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2022 Autumn/Winter Season

Our Autumn/Winter Season 2022 runs from September to December. We’re delighted to be able to reschedule two productions (Woyzeck and Vampir) that were due to take place in 2020, and to welcome four new directors. Our Christmas show will be an extravaganza piece of original writing.

Audition dates (where applicable) are listed alongside show information. Look out for audition notices here on the website and via our social media channels.

Our shows rely on the support of volunteers. This includes stage management, sound and light design and operating, set design and building, front of house and bar roles. Find out how to get involved, or for backstage roles, email theatrecommittee@southlondontheatre.co.uk and we’ll put you in touch with the director if they’re not known to you.

Please note that most of the images below are placeholders only – posters are to follow soon.


 

Woyzeck by Georg Bȕchner

13 – 17 September 2022

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…


The Last of the Pelican Daughters by The Wardrobe Ensemble

27 September – 1 October 2022

Director: Han Evans

In folklore, pelican mothers feed their young on their own blood. Today, four sisters are trying to come to terms with their mother’s death – and divide their mother’s house between them. Mum’s presence still seeps through the ceiling and the floors. The Pelican Daughters are home for the last time.

First staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, the play is a comedy about four sisters trying to come to terms with their mother’s death, combining irreverent humour and lovable characters to tackle the idea of what it means for young people to grapple with inheritance, loss and justice.


The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

11 – 15 October 2022

Director: Rob Wallis

Two ageing nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage on the coast, as the world around them crumbles. Then an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

The Children premiered at the Royal Court, London, in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in November 2016, and was named Best Play at the 2018 Writers’ Guild Awards.

Auditions 3/4 July


Poster for Vampir

Vampir by Bryon Fear

25 – 29 October 2022

Director: Bryon Fear

A creature invented in folklore, given credence by religion and celebrated in the arts, emerges from the twisted shadows of a world struck with a fear as primal and as ancient as the myth itself. Vampir explores the enduring appeal of the vampire and the true meaning of monster.

Vampir is a physical theatre dance piece which explores the vampire myth as an allegory for homophobia. The piece was first performed in 1994 and is being resurrected and reinvented for 2022.

Please note that this show is cast but is still interested in people with experience in movement-based theatre


A Song at Twilight by Noel Coward

8 – 12 November 2022

Director: Doug Dunn

This bittersweet comedy, Noel Coward’s last play from 1966, is the story of a cosmopolitan author caught in his declining years between two women, one being his wife of convenience for twenty years, the other, one of his former loves. The former flame produces some old love letters which she is about to turn over to a biographer, and the blackmail ensues….

Auditions 10/11 July


The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi

22 – 26 November 2022

Director: Jess Osorio

Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend’s funeral.

A snap moral decision, informed by the values of Ayesha’s community and faith, has profound consequences. Forced to confront a secret she has hidden even from herself, Ayesha must decide who she is – no matter the cost.

Premiering at Southwark Playhouse in and winning the Papatango New Writing Prize in 2018, the play is an incisive and heartfelt story of sexuality, gender and religion in twenty-first-century Britain.

Auditions 21/22 August


Thumbelina by Matthew Davies

8 – 10 December (+ matinees Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th 2.30pm), 16 – 18 December 7.30pm (+ matinees Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 2.30pm) 2022

Director: Charlotte Benstead, Musical Director Alan Walker

Thumbelina is about a tiny girl and her adventures with marriage-minded toads, moles, and beetles. She successfully avoids their intentions before falling in love with a flower-fairy prince just her size.

Our Christmas show extravaganza combines music and mayhem in miniature for the whole family in a new interpretation of the classic fairy tale.

Auditions 4/5 September