Spring has Sprung in the Springiest Way

My lords and ladies! This week we mourn the passing (for the most part) of a truly amazing three weeks of KDC Shows (with MANY sell-out nights!)! Our Shakespeare season proved to be a real stormer at the Lion and Unicorn, a new venue for us, and Giant Olive Theatre Company for their support (big round of virtual applause and a Mexican wave in honour of George, Bianca, Tamzin, Cieran and Max).
Once again, the greatest of thanks from the committee to you, for the support and encouragement of our members from interest, to audition, to acting or watching! But obviously this season would have been for NAUGHT (still Shakespearean!) without Jacqui’s scandal-ridden 1960 era Measure for Measure, Matthew’s fantastically flapping 1920s The Tamer Tamed and Sarah’s glowstick 90s salute in KDC’s own The War of the Waleses (which was so popular it needed an extra show!).

The War of the Waleses is not done yet though. Oh no, sirrah! As part of the RSC Open Stages project there is a showcase to attend at our regional hosts, Questors Theatre in Ealing. We would love it if you, our members, could show your full support for us in their MASSIVE 350 seat venue! The performance is at 7.45pm on Thursday 26 April. For more details please visit the Questors site
Once more unto the praise, dear friends, and with immense gratitude at the hard for and enthusiasm of teams MM, TT and WW, the should of glory goes out tooooooooo (drumroll)

Jacqui Adams, Matthew Partridge, Sarah Heenan, Juliet Colbert, Emma Knott, Chris Warren, Asma Mani, James Killeen, Tracie Laurinaitis, Carl Fletcher, Doug Baker, Sarah Beebe, Jess Battersby, Alex Waddington, Matt Hudson, Elizabeth Daly, Hayden Bennett, Ida Scofano, Marlies Kunnen, Lucy Walker, Sky Bembury, Alice Jeffrey, Jules Cross, Katherine Wootton, Helen Jackson, Jeremy Small, Catherine Ion, Michael Johnson, Tash Muntoni, Chris Penney, Eddie Register, Clive Eliot, Alexis Coward, Cara Baressi, Abi Deffee, Beccy Reese, Peter Cabrera, Rob Timbrell, Zoe Ashdown, Ciaran Cunningham, Helen Niland, Will Baltyn, Stephen Russell, Matt Matravers, Simon Hill, Julia Collier, Alex Wheeler, Rebecca Ison, Alexandra Mackenzie-Smith, Catlin Homes, Richard Evans, Nigel Barker, Sarah Lowes, Leila Mountford, Rebecca Shoot, Rob Britton, Melissa Reardon, Dave Balfour, Tom Mannings, David Crackles, Claire Stone and Alan Maddrell

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

If you’ve taken part this season and loved it, or seen a show and thought “oooh that looks fun”, or are eager to just throw in your lot with the coolest amateur theatre company in London, our newcomers will be in MAY and details will be coming out soon about our sensationally sizzling Summer season of one act wonders at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden!

See you in Summer!

Andy Marchant
Your ever Lovin’ Chair

Spring has Sprung in the Springiest Way

My lords and ladies! This week we mourn the passing (for the most part) of a truly amazing three weeks of KDC Shows (with MANY sell-out nights!)! Our Shakespeare season proved to be a real stormer at the Lion and Unicorn, a new venue for us, and Giant Olive Theatre Company for their support (big round of virtual applause and a Mexican wave in honour of George, Bianca, Tamzin, Cieran and Max).
Once again, the greatest of thanks from the committee to you, for the support and encouragement of our members from interest, to audition, to acting or watching! But obviously this season would have been for NAUGHT (still Shakespearean!) without Jacqui’s scandal-ridden 1960 era Measure for Measure, Matthew’s fantastically flapping 1920s The Tamer Tamed and Sarah’s glowstick 90s salute in KDC’s own The War of the Waleses (which was so popular it needed an extra show!).

The War of the Waleses is not done yet though. Oh no, sirrah! As part of the RSC Open Stages project there is a showcase to attend at our regional hosts, Questors Theatre in Ealing. We would love it if you, our members, could show your full support for us in their MASSIVE 350 seat venue! The performance is at 7.45pm on Thursday 26 April. For more details please visit the Questors site
Once more unto the praise, dear friends, and with immense gratitude at the hard for and enthusiasm of teams MM, TT and WW, the should of glory goes out tooooooooo (drumroll)

