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10 May 2021

Air Handling System

Remember the Summer at Stanley Halls when the brave cast performed Around the World in 80 degrees dressed in tweed and velvet ? Remember when we watched Toad of Toad Hall in the sweltering heat at the old Fire station? Well those memories will, we hope, be a thing of the past as the work on the improved air handling system is about to start. For the less technically minded amongst us all you need to know is bits are […]

30 Apr 2021

The SLT Play Pipeline – updated

Despite the radio silence, your Theatre Committee has been working towards putting together a programme of shows for the rest of the year. Along with the challenges of uncertainties regarding Covid-related restrictions on cast and audience sizes, plus some difficulties obtaining licences for plays we want to put on, this has been proving tricky, and we’re sorry that we’re still not quite in a position to announce the full season with dates. However, we’re delighted to let you know that […]

30 Apr 2021

Jeanette Hoile & Front of House

Many of you will already know that Jeanette has handed over the running of the Front of House activity to Chris Bennett.  What you may not know, is that prior to the handover, Jeanette performed this role consistently for 10 years, from 2010 to 2020.    Anyone that has done any work coordinating volunteers, and I know that includes a lot of us, will know that this is not a simple task to do.  It is particularly difficult with a busy […]

25 Apr 2021

Website Update: Additional Information

We hope you saw in last week’s newsletter that we’re in the midst of some exciting developments for our website. That’s generated some interest and questions. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to answer a few of them for you. Why are we updating the website? The SLT website was last fully updated some years ago, and as with all websites there’s a risk that it could become outdated in terms of functionality, accessibility and security. We need to make […]

17 Apr 2021

Website Update

We’re really excited to announce that we’re significantly evolving our website to promote even better access to SLT and The Old Fire Station, thanks to funding from The Architectural Heritage Fund.  “For forty-five years, the Architectural Heritage Fund has been committed to supporting communities to develop sustainable new uses for their much-loved historic buildings. We are pleased to have been able to offer this additional support at a time of extraordinary need and are very grateful to DCMS for funding […]

16 Apr 2021

Members Club Update

As the national Covid restrictions start to ease further this week, and pubs across England are pulling their first pints of 2021, we’ve been working behind the scenes to prepare to reopen our much-missed SLT Bar. Subject to how restrictions in England change in the next few weeks, we’re planning to start by reopening the Barden on Saturday evenings from the middle of May.  This could mean that those enjoying the Barden could socialise (responsibly!) with everyone else present rather than having […]

07 Apr 2021

200 Club Draw – March 2021 Results

The 200 Club has gone electric, due to the big red tombola being locked down at the theatre, so we have a digital draw mistress once again, deputising for our glamorous humans. The take-up for top-up counters recently has been good, and there are now 45 counters left available for anyone wishing to join and be in with the chance of winning cash each month.   If you want to get involved, you can register in your SLT account on […]

02 Apr 2021

An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare

Friday April 23, 2021  Running time: TBC Join us via zoom for an evening of poetry, monologues, and sonnets by the bard, William Shakespeare Tickets must be purchased in advance via Ticketsource  

19 Mar 2021

An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare

Please join us Friday April 23 for an evening celebrating Shakespeare. Much like our previous monologue evening, this special online event will feature Poetry, Monologues and Sonnets all celebrating the life of William Shakespeare. For those wishing to perform, please emailplayreadingslt@gmail.com to register. Pieces should aim to be no longer than 3 minutes.

19 Mar 2021

Lunch Girls – The Director’s Preview

What inspired you to direct this play?  I co-directed it (for Group Theatre Company) in 1985 and it is a play that has always stuck in my mind. Then I was (nagged) encouraged to submit it by my brother, Sean, (who learned his craft on the 118 lighting cues!) so when SLT was looking for one act/small cast plays that could be performed with social distancing it seemed a perfect fit and I decided to have my first go at […]