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26 Jun 2017

Review of ‘Of Mice And Men’

By Arthur Rochester John Steinbeck’s acclaimed 1937 play has long been regarded as an American literary classic and, having made regular appearances on the English stage, is today a set text in the GCSE and ‘A’ level curricula. Mike Savill, having waited years for the performing rights to become available, finally succeeded in bringing it to the BLT stage in June. The play paints a vivid picture of life in the great American depression, as itinerant workers roamed the wide-open […]

25 Jun 2017

And The Award Goes To…

The award ceremonies for the Bromley Theatre Guild and the Kent Drama Association took place this weekend. BLT’s entry, our April show Power, brought home the silver in several categories. Big congratulations to all involved for a brilliant show and a great result. Bromley Theatre Guild Best Supporting Actor – Max Pritchett (Phillippe) Best Costume – Kerstin Beard / Debbie Griffiths Adjudicator’s Award for ballet scene as a whole – choreography by Trish Osborne-King Runner-up for: Best Production Best Director […]

25 Jun 2017

Update On Development Plans

Revised sketch plans for a variety of options have been received from BLT’s architects, addressing comments we made on their initial feasibility report. Keith Jeremiah, the director responsible for progressing the development plans, is assembling a team of members with skills and experience in the various aspects of BLT and theatre generally to review the options with a view to moving the design on to the next stage with input from advisers on structure, heating and air-conditioning and, of course, […]

25 Jun 2017

Wardrobe and Props Donations

WARDROBE DONATIONS The Wardrobe Team have been having a tidy up and whilst they are delighted to receive some donations for the theatre wardrobe, please would you email the team before sending clothes as space is limited! This way they can decide whether items would be of use before they are brought in. Please email wardrobe@bromleyittletheatre.org. We regret that we cannot take modern clothing items. Please also email the team if you wish to borrow any items, so that arrangements can […]

25 Jun 2017

BLT Development – Act One Scene One

Take One Lights …. Action Yes. The first phase of the repair, refurbishment and improvement of BLT is about to start. The roof over the stage – which not only leaks but, being made of fragile corrugated sheeting, also bangs and rattles in high winds – is to be re-covered during our summer break. At the same time, we are going to take down, clean and service all the stage lights and re-rig them once the new roof is on. […]

08 Jun 2017

Review of ‘The Breath Of Life’

By Roxana Graves I came away from this performance thinking. I like that. Despite that, it had been an exceptionally warm day and so it felt rather tropical in the bar. Arguably not the best day to imagine being inside a cold, slightly shabby flat on the Isle of Wight. Yet imagine I did. Frances travels to the island specifically to see Madeleine, the ex-mistress of her ex-husband Martin. Their affair, (I hesitate to call it that, it being so […]

01 Jun 2017

Calling All BLT Actors

A number of BLT actors are required to participate in a workshop for potential 2018 directors on Sunday 9 July at 2pm. All potential directors who have submitted plays for the 2018 Season at BLT have been asked to participate in a workshop so that they can exchange directorial ideas and discuss their artistic engagement when directing a play. Some duologue scripts will be available on the day, all from published plays, some for 1 man and 1 woman, some for 2 […]

31 May 2017

Sound and Lighting Training Session

Simon Tyrrell-Lewis and Emma Christmas will be running a special sound and lighting training course at 8pm on Tuesday 20th June in the BLT bar. It won’t be in-depth but will give you a good sense of what sound and lighting entails. We’ll be talking about the technology you need to be familiar with (and learn to handle), and the processes of designing the lighting, sound and video that BLT productions need. Whether you’re a beginner or you already have […]

28 May 2017

Review of ‘People’

By Laura Ings Self A Sunday afternoon stroll around the house and gardens of some ancient great pile, followed by the “sacrament of coffee and walnut cake” – these are the activities that make us quintessentially British. But does our poignant desire for things to be catalogued, retained and restored to their former glory take away from the fact that these cold exhibits with their red ropes were once people’s homes? This question – centring on The National Trust itself […]

02 May 2017

Chair’s Letter May 2017

Looking back over the last couple of years, most BLT members will see that it has been a period of change and development for the theatre and one which is set to continue. Last season saw a large end of year profit, a high percentage attendance for shows, record bar takings and more new actors turning up for auditions. We have an increasingly large pool of  directors wanting to work at BLT and this year, for the first time, we […]