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19 Jul 2021

The Water Harvest – The Director’s Preview

Paul Dineen introduces The Water Harvest by Chris Lee What drew you to directing this play? I saw The Water Harvest shortly after arriving in England in 2007. With the exchange rate of the Aussie dollar inverse to that of West End ticket prices, I found myself seeking smaller venues, ones that produced new works and tried new things. I became a regular at Theatre 503, tucked above the Latchmere pub in Battersea. [An Aussie in a pub… in Clapham? […]

25 Jun 2021

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)- The Director’s Preview

Mark Ireson introduces A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) Book and lyrics by Jon Brittain Music by Matthew Floyd Jones. What attracted you to directing this play with music? How did you discover it? Back in 2019 when we could freely go to theatres, a couple of friends and I saw the original production at The Vaults in Waterloo. It was a lively, funny show, full of energy and great songs, but with a heartbreaking story at the […]

12 Jun 2021

Remembering Liam Campbell

As many of you may be aware, ex-SLT member Liam Campbell sadly passed away on 1st November 2020. This past week marked what would have been his 57th birthday, and in light of that, friends and family organised a cricket match in his memory and to raise funds for St Christopher’s Hospice who cared for him during his last days. This will now become an annual event for those who wish to participate, and any donations towards St Christopher’s in […]

12 Jun 2021

Creative Futures – Celebrating Young People

As part of our commitment to increase our connections with the local community, the BPT (Building Preservation Trust) have pledged some of our Cultural recovery funding to The Great North Wood Collective for their Creative Futures – Celebrating Young People Project.  “We are very pleased to have been able to support this project giving local young people from three of the largest estates in the area the chance to be involved in the creative industries. At a time when the […]

07 Jun 2021

Being Friends/Lost – The Director’s Preview

Lisa Thomas introduces Being Friends/Lost – A Double Bill of plays by Robert Holman. What attracted you to directing these particular plays? How did you discover them?  I was looking for plays that could be simply staged and that would not suffer from the social distancing we needed to do at the time, and that had something meaningful to say. These plays, the first  two parts of a trilogy in fact, seem to fit these criteria. They are both about […]

29 May 2021

SLT Annual General Meeting – Save the Date!

6 September 2021 SLT Annual General Meeting  (Followed by SLT Members’ Club Annual General Meeting) It’s been a strange year, but still one where lots has happened, more behind the scenes (no pun intended) or online that we had hoped. Our AGMs are usually in May, but we collectively agreed that it would be great to be able to have the chance of a blended AGM this year – so those who want to be there in person can be […]

29 May 2021

General Council Open Meeting – 14th June on Zoom

General Council (GC) are pleased to announce the return of open GC meetings. Our next open meeting will be on Monday 14th June at 8pm on Zoom.  It was agreed following the 2019 AGM that GC would open its doors formally to the membership to be transparent about how we work on behalf of the membership. Over the last year, as we transitioned rapidly into working remotely, we paused open meetings, with the hope that we would open up more […]

13 May 2021

Members Club Update

Following the Government’s announcement this week that Covid restrictions will be relaxed further from 17 May, we are pleased to confirm that we will be reopening the SLT bar from our delightful ‘Barden’ outdoor area on Saturday evenings between 19:30-22:00, starting from 22 May. Members will be able to book themselves and their guests in using their LoveAdmin profile (which is how SLT membership and the 200 Club are administered).  Places each week are limited, so book early to avoid […]

30 Apr 2021

The SLT Play Pipeline – updated

Despite the radio silence, your Theatre Committee has been working towards putting together a programme of shows for the rest of the year. Along with the challenges of uncertainties regarding Covid-related restrictions on cast and audience sizes, plus some difficulties obtaining licences for plays we want to put on, this has been proving tricky, and we’re sorry that we’re still not quite in a position to announce the full season with dates. However, we’re delighted to let you know that […]

30 Apr 2021

Jeanette Hoile & Front of House

Many of you will already know that Jeanette has handed over the running of the Front of House activity to Chris Bennett.  What you may not know, is that prior to the handover, Jeanette performed this role consistently for 10 years, from 2010 to 2020.    Anyone that has done any work coordinating volunteers, and I know that includes a lot of us, will know that this is not a simple task to do.  It is particularly difficult with a busy […]