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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 photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead. Ted… 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 photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead.

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

Jim McManus remembers Streatham Hill Theatre

Jim McManus is a Streatham resident and retired actor who remembers the Streatham Hill Theatre. He talks in this video interview with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead. You can listen to other interviews with Jim here.

Happy 92nd Birthday – Memories of Streatham Hill Theatre

Today, 20th November 2021, is the 92nd birthday of Streatham Hill Theatre. The theatre opened in 1929, a few days late due to unfinished work – it had been due to open on the 18th – with the… Read More

Katy Manning reminisces about Streatham Hill Theatre

Katy Manning is a well-known actress and former resident of Streatham, and remembers the Streatham Hill Theatre. She talks in this video interview with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead.

Simon Callow talks about Streatham Hill Theatre

Simon Callow, well-known actor, writer and director, was born in Streatham and saw his first pantomime, starring Jimmy Edwards, at the Streatham Hill Theatre, aged 5. In this video interview with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead,… Read More

Gyles Brandreth and panto at Streatham Hill

In his blog post “What the nation needs now – pantomime!” in June 2020, Gyles says that “Panto has been part of my life since 1960 when I first saw Cinderella at the Streatham Hill Theatre in London,… Read More

Jim McManus, Actor, Remembers…

Staś Smagala interviews 83-year-old retired actor and Streatham resident, Jim McManus. Jim still has a few fond memories of his days as a touring actor and working at the theatre. Part of our memories project.