Casting news for You, Me, and Noor

Thanks to all our auditionees, we had a great turnout this season and it was difficult to choose from so much talent. We wanted to keep you all!

But we had to make a choice so without further ado, our cast for this season’s show, You, Me, and Noor:

Brit Bones – Dahlia
Craig Gilchrist – Desk Monster
David Stevens – Baines
Emma Sinden – C
Helena Khullar – B
Izzy Boreham – Sara
Jacky Rowland – A
Jan Nirmal – Avinash
Julia Blyth – Eve
Julian Guassardo – Adam
Omar Aga – Abercrombie
Steph Farrell – Amy
Zora Owen – Death

Congratulations to all actors!

You, Me, and Noor will run from 28 June to 02 July at the Drayton Arms Theatre. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Auditions coming up!

We are just a few days away from auditions for our summer show, You, Me, and Noor. KDC auditions are always free and open to all, and we need a big cast for this show! So sign up now and come along next week.

AUDITIONS

Mon 16 May / Wed 18 May 2022, 7pm -9:30pm
Theatre Deli (Broadgate), 2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF

Auditions are free and open to all. Attend whichever one night suits you best. Recalls take place on Saturday 21 May from 12noon – 4pm.

The audition notice can be found HERE.

Remember to complete the online audition form in advance.

SHOW DATES

28 June – 2 July 2022
Drayton Arms Theatre, 53 Old Brompton Rd, Greater, London SW5 0LJ

KDC Season Launch on Tuesday 3 May – Meet the Directors

This summer KDC invites you to audition for You, Me, and Noor, KDC Theatre’s annual new writing competition and show.

Each year we set a brand new brief, and invite writers to submit new short plays. The winning entries are honed into a one-of-a-kind intertwined production, with a group of actors, directors and writers collaborating to bring the theme to life. This year we’re excited to present our re-vamped version of our Full Stack production.

Want to learn more? Come along to KDC’s Season Launch at Theatre Deli Bar, 7pm Tuesday 3 May.

KDC SUMMER SEASON LAUNCH

Tuesday 3 May 2022, 7pm
Theatre Deli bar, 2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF

Hear the directors and showrunner speak about our summer production and answer your questions at the Season Launch. You can also talk to them about getting involved in other backstage ways.

Add the Season Launch to your calendar

Find out about audition dates here

Auditions this week!

Come along on either Monday 24 or Thursday 27 January, and complete the online audition form in advance.

You got this. We’ll see you there!

It’s that time again! Auditions for The Real Inspector Hound, an absurdist comedy by the always-hilarious Tom Stoppard and our devised show, The Heroine’s Journey, a story of loss and rebuilt connection are this week. Come along on either Monday 24 or Thursday 27 January, 7pm.

You only need to come to one audition evening and you can audition for both shows, one after the other.

Please take a covid test before you come and wear a mask, and make sure to complete the ONLINE AUDITION FORM before your audition.

Full details are below:

We’ll see you at the auditions!

KDC Season Launch on Tuesday 18 Jan – Meet the Directors

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Hear the directors speak about their project, and answer your questions at the Season Launch. You can also talk to them about getting involved in other backstage ways.

Tuesday 18 January 2022, 7 pm
Theatre Deli, Broadgate (in the ground floor bar). 2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF

Add the Season Launch to your calendar

Auditions ahoy!

So many nice things, I cannot take it!

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!

That’s a wrap for 2021 & looking forward

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:

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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.

Next up

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 Stopparddirected by Anna Markland & Dean Reilly Performing 29 March – 2 April
A new devised show (details TBA)directed by Carl FletcherPerforming 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!

Auditions + extracts

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st September

Come to one evening only (you can audition for both shows on the same evening)

Lovely to meet so many new people at the season launch yesterday, very much looking forward to the auditions next week. Here’s all the info you need:

Audition noticeAdditional material
Titus Andronicus – Audition NoticeTitus audition extracts (Please note you do not need to learn these, they are just for reference if you would like to know what will be used in the initial audition)
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – Audition Noticen/a

Please note that due to unforseen circumstances, we are no longer able to audition The Bald Soprano this season.

Autumn auditions

Massive congratulations to the Pomona team for their run last week, and getting their corona-delayed production finally in front of live audiences. A big achievement all round.

But the wheel doesn’t stop turning here at KDC towers! It’s time to announce our autumn season shows, and your chance to get involved either by auditioning to act or backstage.

Autumn Season shows

First up, we have action-packed blood-soaked Shakespeare in Titus Andronicus. It’ll be a modern adaptation, exploring the dangers of revenge and how it can twist the intentions of everyone it touches.

Our second show will be Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, about censorship and free speech in a world where people are limited to 140 words per day.

Auditions are free and open to all, and will be held 20 & 21 September in the evening. You only need to come to one audition and you can audition for both plays on the same evening.

Recalls take place on the evening of 23 September.

Auditions

Attend whichever date suits you best, and you can audition for all 3 plays on the same evening.

Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 September 2021
7pm-9:30pm (registration from 6:45pm)
Theatre Deli, Broadgate. 2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF

Titus Andronicus, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Matt Aldridge and Jess Rogers
Performance dates: 16-20 November 2021
 
Audition notice
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, by Sam Steiner
Directed by Lloyd Smith and Sarah Berryman
Performance dates: 23-27 November 2021 

Audition notice

Meet the directors

Hear the directors speak about their project, and answer your questions at the Season Launch. You can also talk to them about getting involved in other backstage ways.

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 7pm
Theatre Deli, Broadgate (in the ground floor bar). 2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF

Add the Season Launch to your calendar

Edit: Please note that due to unforseen circumstances, we are no longer able to audition The Bald Soprano this season.

Obsession winners & cast

We are very happy to announce the winners of our Full Stack writing competition, and the cast and directors that will make the winning scripts come to life in our show in June!

Without further ado and in no particular order, here are our script writing winners:

Barry Wood
Jamie Lakritz
Natascha Graham
Amy Oestreicher
Jen Moss
Alan Kilpatrick
Nick Mouton
Carl Fletcher
Darren Donohue
Olly Clifford

A very big thank you to all the writers who submitted their plays. We had a great time reading through all your submissions, and it was very hard just to pick ten winners!

Of course we need actors to perform those wonderful words. The auditions were busy and fun, and we want to extend a huge congratulations to our fantastic cast:

Aoife Spengeman
Carl Fletcher
David Hepburn
Grace Aldridge
Ian Green
Jacky Rowland
Sara Odeen-Isbister
Sarah Berryman

And heading up this creative endeavour are our lovely directors:

Jannina Brosowsky
Matt Aldridge
Florence Oliveira
Jon Foster
Jessica Rogers

Congratulations to everyone – let’s get back on stage and make some theatre!

Obsession will be staged 29 June – 03 July at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in London. Tickets are on sale here.