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22 Feb 2022

The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett

June 14-18, 2022 Running time: TBC Synopsis Actors and backstage staff gather for the rehearsal of a play (Caliban’s Day) that dramatises an imagined meeting between poet W H Auden and composer Benjamin Britten. Both men are now near the end of their artistic lives. They worked together some years earlier and know each other well. The Habit of Art is a classic Bennett comedy about putting on a play, and the foibles and insecurities of actors and writers. It […]

19 Feb 2022

South London Theatre Podcast: Episode 3 – Lost Monsters

Episode 3 of the South London Theatre Podcast is out! This month, we talk to Siobhán Campbell about her upcoming production Lost Monsters by Laurence Wilson. This rarely performed show runs from 22 -26 February and promises to be a real theatrical treat. Listen to this chat with Siobhán about the play, doing our best to avoid any spoilers, as well as a bit of reminiscing on projects past, including her ongoing work with the South London Theatre Youth Group that continues […]

19 Feb 2022

Refresh for the SLT Website

We have exciting news on the new South London Theatre website! Following a longer than planned design phase, we can now see a test version of the new website. Rest assured our familiar smart and well-presented brand image continues throughout the new website, and integration with other sites such as TicketSource and our photo archives have been maintained.  The SLT project team now has access to the page templates that have been created by the designers and we will start […]

19 Feb 2022

The Phlebotomist – Costume Call Out

Do you have a wedding dress that you would love to see have a second life? We need a modern looking wedding dress,  size 12, for The Phelbotomist. Unfortunately the ones in SLT Wardrobe aren’t quite right. It is only worn in one scene (a wedding dress shop) and will be handled with the utmost care. If it has quick fastenings this would also be a bonus! Any keen charity shop shoppers please keep an eye out as well! Please […]

19 Feb 2022

Help Wanted! Marketing & Publicity for SLT

Did you know that the South London Theatre is run by volunteers? If you have some free time and a passion for community theatre, then SLT needs you! We’re pretty prolific; we run 2 shows per month throughout the year, all with different casts, crews and directors, with most shows running for 5 nights. To get our seats filled and keep our theatre full we do as much marketing and publicity as we can, but the more we can do, […]

18 Feb 2022
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

June 28-July 2, 2022 Running time: TBC Twins Viola and Sebastian arrive separately in Illyria after a shipwreck. Both believe the other dead. Viola (disguised as a man) finds work serving Orsino, a wealthy count, who obsessively loves Olivia, a grief-stricken countess, who refuses his advances. Viola woos Olivia, on Orsino’s behalf, but Olivia falls in love with Viola. Viola, meanwhile, falls in love with Orsino, who believes her to be male. Her twin brother Sebastian is saved by a […]

15 Feb 2022

Director’s Preview: Lost Monsters

Director Siobhan Campbell talks to us about her upcoming show Lost Monsters by Laurence Wilson ahead of opening night on Tues 22nd February. What would you say lies at the heart of Lost Monsters; what is it about, for you? I stumbled across the script for Lost Monsters several years ago, it’s one I kept returning to as I just really loved it. It’s a play about humans, humans as social creatures. Humans are inherently social. We are not special […]

10 Feb 2022

Youth Theatre – half-term workshops

Places available on our fantastic half-term workshops! Theatrical Storytelling – ages 11-16 – cost £60 10am-2pm – Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th February An introduction to devising and storytelling in theatre. A full ensemble experience: using input from the young people, as a group we learn how to tell a story theatrically. Creating a short piece to be performed at the end of the final session. Puppet Workshop – ages 6 to 11 – Cost £40 10am-2pm – […]

05 Feb 2022

Summer 2022 – What do you want to do?

We looking for your ideas for what SLT should do in August 2022! We’ve opened submissions for our Autumn/Winter season, and are looking for directors to get their ideas in. But that season starts in September, and at the moment we have no plans for what to do with the theatre in August. So that’s where you come in. We’re looking for your ideas as to how to fill August. We don’t want it to stay dark for the whole month, […]

01 Feb 2022
Hapgood

Hapgood by Tom Stoppard

May 31-June 4, 2022 Running time: TBC Elizabeth Hapgood is a British spymaster who is concerned that she may have a double or even a triple agent within her organisation. She also has a young son about who she worries deeply. She tries a number of ploys to try and root out the mole in the organisation. This being Tom Stoppard, there’s a touch of particle physics thrown into the mix, but the play is essentially a fascinating spy thriller […]