Our hit devised show from last April is going to the Edinburgh Fringe this month! It’s been retooled into a tight 1-act and will be on 15-20 August. Massive good luck to all involved, hope you have a great time spreading our creation to the world.
We’re holding the first annual KDC Awards Night on Saturday 23 July, 8pm. We’ll be handing out awards, getting together with casts from the past year, and having a good old time.
Bored of the same-old standard awards categories? Us too. Rather than best actor, best director etc, we’re opting for awards that recognise some great moments in each show from the past year. We’ll be sharing more details and how to cast your votes in the week of the event.
If you’ve been involved in – or have seen – a KDC show in the last year, come along to cheer on the nominees as we celebrate a fabulous time spent making some great theatre together.
Thanks to all our auditionees, we had a great turnout this season and it was difficult to turn away so much talent. But we have made our decisions and rehearsals have begun apace! Without further ado, our casts for this season:
The Real Inspector Hound
Moon — Julian Guassardo Birdboot — Ben Harris Mrs Drudge — Anna Kretschmer Cynthia Muldoon — Steph Farrell Felicity Cunningham — Izzy Boreham Major Magnus — Omar Aga Inspector Hound — Micky Gibbons Simon Gascoyne — Neeraj Thakrar
We’re very pleased to announce the latest in our Building Blocks series of workshops – Introduction to Improv. Run by our very own Jess Rogers, it’s an 8 week course covering all the basics, which you’ll be developing along with a small group. If you’ve ever wanted to get into improvisation, or want to brush up on your skills again, or just to play (I think of it as the theatrical equivalent of a musical jam session…), this is for you. You don’t need any previous experience, of course.
Hello good people of 2022 – it’s time to kick off a new year with some new show auditions! First up, we have a classic in The Real Inspector Hound, an absurdist comedy by the always-hilarious Tom Stoppard. Alongside that we will also be making a devised show, The Heroine’s Journey, a story of loss and rebuilt connection. Auditions are on 24 & 27 January, you only need to come to one evening and you can audition for both on the same evening. Please take a covid test before you come and wear a mask. Full details here:
But before all that, come meet the directors, hear about the shows, and have any questions you might have answered. Oh, and have a lovely lovely pint with us. Season Launch is Tuesday 18 January from 7pm, in the bar at Theatre Deli Broadgate. See you then!
A warm new year’s greetings from the KDC team – we’re right now putting the final touches to this season’s announcement. In the meantime, a little throwback extract from our Spring ’21 show “Zoomed Out”. Mercutio is phoning Romeo, to get him to come out and party…
A huge congratulations to our shows for this season – Titus Andronicus drenches us in blood (literally if you sat too close) with an energetic hard rock adaption of the most brutal of Shakespeares tales. Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons was a charming intimate story of a couple navigating behaviour restrictions and questionable laws (frustratingly relevant in our real world by recent events). We even also managed to get in an experimental project with our devising group, who came up with some beautiful and moving theatre to complement a couple of the Lemons performances. If you missed that, you can watch a recording here:
All of this was against the extra headwinds of Covid restrictions, and I’m extra-proud of the achievements of actors, production teams, organising committee / producers, and all for making it all happen anyway.
We’re hanging back on announcing details on our next season just yet given the current Covid uncertainty, however all being well next seasons shows will be:
The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
directed by Anna Markland & Dean Reilly
Performing 29 March – 2 April
A new devised show (details TBA)
directed by Carl Fletcher
Performing 5-9 April
Auditions 24 & 27 January. Look our on our website and on the mailing list for details in the New Year!
Have a fantastic Christmas break and we’ll see you for more fun in January!