ABOUT WILD DUCK
A vibrant production company based in South West London
Who are Wild Duck
Wild Duck Theatre is an independent production company, free to set its own ambitions and one which has produced a number of award-winning stage productions in and around South West London.
It was created in 2015 to showcase the best of work, mixing amateur and professional talents in all departments, and is a “not for profit” organisation. All income from ticket sales is ploughed back into our future productions.
Wild Duck recently won the NODA award for best London drama of 2019 with its in the round production of
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett directed by Susan Conte, Artistic Director of Wild Duck.
What work do we produce
What are our ambitions
Our selection of plays has, so far, focused on contemporary issues with a range of styles and includes The Distance by Deborah Bruce, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay adapted by Tom Wright, Black Mountain by Brad Birch
and Things I know to be True by Andrew Bovell.
These were incredibly good reads as plays, and asked searching questions whilst being good theatre.
In a normal year, we hope to produce at least two plays and always warmly welcome enquiries from actors, technicians, composers and playwrights about working on future showcases.
Short Plays for Short Journeys
Our brand new podcast drama series
Launched December 2020
We recently formed Wild Duck Productions to work with emerging writers and create podcasts of short plays:
Short Plays for Short Journeys.
The Season 1 podcast launch in December 2020 was a huge success and received great praise. Thank you to all that supported us and continue to do so.
“I loved listening to season one! Beautifully produced podcasts and great stories!”
“A varied and compelling collection of short plays that draw you in. Well acted and produced with drama and sensitivity.”
“Brought back all the nostalgia of theatre and it feels great.”
Season 2 launched in July 2021 and again showcases new writing talent exploring the human experience and this time has a more international reach, as two American authors, an Irish writer and two Brits are featured.
These original new voices, in plays of up to four or five actors, tackle the modern world one play at a time in a range of topics and styles - with lots of gusto and lots of humour.
Dip in and see what you like! Short Plays for Short Journeys.
We would love to hear from writers, directors and actors looking to showcase and be considered for Season 3 and future seasons. We are also looking to collaborate with creative sound designers for Season 3 and beyond.
Writers may submit one piece running max 30mins but ideally around 10/15 mins.
Any arresting style but not about the lockdown.
Actors to send their CV and headshot and showreel.
Directors and Sound Designers to send their CV.
We are looking forwards to developing long-term link-ups with these talented writers and we already have an original play in Season 1, Brothers, which has created a sequel in Season 2, Sisters-in-law, and more to follow in Season 3.