Meet the Writers of Future Imperfect

Future Imperfect is the new writing show created out of a call out for writing of 4 pages or less. The show is a compilation of 13 pieces that were submitted and selected by our 6 directors, which will be performed at The Lion and the Unicorn Theatre on the 19th – 23rd June.

Tickets available online

Pete Barrett

Pete has been writing plays, children’s books and short stories for most of his life. His plays have won or been shortlisted in 18 competitions in recent years. He has had seven professional productions. A collection of stories written for the Interact Reading Service Out Loud: 36 Twisted Tales has sold many thousands of copies on Kindle. More of his work is on his website

Matt Beames

Matt is a freelance writer based in Hampshire. His writing for theatre has been performed around the UK and in the US. His work is often inspired by mythology and folklore, and his recent adaptation of Sleeping Beauty has been published by Aurora Metro Books. Many of his theatre projects tell stories of near futures, and he is delighted to be a part of Future Imperfect.
Whilst much of Matt’s writing for theatre, his other projects include writing prose fiction, comics and also board games.

Rachael Carnes

Professionally, Rachael is the director of Arts & Culture for the Oregon Supported Living Program, an organization that serves people with disabilities. She discovered playwriting in 2016 and had her first professional production last year. And as a professional journalist and editor, Carnes regularly contributes to publications throughout the Northwest. With a collaborative spirit, Rachael recently brought together 20 playwrights from across the country, creating end editing PLAYWRIGHTS SAY NEVER AGAIN TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, a full-length work that has had staged readings in theaters across the country.

Danielle Florence

Danielle was born and raised on an island in Canada, went to drama school at the same place as the guy from Silicon Valley and then moved to Korea for a year to eat her weight in bibimbap. Since coming to London she’s appeared in many KDC shows and directed one. This is her first time writing anything that will be staged, which is likely to be obvious. During the day, she works at Theatre Deli as their Marketing Department.


Ian Green

I’ve appeared in several shows with KDC in the past including Otherworldly, a devised play that I helped to script alongside the rest of the cast.

I started writing short plays a couple of years ago as part of Andy Marchant’s “10 Minutes a Month” playwriting challenge. I am very happy to have had my piece selected for Future Imperfect and am really looking forward to seeing what Govind and the cast do with the script!

Catrin Fflur Huws

Catrin Fflur Huws is a Welsh playwright. Her play ‘To Kill A Machine’ about the cryptanalyst Alan Turing, was nominated for 4 Wales Theatre Awards in 2016, and was a finalist in the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Award for Playwrighting in the same year. In 2011 and 2012 she was part of the Sherman Theatre’s Gair ar Led and Spread the Word programmes, and has also been part of Theatr Clwyd and Gladstone Library’s Writer in Residence Scheme.

Helen Jackson

By day I’m a marketing manager but by night I’m a drama junkie. I’ve been performing in plays with KDC and other theatre companies for many years now so it’s exciting to be involved in theatre from a different perspective. When I’m writing I find myself acting out all the parts which helps me think through what might work dramatically. I really enjoy the challenge of taking a theme and imagining what stories can come out of it.


Scott Mullen

Scott Mullen is a longtime Hollywood screenplay analyst and screenwriter, a two-time winner of Amazon Studios’ screenwriting contest, whose thriller THE SUMMONING aired on TV One. His short plays have been performed around the world.



Ken Preuss

Ken Preuss is a Central Florida playwright and teacher. His published one-acts for teens and assorted short plays have been produced in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and 46 of the 50 United States

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Othello Cast Biographies

Billy Knowles – Roderigo
This is Billy’s fourth production with KDC after appearing in Stags & Hens, Bones and most recently Den of Thieves. Previous shows include The Magnetic Lady, Boom Bang-a-Bang, Bacchus In Rehab, Amore the Merrier and Shopping & F***ing at the Edinburgh Fringe. Billy has also performed in several shows with ARC Theatre Ensemble and as part of The Works, a choir ran by the ENO. Billy has recently returned to touring with Rainbow Theatre London playing various characters in rep, which he’s really enjoying. Othello is Billy’s first ever Shakespeare production and he’s very excited to be part of it and to join a talented cast and crew.

Martin Shaw – Iago
Martin studied Drama many miles away and many years ago at a University far away up North. Since then he has worked in the book trade and acted in several theatre companies around the UK. This is his fourth show with KDC, where he reignited is love for acting 8 years ago at the Barons Court Theatre after a 12 year hiatus. Previous Shakespearean roles include Claudius in Hamlet (KDC), Touchstone in As You Like It, Tranio in Taming of the Shrew and most recently Don Jon/Dogberry in The Tower Theatre’s tour to Paris in 2017. Martin hopes you find the character of Iago just as fascinating, ambiguous and as beguiling as he has bringing him to life here. He hopes above all you can forgive him for what he is about to do…

Stephen Reimer – Brabantio and Ensemble
Stephen is excited to be a part of this KDC production, his UK theatrical debut no less! Previous credits include HMS Pinafore and The Mikado (G&S), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Orton), The Bear (Chekhov), and High School Musical on Stage! (he’s not so proud of that last one to be completely honest…) Stephen is from Canada and makes a point of telling everyone about it.

