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 […]

19 Feb 2017

Auditions for ‘Nell Gwynn’

Playing dates Thursday 6th – Saturday 15th July 2017; Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July (Hever Castle) Audition date Sunday 12th March 2017 at 4pm London, 1660: King Charles II has exploded on to the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as […]

19 Feb 2017

Auditions for ‘Four Nights In Knaresborough’

Playing dates Thursday 14th – Saturday 23rd September 2017 Audition date 12 March 2017 at 2pm “Historical drama for the Tarantino generation” Forget everything you think you already know about that murder of that man in that cathedral. This is what happened next.  Four men who have just made the worst career move in history. Four men on the run. Holed up in a draughty castle. For a year. What could possibly go wrong? More information and character descriptions.  

31 Jan 2017

Auditions for ‘Of Mice And Men’

Playing dates Thursday 8th June 2017 – Saturday 17th June 2017 Auditions will be held on Sunday 12 February 2017 at 12 noon. The play chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers, George and Lennie.  Unlikely friends, they move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land.  But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.  This vivid picture of the Great Depression conveys […]