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21 – 25 March 2023
Barons Court Theatre
28 March – 01 April 2023
Drayton Arms Theatre
Maker of theatre: creating, experimenting, learning, performing.
KDC’s Spring Season shows kick off on 21 March with Slither at Barons Court Theatre, and The Bus from 28 March at Drayton Arms Theatre
If you’ve wanted to try your hand at directing, KDC is on the look out for up to 5 new directors to help bring our Full Stack summer show to life. You can have limited or even no prior experience – this is a chance to practice with a friendly, supportive group on shorter (around 10-15 minutes) new writing pieces. Want to find out more? Contact email@example.com by 24 March.
Come one com all, share a curry with us next weekend. All welcome! £20 all-in, and bring your own booze 🙂
Our spring season auditions were a lot of fun, and we got to see so much great talent. Which makes our jobs that much harder when we have to pick from that many fantastic actors! But our directors managed and we can now announce our two casts –
The cast for The Bus:
The cast for Slither:
Congratulations to the casts and directors!
Slither plays 21 – 25 March at the Barons Court Theatre.
The Bus plays 28 March – 01 April at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
Tickets go on sale soon.
KDC invites you to our Season Launch. Meet the directors on 13 January.
Want to learn about our upcoming shows? Come along to KDC’s Season Launch at the new Theatre Deli Bar, at the Leadenhall space at 7pm on Friday 13 January 2023.
Hear the directors speak about their productions and answer your questions. You can also talk to them about getting involved in other backstage ways.
Read the audition notices here.
With our Spring Season kicking off and our Full Stack show planned for the Summer, it’s time to set our eyes to the Autumn and beyond!
Pitches are now open for our future seasons – Autumn 2023 (September-November), Spring 2024 (January-March), and potentially after that as well. Each season has 2 slots of 5 days each, in one of the London theatres we work with.
There is no set theme to follow, we just really want to see your passion for your chosen project come through in your pitch. All the details about what we’re looking for, what support you’ll get from KDC Theatre, and how to submit your pitch can be found on our Directing with KDC page.
For one of the seasons, we are looking into theatres with a slightly larger stage and audience capacity, which will require larger shows – and more bums in seats than usual! If you think you have a great idea that will offer plenty of roles for our actors and will attract bigger audiences, please let us know. We’re keen to discuss options.
Whether you’ve directed for KDC before or would finally like to give it a go, we can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeves!
Pitches close on 14 April 2023 but the sooner you submit, the sooner we can start talking! Visit our Directing with KDC page for all the details and to submit your pitch.
The Full Stack project is KDC Theatre’s new writing competition and anthology show.
Each year we set a new theme and brief, and invite writers to submit new short plays. The winning scripts will make up our Full Stack summer show; an anthology production of 6-8 short plays, staged at one of the London venues KDC Theatre work with.
The summer show takes place in June/July and runs for 5 nights.
And our new brief and the submission window is now open! Please read the brief carefully and get writing – we will announce winners after the submission window closes.
The holiday period isn’t just an exciting time because of mince pies and fireworks, but also because it’s the start to the auditions of KDC Theatre’s spring season!
This spring season we will be staging Slither by Carson Kreitzer, directed by Sarah Beebe, and The Bus by Stanislav Stratiev, directed by Stephen Reimer. If you were at our Christmas Quiz, you were one of the lucky ones to get a very brief sneak peak but fear not – the rest of you now get access to the audition notices too!
Audition notice: Slither
Audition notice: The Bus
Auditions are free and open to all. Please pick one of the dates and read the audition notices to prepare.
Don’t forget to fill out the audition form before you audition!
Dates: 17 and 18 January 2023
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: Theatre Deli Leadenhall, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF, London
We look forward to seeing you there!
Get quizzing on Tuesday 6 December at The Drayton Arms SW5 0LJ
KDC Theatre’s annual Christmas quiz will be on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at The Drayton Arms, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ. 7pm arrivals for a 7.30pm quiz start.
Bring your own quiz team (up to 6 players) or come along and we’ll set you up with a team.
Open to KDC members, friends, family, housemates, significant others and emotional support geckos.
Get your application in by 11 November to join the programme of monthly meetings, culminating in a rehearsed reading performance. First session on 17 November at Theatre Deli Leadenhall.
The New Writing Group meets for 5 monthly working sessions, focusing on:
The sessions will be at Theatre Deli Leadenhall, and supported by a closed Facebook group for the writers.
The season culminates in a rehearsed readings night, where each writer will be able to showcase a piece of their work.
The New Writing Group is open via a short application process. Please go HERE for more information and the application form. Applications close on 11 November.