4th annual New Writing competition

It’s time again for Full Stack, our yearly invite to writers experienced and new to get our their keyboards and start a-tapping! We’re looking for very short scripts for an anthology show in the summer, so please get your thinking caps on, we want to see your fantastic ideas. The theme for this year’s show will be

Writing on the Wall

The format is designed to encourage simplicity and efficiency of story telling, so submissions need to be

  • No longer than 4 sides of A4 paper (ie about 8 minutes)
  • No more than 3 actors needed

It can be shorter than 4 pages, and have more than 3 characters (as long as 3 actors can portray them all). You can also submit as many scripts as you like.

Please send your scripts to newwriting@kdctheatre.com, by 22 March. Good hunting!

Cast lists

Congratulations to our new crop of actors, and thanks to everyone who came to the auditions. Here are our Spring Season casts:

Pomona

Zeppo – Nick Fraser
Ollie – Emma Miles
Fay – Milly Walters
Gale – Anna Kretschmer
Moe – Tom Ryder
Charlie – Joe Callanan
Keaton – Anie Hussan

Rules For Living

Matthew – David Hepburn
Carrie – Emma Robson
Sheena – Sarah Beebe
Adam – James Cross
Edith – Josephine Mason
Francis – Stephen Reimer

Snatch & Merkin

Sapphire Samiullah
Lenia Korma
Peadar Donnelly
Vikash Kawa
Douglas Badder
Danielle Keene
Maura Murphy
Sofía García

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.

Christmas Quiz

Many congratulations to Animal Farm for their run last week. Some photos at the bottom of the page.

Next up – the annual KDC Christmas Quiz. Come one and all, bring your most colourful jumpers (if you like) and take part in some silliness at the Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon, 10 December, from 7:30pm. All welcome! Prizes will be extremely cheap!

KDC Christmas Quiz

See you there!

Animal Farm

Spring Season Dates

For those that like to plan ahead, here are our dates for January – April 2020.

Season Launch

Date: Sunday 5 January 2o20
Time: 4 pm
Venue: Hoop and Grapes pub, Farringdon Street

Auditions

Dates: Tue 7, Wed 8, Thurs 9 January 2020
Time: Registration 6.40 pm. End by 10 pm
Venue: Theatre Deli – Broadgate Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PA

Recall audition (by invitation)

Date: Sat 11 January 2020
Time: Registration 1 pm. End by 5 pm
Venue: Clean Break Studios, 2 Patshull Road, London, NW5 2LB

Rehearsals

Dates: from 14 January 2020
Times: Mon, Tue and Wed evenings, Saturday/Sunday day times (3 rehearsals per week). The tech and dress will take place during the day on the Monday before each show. If cast, you will need to be available for the daytime tech/dress.
Venues: Various in central London

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Directed by Tom Cunningham

Dates: Tue 24 – Sat 28 March 2020
Show Time: 7.30 pm
Venues: Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town

Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft

Directed by Duncan Moore

Dates: Tue 7 – Sat 11 April 2020
Show Time: 7.30pm
Venues: South London Theatre, West Norwood

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

Animal Farm – this week

This week at the Barons Court Theatre, Tuesday-Saturday, Animal Farm.

A rebellion is being planned – the animals are taking over the asylum. Well, the farm. With song and bloodshed the suppressed successfully manage to overthrow the tyrannical overlords, to create a utopia of equality and prosperity. What could go wrong?

Book your tickets now as we’re running out! Tickets can be reserved here: 020 8932 4747.
Please note this is a cash only box office.

All the details here

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore – on now

And we’re off! Massive congratulations for a stormin’ first night for the ‘Tis Pity bunch. Come see them this week before it’s too late!

Also, sneak preview of the Spring 2020 season in the programme, the only way to find out what they are this week is come see the show. Incentives!

Tickets here