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25 May 2021

Announcing Our Christmas Show

It’s A Wonderful Life by Tony Palermo. Directed by Pauline Armour. Thursday December 9th to Saturday December 18th (10 performances, including Sunday 12th December) We are thrilled to announce that our December production (postponed from 2020) will be that most iconic of Christmas stories It’s a Wonderful Life! A timeless heart-warming story for the whole family, a lively ensemble of talented actors, music, fun advertisements – be prepared to laugh out loud, perhaps shed a little tear – but most of all have […]

15 Apr 2021

The Trojan Women by Euripides – A BLT Radio Production

For the last 6 years BLT has entered the Kent Drama Association Play Festival. This year the Festival was for radio plays and many groups across Kent rose to the challenge to put together audio productions during the ‘lockdown’ period from October to March. At BLT we decided to perform the famous text of The Trojan Women by Euripides which includes several well known historical and mythical characters as well a chorus of women. This gave a large number of […]

16 Feb 2021

ARTISTIC UPDATE FROM PAULINE

‘THE TROJAN WOMEN’, our entry to the KDA Audio Play Festival, is nearing completion thanks to the hard work and patience of our actors and wonderful technical team. They have shown such dedication and perseverance to get it right and make it sound as if we are all outside the walls of Troy and not scattered around South East London and Kent hidden in wardrobes, shrouded with duvets to dub down the sound. Now it’s the ‘big edit’ to add […]

16 Jan 2021

DEVISED RADIO PLAY

If you fancy working on an original piece for an audio production, Jane Lobb is keen to lead a project of this type. The process would involve improvisation resulting in an audio script which we would record and share with our BLT members. Jane would love to hear from people who would like to engage with this approach – please contact her at janelobb@hotmail.co.uk and please copy Pauline Armour to assist with organisation especially of ZOOM meetings as required DEADLINE […]

16 Jan 2021

Another 2 opportunities to be in a filmed performance

‘Wilde Wilde Women’ inspired by the plays of Oscar Wilde. As Wilde is in the public domain, a project which takes scenes from his plays celebrating in particular his fantastic female characters (though his male characters will be included) would film well as they are quite static and rely upon the sparkling language. If you are interested in being involved in a Wilde project please let Pauline Armour know by 1 February at the latest so that scenes can be […]

16 Jan 2021

Could you be in a filmed performance?

We are looking at small cast plays and scenes from plays which we could film in a similar way to the BBC’s ‘Staged’ with David Tennant and Martin Sheen. Of course we won’t have the BBC’s highly sophisticated production team, but we are investing in some green screen equipment which we can lend to participants to film themselves at home and then we can add an appropriate background. Projects for which you can sign up now are: ‘The Shakespeare Review’ […]

15 Jan 2021

Update on current activities

We are still rehearsing ‘Handbagged’ over ZOOM and will be ready to perform our socially distanced production as soon as it is safe to re-open the theatre. Keep your eye on the BLTin and our BLT website for further details of when tickets will be available. Photograph 51 has also been postponed until the way forward is clearer. Rehearsals are ongoing for our radio production of ‘The Trojan Women’ which will be submitted into the Kent Drama Association Festival in […]

15 Jan 2021

URGENT – Take part in play readings

Both actors and audience members are invited to become involved in a series of play readings which will be organised by various BLT directors and open to both people who would like to read and to people who would like to listen. There is also likely to be time to discuss the play after the reading and explore the themes presented. The deadlines to express interest vary but the EARLIEST is SUNDAY 24 JANUARY. The readings are: – Saturday January […]

02 Dec 2020

COMING SOON: Details of our April and May productions

April: Rights are currently being negotiated for a very new play, directed by Paul Ackroyd that first played at The Bridge Theatre in 2019 which could be an amateur premiere – certainly a socially distanced amateur premiere. Watch this space for booking and audition details. May and Beyond: It is possible that we may be able to revert to our postponed 2020 Season to full capacity audiences by the middle of May though possibly in a different order from previously […]

02 Dec 2020

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW ‘SOCIALLY DISTANCED’ SEASON

We have specifically chosen plays that can be staged in a way which maintains social distancing  and uses the minimum of props. As our capacity is much reduced to ensure social distancing in the auditorium we have extended our run to 11 nights to give more of our members a chance to buy a ticket. HANDBAGGED by Moira Buffini, directed by Dan Armour Playing dates: Thursday 4 February to Sunday 14 February at 7-45. (performances on both Sundays) The Queen […]