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01 Apr 2022

Casting Announcement: Twelfth Night

Janine Wunsche is delighted to announce the cast for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. I would like to thank South London Theatre for giving me the opportunity to direct this wonderful play in this fabulous theatre. It is my first production in this space, and I am really excited! After several weeks of auditions, involving a group workshop, followed by individual auditions, mixing and matching, I have finally put together a brilliant cast of fourteen talented performers. We hope to do justice […]

30 Mar 2022

Casting Announcement: Hapgood

Lisa Thomas is very pleased to announce her cast for Hapgood. I am so excited to be directing this, perhaps Tom Stoppard’s most underrated play. A large number of strong actors auditioned for many of the roles and there were some very tough choices to be made. It’s great to welcome three people entirely new to SLT: Jude, Alex and Calla, as well as some absolute stalwarts: whisper it, but Jack King’s first acting role at SLT was 25 years […]

27 Mar 2022

Iron – the Director’s Preview

Lily Ann Green introduces Iron by Rona Munro and talks about her experience directing this show that’s running 5 – 9 April, 2022. What was it that attracted you to this play? I was looking for small cast plays with strong roles for women. The last several plays I had directed were casts of over twelve and as an acting coach and writer myself I really wanted to be able to delve into the character relationships, wants and needs and […]

19 Mar 2022

Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter

July 12-16, 2022 Running time: TBC Synopsis This deceptively simple tale relates the activities of seven English children played by adults on a summer afternoon during the Second World War. In a woods, a field and a barn, they play, fight, fantasise and swagger. Their aggressions, fears, hostilities and rivalries are a microcosm of adult interaction. Director: Jo Boniface Cast: Willie – Oliver Adkin Peter – Louie Chapman John – David Chappell Raymond – Rebecca Law Donald – Tom Mathias […]

18 Mar 2022

Summer Shorts: Get your new writing on the stage

For August 2022 we’re running Summer Shorts – an event for staging new writing We’re delighted to announce Summer Shorts for 2022! This is an event for new writing, and we’ll start by calling for writers to take part in this popular show where writers with new talent get the chance to cut their teeth. The Shorts will take place in August, but our first call out is for writers… we’ll have more information coming soon! In the meantime, email […]

18 Mar 2022

SLT Youth Theatre: Easter Activities

Easter workshops with our Youth Theatre during April Bird Feeders Design and decorate a lovely ceramic bird feeder to hang in your garden or on your balcony. Youngsters will enjoy some drama games, then use art materials to design and paint their bird feeder, ready to take home. Weds 6th April, 10am to 12.30pm Ages 6 – 11 years Cost: £12 Theatre Design Workshops Discover and explore the world of Theatre Design! Ever wondered who decided to make the War […]

14 Mar 2022

Do Not Disturb – the Director’s Preview

Martin Copland-Gray introduces Do Not Disturb, his directorial debut outing at SLT, an intimate two-hander which takes place in a US Midwest hotel room. What was it that attracted you to this play? It was 2002 and I was an X-Files fan, smitten with Gillian Anderson. I found out she was starring in a play called What the Night is For with Roger Allam at the Comedy Theatre. I bought a ticket and came down from the Midlands to see […]

07 Mar 2022

Casting Announcement: Love and Money

Guy Jones is delighted to announce his cast for Love and Money. I can honestly say that this show has been the hardest to cast of the three shows I’ve submitted to Theatre Committee. 44 actors registered online to audition, 30 ended up auditioning across three sessions and the competition was fierce. Wedding reception table plans of blended families have been easier to arrive at than the finalised cast of Love And Money! But whilst I thank everyone who auditioned […]

05 Mar 2022

Director’s Preview: The Phlebotomist

Director Mark Ireson talks to us about his upcoming show The Phlebotomist by Ella Road, ahead of opening night on Tues 8th March. What attracted you to directing this play? Without a doubt, the quality of the writing. Ella Road has written a penetrating look at a young couple’s relationship from their first meeting onwards. As in all the best fiction, she has created 3-dimensional characters that we care about. The script makes us speculate about where society might be […]

02 Mar 2022

South London Theatre Podcast: Episode 5 – The Phlebotomist

Episode 5 of the South London Theatre Podcast is out! This month, we talk to Mark Ireson about his production of Ella Road’s The Phlebotomist. This contemporary play takes a chilling look at a not too distant future. Listen to Mark talk about the play as well as his experience directing and Stage Managing at SLT. Check out Episode 5: The Phlebotomist Tickets are on sale for The Phlebotomist running Tuesday 8th March 2022 – Saturday 12th March 2022. And why […]