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21 Aug 2021

Adult Learning: New Writing

We are pleased to showcase the work of  graduates of the recent SLT Creative Writing courses.  This month, we have Audrey Lindsay with ‘Leave Nothing Behind‘.   I remember the day we drove away from the cottage where I’d been born. I remember an echoey empty bedroom, and a wardrobe where a lonely wire coat hanger rocked back and forth like a metronome. My mother pulled it out and threw it in the car.  “I’m leaving nothing behind.”  We moved […]

21 Aug 2021

The Memory of Water – The Director’s Preview

Charlotte Benstead introduces The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. What drew you to directing this play? This is the second time SLT has tackled this darkly funny script and we hope to see some of the original participants coming to see our largely new cast give it its latest outing.  I was gripped by the quality of the writing and the depth of the characters that for a comedy, are really rich. I hope audiences fall in love with […]

21 Aug 2021

Adult Learning: New Workshops and Courses

ADULT WORKSHOPS 1. Develop Great Stage Presence Dates & Time: Monday September 20-October 18 (6.30-8.30pm) Course Length: 5 weeks Location: The Old Fire Station Tutor: Janine Wunsche Cost: £30 About The Course: What is stage presence and how do we get it? This series of classes teaches techniques for improving stage presence. Improving ability to sustain full involvement in everything we do, think, feel and say on the stage. Improving our ability to fully give and receive on stage. We […]

17 Aug 2021

200 Club Draw – June & July 2021 Results

The Big Red Tombola is back with a double draw for June and July! Enjoy our latest video of the 200 Club Draw and Congrats to our winners.   There are 42 remaining shares left. Claim yours or get more now under ‘Optional Extras’ in your membership login or the LoveAdmin app to be in with the chance of winning cash prizes every month!

17 Aug 2021

Casting Announcement: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Barry Hooper announces his cast for Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay & adapted by Tom Wright “The great Australian classic of two schoolgirls and a teacher who mysteriously disappear on Hanging Rock has been lodged in the Australian psyche since author Joan Lindsay penned the 1967 book. Tom Wright has adapted the novel for the stage enlisting five female actors who retell the story and its tragic aftermath. The play requires performances of a high standard so I’m […]

16 Aug 2021

Casting Announcement: Wasted

Bex Law announces her cast for Wasted by Kae Tempest “I’d like to thank everyone that auditioned – we had a large number of very talented people, and it’s a shame that there were only three parts! The team are excited to get started with our rehearsals, and we’re looking forward to delving into Ted, Danny and Charlotte’s world. Kae Tempest has created an exciting, dynamic and moving piece that we can’t wait to share with you”. Bex Law Cast: […]

15 Aug 2021

2021 AGM General Council Nominations

We are delighted to announce the following nominations have been received for General Council (GC) for 2021/22 Chair – Simon Gleisner (transcript of speech) Deputy Chair – Marissa Papas (transcript of speech) General Secretary – Fiona Daffern (transcript of speech) General Technical Manager – Barry Heselden (transcript of speech) House Manager – Gareth Milton (transcript of speech) Marketing Director – No nominations received Membership Director – Guy Jones (transcript of speech) Publicity Director – No nominations received Rights and Payments […]

04 Aug 2021

Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith

September 28-October 02 Running time: Act 1 50-60 minutes  Act 2 30 – 40 minutes  There will be a 15 minute interval. Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, sometime in the 90s, Patricia Highsmith, queen of the thriller, has managed to escape from both her fans and her publisher. Surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, her cats and her cigarettes, Patricia enjoys her seclusion until the day a young man arrives. He claims to have been sent by […]

04 Aug 2021

Silence/Night by Harold Pinter

September 14-18 Running time: TBC Two short plays by Harold Pinter reflecting on memory, experience, affection, and silence. Director: Panit Chantranuluck SilenceBates – Tom Mathias Rumsey – Ben Hooper Ellen – Hannah Evans Night Man – Robert Hughes Women – Rebecca Colclasure  

24 Jul 2021

SLT Summer Shorts – CASTING

We’ve had an amazing few weeks selecting the plays and directors for the Summer Shorts. A big thank to Lily Ann for all her hard work. Now we can share with you some of the actors involved. This is going to be three great nights of 10-minute plays involving some SLT favourites and lots of new faces. Book your tickets HERE and View the programme HERE AFTER BRENDAN by WiIl Howells Directed by Tristan White PARDON MY PREDILECTION by Eddie […]