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50 Hour Film Challenge!


“when all you need is an extra couple of hours”

Friday August 16th 6:00pm – Sunday August 18th 8:00pm

Film Showing & Gala:  August 23rd – 7:00pm

To register: email

Entry cost: $100/team

Surrey Little Theatre is delighted to announce that Hannah Lohnes and her team of technicians are overseeing the revival of the 50 Hour Film Challenge. Lohnes was first introduced to Surrey Little Theatre in 2013 when she competed in the event as teen. In 2014 her group won Best Film. Pulled in by her love of technology and art, Hannah has continued to volunteer at SLT in various capacities. She has now been the Technical Director of the building for 6 years.  

Lohnes says “The 50 Hour Film Challenge began as a new initiative during Surrey Little Theatre’s 50th Season of Live Theatre– From Onstage to Onscreen.  As we now approach our 60th anniversary, and after a few years break, the challenge is coming back stronger than ever!”

 All members of the community are welcome to enter. Teams must have 5 or more members, camera equipment (or a phone!), and editing software.

The challenge weekend starts on Friday August 16th at 6pm when the team representatives meet at the Theatre to receive a randomly selected “inspiration package”.  There is a common theme for all teams with each package having a different location, prop, phrase, and a character. 

Over the course of the following 50 hours, the teams disburse to their “headquarters” to write, shoot, and edit a 5 minute film that will include all the requirements.

The finished product is brought to the theatre by for a chance at prizes including a Best Film Top Prize of $500.00.  Prizes will be awarded August 23rd at the Gala Filmmakers Reception with screenings of all the films. This event is open to the general public.

DebuTheatre: Legoland & For Never Not Always


*two one-act plays*

July 4-20, 2019

Tickets available HERE



– by Jacob Richmond, directed by Sargil Tongol

Wildly inventive and darkly funny, this coming-of-age tale chronicles the misadventures of two precocious teens on their odyssey from a hippie commune to the big city world they called “Legoland”.


For Never Not Always

– by Jennifer Peters, directed by Jennifer Peters

When Michael breaks up Brenda and Ryan’s wedding, Brenda thinks the reason is simple, Michael is still in love with her. Communication between the three has never been easy, and it’s about to get more confusing than ever before!


During this show, we are pleased to partner with Encompass Support Services Society! ESSS is a grassroots, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of enriching and essential programs and support services to the communities of Langley. When you come to the show please consider bringing a donation of:

* non-perishable food

* acrylic paints and pastels

* “Learn to draw” books (including anime/manga)

* Black canvases/canvas boards

* mandala colouring books or posters


Sealed For Freshness


A Comedy by Doug Stone; Directed by Kayt Roth

April 18-May 11, 2019

Hostess Bonnie invites a group of neighbours over for a Tupperware party. The guest list: perky, rich Jean, her very pregnant sister Sinclair, ditzy-blonde Tracy Ann, and new neighbour Diane, who’s made quite a career selling Tupperware. The mix of personalities and martinis consumed lead to absurd high jinks plus revelations of secrets and insecurities.

April 18, 19, 20, 28, and May 4 & 5 are sold out!

We are excited to partner with Forever Yours Lingerie and their Supportive Start program, providing new and gently used bras, as well as underwear and other necessary toiletry items to in-need and at-risk women. If you have a gently used bra you no longer need, or new toiletry items you would like to donate, please bring them and place them in the donation bin at the theatre!



Social Security

By Andrew Bergman

Directed by Kayt Roth

October 17 – November 16, 2019

A comedic story about a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered with the arrival of the wife’s prim sister, her uptight husband and her bitter mother. They are there trying to save their college daughter from the horrors of college sex. The mother hits it off with an artist friend of the couple much to the dismay of the prim sister. Mild adult themes.

Tickets available HERE


The Late Christopher Bean

By Sidney Howard

Directed by Terry Thomas

January 23 – February 22, 2020

A family who rented a room to a struggling artist finds out that his art is posthumously valuable. Then hilarity and misunderstandings and greed take centre stage as they gather the paintings that could sell for millions. Only the housekeeper seems to have genuinely appreciated Bean.


Tickets available HERE

Perfect Arrangement

By Topher Payne

Directed by Cathie Young

April 23 – May 30, 2020

1950. Georgetown. Washington, D.C. As the Red Scare looms large, two State Department employees, Bob and Norma, receive orders to expose moral turpitude within the government. But, the coworkers are both gay and have married each other’s partners, Millie and Jim, in a picture-perfect façade of domestic, mid-century bliss separated, literally, by a shared closet door. Inspired by true stories of social survival, this bubbly cocktail party-meets-TV sitcom simmers into poignant realism as the four mates face exposure and a future more gray than Technicolor.




A Grumpy Christmas

A Christmas Musical

December 13-December 16, 2018

Written and Directed by Linda McRae
Music by Cale Walde
Produced by Nicki Roberts

A musical based on our favorite Dr. Seuss Christmas story.

Tickets available online only.


Beer For Breakfast

A Comedy by Sean Grennan

Directed by Pat McDermott

October 18-November 17, 2018

A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a “guys’ weekend” in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer, and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment, and a stroke, spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place. An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues: will the men win their right to an all-out guy fest, or will woman be crowned the stronger sex after all? Some mild adult language and content.

Audition Notice: Social Security

Audition Dates: June 9, 2019 @ 2:00pm; June 10, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Callbacks: June 12, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Location: Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St, Surrey

Production Dates: October 17 – November 16, 2019 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights, some Sunday matinees)

This is a non-equity production. No appointment is required to audition.

Audition protocol: cold read from script

Roles: 2 men, 3 women

DAVID KAHN – 40-50s. A Manhattan art dealer who loves living the good life. Married to Barbara. A bit of a letch.
BARBARA KAHN – 40-50s. A Manhattan art dealer who loves living the good life. Married to David. Can be an alarimst, but also a voice of reason.

TRUDY HEYMAN – 40-50s. Barbara’s sister. A worrywart who’s freaking out about her daughter’s sexual escapades at college, and who is worn out from caring for her mother Sophie.

SOPHIE GREENGRASS – 60+. A demanding woman who stomps on her daughters’ last nerves as they care for her. Then she meets Maurice.

MAURICE KOENIG – 98. A world-renowned artist who’s a little hard of hearing, with a fondness for gifilte fish and Sophie.


The Play:  Social Security, by Andrew Bergman, directed by Kayt Roth.

A comedic story about Barbara and David, a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered with the arrival of Barbara’s prim sister Trudy and her uptight husband Martin, who are trying to save their daughter from the horrors of college sex. Trudy and Martin unexpectedly drop off the ladies’ mother, Sophie, an ornery woman who hits it off with artist Maurice, much to her daughters’ dismay. Mild adult themes





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