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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 […]

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 […]

31 Jan 2017

‘Into the Woods’ Review

Read the Sardines’ review of our December production here.

30 Jan 2017

The Sarnies Awards 2016

Yes, it’s almost Sarnies time again – BLT’s very own ‘Oscars’ night when we dish out awards for our favourite shows and performances from the last year! Sarnies Awards Night is always one of the highlights at BLT and this year’s ceremony will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017. Tickets are £5 each for unallocated seating in  the main auditorium. Booking by members only, with a maximum of 4 tickets per member. But we need YOU to cast your […]

20 Jan 2017

Finance Director Position

Over the next five years BLT will have to do some serious fundraising. If you know of any individuals, businesses or organisations who might be able to work with us, providing grants, expertise or free services or materials etc please get in touch. Before we even begin that process, we are anxious to appoint a finance director to the board. Ideally, this person would have a background in business and a good knowledge and interest in financial planning and business […]