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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.