New Writing Competition: Deadline Extended!

The West End may be dark but KDC Theatre isn’t giving up! The show must go on – just in a different format.

This summer, we will be moving our Full Stack shows online, with live virtual performances of the brilliant new plays that have been written.

With this in mind, we are extending the deadline for play submissions to Monday 6 April. So, if you haven’t yet submitted your piece, this is your chance!

For full details, read the KDC Theatre Showdown.

Spring Season Dates

For those that like to plan ahead, here are our dates for January – April 2020.

Season Launch

Date: Sunday 5 January 2o20
Time: 4 pm
Venue: Hoop and Grapes pub, Farringdon Street

Auditions

Dates: Tue 7, Wed 8, Thurs 9 January 2020
Time: Registration 6.40 pm. End by 10 pm
Venue: Theatre Deli – Broadgate Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PA

Recall audition (by invitation)

Date: Sat 11 January 2020
Time: Registration 1 pm. End by 5 pm
Venue: Clean Break Studios, 2 Patshull Road, London, NW5 2LB

Rehearsals

Dates: from 14 January 2020
Times: Mon, Tue and Wed evenings, Saturday/Sunday day times (3 rehearsals per week). The tech and dress will take place during the day on the Monday before each show. If cast, you will need to be available for the daytime tech/dress.
Venues: Various in central London

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Directed by Tom Cunningham

Dates: Tue 24 – Sat 28 March 2020
Show Time: 7.30 pm
Venues: Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town

Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft

Directed by Duncan Moore

Dates: Tue 7 – Sat 11 April 2020
Show Time: 7.30pm
Venues: South London Theatre, West Norwood

Open Auditions 7/8/9 January 2020

That’s right, it’s barely December and we’re already champing at the bit for next year’s auditions. 

Kick off the January blues at Season Launch Party from 4 pm, Sunday 5 January 2020.

Join us for Open Auditions at 6.40 pm on Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 or Thursday 9 January 2020 at Theatre Deli, Broadgate Studios.

Recalls will be held (TBC) on Saturday 11 January 2020.

Come along and audition for all three shows over the course of one evening. Auditions for KDC’s Spring Season shows will be held back-to-back.

Auditions are free and open to all.

If cast, a subscription fee will be payable which helps to cover the production, rehearsal and venue costs of the show. For more info, click here.

Wait! When are rehearsals? Which theatres will be the shows be performed at? Fear not… click here for all the important dates and information.

KDC’s Spring Season Productions

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Directed by Tom Cunningham

Dates: Tue 24 – Sat 28 March 2020

Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft

Directed by Duncan Moore

Dates: Tue 7 – Sat 11 April 2020

Upcoming auditions

Future Imperfect:

KDC’s summer show is the return of last summer’s new writing success, What Keeps Me Awake, with the same format and a new theme.

Until the end of March 2018, writers from across the globe are submitting short plays written for KDC. Writers have only two words to guide them, the title: Future Imperfect. Last year over 130 plays were submitted. From these, 5 directors chose the best 12.

Auditions
Mon-Wed, 23 – 25 April 2018
Registration: 6.40pm. Audition: 7 – 9pm
Venue: Clean Break studios, 2 Patshull Road, London, NW5 2LB

Recalls (by invitation only)
Sun 29 April 2018
Time: 12 – 4pm
Venue: Clean Break studios, 2 Patshull Road, London, NW5 2LB

Performances
Tue-Sat, 19 – 23 June 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, Kentish Town, NW5 2ED

Dress and tech
Mon 18 June, all day

Rehearsals
Rehearsals will be mainly but not exclusively on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Rehearsal venues are in central London, often at the Hoop and Grapes pub (80 Farringdon St, EC4A 4BL) and Theatre Delicatessen (2 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PA).

Budding writer?
Find out how to submit your short play for ‘Future Imperfect’ here.