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Consent for Work on Listed Buildings 📺

The Theatres Trust ran a useful webinar today about planning and listed building consent for heritage buildings. Did you know:

Jill Stanford remembers her father Jack Stanford and Streatham Hill Theatre 📺

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

Grandson of Theatre Creator Hugh Sewell Kingdon visits Streatham Hill 📺

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

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… 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 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 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