Ian Green – Ensemble
Ian is delighted to be returning to KDC. Previously he was Paris in Romeo / Juliet, in which he failed to get the girl so hard it killed him. Other performances include Bob Acres in The Rivals (Sedos), where he barely survived his inability to get the girl, as well as various (sometimes human) characters in the improvised Dreaming on a Midsummer’s Night and the devised Otherworldly (both KDC). Will any of his four (count them!) characters get the girl tonight? You’ll have to wait and see!

Eddie Coleman – Ensemble
Eddie has been involved in amateur theatre for the last 18 years, working both backstage and on stage. He has acted, and directed, for KDC Theatre, and was the Artistic Director for KDC Theatre for several years. He is delighted to be back working with Duncan and KDC Theatre in Othello. He also writes and his next play, Fan Girl, will be part of the Edinburgh Fringe this August

Elliott Bornemann – Othello
This is Elliott’s third outing with KDC, his second time being directed by Duncan and his first Shakespeare lead. Elliott trained at Rose Bruford graduating in European Theatre Arts. Past credits include Aladdin in a school panto tour of Aladdin, new writing political satire Lottery (Pleasance Theatre), multiple roles in All in the Timing (Edinburgh Fringe) and Judas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Barons Court Theatre).

Nick Edwards – Cassio
Nick has been a member of KDC for almost 10 years and has been involved in 10 productions in that time including directing Breathing Corpses. Other acting credits have been: Bones, Disappeared, Six Degrees of Separation, Casual Encounters and Well Dressed. Nick is very excited to be in his first ever Shakespeare play!

Helen Jackson – The Duke
Helen knew she was destined for the stage following her first acclaimed theatrical role as ‘Tree in a Forest’. Since then she has played a tree on two other occasions. Luckily she has also enjoyed some slightly meatier roles where she has (hopefully) been less wooden. This is Helen’s 8th KDC production. She has previously appeared in A Clockwork Orange, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tamer Tamed, Electra, Blood Wedding, Well Dressed and Romeo and Juliet.

Keir Mills – Lodovico
This is Keir’s sixth production with KDC having previously exacerbated a family feud as Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, been caught in the middle of one as Dr Cardin in The Children’s Hour, hamming up his Tony Soprano vernacular to its upmost as Sal in Den Of Thieves and most recently laying down some choice ideals in Stuart Slade’s BU21.
Alongside his stage work, Keir’s on-screen credits include the feature films City Rats and Shaun Of The Dead and acclaimed shorts, Honeymoon, The Outcasts and Green Means Stop. Not forgetting TV Shows including Channel 4’s Teachers and Messiah and the usual rounds of The Bill (R.I.P.) Holby City and Casualty amongst others. Keir is proud of the fact that Charlie Brooker once called him the biggest c**t in advertising for a truly appalling Coke Zero commercial.
Previous to this, the most amount of times Keir had written ‘Keir’ in any singular piece of writing was five. So Keir is proud to have taken the opportunity to beat this record… comfortably. Keir is pretty sure bio will be cut.

Izzie Price – Desdemona
This is Izzie’s second production with KDC, having played Rosalie Wells in The Children’s Hour in 2016. Other theatre includes playing Sara Crewe in A Little Princess (Theatre N16/Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Athena in The Furies and Sybil Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). She read Theology at Durham University and recently completed a History of Art course at The British Institute of Florence, Italy. Izzie is loving every minute of rehearsing this amazing play, especially with such a talented cast, and hopes you all enjoy the show!

Graham White – Montano and Ensemble
Graham is delighted to be making his KDC debut in this sexy production of Othello. The show also marks Graham’s first Shakespeare play, having got a taste for historical dramedies whilst appearing in Sheridan’s The Rivals with Sedos last year. In his spare time, Graham enjoys cutting the McDonald’s coupons out of the Metro and working towards his goal weight of ‘Kim Kardashian West’ (one kilogram to go!)

Julia Pagett – Emilia
Julia graduated from Drama Studio London in 2014 after having attained a degree in French Studies from Warwick University. She is currently represented by Inspiration Management.
Julia is both a stage, screen and voice-over actress. Immediately before this production, Julia finished up a run at The Brockley Jack Theatre, performing in The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, which received 4 Off-Westend nominations.
As well as acting, Julia is an avid writer, singer and poet with a passion for learning – she is currently using the majority of her free time studying for a diploma in Digital Marketing, her mantra being: ‘Never judge a book by its cover!’

Lene Kqiku – Bianca
This is Lene Kqiku’s second production with KDC. She trained as a contemporary dancer in Finland, but after moving to London in 2013 has been actively pursuing her true passion for acting. After studying with a range of acting schools, she has wrapped on a number of short film projects, including the upcoming sci-fi Opus One, drama Brexit and psychological horror thriller Carcera, with more in pre-production.

