Swansea Little Theatre
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Email: info@swansealittletheatre.org.uk

Productions and Events

We  stage six productions a year, from classics to contemporary, farce to the profound and beyond. Monthly club nights and social events are a membership feature (some are paid ticketed events),  they also allow socialising and experimentation. Our members' magazine “Curtain Up" is also distributed every two months - all included in membership fee.

OUR SEPTEMBER CLUB NIGHT on Monday 16 September.   Jeremy Thomas is directing ''The Merry Wives of Windsor'' in April 2020, - in Jeremy's words 'an Elizabethan pantomime'. It's bawdy, lots of comedy and fun. Jeremy is leading a Shakespeare workshop to de-bunk the fear of doing Shakespeare.  For everyone, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Our December production will be ‘’FATHER FROST’’  4 - 7 DECEMBER, directed by Jordan Struel White

Based on Russian folk lore, it has all the characters you’d expect from a Christmas fairy tale. Father Frost (a Father Christmas figure), a wicked witch, an arrogant prince, bungling robbers, horrid stepmother and sisters and of course, a beautiful heroine.
Lots of parts and guaranteed that you’ll have a wonderful time.

Audition dates: Tuesday 3 September, Thursday 5 September at 7.30pm and Sunday 8 September at 3.00pm

Our February production will be ‘’JEKYLL & HYDE’’ 12 - 15 FEBRUARY 2020, directed by Clare Owen

In this retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous story, Dr. Jekyll is introduced just as he is on the brink of discovering the key to man's inner reality. One evening he experiments on himself and finds that his formula works. Unfortunately, his "real" self turns out to be the monster Edward Hyde. Jekyll continues his researches, spending more and more time as Hyde until his horrifying character takes over.
4 women, 4 men. (PLEASE NOTE, there will be a matinee performance on Thursday 13 February for which cast members must be available),

Audition dates: Tuesday 24 September, Thursday 26 September at 7.30pm, Sunday 29 September at 3.00pm.


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YES, PRIME MINISTER

SLT

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''Yes, Minister,''  and the equally successful sequel ''Yes, Prime Minister''  captured a niche in the political consciousness of the nation. First broadcast thirty years ago, the original writers of these classic series have reunited to create a bang up to date ''Yes, Prime Minister'' for the stage. The play still rings with relevance today as we all face Brexit!! Spin, blackberries, sexed...

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ZIGGER ZAGGER

SLT Young Players

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Specially written for the National Youth Theatre the play was one of the first stories to capture the phenomenon  of football fans and depicts with enormous vigour the story of Harry Philton, a 'football fanatic' and his progress forwards from the end of his schooldays. Football is in fact only the background to the author's real concern, which is the emptiness and futility facing so many youngsters today when they leave secondary school at fifteen, only to fin...

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BLUE STOCKING

SLT Young Players

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Blue Stockings is the first full-length play by Jessica Swale. It is set at Girton College, Cambridge in 1896. Its title refers to bluestockings, a derogatory term for female intellectuals. The action involves four ver...

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THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN

Swansea Little Theatare

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Based on the French comedy by Rene Fauchois, this adaptation by Emlyn Williams has all the fun, wit and satire of the original. An impoverised artist, Christopher Bean, lodged with the Haggett family, none of whom rated the artist's work.  Now he is deceased, they are amazed to find Bean has acquired a reputation as a great artist and his work commands a lot of money. The family have some of Bean's work - who owns it and what is it ...

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THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 10th April 2019
A beautifuuly crafted comedy from Nikolai Gogol which, according to D. S. Mirsky,  "is not only supreme in character and dialogue – it is one of the few Russian plays constructed with unerring art from beginning to end''. The corrupt officials of a small Russian town, headed by the Mayor, react with terror to the news that an incognito inspector will soon be arriving to investigate them. The flurry of activity to cover up their considerable misdeeds is interrupt...

