Autumn season 2023 auditions

Announcing auditions for actors for our autumn productions!

We have two shows in autumn 2023, and you can audition for both on the same day!

Hamlet: A Chamber Play
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Karack Osborn
Staged at Barons Court Theatre from 14 to 18 November 2023
Audition notice

Hans, The Witch and The Gobbin
Written by Alan Cullen
Directed by Gabriella Guymer-Davies
Staged at Barons Court Theatre from 21 to 25 November 2023
Audition notice

Auditions are free and open to all. Please pick one of the dates to attend and read the audition notices carefully to prepare.

Don’t forget to fill out the audition form before you audition!

Dates: Tues 12 or Wed 13 September 2023 (please choose one of these dates to attend)
Time: 6.45pm welcome and registration to ~10pm
Location: Theatre Deli Leadenhall, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF, London

Recalls by invitation are Sat 16 September, 12-4 at Theatre Deli Leadenhall.

If you’d like to hear the directors speak about their productions and ask them any questions, you can meet them at the KDC Autumn Season Launch on Monday 11 September, 7.30pm at the Theatre Deli Leadenhall bar. You can also talk to them about getting involved in other backstage ways.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Notice of the KDC Theatre AGM 2023

NOTICE IS GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of KDC Theatre will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 August 2023 at Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF, to transact the following business:


  1. Reports and accounts
  • Introduction and verbal report from the Chair, Sarah Dobson.
  • Verbal report from the Artistic Director, Saskia van ‘t Hoff.
  • Verbal report from the Treasurer, Hugo Wilson, alongside the accounts for the year ending 31 July 2023.
  1. Member proposed resolutions

Details of any proposed resolutions will be made available. Proposed resolutions should be sent to the Secretary by 11pm on 5 August 2023. If applicable, a revised agenda will be issued prior to the AGM. 

NB. Proposed resolutions may be submitted by full members of KDC by emailing with the subject line “Proposed Resolution”.  Find out who is a full KDC member here.

  1. Appointment of charity trustees

Nominations are required for the following officers: Chair, Artistic Director, Treasurer. 

Nominations for all trustees, including non-officers, must be received by 11pm on 5 August 2023. 

UPDATE: Due to technical issues with the nominations form, nominations are extended to 11pm on 8 August 2023.

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website (click here).

  1. Appointment of non-trustees to specified roles to assist in the running of the charity

Nominations of non-trustees to specified roles to assist in the running of the charity must be received by 11pm on 5 August 2023. 

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website (click here).

  1. Any other business

To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.

On behalf of the Board of charity trustees,

Helen Dickens


KDC Theatre


We would love to see you at the AGM! This is your chance to grill the committee, hear about our progress over the last year and (if you’re a member of KDC Theatre) vote in committee members. Please let us know if you can join us:

Want to be part of the best committee in town?

Can you make KDC Theatre even better? We need new committee members with the enthusiasm, passion and a small amount of time to help us do more of what we do best!

If you’d like to join our friendly committee and you’ve been involved in KDC in the last year, your friendly KDC Secretary can help you with that. Email for a chat ahead of the AGM.

KDC members can nominate and be nominated for committee positions at

Details of committee positions are here.

KDC’s 2023 Summer Season Launch

Want to learn about KDC Theatre and our upcoming Summer Season show, A Package Deal? Come along to KDC’s Season Launch at the Theatre Deli Leadenhall Bar at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.


Tuesday 2nd May 2023, 7pm
Theatre Deli Leadenhall bar
107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF

Hear the showrunner and directors talk about the production and answer your questions. You can also find out more about getting involved with KDC Theatre, including backstage roles.

No need to book a ticket or let us know in advance. Feel free to come along and meet the team!

When it Hits the Air: An Evening with KDC Theatre’s New Writers

The terror. The excitement! THE ANTICIPATION! These are the things going through a writer’s head when that thing they wrote is read out loud, in an actual theatre. Come and support the new cohort of KDC Theatre’s New Writing Group in their creative exploits with an evening of rehearsed readings that celebrate all manner of creations and experimentations. Be surprised and entertained by new plays written by the next generation of playwrights – and be the very first to hear them!

There’s no telling how this will turn out, because when it hits the air, it’s an entirely different story.

