Upcoming auditions

Future Imperfect:

KDC’s summer show is the return of last summer’s new writing success, What Keeps Me Awake, with the same format and a new theme.

Until the end of March 2018, writers from across the globe are submitting short plays written for KDC. Writers have only two words to guide them, the title: Future Imperfect. Last year over 130 plays were submitted. From these, 5 directors chose the best 12.

Mon-Wed, 23 – 25 April 2018
Registration: 6.40pm. Audition: 7 – 9pm
Venue: Clean Break studios, 2 Patshull Road, London, NW5 2LB

Recalls (by invitation only)
Sun 29 April 2018
Time: 12 – 4pm
Venue: Clean Break studios, 2 Patshull Road, London, NW5 2LB

Tue-Sat, 19 – 23 June 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, Kentish Town, NW5 2ED

Dress and tech
Mon 18 June, all day

Rehearsals will be mainly but not exclusively on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Rehearsal venues are in central London, often at the Hoop and Grapes pub (80 Farringdon St, EC4A 4BL) and Theatre Delicatessen (2 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PA).

Budding writer?
Find out how to submit your short play for ‘Future Imperfect’ here.

Spring Season 2018 director pitches

If you’re interested in directing in Spring 2018, read on…


  1. Pitches open – prospective directors to register interest on contact form
  2. Pitching questionnaire – prospective directors to complete (by 21 October)
  3. Interviews – prospective directors meet with Chair (21 – 29 October)
  4. Decision – Spring productions confirmed (by 8 November)


  1. Name of the play you want to pitch and author?
  2. Approx running time of play? Will you have an interval?
  3. Brief description of the plot of the play?
  4. Genre?
  5. Number of actors? Male/female split?
  6. Why do you want to direct this play? What do you plan to do with it? Why would actors want to be involved?
  7. What experience do you have of working with/managing groups of people? Include theatre/directing experience or from another area of your life.
  8. Are you available for all three of the available slots for Spring?
  9. Do you intend to work alongside an assistant director or producer? If so, do you have people in mind?
  10. Is there anything else you want to tell us?
  11. On occasion we are unable to attain performance rights for plays, so ask directors to consider a rights free alternative production as a back-up (if their first choice isn’t rights free)? Do you already have an alternative play in mind?

Spring Season dates:

4 or 11 Jan – Season Launch event
15 – 18 Jan – Auditions
20 Jan – Recalls
22 Jan onwards – Mon, Wed, Sun – Rehearsals

12 – 17 March, Production week Show 1, Barons Court Theatre W14
19 – 24 March, Production week Show 2, Lion & Unicorn Theatre NW5
26 – 31 March, Production week Show 3, Barons Court Theatre W14