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22 Mar 2017

Auditions for ‘Great Britain’

Playing dates Thurs 12-Sat 21 October 2017 at 7:45pm Audition date 14 May 2017 at 2pm This is a fast and furious play; an anarchic satire about the Press, the Police and the Political establishment inspired by the ‘phone hacking’ trial of 2014.  The cosily corrupt connections between the press, police and politics are the key targets providing a loud, rambunctious, foul-mouthed entertainment, packed with lurid characters and vulgar jokes. Very strong language throughout, scenes of a sexual nature – not for the […]

17 Mar 2017

Desperately Seeking Designers

Do you have any experience with Photoshop or similar design software? Do you have an artistic flair and an understanding of the principles of design? We need you! Please get in touch to find out more and to discuss what you might be able to bring to BLT.

14 Mar 2017

‘Handbagged’ moves on to The Brookmill

  Following a sell out run at The Brockley Jack, First Knight Theatre take their four star production of Moira Buffini’s HANDBAGGED to The Upstairs Theatre @ The Brookmill pub. Presenting a fictionalised account of the regular weekly meetings of Margaret Thatcher and The Queen, this is a new venture for The Brookmill which could be the start of a new local pub theatre venue. Performances: Thursday 23 March and Friday 24 March at 7-30 Tickets: £10 from The Brookmill, […]

06 Mar 2017

‘The Children’s Hour’ at The Bob Hope Theatre

If anyone is looking for a play to see this week, check out The Children’s Hour playing at the Bob Hope Theatre in Eltham. Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th March. The Bob Hope Actors’ Company presents The Children’s Hour – a play by Lillian Hellman, directed by Colin Hill. This fascinating and compelling piece of theatre tells the story of two women who run their own private school in America in the 1930s. They fall prey to the malicious scheming […]

05 Mar 2017

Sarnies Results 2016

View the full album of photographs by Rick Toynton here. Favourite Main House Production Into the Woods Kindertransport One Man, Two Guvnors   Favourite In the Bar Production The Believers & The Long Road (Joint Winners) Foxfinder   Director of a Main House Production Pauline Armour & Kate Drakard for Into the Woods Jessica-Ann Jenner for Kindertransport Pauline and Dave Armour for One Man, Two Guvnors   Director of an In the Bar Production Jessica-Ann Jenner for The Believers Stevie Hughes for Foxfinder […]

03 Mar 2017

Chair’s Letter March 2017

We are now well into the 2017 season and got off to a cracking start with the popular The 39 Steps and a thought provoking and beautifully acted Heresy of Love. We are so fortunate at BLT to have the freedom to present a seasons of plays  with such a broad range of styles and themes. 2016 was a great year for the theatre, artistically and financially. Our  2016 season averaged a 86% attendance and we ended the year with […]

03 Mar 2017

Auditions for ‘Jezebel’

Playing dates Wed 27th Sept – Sun 1st Oct 2017 at 7.45 pm Audition date Sunday 14th May at 12 noon. Jezebel is a clever comedy about the dumb consequences of hot sex meeting cold statistics. A light-hearted lesson in what not to do when your sex life needs saving. Alan and Robin are a dynamic couple looking to spice up their sex life.   Could a threesome the answer to their problems? Unfortunately they choose Jezebel as the third corner of their […]

25 Feb 2017

Review of ‘The Heresy Of Love’

By Patrick Neylan As is often the case with serious plays, the interval talk was all about the set. Jan Greenhough’s austere, stuccoed and sensitively lit setting, offset by a stained-glass window, was a perfect metaphor for the heroine: a tiny lantern of colour amid the bleakness of religious zealotry and political manoeuvring. I wasn’t fully convinced by the script. On the page, Helen Edmundson’s story of Sister Juana, a playwright/poet nun pitted against the church in 17th Century Mexico, […]

25 Feb 2017

Review of ‘Colder Than Here’

By Richard Stewart Like letters from HMRC, it is a certainty that we are all going to die. It is a curiously human thing to be aware and conscious of our own eventual end, and much in the way of culture and thought is devoted to the subject. Laura Wade’s Colder than Here doesn’t aspire to lofty philosophical musings on life and ‘what lies after’, but its depiction of a family dealing with and preparing for the inevitable loss of […]

25 Feb 2017

Review of ‘The 39 Steps’

By Paul Campion While queuing for the loos during the interval, I overheard a couple of audience members expressing surprise that BLT’s production of The 39 Steps had turned out to be a comedy, not the straight thriller they were expecting. Given that Patrick Barlow’s hilarious adaptation spent nine record-breaking years at the Criterion theatre in the West End, this seems a mite odd. Nevertheless, they were also heard to declare that despite this surprise, they were enjoying the show […]