Run time

Appr. 70-80 minutes, no interval
Saturday 29 April, 7pm
Tickets £5

Ticket link:

Age restrictions

Cast list
Eloise McCreedy
Peadar Donnelly
Stephen Grist
Ahmet Cakir
Clive Moffatt
Simran Dhadda
Benjamin Gustilo
Stephen Reimer
Delaney Conway
Hülya Corty
Lorna Miri

Creatives list
Featuring the writings of Paul White, Anie Hu, Chris Stooke, Honor Leveson Gower, Elshadai Tesfaye, Arthur Pierce, Lauren Page, Natasha Porcella, Matthew Partridge, and Will Bird

Produced by Matthew Partridge and Stephen Reimer.

Directed by Arthur Pierce, Chris Stooke, Anie Hu, Matthew Partridge, and Elshadai Tesfaye

Special thanks to KDC Theatre’s New Writing Development Group co-convenor Rachael Carnes.

Calling all beginner directors

Come learn the craft in KDC’s Full Stack this Summer

If you’ve wanted to try your hand at directing, KDC is on the look out for up to 5 new directors to help bring our Full Stack summer show to life. You can have limited or even no prior experience – this is a chance to practice with a friendly, supportive group on shorter (around 10-15 minutes) new writing pieces. Want to find out more? Contact by 24 March.

Cast announcement!

Our spring season auditions were a lot of fun, and we got to see so much great talent. Which makes our jobs that much harder when we have to pick from that many fantastic actors! But our directors managed and we can now announce our two casts –

The cast for The Bus:
David Lindley-Pilley
Jula Konieczny
Gabrielle Woolgar
Rex Lee
Sophie Martin
Nick Mouton
Julia Blyth
Kimberly Taylor
Jack Lupton

The cast for Slither:
Adela McBrine
Antonia Kasoulidou
Anuli Changa
Freddie Wride
Keir Pagett-Mills
Malavika Suresh
Sarah-Luna Ace
Sarah Jost

Congratulations to the casts and directors!

Slither plays 21 – 25 March at the Barons Court Theatre.
The Bus plays 28 March – 01 April at the Drayton Arms Theatre.

Tickets go on sale soon.

KDC’s 2023 Spring Season Launch

KDC invites you to our Season Launch. Meet the directors on 13 January.

Want to learn about our upcoming shows? Come along to KDC’s Season Launch at the new Theatre Deli Bar, at the Leadenhall space at 7pm on Friday 13 January 2023.


Friday 13 January, 7 pm
Theatre Deli Leadenhall bar
107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF

Hear the directors speak about their productions and answer your questions. You can also talk to them about getting involved in other backstage ways.

Read the audition notices here.

Pitches now open!

With our Spring Season kicking off and our Full Stack show planned for the Summer, it’s time to set our eyes to the Autumn and beyond!

Pitches are now open for our future seasons – Autumn 2023 (September-November), Spring 2024 (January-March), and potentially after that as well. Each season has 2 slots of 5 days each, in one of the London theatres we work with.

There is no set theme to follow, we just really want to see your passion for your chosen project come through in your pitch. All the details about what we’re looking for, what support you’ll get from KDC Theatre, and how to submit your pitch can be found on our Directing with KDC page.

For one of the seasons, we are looking into theatres with a slightly larger stage and audience capacity, which will require larger shows – and more bums in seats than usual! If you think you have a great idea that will offer plenty of roles for our actors and will attract bigger audiences, please let us know. We’re keen to discuss options.

Whether you’ve directed for KDC before or would finally like to give it a go, we can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeves!

Pitches close on 14 April 2023 but the sooner you submit, the sooner we can start talking! Visit our Directing with KDC page for all the details and to submit your pitch.

New writing call-out, Full Stack is back!

Full Stack competition

The Full Stack project is KDC Theatre’s new writing competition and anthology show.

Each year we set a new theme and brief, and invite writers to submit new short plays. The winning scripts will make up our Full Stack summer show; an anthology production of 6-8 short plays, staged at one of the London venues KDC Theatre work with.

The summer show takes place in June/July and runs for 5 nights.

And our new brief and the submission window is now open! Please read the brief carefully and get writing – we will announce winners after the submission window closes.