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.

Spring season launch

Ready to kick off the new year with a new part? Then it’s time to get involved with KDC’s fresh new batch of productions. To get the inside scoop, come to the Season Launch.

When? Sunday 5th January, 4pm
Where? Hoop & Grapes pub, 80 Farringdon Street
Why? Hear from the directors, find out all about auditions and meet KDC newbies and regulars.


Grab a drink from the bar and pull up a pew among some friendly faces. 
Top tip: read the audition notices if you can’t wait to find out more.

Audition info: Pomona, Rules for Living, Snatch & Merkin

All that Christmas period gorging has settled down now, are you ready to get involved in building something in the new year? Kick the new season off with our season launch party to hear from the directors, followed by auditions the following week. You can audition for all 3 shows on any single night, so whatddya waiting for? Get that new year resolution in action and make some theatre 🙂

Find out more at the season launch party, Sunday 5th January, 4pm, Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon.

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Directed by Tom Cunningham


Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft

Directed by Duncan Moore


Snatch & Merkin

Directed by Anna Markland


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

Upcoming auditions, open to all!

Auditions: 7, 8, 9 January 2020, 6:40pm
Theatre Deli – Broadgate Studios

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Directed by Tom Cunningham

Ollie has come to Manchester to look for her missing twin sister. There, she finds out about the mysterious place Pomona – a seemingly abandoned space in the centre of the city. What dark secrets is Pomona hiding? This dark play blends elements of horror, sci-fi and tabletop RPGs into a brilliantly written story that explores the claustrophobia and extremes of modern city life.

Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft

Directed by Duncan Moore

It starts out simple and descends into madness…. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without sprouts, presents, a game or two and a good old family argument. And this is what you get in Sam Holcroft’s brilliantly funny comedy, Rules for Living.

Sibling rivalries, suppressed resentments, jealousy and secrets are just some of the things that must remain hidden as a family gets together for Christmas.

And also, our devised project: 

Snatch & Merkin

Directed by Anna Markland & Dean Reilly

Funny. Futuristic. Feminist. Film Noir.
These are the building blocks that the cast & creatives will use to write a new piece via a playful process combining improvisation and devising techniques. We will focus on exploring the core themes of the work (technologically advanced sex toys, 21st century villains, GenZ feminism), and combining their elements into a dark comedy.

Find out more at the season launch party, 5th January, 4pm, Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon.

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

Hear from the directors

See our chair & artistic director talk about us, and hear this season’s directors talk about their new shows in these videos from our season launch party this week.

KDC & ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Sarah & Carl talk about KDC, and then Nick talks about ‘Tis Pity (skip to 16:35 for him!)

Animal Farm

Saskia talks all things Animal Farm!

Autumn Season Launch

Come meet the directors and the whole team, it’s our Autumn Season Launch this Thursday at the Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon! Join us from 7pm and grab yourself a beer, you can hear all about our little merry band and both directors for the season will be talking about their new shows. You can quiz them about the upcoming auditions, what they wanna see, and find out how you can get involved. All welcome, map below. We’ll be on the first floor!

Our shows for this Autumn:

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore
by John Ford
Directed by Nick Mouton


Animal Farm
adapted by Nelson Bond from the book by George Orwell
Directed by Saskia van ‘t Hoff


Season Launch

7pm, Thursday 12th September at the Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon Street