youth Theatre Show - CANCELLED
The Frogs / The Birds by Aristophanes

March 31 - April 4, 2020

Directors: Ellie Ward (The Birds), Peter Stevens & Sam Moore Verity (The Frogs)

SLT Youth Theatre presents alternating performances of two plays, The Birds, in which two disillusioned citizens found Cloud Cuckoo Land, and The Frogs, in which the god Dionysus travels to Hades to bring Euripides back from the dead.

Lost Monsters - CANCELLED
by Laurence Wilson

April 21-25, 2019

Director: Siobhán Campbell

The world would be a better place if we were all bees. An isolated house in a forgotten valley has only the litter and noise from the surrounding motorway above as company. A flash of lightning and a freak car crash leave three runaways stranded and seeking refuge.

Love and Information - CANCELLED
by Caryl Churchill

May 5-9, 2020

Director: Dave Hollander

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

by Rona Munro

May 19-23, 2020

Director: Lily Ann Green

An intense psychological drama set in a women's prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.

by Georg Büchner adapted by John Irvine

June 2-6, 2020

Director: John Irvine

Plagued by haunting voices and a paranoid fear of conspiracy, Franz Woyzeck is a man trying to make sense of things and failing. Struggling to make ends meet, he lends his body to medical experimentation. But his distrust and anger spirals until, in an attempt to make the real and imagined voices stop for good, he takes a knife ...

Picnic at Hanging Rock - CANCELLED
by Joan Lindsay adapted by Tom Wright

June 16-19, 2020

Director: Barry Hooper

On a summer’s day in 1900, during a trip to a volcanic beauty spot, three schoolgirls and their teacher inexplicably vanish. A century later 5 girls try to solve the mystery, but euphoria and terror reverberate as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.

1 Act Double Bill: CANCELLED

June 30 - July 4, 2020

Spoonface Steinberg
by Lee Hall

Director: Panit Chantranuluck

Spoonface is contemplating the big questions life throws at her: what is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of death? And does nothing even exist? Spoonface is 7 years old. Spoonface is autistic. And Spoonface's world is funny, moving and completely exhilarating.

The Bald Prima Donna
by Eugene Ionesco

Director: Anna Rubincam

It's an evening like any other in the rather bland middle-class household of Mr & Mrs Smith, that is until a slew of unusual guests descend upon them wreaking havoc in their wake in this hilariously maniacal assault on the banality of English suburbia.

Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell - CANCELLED
by Keith Waterhouse

July 14 - 18, 2020

Director: Charlotte Benstead

Jeffrey Bernard, legendarily hard-drinking '80s hack has been accidentally locked in a West End boozer and passes the evening regaling the audience with a series of increasingly rambling real-life anecdotes about illicit cat races, his tumultuous love life, and his struggles with alcoholism. Moving, poignant and very funny.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - CANCELLED
Adapted from the book by Lewis Caroll

July 28 - August 1, 2020

Can you gyre? Do you gimble? Have you had the pleasure of the Lobster Quadrille? SLT's Summer Family Show will be an audio-visual feast of the 1980s combined with the absurd tales of Lewis Carroll. Following a familiar figure down the rabbit hole, Alice embarks on bizarre journey through a wonderland filled with strange and contrariwise characters.

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The Bet
by Miles Malleson, from a short story by Anton Chekhov

13 - 18 October 2020

Four friends discuss, given the choice of a long prison sentence or the death penalty which would they choose. A challenge is laid down, ten years of incarceration and win a fortune or fail and lose your property.

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by Joanna Murray-Smith
27 October - 1 November 2020

Six women balance their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning; from a feisty teenager to a 64-year-old widow yearning for the unexpected.

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
Adapted for the stage by Philip Wilson

10-13 and 16-19 December 2020

The Theatre has been closed during lockdown. But where do the stories go when there is no one to tell them? Come join us as we explore the magic and wonder of the original Grimm Tales, retold by master-storyteller Phillip Pullman. Full of dark twists and turns, these tales come to life in all their glittering, macabre brilliance - great for children and adults alike.