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Sir Tom Courtenay talks about Billy Liar at Streatham Hill Theatre

In this interview with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead, Sir Tom Courtenay talks about his life as an actor, including his role in Billy Liar, the play, at Streatham Hill Theatre, which was subsequently turned into… Read More

Wake Up and Dream! programme now online

The programme from the theatre’s opening show in 1929 is now available online as a PDF, with thanks to a supporter who lent us an original copy to scan. It joins the collection of programmes in our archive.

“An’ weekends we’d go dancing / Down Streatham on the bus”

Stay Free, the 1978 song by The Clash (JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES, PAUL SIMONON, TOPPER HEADON), makes a couple of references to Streatham when it was still a centre of entertainment in the late 70’s. An’ weekends we’d… Read More

Over 80 programmes donated to the archive

We have received a kind donation of 86 Streatham Hill Theatre programmes for our archive, from Edge Hill University. We thank their Professor of Theatre Praxis in the Department of Creative Arts who found them in their store… Read More

Neil Heayes recalls shows at Streatham Hill Theatre

Neil Heayes recorded an interview with Natalie Dunton for the British Library Theatre Archive Project on 16th January 2008. He was a resident of Streatham and talks of seeing shows at the Streatham Hill Theatre in his two-part… Read More

Prof. Ian McKillop recalls seeing significant productions at Streatham Hill Theatre

The late Professor Ian MacKillop recorded an interview with T K Vincent for the British Library Theatre Archive Project on 10th November 2003. He was born in Bromley in 1939 and was a scholarship pupil at Dulwich College…. Read More

Ted de Poitiers remembers…

Ted de Poitiers is 92 years old but still remembers the joys of visiting Streatham Hill Theatre backstage, as a child of 10. He talks in this video interview (with subtitles) with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project… Read More

Peter Pan’s almost Lost Boy

I have only one memory of the theatre but it has stayed with me for a very long time. Probably around 55 years or perhaps a little more. I lived in Streatham – at the Green Lane end… Read More

Kenneth Cranham remembers Streatham Hill

Kenneth Cranham is a former South London resident and actor who remembers the glamour of Streatham Hill and Soho. He talks in this video interview (with subtitles) with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead. A transcript (PDF) is available.

Pantomime at Streatham Hill Theatre

Today is #PantoDay! Oh yes it is! The Streatham Hill Theatre had a long tradition of Christmas pantomimes, staging such well-known stories as Babes in the Wood, Dick Whittington and of course Sleeping Beauty. Going to a panto… Read More