Jill Stanford is the daughter of Jack Stanford the Dancing Fool, who was an eccentric tap dancer mime artist. She has wonderful memories of going to the Streatham Hill Theatre to see her father in a production of… Read More
Christopher Hugh Kingdon, the grandson of Hugh Sewell Kingdon, who created the Theatre and the nearby Locarno, along with his family, visited Streatham Hill. Our Memories project lead Stephanie Black asked Chris to tell us about his grandfather… Read More
Today, broadcast journalism students at the University of Westminster have published online a student documentary featuring Sherwood star, and campaign Patron, Robert Glenister, and others, covering the history of Streatham Hill Theatre, its importance, and the campaign to… Read More
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… Read More
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
Our Streatham MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Lab) presented a motion ‘that this House has considered support for small businesses in Streatham during the covid-19 outbreak’ and highlighted that ‘there has been an enthusiastic local campaign to reopen the historically listed… Read More
Kenneth Cranham CBE 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.
Jim McManus is a Streatham resident and retired actor who remembers the Streatham Hill Theatre. He played Corporal Flight and was Assistant Stage Manager on Simple Spymen at Streatham Hill Theatre in October 1961, which had a famous cast including… Read More