Thank you to everyone who participated in last season’s shows, whether you performed, contributed or came along to see it, it has been a wonderful run. We have had such a varied range of productions that have all been to an excellent standard! Looking ahead, we will be releasing the details for the next season soon so watch this space!
But to tide ourselves over till then we have some KDC mischief to make in the meantime…
It’s that time of year again… the days are getting darker, the nights are getting colder and those cravings for ‘fun facts’ with lashings of tinsel, a side of festive tunes and probably just a pinch of glitter simply must be satisfied.Put a team together (about 6 should do it) or just turn up and meet some new people, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been involved in a KDC show recently or ever – the quiz is open to all. We will eat, drink, be generally merry and prizes will be awarded to the victors. There is no cost to take part but voluntary donations will be gratefully received on the night for Crisis.
So, don your best (or worst) Christmas jumper and come and get your quiz at our local, The Hoop and Grapes, on Thursday 15 December. Quiz starts at 7.30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm.
FB link: https://www.facebook.com/events/212575305848604/
See you there,
Your social sec/elf,
Let’s end the year on a high, a great opportunity to reunite with past casts and friends!
Tickets are £15 per person, or £12 if you have a group of 8, and include a free cocktail and canapés.
Every ticket entitles you to 3 songs on our play list as well, so make sure you email your choices to firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends and partners are welcome.
The revelry will commence at 7:00 pm and finish (at this venue at least 😉 at 2:00 am. Friends and partners are very welcome. The nearest station is Dalston Kingsland.
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We’d love to see all your faces, but be warned… we have a strictly limited number of tickets available, so make sure you book early!
You can book your tickets via our online form. We will stay in contact with you as The Party approaches.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
❤ The Committee
In a few short weeks we get to play again with the rebooted, revamped, all-new, refurbished, born-again Round Table Readings! Come join us for a beer / tea / packet o’crisps in the pub while we give a brand new piece of writing a good thorough probing. We’ll be reading the whole play, plus experiementing with different character direction and swapping parts around to explore all the angles, and then have a chat at the end about what we thought. Open to actors who want a bit of fun reading new characters, and anyone who would like to kick back and listen to the show.
Miranda versus the Get Over Women Club
by Matthew Patridge
7pm, Tuesday 29 September
Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon Street
Can’t come? No problem, there is still 3 other Roundtable Readings this year:
Thursday 8 October
Tuesday 13 October
(then a little break for our shows, and)
Thursday 12 November
The New Writing Round Tables continue this Friday from 7pm at the Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon. We will be reading:
Tied to the Vicarage by Bob Eckhard
Vicar-and-wife team James and Karen are moving back to the Vicarage to hide the fact that they’ve been illicitly sub-letting it to their sister-in-law Julia. Sadly, Julia wasn’t quite honest about the type of business she’s been running.
Respawn by Susan Gray
Two identities are trying to find peace with their pasts and present, which has been drastically changed through the process of uploading consciousnesses. Can they prove that immortality doesn’t have to be a hard sell?
When: 4 December from 7pm
Where: The Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon
What: Merriment will be overseen by the very lovely social secretaries Kim and Trina. You can email them at email@example.com. There’s no need to book, just turn up!
Haters of trivia will adore the KDC Christmas quiz – we promise you you can lose all your brain cells to mulled wine and still have a shot at glory!
1. Teams need a minimum of 3 people and a max of 6 – if you don’t have one we’ll find you one!
2. Festive dress and the overuse of puns is strongly encouraged.
3. The judge’s decision is final no matter how drunk they appear.
A new season of New Writing Round Table Readings…
Dates: 30 September & 7 October
Venue: The Hoop and Grapes, 80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL
Following on from last year’s “What the Dickens?”, we’ve given twelve talented writers one spooky fairy tale each, and told them to turn it into a short play, with an edgy urban setting. Including everything from creepy nightclub bouncers to rogue RSPCA officers, these tales will amuse and scare you in equal measure.
Round Table Readings are free to attend. If you are comfortable reading cold and are interested in performing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or listen if you prefer. Constructive feedback is encouraged.
Date: Thursday 11th September
Time: Join us from 7pm for a drink. The meeting will start at 7.30pm
Venue: The Red Herring, 49 Gresham St EC2V 7EH. Nearest tube St Paul’s
Each season we hold a Newcomers Meeting where the directors will tell you more about their plays and the audition process. It’s a great way to find out more about the season and of course you can quiz the directors and committee too. Whether you’ve been hanging out with KDC for years, or you’re completely new to us, come on down!
Winter season consists of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Well Dressed, both on at Barons Court Theatre. Visit the auditions notices for more details about the shows.
Our AGM is the chance for you to find out our plans for the next year, see what state the bank account is in, and of course elect the new committee. Plus this year we have a very exciting announcement to make about the future of KDC.
KDC relies on its members to keep it running so if you fancy being on the committee we’d love to hear from you. The following positions are currently vacant so send email@example.com an e-mail if you’d like to find out more about what they entail:
Lock Up Co-Ordinator
Of course it wouldn’t be an AGM without a few drinks and an excuse for another social. So if you missed the picnic, catch up with old friends and new.
When? Sunday 6 July from 1pm
Where? Hampstead Heath, near Parliament Hill Cafe. Click for map.
Where to meet? We will be in Costa Coffee in Kentish Town from 1pm – 1.45pm and then will walk up together – if you arrive after that head to Parliament Hill cafe (see above) and call us on 07547 018 325 – we’ll find you!
What to bring? Bring whatever you want – Booze, juice, food, picnic blankets and games of a summer variety would all be welcome.
What will happen? Games galore (not compulsory), chat and hopefully epic sunshine and good times.
What if it rains? If it is raining or we have poor weather, we will relocate to a Kentish town pub and a ridiculous sitting down game will be provided.
As if the appeal of our social secretaries duetting tonight isn’t enough, we will giving a sneak preview of the Winter shows. Come along to The Birdcage Bethnal Green, 80 Columbia Road,Bethnal Green,E2 7QB from 7.30 tonight.
Audition notices will go out in the Monday showdown, BUT we will be announcing tonight, the shows and directors of Halloween AND our Revolution weeks! See you there.