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:

Alex Lopez
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 go on sale shortly.

Come audition for Obsession!

Fill in the online audition form here!

Our 5th annual Full Stack show – Obsession – will be staged at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre from 29 June to 03 July, 2021, live on an actual stage! (*gasp*)

And to stage a play, we need actors. So we are auditioning next week! Download the full audition notice HERE and read on for the important dates & information!

When: Monday 12, Tuesday 13, and Wednesday 14 April 2021
Choose whichever date suits you best, but bear in mind that auditions get busier later in the week. 
Time: Welcome at 6.45pm. Auditions start at 7pm till ~9.30pm.
Where: Online via Zoom

Auditions are free and open to all. You do not need to prepare anything for the audition.

Let’s get back on stage!

Excited to get back in front of an audience? Then sign up for auditions by filling out the online audition form so that we have your contact details and know to expect you.

Auditions, this Thursday

The Most Lamentable Comedy, and the Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisby

*Audition signup now closed*

What would Shakespeare be doing today if he was still alive? Well, obviously he’d be telling people what it was like to be over 450 years old, plus, like many other people in the theatre industry, he’d be working out how best to perform plays via Zoom.

And that is what KDC will be doing as we perform via Zoom on 31 March – 2 April, the Mechanicals’ scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Whilst in lockdown, Quince, Bottom, Snug, Flute, Snout and Starveling must rehearse a play over Zoom to perform it for the Duke and Duchess on their wedding night (via Zoom). Think the Handforth Parish Council meeting, with even more inflated egos.

KDC are holding online auditions to perform in this comedy of putting on a play where we’ll be mining the script for every drop of comedy along with mining the fact we are having to rehearse a play on Zoom for a performance on Zoom for every other drop of comedy.

Quince, Bottom, Snug, Flute, Snout and Starveling are often referred to as Mechanicals. They are a group of amateur and incompetent actors and that incompetence shines through as they rehearse and perform their play.

Gender is not important. Age is not important. Shakespearian experience is not important. What is important is the drive to make scenes that are funny on the page even funnier on the Zoom stage.

The first round of auditions will Thursday 25 February from 7pm revolve around group work, some improvisation and you may be asked to read both Bottom and Quince – see script below.

The Audition Notices are Up

Ahead of next week’s auditions for the KDC Autumn Season, we’re pleased to share the Audition Notices, hot off the press and ready for your reading pleasure.

Hot off the press!

Ahead of next week’s auditions for the KDC Autumn Season, we’re pleased to share the Audition Notices, hot off the press and ready for your reading pleasure.

SEEDS

BY DONNA HOKE, DIRECTED BY SARAH BEEBE

Click here to read the Seeds Audition Notice

Mirandolina

BY CARLO GOLDONI, DIRECTED BY IACOPO FARUSI & LETICIA TEXIDOR

Click here to read the Mirandolina Audition Notice

Where do I sign up?

All the dates and registration links are below. If you’ve got any questions, come along to the interactive Season Launch and put this season’s directors on the hot seat. We’ll be sharing a bit more about our concept season and you’ll get a taste of what being involved in the season will be like. (Yes that means games as well as chat – so put a nice shirt on, grab a drink and be ready!)

Season Launch
MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 19:00-20:15

Audition Dates
TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00
WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00

Register for the online Autumn Season Launch
Sign up for auditions here

It’s Autumn 2020 KDC Audition Time

Audition Dates:
TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00 ; WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00

This year our auditions take place on two nights. You can audition for both shows by attending on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening.


Audition Dates
TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00
WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00


AGENDA
Introduction and set up: 18:45 – 19:00
Audition slot 1: 19:00 – 20:00
Audition slot 2: 20:00 – 21:00

To register for auditions, click here.

The recalls will be by invitation only on Sunday 11 October.

You can find out about the shows here:

SEEDS

BY DONNA HOKE, DIRECTED BY SARAH BEEBE

Mirandolina

BY CARLO GOLDONI, DIRECTED BY IACOPO FARUSI & LETICIA TEXIDOR

The audition notices for each show will be posted very soon…

For more details, come along to the KDC Season Launch on MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 19:00-20:15

Register to come along to the online Autumn Season Launch

Auditions this week

Locked up inside? Only interacting with the wider world by peering through your computer’s tiny webcam? Wanna put some art into that webcam?

Tonight, tomorrow & Thursday we’re auditioning for our Writing on the Wall new writing show. We’re going completely online!

Info & sign up here!

You. Me. (some others). Zoom. Tonight.

Here’s a picture of a pub to remind us what that’s like

From 7pm, line yourself up a snack and a drink and come hang out, and find out about the latest happenin’s! On Zoom. And Facebook, if we can work out how to do that :/

Writing on the Wall auditions

Audition sign-up link for our summer season is here! KDC are going all-digital for the summer, audition from the comfort of your very lovely houses 🙂

Audition Notice for Writing on the Wall

Spring auditions this week

Sad post-Christmas? Ready for a new challenge? Join up with KDC this term for our new projects, auditions Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings at Broadgate Theatre Deli. They are free and you can audition for all projects on a single evening.

Audition Information


Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Skriker is no longer being produced by KDC this season.