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12 Jan 2018

vote in this year’s sarnies

If you are a member of BLT and would like to vote for your favourite show, director, actor, actress or any of our fantastic backstage crew, click here to find out how. Any forms received after 17th February will not be counted, so don’t delay, vote today!    

03 Jan 2018

Correction – times for our volunteers’ party on 3rd February

In our New Year’s BLTin we said that the party for our hardworking volunteers on Saturday 3rd February would be between 2.00 and 5.00pm. It’s actually going to be from 7.00 to 10.00 – sorry about that and hope our mistake hasn’t caused too much confusion! But, as Hilary Cordery has said, if you have sold a ticket, poured a glass of wine, opened the doors to the auditorium or volunteered in any other way for BLT over the last […]

18 Dec 2017

review of treasure island from remotegoat!

We were pleased to welcome remotegoat to BLT last week to see Treasure Island and they gave us 4 stars! Well done to everyone involved! Here is their review.    

18 Dec 2017

review of treasure island

By Paul Campion (to see the review of this show by remotegoat click here) “Girls need adventures too, Mrs Hawkins”  Just as Charles Dickens invented the modern idea of Christmas with ‘A Christmas Carol’, with ‘Treasure Island’ Robert Louis Stevenson pretty much invented the modern idea of pirates.  Parrots…wooden legs… tricorn hats… treasure maps marked with an ‘x’… swordfights…grog….they all featured in Stevenson’s original 1883 novel and continue to define all things piratical to this very day. But ‘Treasure Island’ […]

18 Dec 2017

the wasp – casting announcement

Director Richard Stewart announces his cast for The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcom; Heather: Laura Adams Carla: Laura Ings Self For more information about the play click here.

15 Dec 2017

honeymoon suite – casting announcement

Director Jane Lobb announces her cast for Honeymoon Suite by Richard Bean; Eleanor Healy – Irene Robert O’Neill – Eddie Ruth Jarvis – Izzy Bruce Wallace – Tits Pauline Armour – Marfleet Stevie Hughes – Whitchell For more information about the play, click here.

01 Dec 2017

new audition date for pygmalion

Please note that the date of the Pygmalion audition has had to be changed. It will now be at the theatre on Sunday 21st January 2018 at 4.00pm.

01 Dec 2017

BLT makes finals of Aviva Community Fund!

Great news – BLT has been selected as a finalist in the Aviva Community Fund! This means that depending on the judges’ deliberations in January, we could be in line for a donation of up to £25,000, towards replacing our leaky roof. More news on our fundraising activities can be found here but we want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who voted for us!

29 Nov 2017

review of talking heads

by Arthur Rochester When November’s planned production of Hedda Gabler had to be replaced, Pauline Armour’s choice of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads could be described as inspired. Originally written for nineteen-eighties television, these monologues are ideally suited to live performance in a small auditorium and, on the evening I attended, received one of the most enthusiastic responses I can recall at BLT for some time. Straight from directing what she described as ‘a cast of thousands’ in Great Britain, Pauline, sharing […]

28 Nov 2017

Review of DNA

by Nikki Packham I didn’t know this play at all and avoided Google, so I had no idea what to expect.  I love BLT Bar Shows because, as you enter this intimate space, you have the first flavour of the piece before it even starts.  Friday night was no exception.  The full floor acting area between the pillars was a carpet of leaves and Tony Jenner had turned the pillars themselves into tree trunks, decorated with branches, cleverly fixed to […]