Belfield Slater


New musical plays and adaptations by

Robin Belfield and Simon Slater

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Christmas in Southend-on-Sea

Actor Toby Vaughan recently revealed that he saw his first ever Christmas show in Southend-on-Sea and so is delighted to be returning to The Palace Theatre this time on the stage as the über brat Bradley Bartleby!

The Santa Trap company have had a great run - rehearsing in Southampton and opening at Alnwick Playhouse.  From there they travelled south to perform near sell-out performances at Kings Hall in Ilkley.  Next stop is Southend and here they stay to play over the Christmas period!

There are still tickets left, so if you haven't got yours yet there's still time.  The Santa Trap runs through until 31st Dec and we hope to see you there.

In the meantime we'd like to wish all our creative collaborators, venues and audiences a very happy festive period and a wonderfully creative New Year.  Do keep checking back for more Belfield & Slater news throughout 2017!

"And we fly, see how we fly!"

The run of our new adaptation of Peter Pan has got off to a flying start, with audiences and critics responding very positively to the production at The Watermill Theatre.

Here's what press have had to say so far:

"Once again the partnership of Robin Belfield and Simon Slater have come up trumps in this hugely enjoyable and pacey adaptation"  (British Theatre Guide)

"Arguably one of the most engaging tributes to Neverland"  (The Stage)

And some of the comments from the young audience members:

"Thank you for a great time.  I want to come again."

"Great play!  Really funny!"

"My favourite part was when the mermaids started dancing and singing."

To Neverland!

Production week begins here at The Watermill Theatre.  Neil Irish's fantastic set is taking shape  with Lawrence T Doyle's fab team busy with ship masts, windows, palm trees, vines and houses for Tinker Bell!  Mark Dymock's lights are being focused, Rob Jones is doing his sound checks; and up in the wardrobe Amanda and her lovely team are putting the finishing touches to the costumes - extra leaf detail for Peter, feathers for the Indian Chief and lace cuffs for Captain Hook.

The Watermill marketing team are also busy making the final edit of the show's trailer so we hope to be posting that very soon.  In the meantime here are a few sneaky pics.

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Costume rail
Neverland takes shape

New Musical For Schools

As part of an education project with Nuffield Theatre Connect, we have been asked to develop a musical play suitable for performance by primary school children.  "It's All Greek To Me"  combines myths from ancient greece (including Icarus & King Midas) with some great new songs!  The script has been written especially for a large cast of Key Stage 2 children, making it an ideal project for young people to explore the processes of making theatre, as well as introduce them to these fascinating stories.

Can't wait to give it its first airing at Beechwood Jnr School in Southampton this week!