15 Jul 2021


Following on from the success of the FEST Shorts in recent years, SLT are delighted to announce that we will be hosting three nights of new writing on August 12- 14. Our deadline for playwrights and directors has now passed, but we’re still looking for actors to express their interest in taking part. ACTORS:   Please express an interest by 6pm on July 15th   You must be available for: Auditions before 23rd July  Rehearsals from at least 25th July (evening and weekends) […]

14 Jul 2021

Virtual SLT Play Reading Group – Summer Break

SLT Virtual Play Reading Group Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Virtual Play Readings. We’ll be taking a  break for the Summer, so there will be no readings in July and August. Keep an eye on the website for future dates.

28 Jun 2021

Casting Announcement: The Memory Of Water

Charlotte Benstead announces her cast for The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. “I thought what we all needed to get us out of a pandemic was a dark family comedy where the action takes place in the bedroom of a recently deceased matriarch. Thanks to all those who came to our virtual and in real life auditions. Welcome to 5 new members.” – Charlotte Benstead The Memory Of Water (L-R) Mary – Marysia Skwarka Catherine – Sari Easton Teresa […]

26 Jun 2021

SLT Summer Shorts

August 12-14 Running time: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including interval A night of new writing with a selection of varied 10-minute plays by new playwrights, directed and performed by SLT members. Curator: Lily Ann Green Coleman AFTER BRENDAN by WiIl Howells Directed by Tristan White PARDON MY PREDILECTION by Eddie Coleman Directed by Matthew Partridge DIPLOMACY by Audrey Lindsay Directed by Bex Law GOING TO SEED by Jane Dodd Directed by Paul White FLUX by Joel Arnold Directed by […]

26 Jun 2021

Submissions now open for 2022

In a spirit of optimism that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, and that 2022 will see us return to some sense of normality at SLT in terms of the numbers and types of shows we present, your Theatre Committee is delighted to announce that we’re opening the window for submissions for February – July 2022 from 30 June to midnight on 30 August. We’re going to do things slightly differently this time around and ask interested directors […]

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 […]

17 Jun 2021


SLT LIVE Play Reading One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean June 26th at 4.30pm (CANCELED) It’s been 14 months in the making, but we’re delighted to finally be hosting our first LIVE play reading in the SLT Barden.   We will be reading One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean. All parts will be randomly assigned, regardless of gender.   Synopsis: Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now […]

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

The Water Harvest

July 27-31 Running time: TBC Two boys grow up together in the lap of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Over time their friendship is tested in many ways; by the fates, by emigration, by money and by madness. This is a story of love under pressure, of intense euphoria and deep despair. Director: Paul Dineen Cast Jim – Sean McHugh John – William Casey-Boyle

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 […]