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.

Spring season auditions

The holiday period isn’t just an exciting time because of mince pies and fireworks, but also because it’s the start to the auditions of KDC Theatre’s spring season!

The details

This spring season we will be staging Slither by Carson Kreitzer, directed by Sarah Beebe, and The Bus by Stanislav Stratiev, directed by Stephen Reimer. If you were at our Christmas Quiz, you were one of the lucky ones to get a very brief sneak peak but fear not – the rest of you now get access to the audition notices too!

Audition notice: Slither
Audition notice: The Bus

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

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

Dates: 17 and 18 January 2023
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: Theatre Deli Leadenhall, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF, London

We look forward to seeing you there!

KDC Quizmas is back!

Get quizzing on Tuesday 6 December at The Drayton Arms SW5 0LJ

KDC Theatre’s annual Christmas quiz will be on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at The Drayton Arms, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ. 7pm arrivals for a 7.30pm quiz start.

Bring your own quiz team (up to 6 players) or come along and we’ll set you up with a team.

Open to KDC members, friends, family, housemates, significant others and emotional support geckos.

KDC’s New Writing Group is back!

Get your application in by 11 November to join the programme of monthly meetings, culminating in a rehearsed reading performance. First session on 17 November at Theatre Deli Leadenhall.

The New Writing Group meets for 5 monthly working sessions, focusing on:

  • Developing existing work further
  • Inspiring new writing through exercises and briefs
  • Teaching writing techniques and dramaturgy
  • Preparing writers for working on productions of their work
  • Providing a support network of other writers

The sessions will be at Theatre Deli Leadenhall, and supported by a closed Facebook group for the writers.

The season culminates in a rehearsed readings night, where each writer will be able to showcase a piece of their work.

Applications are now open

The New Writing Group is open via a short application process. Please go HERE for more information and the application form. Applications close on 11 November.

Dates of monthly sessions

  • Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022
  • Thursday, 19 January 2023
  • Thursday, 16 February 2023
  • Thursday, 16 March 2023.

We have a cast!

After a fantastic week of auditions, we are now well into rehearsals for our Autumn season so it is time to announce the casts for Henry IV and Chatroom!

Read on for all the details:

Henry IV

Archbishop of York / Peto – Gwendolyn Blangy
Earl of Northumberland / Bardolph – Iacopo Farusi
Earl of Westmoreland – David Lindley-Pilley
Earl of Worcester – Govind Hodgson
Harry ‘Hotspur’ Percy – Josie Stephens
Lady Percy / Lancaster – Ditta Demeter
King Henry IV – David Pearson
Poins / Lord Hastings – Benjamin Gustilo
Prince Hal – Calvin Crawley
Sir John Falstaff – Jon Foster
Sir Richard Vernon – Peter Cabrera


Jim – David Whelan
Eva – Katie-Jayne Mainwood
Laura – Molly Millar
William – Oliver  Jones
Jack – Rhys Pearson-Shaul
Emily – Saffy  Andrews

Video: Saskia on directing Enda Walsh’s Chatroom

Watch our video from KDC director, Saskia van ‘t Hoff as she tells you about her take on Chatroom, by Enda Walsh. Last chance to audition:14 September.

Click to view the video: Saskia talks about Chatroom

Missed out on meeting our directors at the KDC Season Launch? We’ve got you covered. Hear from one of our Autumn Season directors, Saskia van ‘t Hoff as she tells you about her take on Chatroom, and how you can get involved.

Auditions are free and open to all. Please pick one of the dates and read the audition notices to prepare. Don’t forget to fill out the audition form before you audition!

Audition notice: Chatroom

Dates: 12 and 14 September 2022

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Location: Theatre Deli Leadenhall, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF, London

Come along on one night to audition for two plays.

You can also audition for our other play this season on the same night. Read the Audition Notice for Henry IV, directed by Nick Mouton.