Starlight Express

Is Brockley in danger of losing some of its fabulousness?

One of the things we learned at last night's networking event is that the Brockley-Honor Oak-Forest Hill area is a traditional hotspot for acting talent, with venues like the Honor Oak, the Brockley Jack, Jam Circus, Mr Lawrence and The Orchard among the area's most popular haunts.

Obviously, the area's affordability has always been an important part of the draw, but so too has the direct connection to Charing Cross, with the midnight trains full to the brim with weary, hairsprayed performers from Wicked, Grease and all of the other delights of the West End.

Does the loss of the direct service threaten our hold over the acting community? We hope not.