Don’t forget! With rehearsals well underway for the Spring Season, it’s time for another Thirsty Thursday social at the Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon Street. From 7.30pm, we’ll be at our favourite haunt with an opportunity for casts, crews and friends new and old alike to meet up. See you there!
After a great evening listening to The Player Played by Matthew Partridge (a sequel to a sequel of a Shakespeare!) , we have three Round Table Readings left in the calendar, all from 7pm at Ocean House, Little Trinity Lane:
Thursday 8 November – The Mother’s Always Certain by Doug Baker
Tuesday 13 November – Rumble Young Lady Rumble by Yasir Senna
Tuesday 20 November – Lucky by Amy Bird
We need participants to read, listen and give feedback. It is, as ever, a free event and you don’t need to have been involved in any previous KDC productions.
Tonight, Tuesday 6 November, at The Hoop & Grapes, 80 Farringdon Street, features the return of the Round Table New Writing Readings.
We’ve already had our specially themed “What The Dickens!?” reading nights, but we have FOUR other reading nights lined up for you, starting tonight with The Player Played by Matthew Partridge.
We need readers! We need listeners! We need feedback!
This is a fantastic opportunity to see the development of a plat in it’s first scripted draft!
It’s FREE to attend and all you need to bring is yourself!
See you there!
This Thursday, 25 October, at Ocean House, between Little Trinity Lane and Huggin Hill, City of London, sees the second of this season’s special Ghost Stories, written and read by KDC, and adapted from the great Charles Dickens. Dickens was fascinated with the ghostly and the spiritual, and to celebrate that, and our FIRST EVER Halloween season, we would like to invite you to enjoy some ghoulish tales.
As the evenings draw in and Hallow’een approaches, what better way to celebrate the season and the coming of KDC’s Dracula than by pulling up a chair in a disused building and listening to spooky takes of spectral visitations newly-penned by the ink-stained fingers of our shivering scribes and read by some of KDC’s most sinister voices.
This week’s brand new plays are:
The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton, by Mary Groom
The Lawyer and the Ghost, by Amy Bird
The Signalman, by Julia Collier
Sir Simon of Beverly Hills, by Kathy Petrakis
The Chimes, by Sarah Heenan
The readings will be from 7pm at Ocean House. We will be haunting the 1st floor. Please feel free to bring food and drink to add to your enjoyment of the occasion, plastic cups and some Victorian vittles will be provided!
Come and enjoy an evening with friends and come to enjoy the first ever readings of some new work.
Friday 2 November, from 8pm at Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon Street.
Our name is KDC,
We bid you welcome
To the night of the dead
And the heart of the Autumn.
We’re having a party
You’re in for a scare
It’s a Halloween bash
So dress up if you dare!
A beverage awaits
For those that are willing
To dress to impress
The cocktails are killing!
But beware the red wine
It is old, however,
Take a sip from the cup
And you’ll live forever!!!!
We’re dying to hear from you…
“It has an awful voice, that wind at Midnight…Heaven preserve us, sitting snugly round the fire!”
What the Dickens New-Writing Project
This Thursday, 18 October, at the Hoop and Grapes sees the FIRST of this season’s special Ghost Stories, written and read by KDC, and adapted from the great Charles Dickens.
Dickens was fascinated with the ghostly and the spiritual, and to celebrate that, and our FIRST EVER Halloween season, we would like to invite you to enjoy some ghoulish tales.
As the evenings draw in and Hallow’een approaches, what better way to celebrate the season and the coming of KDC’s Dracula than by pulling up a chair in a City of London hostelry and listening to spooky takes of spectral visitations newly-penned by the ink-stained fingers of our shivering scribes and read by some of KDC’s most sinister voices.
The readings will be from 7pm at The Hoop & Grapes. Come and enjoy an evening with a drink and friends and come to enjoy the first ever readings of some new work!
It’s another legendary KDC Thirsty Thursday social, at our old favourite, the Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon Street.
Are you a fan of our beautiful city and want to explore it more?
Do you want a fun afternoon of crazy antics and silly games?
Do you want to find some of London’s best kept secrets?
Come to the BEST social yet….
* Team treasure hunt around London (pre-plan your teams or just come along and we’ll put you in a team)
* BBQ to finish the day
* Olympic themed games at the BBQ
Start and Finish at The Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon St, where Mike will be putting on a delicious BBQ.
Treasure Hunt meet at 1pm
BBQ from 4pm
To celebrate the current great weather and to get us together before the summer shows, we’re having a Thirsty Thursday social night at the Punch Tavern, Fleet St, from 7pm.
See our venues page for maps. See you there!
KDC Theatre would like you all to join us for a good old booze up on Thursday 15th March to embrace the countdown to our Spring Shakespearean Season at the Lion and Unicorn!
The Ides of March Social (aka “You’re Bard”) will be in the upstairs room at the Hoop and Grapes on Farringdon Street and will start from 7(ish)
It’s a relaxed night involving very little outside of chatting and supping (possibly quaffing), and is open to all!
You don’t have to be in one of the shows. You don’t have to like Shakespeare. You don’t have to be an actor. You don’t have to bring a ruff or dress as your favourite Shakespearean quote (although you are equally welcome to!)
Just join us to share your rapier wit!
We shall see thee anon!