A Little About Us
Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club is an established member of Scunthorpe’s thriving amateur dramatic community with an enthusiastic membership and a youth wing, Rising Stars, for 8-16 yr olds.
As a registered charity our aims are:
• to educate the public in the dramatic arts
• to further the development of public appreciation and taste in the arts.
We stage three theatre performances a year at the Plowright Theatre, offering our audiences a mixture of comedy, drama, classics, musicals and our annual pantomime. Other opportunities include, Rural Tours, activities at North Lincolnshire Museum, training in Theatre Arts, theatre trips and other social events.
A Potted History
1949 - Foundation Of Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club
The club was formed significantly from members of an Evening Class in Drama. The inaugural Chairman was Bill Plowright, father of SLTC President, Dame Joan Plowright.
1958 - Opening of Scunthorpe Civic Theatre (now The Plowright Theatre).
The first production at the theatre was "Peer Gynt", a colaboration between several groups. SLTC's "Maria Marten" was the first amateur production.
1962 - First Permanent Club Headquarters
Our first (albeit brief) permanent Club Headquarters is at Bartle's Old Printing Works
1963 - Headquarters Moved to Former Carnegie Library
The former Carnegie Library on High Street East was to be our home for the next 13 Years
1969 - First Visit to Twin Town of Luneberg
SLTC is invited to play in Scunthorpe's Twin Town of Luneburg in Germany
"As You Like It" is given two performances in the Stadttheater before playing in Scunthorpe
1970 - First Youth Wing Established
This is "The Saturday Morning Group" led by two Club members that ran until 1974
1976 - Club Premises Moved to Somervell Road
1984 - Second Youth Wing Established and Another Move
'The Mole-End Club', founded after Club production "Toad of Toad Hall"
Club Headquarters moved to Charter Hall
Yes, Prime Minister
A Comedy by Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynnread more
Wednesday 28th September to Saturday 1st October 2022
Frankenstein the Panto
A Family Friendly Panto By David Swanread more
Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th January 2023
29th January 2022
We are back!
After almost 2 years of inactivity due to the pandemic, we have finally returned. Our annual panto, postponed from 2021, finally made it to the Plowright Theatre in early January. Jack and the Beanstalk, written by Geoff Wharton, had all of the usual songs, dance, slapstick and corny jokes. We had very good audience numbers, and would like to thank each and every one of you who came along.
19th April 2018
Welcome to our new website
This a brand new website, built from the ground up, and as such is very much a work in progress. Over the coming weeks and months we will be adding content, building towards a comprehensive archive of our 70 year history.
You will see many pages across the site with what looks a bit like Latin. Don't be alarmed, this is tool used by the publishing industry (called "Greek") as a place holder to be able to have the layout constructed before the final text is available.
About Our Shows
Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club usually perform 3 shows per year at the Plowright Theatre, as well as occasional touring productions.
The theatre season runs from September to June, and our productions are usually a play in the Autumn, a pantomine in early January, and another play in the Spring. The plays could be almost any genre, crime, comedy, fantasy, or classics.
- 2019/2020: Terry Pratchett's The Fitth Elephant, Mother Goose
- 2018/2019: Blackadder Goes Forth, Dick Whittington, Dirty Dusting
- 2017/2018: Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Boadicea of Brittania Street
- 2016/2017: Red Riding Hood, Accidental Death of an Anarchist
- 2015/2016: Cheshire Cats, Aladdin, The Ladykillers
Dirty Dusting by Ed Waugh & Trevor Wood
When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line?read more
Dick Whittington by Geoff Wharton
Join Dick Whittington on his journey to London, then on to Bungahie Island where he battles with Queen Rat.read more
Terry Pratchet's The Fifth Elephant by Stephen Briggs
In this stage adaptation of one of Pratchett’s best-selling novels, Commander Vimes is sent to wild, wintry and Transylvania-like Uberwald to establish trade links with the King of the Dwarfs but he ends up trying to stop and inter-species warread more
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo
The Accidental Death of an Anarchist concerns the "accidental" (or not) death of an anarchist railwork who "fell" (or was pushed) to his death from a police headquarters window in 1969.read more
Old Time Music Hall
Song, comedy and melodrama
This has been a regular touring production, bringing comedy, melodrama and good old-fasioned sing-alongs to village halls across northern Lincolnshire.read more
A Regency Romance
Romance at Normanby Hall
This was a short play written by Alex Hall and performed at Normanby Hall, in the house and around the grounds. The audience followed the cast from scene to scene, indoors and outdoors.read more
Our Touring Ethos
For many years Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club has taken a variety of shows 'on the road'. The aim has been to bring the magic of theatre to surrounding villages, reaching audiences who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theatre. It also provides an opportunity for club memebers not lucky enough to be cast in our main productions to perform.
Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club
Scunthorpe, DN15 6LJ
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Yes, Prime Minister
By Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
The original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this anniversary production with a new satirical take on Whitehall. Prime Minister Jim Hacker and his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby are back, spinning out of control through the collapsing euro and austerity measures in a world of 24 hour news, Blackberrys and ‘sexed up’ dossiers.
With the country on the brink of financial meltdown the PM is staring disaster in the face with his only apparent salvation in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?
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Frankenstein the Panto
Our Annual Family-Friendly Panto