KDC’s long awaited production of Pomona is staged at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 31 August to 3 September 2021.
Having been cancelled first time around due to the pandemic, I am delighted that we have eventually been able to go ahead with putting Pomona on. It has been a long time since we started auditions back in January 2020 and we’ve had to be patient to get to this point!
Pomona is a play that I have loved ever since I first read it – although it took me a few more reads to start to actually understand it! The combination of Lovecraftian horror, role playing and the Manchester setting completely won me over. One of my favourite things about this play, though, is how real the characters are, even alongside the surreal elements and intertwining stories.
Having performed in quite a few KDC productions, I felt it was the right time to step to the other side of the rehearsal room and I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience of directing Pomona. I was incredibly lucky with who I was able to cast and it has been an absolute privilege to direct such a talented, enthusiastic and generally lovely group of people. Working with them has made bringing the bleak world of Pomona to life a complete joy.
I hope you enjoy the show. And if you feel like you need to discuss what it all means afterwards, I’ll be in the pub (though I can’t promise to have all the answers)!
– Tom Cunningham
In order of appearance
Zeppo – Freddie Wride
Freddie is an East Yorkshire born Actor & Writer, having trained in New York they’re ecstatic to be joining KDC for the first time in a play and role they adore.
Ollie – Emma Miles
This is Emma’s second play with KDC. Her previous appearances on stage have included The Tempest and BU21 (both with Putney Theatre Company), The Accrington Pals (Carlton Theatre Group) and Foxfinder (South London Theatre).
Keaton – Anie Hu
Anie Hu is excited to play Keaton in her first KDC production. She recently started a writing course with the theatre and is super excited that live theatre is back up and running.
Fay – Aoife Spengeman
Aoife is delighted to be performing in her third KDC production. She is originally from Cork, Ireland where she was active in the musical theatre scene. She is excited to play the role of Fay in Pomona.
Gale – Anna Kretschmer
This is Anna’s first production with KDC. She studied Drama at QMUL and also takes a particular interest in dance. She is from Leeds.
Moe – Tom Ryder
This is Tom’s first show for KDC. Originally from Manchester, he trained at the Oxford School of Drama and is delighted to get the chance to appear in one of his favourite plays.
Charlie – Joe Callanan
Originally from “The Toon”, this is Joe’s second production with KDC, and he is excited to play the role of Charlie.
Lighting Design: Simon Beyer
Composer: Winston Small
Technician: Stephen Reimer
Photographer: Matthew Baker
Mask: Isa Shaw-Abulafia
Coming up next
kdc’s autumn season launch
Hear from the directors of our fabulous Autumn Season.
Tuesday 14 September from 7pm.
Venue: Theatre Deli Bar and Cafe, 2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF
Auditions for kdc’s autumn season
20 and 21 September. Registration at 6.45pm
Venue: Theatre Deli, 2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF
Recalls are by invitation and will be held from 6pm on 23 September.
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