Category : News

16 May 2022
Bluebottle image for Summer Shorts poster

An update on the 2022 Summer Shorts

Our Summer Shorts show will run 10 – 13 August 2022 Curators Charlotte Benstead and Dave Hollander have received 21 submissions of original 10 -12 minute pieces from hopeful new and experienced writers – well done and thank you to all of you! Sadly, we won’t be able to put on all 21 pieces – we only have space for 10, so Charlotte and Dave have had the unenviable task of reading through the submissions and choosing the best mix […]

13 May 2022
SLT bar

Your Bar is in danger!

We hope that your enjoyment of SLT is made even better with a refreshing drink from your lovely basement bar. It’s a great place to meet people and socialise, and for many members it holds lots of fond memories. But since the pandemic, too often it’s looking like this picture. We’re really struggling to keep the bar open, even on show weeks, because of a lack of volunteers, so it’s in danger of being closed just when you might need […]

12 May 2022

Casting Announcement: Blue Remembered Hills

Jo Boniface is happy to announce her cast for Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter. “The audition process was really hard. I had such wonderful choice from a wide range of SLT members and new recruits. It became very apparent that I had to try and get a cast of roughly the same age as everyone is playing 7 year-olds, so I had to make some tough decisions. But I am looking forward to frolicking in The Forest of Dean with […]

11 May 2022
Love&Moeny poster

Love and Money- the Director’s Preview

Guy Jones introduces Love and Money by Dennis Kelly, and talks about his experience directing this upcoming show running 17 – 21 May 2022. What drew you to directing this play? I wanted to direct it because from the first read, it met my taste for tightly scripted, light-and-shade drama, exploring how we form and assert our identities and how so much of that comes from external influence. There’s also a wonderful humour and naturalistic relatability in speech, which keeps […]

02 May 2022
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The ongoing adventures of Russ T Beam

An update from the Building Preservation Trust Here’s the latest from the “beam-me-up Scotty” adventure. Our intrepid sub-group had authorised a full structural engineer’s report and gleaned from a pro-bono architect that if we could present a case to Lambeth that the works were repairs and not alterations, we would be able to start the works without listed building consent, a process that would hold us up for a minimum of 8-12 weeks. The structural engineer visited at the end […]

28 Apr 2022
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SLT Youth Theatre presents Macbeth – the Directors’ Preview

Directors and Youth tutors Greg Williams and Siobhan Campbell discuss working with our Youth group for their production of Macbeth (adapted from Shakespeare), which runs 4 – 7 May 2022. Of all the Shakespeares, why the dark and bloody Macbeth? This really was almost decided for us by the cast! We had been exploring Gothic ghost stories in the autumn term and they seemed to really enjoy it. The darker the story the better, death and blood and gore! The […]

25 Apr 2022

200 Club Draw – April 2022 Results

The Big Red Tombola was back on Saturday 23rd April for the April 2022 draw. Enjoy our video of the draw and Congrats to our winners!   There are 34 remaining shares left. Claim yours or get more now under ‘Optional Extras’ in your membership login, (Instructions are in the video) or the LoveAdmin app to be in with the chance of winning cash prizes every month!

25 Apr 2022
Wardrobe at SLT

A Day in the Life of a Wardrobe Volunteer

Our Wardrobe business is flourishing, so we’re seeking more helping hands! If you like variety, could this be the volunteer role for you? Not only will you be assisting on SLT shows, you’ll be helping to generate income for our wonderful theatre. Every week (usually a Monday/Tuesday evening) we welcome visitors to the costume collection. Freelance designers, teachers, fellow amateur dramaturgs, fashion and photography students, musicians, actors and of course SLT members, looking for costumes for shows. So, if you […]

15 Apr 2022

Call out for crew!

The following shows are looking for crew members The Habit of Art: Stage Manager – urgent! Acting ASMs Twelfth Night: Help building a gauze and wire structure/statue Blue Remembered Hills: Lighting Designer Costume Designer (Movement) Assistant Director Fight Director Please email jo@southlondontheatre.co.uk and I will put you in touch with the directors.

15 Apr 2022

South London Theatre Podcast: Episode 8 – The Bald Prima Donna

Episode 8 of the South London Theatre Podcast is out! This month, we talk to Anna Rubincam about her production of Eugene Ionèsco’s The Bald Prima Donna. This classic theatre of the absurd masterpiece satirizes the English middle class with cutting wit and dark humour. Listen to Anna talk about the play, Ionèsco’s unique writing, as well as her experience at SLT, and her real-life career as a Stone Carver. Check out Episode 8: The Bald Prima Donna Tickets are […]