Auditions this week

The spring season is go! Was great to meet everyone at the launch party, I’ve mostly got over my hangover now. So it’s time to assemble our casts!

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 6:40pm at Deptford Lounge. Come any evening you like, and you can audition for all three shows on a single evening. You don’t need to prepare anything, and all the details are in the notices above.

Audition notices for January

Merry Christmas! Our gift to you: KDC will be running our Spring Season cast auditions on evenings of 14, 15 & 16th January. Come to any of the audition evenings, and you can audition for all three (or just one or two) of the shows on the same evening. See below for the details…

Audition information

Spring 2019 Shows

Oh yes it’s time to get an early present from us here at KDC Theatre — our Spring Season shows are all ready for you to get excited about!

Join us at the season launch party on 10 January at the Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon to hear from the directors and about all they ways you can get involved. Cast auditions will be the following week.

Maybe Radio

19-23 March. Directed by Anna Markland

Moscow’s number hit music station is launching their annual phone-in charity fundraiser … or at least they would be, if their biggest rivals hadn’t already stolen their theme. Join the DJs and station management as they try to save the day whilst dealing with endangered animals, suspicious pies, the Russian navy, office romance and of course – the best musical acts. After all, this is – Maybe Radio.

Hand to God

26-30 March. Directed by Duncan Moore

All hell breaks loose in a small Texan town in this blood-dark comedy. Recently widowed Margery runs a Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church. Soon Jason, her son, discovers that his puppet’s gone rogue and has taken on a shocking personality all of its own. This lightning-paced comedy tackles the big themes of death, grief, depression, guilt and religious hypocrisy, with a little help from one foul-mouthed puppet.

Hush Now

2-6 April. Directed by Danielle Florence & Carl Fletcher

Hush Now is a semi-devised piece utilising physical theatre and puppetry to tell the story of a family fractured by grief. The play centres around a teenager haunted by his own guilt. He navigates the world in a new way since his father was taken from him, but as the pain he feels festers and grows, so does the monster that begins to torment him…

Auditions 14, 15, 16 January!

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

Autumn Season auditions

Season Launch party – 13 Sept

Oh my, it’s theatre’ing time again! Come to our season launch party on 13 September, from 7:30pm at Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon Street. You can grab a beer, mingle with all the nice people, chat to the directors — oh did I say Directors? Well yes I did because we’ve got a bunch of shows that we need you to be involved with!

Come theatre-types all, both KDC regulars and the new-and-shiny. We’re going to be needing a cast for all this lot, so come and show us what you got (auditions will be 17-19 September). If you’re not one of those actor-types, there are also a number of non-cast roles that we will need to fill, so come round, say hi! We are a very friendly bunch of folks and can’t wait to meet you!

Here’s the lineup for this season, full details in the linked audition notices:


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

Audition FAQ

Ahead of our auditions for Future Imperfect, we have a handy FAQ of information.

Want to act in the show?

Auditions will take place Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th April at Clean Break (2 Patshull Rd, London NW5 2LB) from 6.45 – 9pm each night, with recalls at the same venue on Sunday 29th (Invite only). You just need to attend one night.

Audition FAQ

Do I need to register ahead of the audition?
No, just turn up and fill out a form when you get there.

Do I need to pay?
No, all our auditions are free.

Will I need to pay if cast?
Yes, you pay for performance roles so we can keep on making theatre.
Full price membership: £70
Concessions: £35

Please note full price membership means you have no fee to pay if you get cast again within the next year.

Do I need to prepare anything in advance?
For Future Imperfect you will not have to prepare anything as it will be a workshop audition.

What about doing tech/design/stage managing?
If you would like to take a role that is not on the stage, it would be free, just drop an email to publicity@kdctheatre.com.

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.

Othello Cast List

 

Congratulations to the cast of Othello. This production will be performed at Baron’s Court Theatre from 27 – 31 March.

Roderigo: Billy Knowles

Iago: Martin Shaw

Brabantio: Stephen Reimer 

Othello: Elliott Bornemann

Cassio: Nick Edwards

The Duke: Helen Jackson

Lodovico: Keir Mills

Desdemona: Izzie Price

Montano: Graham White

Emilia: Julia Pagett

Bianca: Lene Kqiku

Ensemble: Eddie Coleman

Ensemble: Ian Green

Crew, if needed at this point, is:

Director: Duncan Moore

Assistant Director: Sarah Beebe

Stage Manager: Asma Mani

Fight director: Enric Ortuno

Music: Ewen Moore

Lighting and sound: Martin E. Rosso

The Red Envelope Project Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of The Red Envelope Project. It will be performed at Barons Court Theatre from 13 -17 March.

Alex Lopez

Annabel Thomson

Amelia Sharp

Jess Rogers

Salomé Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of Salomé, the show will be performed at The Rosemary Branch Theatre from 20 – 24th March.

Salomé: Grace Arnold

John: Sonny Cassone

Herod: Charles Sobry

Herodias: Gabriella Gummer-Davies

Young Man: Richard Copperwaite

First Soldier: Sabrina Bals

The Executioner: Maxime Noel

Creative Team

Director: Laura Torn

Assistant Director: Assistant Director

Music: Johnny Parr

Props: Aidan Carroll

Movement Director: Olivia Stone