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Our latest newsletter 12th January 2024

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The hilarious and heart-warming true story that inspired the hit film starring Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts. Follow the trials and tribulations of six fierce and sassy women as they set the world to rights in their small-town bustling beauty salon in this raucous classic, comedy masterpiece. It’s guaranteed to be a side-splitting night out! BOOK NOW

See what our preview audience said Audience reactions to ‘Steel Magnolias’


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Enter the seductive and decadent world of Victorian London where beauty masks malevolence and morality is put to the ultimate test.  Oscar Wilde’s classic brings to life the story of a young man who trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty, offering a spine-tingling study of the perilous descent of a man untethered by conscience.   9 – 17 February BOOK NOW




Steve ‘West’ Weston at BLT The first of a series of an exciting series of shows from The Bromley Blues Club at BLT. Steve holds a high reputation from his audience, reviewers and peers as a top harmonica player. His performance of Chicago and West Coast harp playing is held in high regard globally. Don’t miss him!   Sunday 11th February
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A mysterious and thrilling drama about the secrets we bury and a family striving to make sense of their memories of the past and of each other.  Why do they hate and how can they forgive?  When each possesses their own version of the truth, what is the resolution that will finally bring them peace?   21 – 25 February (in the Bar) BOOK NOW


Bill Bryson’s much-loved travelogue about his journeys the length and breadth of the British Isles sold two million copies and spent three years on bestseller lists. Tim Whitnall’s brilliantly entertaining adaptation follows Bryson’s adventures, asking just what it is that makes Britain so great.    8 – 16 March BOOK NOW


New year, new auditions! Auditions for these forthcoming 2024 shows will take place at the theatre on Saturday January 13th (The Southbury Child) and Sunday January 14th (all the remaining shows). For full details and times click the button below. Good luck!
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An update on Membership fees for 2024 The costs of running our beloved theatre have increased significantly over recent years. Since we last raised our membership rates in 2012 the Retail Price Index (i.e. the cost of goods and services) has increased by 55% and energy costs, in particular, have risen dramatically: in 2019 our heat and light bill was £4.1K, in 2023 it is already over £15K. Our membership fee income for both years was approximately £12K. We’ve done our best to manage our operational expenditure as efficiently as we can, but there’s a limit to what we can do when we are putting on 18 plays every year in a building that’s nearly 200 years old! So, we have reluctantly taken the decision to raise our membership rates from 1st January 2024 to the levels shown in the table below:  


New BLT annual membership rates from 1st January 2024

Even with these increases a BLT membership still offers unbeatable value for money, saving you £4 on every main house show ticket and £2 on bar shows. That works out at a saving of £58 a year.  And the sooner you join, the more you’ll save! JOIN NOW


Make a resolution to support BLT



Could you spare one evening a month to support BLT in 2024?   We’re looking for people to join our Front of House, Refreshments and Raffle teams.   You don’t need any previous experience, we’ll train you!   If you think you can help us to continue providing Outstanding Theatre for Everyone and raise £85,000 for our re-building programme, please email peteryolland@bromleylittletheatre.org



Yoga lessons at BLT   Join Vanessa for this 6-week course of accessible yoga classes at BLT in January and February – suitable for total beginner to advanced yogis. All ages (16+) and levels of flexibility are welcome and modifications will be offered. Experience the physical and mental benefits of yoga and leave class feeling relaxed and invigorated. Book online now – only limited places available! FIND OUT MORE

This is just one of many events we will be holding at BLT in 2024 to raise funds for the refurbishment of our theatre. If you’re interested in getting involved why not download our information pack here

The future of our theatre. You could play a crucial role in it.
 

BLT recently announced a major funding project to raise £85,000 from our members and supporters. We also need to raise a further £400,000 from Trusts, Foundations and the National Lottery.  Unfortunately, the fund-raising team focused on this has unexpectedly lost two of its key members and we urgently need to find people to take their places.   Could you be one of them?   The work should only involve a few hours a week and could be done remotely to suit your schedule.   There are two main aspects of these roles:   1) Research grant funding organisations to establish whether the theatre meets eligibility requirements   2) Where there is a potential match, obtain, complete, submit and monitor the application process through to a decision being made.   We’re looking for good organisers with Excellent written and oral communication skills The ability to quickly establish and manage relationships with the FR team, theatre board and prospective grant funding organisations   The ability to enjoy (and contribute to) being part of a team   If you think you could help, please contact our Chair Bruce Wallace at brucewallace@bromleylittletheatre.org Facebook icon Instagram icon Twitter icon Copyright (C) 2024 Bromley Little Theatre. All rights reserved.

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