Jacqui Adams, Matthew Partridge, Sarah Heenan, Juliet Colbert, Emma Knott, Chris Warren, Asma Mani, James Killeen, Tracie Laurinaitis, Carl Fletcher, Doug Baker, Sarah Beebe, Jess Battersby, Alex Waddington, Matt Hudson, Elizabeth Daly, Hayden Bennett, Ida Scofano, Marlies Kunnen, Lucy Walker, Sky Bembury, Alice Jeffrey, Jules Cross, Katherine Wootton, Helen Jackson, Jeremy Small, Catherine Ion, Michael Johnson, Tash Muntoni, Chris Penney, Eddie Register, Clive Eliot, Alexis Coward, Cara Baressi, Abi Deffee, Beccy Reese, Peter Cabrera, Rob Timbrell, Zoe Ashdown, Ciaran Cunningham, Helen Niland, Will Baltyn, Stephen Russell, Matt Matravers, Simon Hill, Julia Collier, Alex Wheeler, Rebecca Ison, Alexandra Mackenzie-Smith, Catlin Homes, Richard Evans, Nigel Barker, Sarah Lowes, Leila Mountford, Rebecca Shoot, Rob Britton, Melissa Reardon, Dave Balfour, Tom Mannings, David Crackles, Claire Stone and Alan Maddrell

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

If you’ve taken part this season and loved it, or seen a show and thought “oooh that looks fun”, or are eager to just throw in your lot with the coolest amateur theatre company in London, our newcomers will be in MAY and details will be coming out soon about our sensationally sizzling Summer season of one act wonders at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden!

See you in Summer!

Andy Marchant
Your ever Lovin’ Chair

The War of the Waleses – EXTRA PERFORMANCE

Hear ye, Hear ye, this is your Chairman speaking!

Due to the sell out success of KDC Theatre’s contribution to the RSC Open Stages project, our hosts for this season at the Lion and Unicorn, Giant Olive Theatre Company have agree to let us squeeze in one extra show, a Matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 14th April.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this final opportunity to see Sarah Heenan’s all singing, dancing, multimedia Shakespearean history, Queen of our Hearts, New Danger, Back to Basics 90s classics show in its entirety before its Questors showcase on April 26th! Remember there are now ONLY 60 tickets left (£12 each, £8 concessions)

To book tickets, go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=504256 – no email reservations are now being taken.

Come and support the guys in the final show of the fantastically popular Spring Season of KDC Theatre 2012!

See you there!

Marchie

The War of the Waleses – SOLD OUT!

All five nights of KDC’s new play, The War of the Waleses, are sold out online – but you can always chance your arm and turn up on the night at the Lion & Unicorn, Kentish Town.

However, KDC will be presenting a showcase performance as part of the RSC Open Stages at the Questors Theatre, Ealing, on 26 April.  So if you missed out this week, book now for the showcase!

http://www.questors.org.uk/notes.aspx?nId=%2046&id=338

Spring Season Posters

The show posters for the Spring Season 2012 are now available to download, print and display everywhere you lovely people can find.  Put them up, spread the word, come and see the shows!

Measure for Measure
The Tamer Tamed
The War of the Waleses

Summer Season 2012

Our venue is confirmed! This Summer will be hosted at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden.

Four one act shows over two weeks:
Tuesday 10 July to Sunday 15 July
Tuesday 17 July to Sunday 22 July

The window to express interest in directing in our Summer Season of both established and original one acts is about to close, so if you haven’t contacted us yet, please email artistic@kdctheatre.com before Monday!

Round Table Readings and the Ides of March

One of our favourite seasonal events returns this Thursday, 1 March, after a long time away! KDC Theatre prides itself on being a home to new plays and new writing, and we love to read out new plays that come from within our circle of members and friends.  As such, we have three dates for you to write in your diary:

Thursday 1 March
Tuesday 6 March
Monday 12 March

All of our reading nights are open to all, with no reservation needed and no fee asked. Just turn up to read, to listen, or to offer impartial comments.

The readings will all be at our favourite haunt, The Hoop and Grapes, and will start from 7pm. We hope to see you there!

With our Shakespeare season in full force, beware the Ides of March are coming!

Mark it in your calendars if you dare – the next KDC social will be held on 15 March at the Hoop and Grapes from 7pm.

More details to follow soon …

Directors wanted for KDC Summer and Winter Seasons

From now until 1 March 2012, KDC Theatre are looking for pitches for our Summer Season which will run for two weeks in July – from Tuesday 10 July to Sunday 15 July 2012 and Tuesday 17 July to Sunday 22 July 2012.

For the season we are specifically looking to run two short plays back-to-back, one by an ‘established’ writer and the other by one of our own members.

So if you know of a short play (anything from 20 to 55 minutes) that you love, be it by Chekhov, Stoppard, Kane or Moliere, then pitch for it… You can pitch for up to four plays.

In addition, if you want the details of the plays in the KDC New Writing bank, let us know and we can send you the scripts to give the once over.

We intend to see people at the start of March regarding one of these four directing slots, so if you’re interested in pitching a play, or putting yourself forward to direct some new writing (or both), please email artistic@kdctheatre.com or chair@kdctheatre.com.

We are also interested in hearing about any other plays you may be interested in pitching for our Winter Season (dates tbc).