**** Review for SHE/Stiff

Review from Panoptic

SHE

hurtles through its gripping plot with aplomb, keeping the audience guessing for the whole ride.

compellingly performed by a committed, undulating ensemble of three – fluidly switching their roles

Stiff

a central struggle between impulse and morals which carefully flirts with humour and disgust

Last chance for tickets — closes Saturday

Pitches open for Spring 2019

With our Autumn Season well under way it’s time to set our eyes to Spring (we are sorry, it’s not even Halloween yet…) but there are 3 weeks up for grabs as part of our first season of 2019 at Barons Court Theatre w/c 18th/25th March and 1st April. There is no set theme to follow for Spring, we just really want to see your passion for your chosen project come through in your pitch.

Please keep the following in mind when making your choice: KDC’s acting demographic is predominantly made up for 20s/30s; we historically have a higher percentage of auditionees that identify as female; we generally look for a minimum cast number of 6 and the Barons Court itself is an intimate space so bear that in mind with regards to tech etc.

Each season is looked at individually so if you don’t think your idea quite fits the above, do still get in touch! Also, obtaining rights can sometimes prove problematic so within your pitch you will be asked for a 2nd choice, please give this some serious thought as you will be asked about it in your pitch interview (but don’t be put off if you don’t have one, we can chat about options should we need to).

Hopefully that doesn’t all sound too scary BUT there’s a handy information sheet and if you’re still unsure, have questions or would like any further information or support in order to complete your pitch, please contact me directly at: artisticdirector@kdctheatre.com

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!

Spring Season 2019 – info for prospective directors

Apply here

Steph (& Your KDC Committee)

 

Junk Puppet Making & Performance Workshop

Come make puppets with us! We will be constructing and playing with puppets made from everyday objects and materials, working out how they move, what personalities they have, what stories we can tell, and how we can alter their design to change their character. We will find out how they can interact with each other and human characters, and how to operate them, to give them life.

The workshop is free and you don’t need any experience! If you have any questions please email carl@kdctheatre.com

Carl & Danielle

Theatre Deli Broadgate
Sunday 7 Oct, 1pm-4pm
Free

Autumn 2018 casts

Auditions are now complete and we have our new casts for the autumn. We had a fantastic turnout to auditions and it was a shame to have to turn down so many good people. Congratulations to everyone chosen, I look forward to seeing what you have for us…

SHE

Gemma-May Bowles
Ynes Benotmane
Róisín Deady

Stiff

Godsell — Keir Mills
Daniel — Joe Callanan
Lonely — Graham White

Flare Path

Peter — Ken Thomson
Patricia — Emma Robson
Teddy — Alexander Lopez
Swanson — Dom Ward
Johnny — Stephen Reimer
Dusty — Peadar Donnelly
Maudie — Orla Joyce
Doris — Clare Dodkins
Mrs Oakes — Sarah Dobson
Percy — Sam Rowe

KDC is now a charity!

Thanks to the efforts of Sarah and Will, and those KDC members that approved the required constitution changes, KDC is now officially a registered charity! This is a very positive step for the group, aligning our legal status with what we actually are (“doing good nice things m’kay”), and making our future more secure.

So, welcome to KDC Theatre, registered charity num 1179970!

Autumn auditions are under-way, and we will be announcing our new casts next week.

Minutes from AGM and September SGM

AGM Minutes – 26 July 2018

SGM Minutes – 13 September 2018

Auditions this week!

Auditions for our fantastic autumns season of shows are this week, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. You can audition for all the shows in a single evening, and you only need to come to one day. There is no need to prepare anything, you don’t need to pre-register, and they are free.

When: 17, 18 & 19th September, 6:45pm–9pm

Where: Theatre Deli Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue EC2M 2PA (go through the bar and upstairs, follow the “STUDIOS” sign)

What: Open auditions for the below productions

The shows

SHE – by Hannah Torrance, directed by Sarah Beebe

Three actresses convey the fractured perspectives, experience and memories of a troubled woman, pushed to the brink. SHE Audition Notice

Stiff – by Matthew Davies, directed by Steph Urquhart

Just another night shift at the mortuary but how will the three men on call react when tasked with ‘looking after’ a recently departed and very beautiful young actress? Stiff Audition Notice

Flare Path – by Terence Rattigan, directed by Lisa Thomas

1942. Ahotel near an RAF Bomber Command airbase plays host to an affecting love triangle between an actress, her pilot husband and her movie star lover. Flare Path Audition Notice