Future Imperfect – Writing Deadline

Don’t forget the deadline for submissions for Future Imperfect – our summer season new writing project – is 31 March. Continue reading “Future Imperfect – Writing Deadline”

Charitable status

KDC Theatre is nearly 80 years old. Times have changed, and the way in which we’re governed doesn’t fully comply with the rules for associations like ours. As a result, at this year’s Christmas Quiz – 7 December 2017 at the Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon, we shall be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting to decide on becoming a charitable organisation.

The first step to becoming a charity is to agree a new constitution. The old one-page constitution isn’t robust enough for the Charity Commission.

Have a look at the proposed new constitution. Please send us comments using the form below.

Spring Season 2018 director pitches

If you’re interested in directing in Spring 2018, read on…


  1. Pitches open – prospective directors to register interest on contact form
  2. Pitching questionnaire – prospective directors to complete (by 21 October)
  3. Interviews – prospective directors meet with Chair (21 – 29 October)
  4. Decision – Spring productions confirmed (by 8 November)


  1. Name of the play you want to pitch and author?
  2. Approx running time of play? Will you have an interval?
  3. Brief description of the plot of the play?
  4. Genre?
  5. Number of actors? Male/female split?
  6. Why do you want to direct this play? What do you plan to do with it? Why would actors want to be involved?
  7. What experience do you have of working with/managing groups of people? Include theatre/directing experience or from another area of your life.
  8. Are you available for all three of the available slots for Spring?
  9. Do you intend to work alongside an assistant director or producer? If so, do you have people in mind?
  10. Is there anything else you want to tell us?
  11. On occasion we are unable to attain performance rights for plays, so ask directors to consider a rights free alternative production as a back-up (if their first choice isn’t rights free)? Do you already have an alternative play in mind?

Spring Season dates:

4 or 11 Jan – Season Launch event
15 – 18 Jan – Auditions
20 Jan – Recalls
22 Jan onwards – Mon, Wed, Sun – Rehearsals

12 – 17 March, Production week Show 1, Barons Court Theatre W14
19 – 24 March, Production week Show 2, Lion & Unicorn Theatre NW5
26 – 31 March, Production week Show 3, Barons Court Theatre W14

KDC Committee 2017-18

Congratulations to the new committee:

Chair – Sarah Dobson
Artistic Director – Steph Urquhart
Treasurer – William Baltyn
Technical Director – David Balfour
Publicity – Vicky Olusanya
New Writing Co-Ordinator – Carl Fletcher
Webmaster – William Baltyn
Executive Officers – Emma Knott, Kim Morrison
Deputy Chair – Carl Fletcher

Annual General Meeting 2017

As Summer makes an appearance we in the KDC committee are getting ready for the AGM. This year it’s on Tuesday 11 July at 7pm at the Hoop and Grapes.

It’s a great chance for you to have your say on the direction KDC will take for the next year so we’d love to see lots of you there. We’ll present a review of the year gone by, elect the new committee, and answer your questions on what the future hold for us.

Being on the KDC committee is a brilliant way for you to directly influence the shows and activities that we put on for our members. From show budgets and subs, to the shows themselves and how we market them, all these things and more are up to the committee to decide.

If you’d like to put yourself forward to be on the committee please contact Secretary Sarah by Monday 10 July to formally put your name in the hat. At the AGM you’ll be asked to give a 2 minute pitch on why you’d like the role and answer any questions before everyone there votes. You’ll need someone on the committee to propose you, and someone else to second you.

To help you decide if you’d like to stand, here’s a rundown of the committee positions and details on who’s standing down. You can still put yourself forward for a role if the existing person isn’t stepping down.

Chair – big boss of the committee who keeps everyone in check and on plan. Applicants must be existing committee members. Emma is standing down this year. For more info contact Emma on

Artistic Director – responsible for setting the artistic direction of the company, choosing all the shows we put on and which theatres we use. Applicants must be existing committee members. Kim is standing down this year. For more info contact Kim on

Treasurer – holder of the bank account details and responsible for making sure we spend money on the right things. Applicants must be existing committee members. For more info contact Will on

Secretary – needs to be an excellent organiser to keep the wheels of KDC turning. For more info contact Sarah on

New Writing Co-Ordinator – sources original writing for KDC to put on and nurtures our pool of writers. For more info contact Carl on

Tech Director – lights, sound, props, costumes; all the things that make the actors look good! For more info contact Dave on

Publicity – responsible for getting the word out about all the good things we’re doing. For more info contact Vicky on

Social Secretary – chief drinker and organiser of KDC get togethers. For more info contact Steph on

Webmaster – curator of the website and general go to person for all things computer-based! For more info contact Will on

Executive Officers – very helpful people who pick up projects as the committee needs them to. A good starting place if you’re pondering committee life. For more info contact Emma on

We look forward to seeing lots of you in July. In the meantime, happy sunbathing!