Full Stack 2018

Writers wanted for this year’s “Full Stack” competition, which will form an evening of short plays in June.

Last year we ran a new writing competition to gather short plays around a theme for a week-long run at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Much fun was had by audience and actor alike, and the feedback on the show was universally positive. The event went so well that we are going to go for another round this summer!

We are looking to choose 12 pieces around the theme “Future imperfect”, that are no longer than 4 sides of A4 paper, and need no more than 3 actors. They say restriction breeds creativity…

So if you’re an experienced writer who wants to experiment with what can be achieved in a short duration, or a brand new creative that hasn’t-got-around-to-writing-but-will-do-because-it’s-a-new-year’s-resolution-honest…. This is your opportunity — we want to hear your words!

You can submit as many pieces as you like, the deadline for submissions is 31st March, and we will let you know if you were successful in early April.

Questions, and submissions, to Carl at newwriting@kdctheatre.com

Othello Cast List


Congratulations to the cast of Othello. This production will be performed at Baron’s Court Theatre from 27 – 31 March.

Roderigo: Billy Knowles

Iago: Martin Shaw

Brabantio: Stephen Reimer 

Othello: Elliott Bornemann

Cassio: Nick Edwards

The Duke: Helen Jackson

Lodovico: Keir Mills

Desdemona: Izzie Price

Montano: Graham White

Emilia: Julia Pagett

Bianca: Lene Kqiku

Ensemble: Eddie Coleman

Ensemble: Ian Green

Crew, if needed at this point, is:

Director: Duncan Moore

Assistant Director: Sarah Beebe

Stage Manager: Asma Mani

Fight director: Enric Ortuno

Music: Ewen Moore

Lighting and sound: Martin E. Rosso

Salomé Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of Salomé, the show will be performed at The Rosemary Branch Theatre from 20 – 24th March.

Salomé: Grace Arnold

John: Sonny Cassone

Herod: Charles Sobry

Herodias: Gabriella Gummer-Davies

Young Man: Richard Copperwaite

First Soldier: Sabrina Bals

The Executioner: Maxime Noel

Creative Team

Director: Laura Torn

Assistant Director: Assistant Director

Music: Johnny Parr

Props: Aidan Carroll

Movement Director: Olivia Stone

Auditions Spring 2018

You can hear all about our Spring Season at our Launch Event, from 7pm Thursday 4 January 2018 at the Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon. Meet the directors, hear about their visions for our exciting season. Follow the links to read the full audition notices:

13 – 17 March – The Red Envelope Project (a KDC devised play)
20 – 24 March – Salomé by Oscar Wilde
27 – 31 March – Othello by William Shakespeare

Audition details for all shows as follows:
Date: Monday 8, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11 January
Time: 6.45pm – 7pm registration, auditions 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG (nearest stations are New Cross and Deptford)

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