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WOMAN IN MIND

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 20th February 2019
A sharply observed tragi-comedy from the renowned Alan Ayckbourn. Susan is a housewife who, in reality, is neglected by her husband, Gerald, patronised by her sister-in-law, and estranged from her son. In her own imaginary world, by contrast, she is happy, successful, and loved by her perfect family. We meet Andy, her perfect husband - handsome, devoted, master cook,  - her beautiful and close daughter and a delightful younger brother.  There is great comedy and ...

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THE LION THE WITCH and THE WARDROBE

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 05th December 2018
A classic tale from C S Lewis that has been loved by so many people for so many years. You will be transported to Narnia and meet Aslan, Tumnus the faun, the Beavers and the four Pevensie children who help the Narnians fight the evil Witch, who has frozen Narnia into permanent winter for over 100 years. Part of the Chronicles of Narnia, this magical fantasy will thrill adults and children alike.   Please note the matinee on Saturday 8 Decem...

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OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 31st October 2018
To commemorate the centenary of WW1, the theatre is delighed to present this renowned play.  Devised as a theatre workshop production under the leadership of Joan Littlewood, it catches the hypocrisy, vanity, passion, bitterness and sheer horror of WW1 and is regarded as a magnificent piece of theatrical history - a cult hit, in fact. It does not fall into the usual 'musical' genre, being a piece of pacifist propaganda - with songs! Richard Attenborough made h...

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THE RINCE CYCLE

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 15th August 2018
As a punishment, failed wizard Rincewind is given the task of guiding and safeguarding the Disc’s first tourist, Twoflower (with his magical luggage on legs). As they travel the city and beyond, they meet the world’s oldest hero, Cohen the Barbarian. With him, and with Bethan (a qualified sacrificial victim), they encounter druids, trolls, adventurers, a hairdresser and a power-crazed wizard. Oh, and Death. But not fatally. Did we mention that Rincewind also has to save the world ...

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 06th June 2018
  A tantalising tale from the queen of mystery.  Widely regarded as her masterpiece and by herself as the most difficult of all her work to write.  It was her best selling novel and remains a world best selling mystery. Eight people are invited to an isolated island off the coast of Devon and are met by a buler and his wife, the housekeeper. They do not know each other and discover ten bedrooms, ten figurines and a record playing, accusing each of them of mu...

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BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 11th April 2018
Jeffrey Archer needs no introduction.  A former politician who fell from grace and went on to be a best selling author and playwright. He is divisive but the play is gripping, well written, full of twists and turns and takes you on an emotional journey tackling the difficult issues head on.    Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David Metcalfe QC faces the defence challenge of his life.   Guilty or not guilty? A courtr...

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 14th February 2018
Review by Carys Svendsen. The Cherry Orchard tells the tragic tale of Ranyevskaya and the selling of the family's cherry orchard due to lack of funds. However it is so much more than just a plot of land. The orchard holds nostalgic memories for both family and friends alike, which is under threat (although you initially believe it's a joke) due to Lopakhin's business plan for a summerhouse.   Tim Pottinger's performance of Lopakhin was not only dis...

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RUMPLESTILTSKIN

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 06th December 2017
A popular fairy tale from the Bothers Grimm, has all you could ask from a Christmas pantomime with a beautiful girl, a greedy king and a sneaky villain. There will be lots of oohs, aahs and he's behind you! as Swansea Little Theatre play, dance and sing their way through this delightful story.  A strange little man helps a miller's daughter to spin gold from straw on the demands of the king - what will he want in return? Come and see what happens. Swansea Litt...

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UNDER MILK WOOD

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 08th November 2017
Dylan Thomas' classic radio play brought to life by Swansea Little Theatre. Join us as we meet the many characters of Llareggyb, some sad, some mad and some downright weird! As Dylan said "love the words" and SLT's association with Dylan and his family over many years, certainly shows our love of this work. Who can forget the lovely words of Eli Jenkin's prayer, the heartfelt longing...

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THE LADYKILLERS

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 16th August 2017
A well loved Ealing comedy classic with Alec Guiness, this stage play has been newly written by Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd). Set firmly in early 1950s, it retains all the madcap humour and crazy characters, coupled with sharp dialogue, so true to the time. Five crooks hide out in Mrs Wilberforce's house, pretending to be musicians as they plan a daring robbery. They did not count on one sweet old landlady, one parrot and one bumbling policeman. ...

