Casablanca – a prepared reading of the classic story

Ladies and gentlemen, and everyone in between – join your friends from the South London Theatre on Friday 5 March from 7.45pm for an evening at Rick’s Café Americain in the heart of Casablanca. Experience a story of love and hate in a background of adventure and sudden death as this seaport in French Morocco struggles to stay free of Nazi occupation as World War II ravages Europe, providing an escape route for refugees.

It’s the thrilling story of Rick Blaine, whose café has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape. But when Ilsa, Rick’s former lover, and her freedom-fighting husband show up to his café one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make. 

A talented cast of familiar SLT faces will present this exciting story on Zoom in full costume (at least from the waist up), via the radio play which preceded the classic Hollywood movie.



RICK – Tom Watts

ILSA – Róisín Deady

LASZLO – Rob Wallis 

RENAULT, French Prefect of Police – Naomi Liddle 

STRASSER, Nazi major – Will Howells

BERGER, of the underground – Audrey Lindsay

UGARTE, local racketeer – Phil Cohen

SAM, the piano player – Matthew Davis

FERRARI, rival café owner – Simon Gleisner

SACHA, waiter at the rival café/CARL, waiter at Rick’s – David Carr 

HEINZE, German consul/CASSELLE, Renault’s lieutenant – Greg Williams 

All SLT members and friends are cordially invited to attend – the dress code is fabulously fit for an evening at Rick’s café, so your finest evening wear or at least some sparkles are de rigueur, even if you have pyjama bottoms on underneath. There will be a free prize draw and mini quizzes to add to the excitement!

This event is FREE for SLT members, but please reserve your place on LoveAdmin by 9am on Friday 5 March, and we’ll be in touch with a link to the event and more details later that day.


If you have any questions or concerns about signing up or joining the event, please email cal@southlondontheatre.co.uk