Dear Members,

There is much news to share with you after the long vacuum of silence imposed by the frustrating stop-start environment of 2020.

Farewell to 2020 – Welcome to 2021

In line with so many live theatre and entertainment colleagues, the Blackheath Theatre Company believe that our decision to move the year’s planned performance season programme to 2021 was the best option.

Covid conditions and restrictions eased sufficiently towards the end of 2020 to encourage the committee to entertain a novel departure and end the year satisfying that pent up appetite for “live performance”.

So, we staged a BTC Cabaret evening at the Blackheath Bar and Bistro. It was a sell out and the waiting list would have filled the house twice over. Great credit to our artistic director, Gaye MacFarlane whose energy and insight made it all possible at short notice.

Now we are actively into planning and production for the 2021 performance seasons and workshop programme. Meanwhile here is a short video with highlights from the Cabaret in December followed by a teaser about this year’s three performance seasons.

We have secured a notice board box on the front wall of The New Ivanhoe hotel in Blackheath outlining our 2021 performance seasons and will also be distributing a new tri-fold brochure among our very many supportive retail outlets.

More than a Little Black Dress Season May 13-16

Our excellent cast are into their stride with rehearsals for this powerful play about the complex life of CoCo Chanel. Tickets for the six performances go on sale on the morning of Monday, 1 March. From that date, our website will have the link to the Try Booking site or members can purchase tickets from Alison Wilson at Stephen Williams’ Century 21 office, 36 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath.

BTC Professional Development Workshop programme

As an integral part of the BTC’s vision to “provide a centre for personal growth in the primary theatrical arts”, we will be presenting a comprehensive series of workshops starting in April. Our professional development manager, Christine Watts is finalising the programme and we will announce the details shortly.

Looking ahead to 2022

Members of the committee are deep into our assessment of plays that we might feature in the 2022 performance season, but we are inviting members to also cast their thoughts ahead.
Our dramaturg, Dot Ward, email address,

Dot is happy to receive suggestions to be considered.

Please also let Dot know if you have a copy of the suggested work.

Sabine Erika