Our Spring/Summer Season 2022 runs from January to July. We’re delighted to be able to reschedule a number of productions that were due to take place in 2020, and to welcome three external theatre companies to kick off the year.
Audition dates (where applicable, as some shows are already cast or rescheduled from 2020) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in touch with the director.
A 27th Letter Theatre production of
Not Such Stuff
by Chris Wind
January 25-29, 2022
Director: Saskia Van T’Hoff
Not Such Stuff asks the question, what if Shakespeare’s women had a moment to address their lot in life, as imagined by their author? The answer: organise a press conference and set the record straight.
A Southside Players production of
by Patrick Hamilton
February 2-5, 2022
Director: Steve Tanner
For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the “fun of the thing”, two friends murder a fellow undergraduate and place his body in a wooden chest. To add spice to their handiwork they hold a party, inviting the dead youth’s father, and proceed to enjoy a supper served atop the chest with its gruesome contents within.
by Laurence Wilson
February 22-26, 2022
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.
by Ella Road
March 8-12, 2022
Director: Mark Ireson
Bea meets Aaron. He’s intelligent, handsome, makes her laugh and, most importantly, has a high rating on his genetic profile. What’s not to like? Char is on the brink of landing her dream job and has big plans to start a family – but her blood rating threatens it all. In a world where future happiness depends on a single, inescapable blood test – which dictates everything from credit rating to dating prospects – how far will people go to beat the system and let nature take its course?
Do Not Disturb
by Michael Weller
March 22-26, 2022
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.
by Rona Munro
April 5-9, 2022
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.
The Bald Prima Donna
by Eugene Ionesco
April 19-23, 2022
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.
The Youth Theatre Show
Macbeth (adapted from William Shakespeare)
May 3-7, 2022
Directors: Siobhán Campbell and Gregory Williams
Love & Money
by Dennis Kelly
May 17-21, 2022 (Auditions 13/14 February)
Director: Guy Jones
David conducts an office romance by e-mail. He has love at his fingertips. But a shocking admission unravels his relationship piece by chilling piece. Jess loves David. She believes happiness can be bought – but it doesn’t come cheap in a world of easy credit. Jess and David’s ideal blend of love and money is killing them. Funny but heart wrenching, this ingenious drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires.
by Tom Stoppard
May 31-June 4, 2022 (Auditions 27/28 February)
Director: Lisa Thomas
Does light come in waves or particles? Experiments will show either: the experimenter can choose. “A double agent is like a trick of the light,” Kerner the physicist tells Blair the spy catcher. “You get what you interrogate for.” Dual natures, of light and of people, are the theme of Tom Stoppard’s espionage thriller. Kerner’s secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double? Or is Kerner a triple? Hapgood is the person to find out, and maybe it will need two of her.
The Habit of Art
by Alan Bennett
June 14-18, 2022 (Auditions 13/14 March)
Director: Andy Webb
Actors are rehearsing a play about Benjamin Britten, who is sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera Death in Venice. Britten seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend W H Auden. During this imagined meeting in 1973, their first for 25 years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.
by William Shakespeare
June 28-July 2, 2022 (Auditions 6/7 March)
Director: Janine Wunsche
Viola and Sebastian are twins, separated in a shipwreck. They arrive in Illyria, home of Duke Orsino, who is in love with the countess Olivia. Viola disguises herself as a young man and finds work as a messenger to Orsino – but Olivia finds herself attracted to the disguised Viola while Viola falls in love with Orsino. Farce and music interweave in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
July 12-16, 2022 (Auditions 10/11 April)
Director: Jo Boniface
In woods, a field and a barn on a summer afternoon during World War II, seven children play, fight, fantasise and swagger. Their aggressions, fears, hostilities and rivalries are a microcosm of adult interaction.
July 26-30, 2022 (Auditions 17/18 April)
Director: Chaz Doyle
Lewis Carroll’s much-loved fantasy world comes to life on the SLT stage in an adaptation by director Chaz Doyle.
In the event of Covid-related government restrictions, these dates are subject to change or cancellation. We will always exchange or refund tickets in these circumstances.