Join KDC Theatre in our 7th annual new writing anthology, and experience a collection of stories about a mysterious package sent by Charlie. Everything from poorly planned prison break outs and intergalactic missions, to ex-boyfriends and moments of intergenerational connection; come along to find out… what’s in the box?
Our summer show, “A Package Deal” presents 6 new short plays by 6 different writers, the 2023 winners in KDC Theatre’s annual new writing competition.
27 June – 1 July 2023, 7:30pm Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Road, London N1 2NA
CAST AND CREW
Sanhita Athalye Vincent Bakare Labrini Balomenou Mhairi Boyle Rachel Brown Laurence Childs Peadar Donnelly Honor Leveson Gower Kelsey McOwat Esme Niblett Nathan Paul-Collis Gabriel Romero Day Adam Stockley Toni Tobi-Lawal
Writers: Chelyn Cousar, Beth Dickens Assaf, Pamela Kingsley, Maya Owen, Matthew Partridge, Chris Stooke.
Directors: Elshadai Biru, Anna Markland, Zora Owen, Linda Reddy, Ayan Said, Lauren Stevens, Lena Sami.
The Full Stack project is KDC Theatre’s annual new writing competition and show. Each year we set a brand new brief, and invite writers to submit new short plays. The winning entries are honed into a one-of-a-kind intertwined production, with a group of actors, directors and writers collaborating to bring the theme to life.
On Thursday 8th June, KDC Theatre’s production of the The Bus (Drayton Arms Theatre, 2023) returns for a one-night only performance in London before going on tour in Sofia, Bulgaria later this year.
“Citizens! I ask you… Where are we going?”
When the timetable of our lives falls to pieces, how will we choose to conduct ourselves? On a frosty evening in late autumn, nine characters unsuspectingly board an ordinary bus that ought to take them to the city centre, as it always has. Their beloved Driver has something else in mind.
KDC Theatre presents The Bus, an absurdist comedy about resigning oneself to a higher power, from the mind of one of Bulgaria’s most celebrated playwrights: Stanislav Stratiev.
Please note: This performance is in English only.
Thursday 8th June
Bulgarian Cultural Institute, 188 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5HL
Cast: David Lindley-Pilley – REASONABLE Sophie Martin – ALDOMIROVTSI Kim Taylor – GIRL IN LOVE Jack Lupton – BOY IN LOVE Jula Konieczny – UNREASONABLE Rex Lee – VIRTUOSO Julia Blyth – WOMAN Nick Mouton – MAN Gabrielle Woolgar – IRRESPONSIBLE
Our 7th annual Full Stack show will be staged at Hen & Chickens Theatre from 27 June to 01 July 2023.
The winning plays of our writing competition will be staged by our directors, in an anthology show of short plays about a mysterious package sent by a character called Charlie. Each play will feature a story inspired by the package, Charlie’s letter, and the relationships that surround it, but we never get to meet Charlie themselves.
For more information, check out the audition notice here: A Package Deal
Auditions are free and open to all. Please pick one of the dates and read the audition notice to prepare.
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.
Appr. 70-80 minutes, no interval Saturday 29 April, 7pm Tickets £5