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05 Aug 2017

Review of ‘Arabian Nights’

By Laura Ings Self It has become apparent from their appearances in main house shows over the last couple of seasons that the BLT Youth Group hosts some very talented members. Arabian Nights clearly demonstrated that this talent is not limited to one or two members and indeed showcased some of the brilliant talent being nurtured by leader-directors Jessica-Ann Jenner, Richard Stewart and Hazal Han. Many of the stories of the Arabian Nights are familiar to us, but some, I […]

30 Jul 2017

Review of ‘Nell Gwynn’

by Taylor Green One great merit of Jessica Swale’s play, in addition to it being immense fun, is that you get to see Nell Gwynn not through the eyes of others but very much on her own terms. The Nell Gwynn of history, one of the first English female actors as well as the king’s favourite mistress, made an impact on those who met or saw her.  Her acting career was, in fact, brief although her comedy roles were the […]

26 Jul 2017

Looking for your big break on the silver screen?

We have been asked by John Alford, a local film maker, if we could provide two actors – one male and one female around 35 years old to take part in a short film for a regional film competition. Filming will be over a weekend in September in the Bromley area. The dialogue is quite brief and concerns a relationship between the two actors over a 2 way radio when the woman is sending out an SOS message. If you’d like to get involved, […]

24 Jul 2017

Our 2018 season launch

We are launching our 2018 Season of Main Stage and In the Bar productions at the theatre on Saturday 2nd September at 7.45pm. Directors of each play will introduce their 2018 production and give members a chance to register their interest in auditioning for a role or working as part of the back stage team. Not a member yet? Don’t worry you don’t need to be a member to come along on the 2nd, but you will need to join […]

20 Jul 2017

A message from Hilary Cordery – our new Chair

I am delighted to have taken over from Jane Buckland as Chair of the Board of Trustees of BLT. I have been an active member of the theatre for more than 9 years and have been privileged to have been on the Board for the last 3. BLT is entering a very exciting phase in its history. If you have visited the theatre recently you may well have seen the scaffolding that signals the start of important works to the […]

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. […]