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Goodnight Mr Tom

Swansea Little Theatre directed by Clare Owen

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Goodnight Mr Tom Set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley. All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London. Book Online at -

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Sherlock Holmes and the case of The Christmas Carol

Swansea Little Theatre

Thursday 08th December 2016
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS CAROL Sherlock had defeated his nemesis Moriarty, the world mourned as he also was believed dead. He had survived and had travelled the world for three years and has now returned to London. But Sherlock has changed, he is not the same man. Our story opens on Christmas Eve as Dr. Watson pays Sherlock a visit to rally his old friend, what has affected Sherlock so? What has contributed to his dark moods? This clever play inco...

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SHAKESHAFTE by Rowan Williams

Swansea Little Theatre directed by John Rhys Thomas

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Shakeshafte It is 1581 and the Protestant queen, Elizabeth I, is half way through her long reign, but not all her people are happy to turn from their Catholic past and obey the Protestant regime. Talk of Catholic invasions and assassination of the queen is rife and those of the “old religion” live in fear and ever watchful spies. This is the setting for “Shakeshafte” by Rowan Williams when Edmund Campion, a Jesuit priest t...

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STEAMING by Nell Dunn

Swansea Little Theatre directed by Frances Purchase

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STEAMING by Nell Dunn directed by Frances Purchase A warm and hilarious comedy from Nell Dunn. Not to give the story away, suffice to say a group of ladies meet regularly at a Turkish bath. Plans are afoot to close the baths and the ladies must stop the closure, by any means, fair or foul!! The cast is female-only (no men allowed) and costumes proved to be simple, bath towels and more bath towels. The cast have maintained their dignity and their modesty

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Swansea Little Theatre directed by Brian Sullivan

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS A stunning new version of Emily Bronte's great classic, the immortal love story set among the bleak beauty of Haworth Moor; the landscape over which towers the wild figure of Heathcliff. His searing passion for the beautiful Catherine has the vividness of nightmare, the beauty of an old ballad and the depth and intensity of ancient tragedy. A spell-binding thriller and ghost story is now brought vividly to life. Book Online at -

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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Swansea Little Theatre directed by Dreena Morgan Harvey

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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE This play put black comedy well and truly back on the theatrical map. Two charming, sweet and gentle sisters, three mad nephews, an alcoholic doctor, multiple murders and the police know nothing! Cue mayhem, fast action and comedy. It really has a laugh a minute. Made into a highly successful film with Cary Grant and Peter Lorre, it combines the ingenious plot of an Agatha Christie whodunnit with humour and a touch of slapstick.

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THE OUTING/RETURN JOURNEY

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 28th October 2015
A double bill of two of Dylan Thomas' famous stories. ''The Outing'' goes back to Dylan's childhood with memories of his uncle and aunt, the eccentric characters of the village that every year make the charabanc outing to Porthcawl, via every pub, of course. As dylan says, they never reached Porthcawl, but what a day out. ''Return Journey'' shows Dylan's love of Swansea as he wanders the blitzed streets, remembering the times and characters t...

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WISHING WELL

Directed by Brian Sullivan

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WISHING WELL directed by Brian Sullivan ''Sometimes, dreams do come true...'' For our summer production, we take you on a nostalgic trip to a small Welsh village where the local wishing well is supposed to have magical properties. Just who is responsible?? Written by Eynon Evans, it was Wales' most popular play and made into a major film with Donald Houston, Petula Clark and Eynon Evans himself. This is a gentle comedy with that 'feel-good' factor ...

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The Hollow

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 15th April 2015
The Hollow A fascinating whodunit from the doyenne of mystery. A classic setting of a grand house, with suspects and red herrings galore, this play does not feature Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple and is one of her least produced plays, so it will be a treat and a surprise. This production will feature wonderful costumes and a set to match, you'll imagine you're in Downton Abbey. Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th April at 7.30pm

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Under Milk Wood

Swansea Little Theatre

Wednesday 13th August 2014
UNDER MILK WOOD

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