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10 Mar 2022

Board announcement

Following the resignations of Pat Jones and Jacqui Nelson from our Board last year, we would like to say a huge thank you to both of them for their significant contributions whilst board members. Of course they both continue to be active supporters of our theatre – as we saw when Pat hosted a sell out evening with Dame Eileen Atkins. We are also delighted to announce that Jess Jenner, Sophie Gissing and Rebecca Ffrancon Davies have agreed to be co-opted […]

10 Mar 2022

Super Review for Wind in the Willows

We are delighted to share a wonderful review of Wind in the Willows

29 Jun 2021

One Night With Marilyn

Auditions for a rehearsed reading of One Night With Marilyn are being organised. Please see our auditions page for details and how to express an interest.

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 […]

23 May 2021

7 Awards for BLT at Drama Festival

We are delighted to announce that BLT’s The Trojan Women by Euripides scooped 7 awards in the Kent Radio  Play Drama Festival for acting, directing, and technical achievements. Congratulations to all concerned.  For a full list of awards follow link and listen to the play below. Links to some of the other plays in the festival can be found here

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

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 […]