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Broadcast journalism student video features the campaign

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

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

“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

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

Streatham MP’s Motion in Parliament Highlights Campaign

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 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.

Jim McManus remembers Streatham Hill Theatre

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

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 subtitles) with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories Project lead. A transcript (PDF) is available.

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 subtitles) with photographer Stephanie Black, our Memories… Read More