New web series, launches Monday!

Since the beginning of the year our intrepid devising cast have been beavering away on their new future noir play – Snatch & Merkin. At some point the future… actually happened. But undeterred they have refocused their creativity, and re-written for video! Appropriate… do film noir, better film it…

Over the next several weeks they are going to be releasing 8 video episodes for your delight at home, culminating in a live online performance on 14 June. First episode airs this Monday!

Aren’t we good to you?

All the episodes will be on our S&M page here

Auditions this week

Locked up inside? Only interacting with the wider world by peering through your computer’s tiny webcam? Wanna put some art into that webcam?

Tonight, tomorrow & Thursday we’re auditioning for our Writing on the Wall new writing show. We’re going completely online!

Info & sign up here!

You. Me. (some others). Zoom. Tonight.

Here’s a picture of a pub to remind us what that’s like

From 7pm, line yourself up a snack and a drink and come hang out, and find out about the latest happenin’s! On Zoom. And Facebook, if we can work out how to do that :/

Writing on the Wall auditions

Audition sign-up link for our summer season is here! KDC are going all-digital for the summer, audition from the comfort of your very lovely houses 🙂

Audition Notice for Writing on the Wall

New Writing Competition: Deadline Extended!

The West End may be dark but KDC Theatre isn’t giving up! The show must go on – just in a different format.

This summer, we will be moving our Full Stack shows online, with live virtual performances of the brilliant new plays that have been written.

With this in mind, we are extending the deadline for play submissions to Monday 6 April. So, if you haven’t yet submitted your piece, this is your chance!

For full details, read the KDC Theatre Showdown.

Coronavirus and Spring 2020

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!

Stay safe, be kind.

Ushers needed – free ticket

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.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us.

It would be helpful to know which night(s) you would be interested in volunteering for, and for which position(s). Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Tickets now on sale

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…)

Pomona

Rules for Living

Snatch & Merkin rehearsed reading

4th annual New Writing competition

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.

Please send your scripts to newwriting@kdctheatre.com, by 22 March. Good hunting!