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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

23 May 2021

Announcing Our Autumn Season at BLT

Alys Always by Lucina Coxan, directed by Paul Ackroyd Thursday November 4 to Saturday November 13 (10 performances including Sunday 7 November) This is a new play first performed at the Bridge Theatre in March 2019.  We may be the first amateur group to perform it.  It is based upon Harriet Lane’s acclaimed novel of the same name.  AUDITIONS: 12-30 pm on Sunday 20 June at BLT. See here for more audition details

23 May 2021

Announcing Our Autumn Season at BLT

Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Pauline Armour. Thursday October 7 to Saturday October 16 (10 performances including Sunday 10 October) and at Hever in August Following the success of Ayckbourn’s classic comedy ‘Round and and Round the Garden’ in January 2020, we bring ‘Living Together’ to BLT – another of the plays in the award winning trilogy of ‘The Norman Conquests’. Please note: this play has already been cast – details to follow.

23 May 2021

Announcing Our Autumn Season at BLT

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, directed by Colleen Batson. Thursday September 9 to Saturday September 18 (10 performances including Sunday 12 September). Spanning a twenty year period from 1949, this true story is based on the dramatization of business letters between Helene Hanff, a young, struggling writer in New York and Frank Doel, the owner of  an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. AUDITIONS: Sunday […]

02 May 2021

5 Award Nominations for BLT

We are delighted that our adaptation of The Trojan Women has received 5 award nominations in the Kent Drama Association’s Radio Play Festival Best Actor – Gerald Bishop Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Bethan Boxall Best Ensemble Acting Best Technical Achievement Best Use of Music and Sound Effects Well done to all the nominees and many thanks to the Kent Drama Association for organising such a great project. Find out more – especially the names of all involved […]

30 Apr 2021

BLT re-opening on Thursday June 3rd

As long as the government continues with the current road map we are pleased and thrilled to announce that BLT will be re-opening on Thursday June 3rd. We aim to open for booking online from May 11th. However, due to the need for socially-distanced performances there will be fewer tickets than usual on sale, so please book early! We have chosen plays that can be staged in a way which maintains social distancing and use the minimum of props. Social […]

22 Apr 2021

Que Sera Sera – What Ever WILL be WILL be: BLT Does Shakespeare

Our latest show Que Sera Sera, is going live tonight, just after Midnight (as the 22nd becomes the 23rd). “Often bawdy”, is how it’s described!

19 Apr 2021

Kent Drama radio plays

here are the links to more radio plays entered for the KDA Radio drama festival. (and don’t forget BLT’s entry below) Any date in April (and probably beyond) Beckenham Theatre Group          “Monster! The B Movie So Bad They Put It On The Radio”, by Wayne Sheridan                Willington Players            “Ricochet” by Eli Ward      Willington Players            “Socrates” by Eli Ward The Lindley Players          “Aqua Tofana” by Janet Pywell Canterbury Players          “The Story of Tom Smart” adapted from Charles Dickens https://www.buzzsprout.com/899386/3014251   […]

15 Apr 2021

WILDE WILDE WOMEN: Selected scenes from the plays of Oscar Wilde

Please join us for a celebration of the writing of Oscar Wilde as twenty actors bring you a selection of scenes from four celebrated plays – ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, ‘An Ideal Husband’ and ‘A Woman of No Importance.’ Our ‘Wilde, Wilde Women’   along with several gentlemen will delight and confound you with their views on life, love, marriage, morality, ancestry and of course fashion. We hope that nothing will cause you to ‘resist the temptation’ […]

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 […]