With much sadness I have to announce that we will not be performing our shows, Pomona, Rules for Living, and Snatch & Merkin, in the Spring Season. With the current health situation it is not safe for the cast to rehearse, or audiences to attend. Massive thanks to the teams of all three productions, it is hugely frustrating for everyone that we got so close to performance before world events took over. But now we must be responsible and help protect the population.
Anyone who has bought tickets already should have their refund processed in the next few weeks.
KDC still fully intends to put on these shows. We cannot do them right now but we are already planning for future dates. Stay tuned for further announcements!
We’re needing help on the box office and ushering for KDC’s production of “Rules for Living”. If you can help us you can see the show for free!
The show is being performed nightly from 7–11 April at South London Theatre (The Old Fire Station, 2A Norwood High St, Norwood, London SE27 9NS), which is very close to West Norwood station (with services to London Victoria and London Bridge). There are also several bus routes to the venue from Brixton Tube, which take about 15-17 minutes.
We are looking for three volunteers for each of the five nightly performances (there is no Saturday matinee): two ushers and one box office assistant. The ushers will each be able to watch the entirety of the performance for free on the nights they are working. The box office assistant will be accompanied by the box office manager, a permanent SLT employee, and will remain in the foyer for the duration of the performance, but will be given two vouchers to see the show for free on a different night with a friend.
Performances begin at 19:30, so volunteers would have to be present at the venue by no later than 18:30 to receive a briefing and get settled.
Our fabulous and fantasmagorical spring season shows are now on sale! From the dark and sinister inner-city machinations of Pomona, to the farcical emotional angst of Rules for Living. With a light sprinkling of our futuristic noir new writing project Snatch & Merkin. We have whatever you want in a play! (as long as it is within the limited set outlined above…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
For those that like to plan ahead, here are our dates for January – April 2020.
Date: Sunday 5 January 2o20 Time: 4 pm Venue: Hoop and Grapes pub, Farringdon Street
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
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