Open Audition Notice – Summer Shows

This summer, the GST will be building on the success of previous years and running two shows in Rep over the summer period in our beautiful Little Wood Open air theatre in Hampstead Garden suburb. Each will have its own independent cast and shows will be performed on an alternating timetable between 4th and 20th July 2019. Both auditions will be run on Sunday 10th March in the Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11 7BN.

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare directed by Diana Bromley. Click here for the audition details.

Our Country’s Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker directed by Kayne McCutcheon. Click here for the audition details .

Book now for the free pre-audition workshop on Tuesday 26th February Click here for more information. Don’t Delay – Places are already filling fast!

About the Garden Suburb Theatre

With more than a century of history, the Garden Suburb Theatre is a forum for anyone who is passionate about the theatre.

Please have a look around our website and if you find anything that interests you then we’d love to hear from you – or find us on Facebook or even follow @GdnSubTheatre on Twitter

We have no requirements for membership other than a desire to join us in promoting and celebrating live theatre the best way we know how; by putting on shows.

There is no audition to join or even an expectation that you will have to act; we also nurture directors, musicians, costumiers, designers, set-builders, lighting and sound engineers, stage crew, even humble web designers.

Jeeves & the Song of Songs

by P G Wodehouse, adapted for the stage by Francis Beckett

Performances: Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th April at the King Alfred’s Phoenix Theatre, Golders Green, NW11 7HY

Tuppy Glossop has dropped Bertie Wooster’s cousin Angela to pursue a romance with operatic diva Cora Bellinger. Ordered by his Aunt Dahlia to break up them up, Bertie finds himself called upon, in a plan orchestrated by Jeeves, to sing at a charity concert. A brand-new adaptation of the P G Wodehouse story.

Audience by Michael Frayn

An audience enters a theatre and start to watch the play. We don’t know what the play is but we do see them do what audiences do: comment on the action, chat to each other, get frustrated with each other, sit in the wrong seats, spot other people they know, fall in love…
Performances: Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th April at the King Alfred’s Phoenix Theatre, Golders Green, NW11 7HY

Captain Hook should be a woman!

Peter Pan fun facts #2: Captain Hook should be a woman.

J. M. Barrie originally cast Dorothea Baird to play both Captain Hook and Mrs Darling. However, Gerald du Maurier, who playing Mr Darling, persuaded Barrie to let him play the part. Talk about male privilege!
Wednesday 20 February – Sunday 24 February,
King Alfred Phoenix Theatre, North End Rd London NW11 7HY
Tickets from £10

Getting ready for Peter Pan #1: One Fearsome Crocodile

One fearsome crocodile, ready to eat Captain Hook! Our brilliant puppet creators have been hard at work making the crocodile (who they have named Colin) as well as Nana, the Darling children’s dog, and Tinkerbell. But we don’t want to spoil the surprise, book now to come and see them in action.
Wednesday 20 February – Sunday 24 February,
King Alfred Phoenix Theatre, North End Rd London NW11 7HY
Tickets from £10

Peter Pan – casting notice

Peter Pan: Tilak Patel
Wendy: Jessica Taylor
Nana: Tim Solomons
Liza: Judith Lord
Tinker Bell: Emily Hill
John: Rebecca Hill
Michael: Sara Ashlea
Hook: Andy Farrer
Smee: Tim Solomons
Starkey: Sarah Boden
Mr Darling: Alan Gelfer
Mrs Darling: Jemma Vernon
Tiger Lily: Ebony Aboagye

Lost Boys

Lucas Farrer
Dougal Farrer
Olivia Gearson
Adam Norris
Jonah Maddocks
Maya Woolf


Juliet Blain
Sebastian Blain
Ana Gearson
Mark Gelfer
Rebecca Grossman
Lucas Howard
Elizabeth Jones
Nina Meinzer
Max Mendelle
Sue Miller
Amelie Millhoff
Anouk Millhoff
Toby Norris
Sasha Patel
Jacob Pleass
Amelia Radnedge
Lauren Shaw
Jacob Simon

Membership from only £1.25 a week!

10 great reasons to join NOW!!!

  1. You get to take part in up to 5 full productions a year, front or backstage.
  2. You get experience of working in a variety of venues, from a small studio theatre to a large proscenium theatre and, in the summer, in the Little Wood open air arena.
  3. Our shows have won many awards, but that’s not the only reason we produce them; we also like to let new people have a chance to try out and acquire skills.
  4. With over 200 members, it’s a great way to meet a bunch of friendly people with no ‘luvvy’ pretensions.
  5. You get a free ticket to every show we perform – worth about £55 a year (beats the West End prices!)
  6. We are a charity – every penny we make goes back into the society for our events and productions.
  7. You get free attendance to rehearsed and unrehearsed play readings, allowing you to hear shows you may not experience anywhere else.
  8. Kids and teenagers get to perform in the February show, and of course, help us out backstage with productions.
  9. We have showcased many new authors’ work in our schedules, including some plays by members.
  10. We hold regular social events and to keep you in touch with what’s happening, you will receive regular newsletters and email news bulletins.

There are four categories of membership of the Garden Suburb Theatre:

Active: This costs £60 and allows you take part in all activities including acting and directing and entitles you to a free ticket for each production.You will also receive our regular newsletter.

Concession: This costs £40 and gives you all the benefits of full membership with a reduction in cost for senior citizens, young people 12-18, full-time students and unwaged people.

Friend: This costs £35 and entitles you to a free ticket for each production (giving a saving over normal ticket prices over the year) and to attend social events. You will also receive our regular newsletter.

Family: Costs £120 all has all the benefits of full membership for a family of one or two adults and all children under 18.