Repertoire

“It is a bold move to set up a professional theatre company in Lewes, and one that surely deserves support. In true repertory tradition, its aim is to offer a changing programme throughout the year with the same core of actors“.
Barrie Jerram – The Brighton Argus

Since the summer of 2005 LRT has produced 14 shows with another three to go into rehearsal.

LRT applied for and received Arts Council funding for Signalman’s End, all other productions were produced by LRT.

LRT PRODUCTIONS

2011

Monologue by Harold Pinter – prémiered at “Lewesiana”, Lewes

The Old Man – Sean O’Kane
Stage Manager – Mark Gray

Playing Pinter by Sean O’Kane

Playing Pinter is a “carrier bag” production – the stage version is designed for sustainable touring

2010

“Swansong” by Anton Checkov, at The The Phoenix Theatre, Lewes

“A Slight Ache” by Harold Pinter at Pelham House Lewes

2009

“Paine’s Progress” – prémiered at Grange Gardens as part of the International Tom Paine Festival, Lewes marking the 200th anniversary of his death.

” An Artist in Spite of Himself” by Anton Chekhov prémiered at The Phoenix Theatre

” The Proposal” by Anton Chekhov prémiered at The Phoenix Theatre

2008

A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter – prémiered at Pelham House Lewes
cast:
Edward – S.J.O’Kane
Flora – Katherine Glasson
The Matchseller – Nathan Parkin

The Heroic and Mysterious Tragedy of the Signalman’s End based on the short story by Charles Dickens, commissioned by, and performed at the Dickens international Festival, Rochester, Kent

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter
Premiered at Shelleys Hotel, LewesThe DUMB WAITER - POSTER cast:
Gus – S J O’Kane
Ben – Michael Bell
The Dumb Waiter – Tracy Gent

S J O'Kane as Gus and Michael Bell as Ben get hot under the collar in Pinter's Dumb Waiter
S J O'Kane as Gus and Michael Bell as Ben get hot under the collar in Pinter's Dumb Waiter

2007

The Evils Of Tobacco by Anton Chekhov
Premiered at The Old Market Lane Garage, Lewes
cast:
Nyukhin – Michael Bell, also played by Ben Hadley


Swansong by Anton Chekhov
Premiered at The Old Market Lane Garage, Lewes
Cast:
Svetlievidoff – S J O’Kane also played by Ben Hadley
Nikitushka – JoJo Denovan also played by Ben Hadley


The Bear by Anton Chekhov

Sarah Hutchinson as The Widow Popov berates Smirnov in The Bear
Sarah Hutchinson as The Widow Popov berates Smirnov in The Bear

Premiered at The Old Market Lane Garage, Lewes
cast:
V.S. Smirnov – S J O’Kane
H. I. Popov – Sarah Hutchinson
Luka – Nathan Parkin

Joanna Stephens as the Ghost of Miss Havisham
Joanna Stephens as the Ghost of Miss Havisham

Signalman’s End by S J O’Kane
Premiered at The Old Market Lane Garage, Lewes
cast:
The Ghost of Miss Havisham – Joanne Stevens
The Ghost of Bill Sykes – Ben Hadley
The Ghost of Abel Magwitch – JoJo Denovan
The Signalman – Nathan Parkin


JoJo Denovan as Abel Magwitch
JoJo Denovan as Abel Magwitch
Alan Tomlinson - Trombonist plays the final concerto for The Signalman's End
Alan Tomlinson - Trombonist plays the final concerto for The Signalman's End



2006

(Rt to left) Davies, Ben Hadley (Mick) and Nathan Parkin (Aston), directed by Rikki Tarascas
(Rt to left) Davies, Ben Hadley (Mick) and Nathan Parkin (Aston), directed by Rikki Tarascas

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

(2007 season new version)

Directed by Rikki Tarascas
cast:
Premiered at the All Saints Centre Lewes
Davies – S J O’Kane
Aston – Nathan Parkin
Mick – Ben Hadley

Ben Hadley as Mick and Davies rehearse this celebrated production - directed by Rikki Tarascas
Ben Hadley as Mick and Davies rehearse this celebrated production - directed by Rikki Tarascas



The Signalman by Charles Dickens
(2007 season version ) Premiered at The Market Lane Garage, Lewes
cast:
The Signalman – S J O’Kane
Charles Dickens – Ben Hadley