© Copyright Kathryn O'Reilly 2017

Writing: Plays, Films, Poetry / Spoken word, Lryics


Will premiere at Theatre503 28th June - 23rd July 2016


Ticking time-bombs Luce and Charlene are 30-something binge-drinking soul mates. They clock in after heavy a night out on the tiles, popping caffeine pills and downing miniatures on the factory floor, boasting about last night’s sexual conquests.

When you are living for today it's hard to think about tomorrow.


A gripping portrait of the destructive friendship between two women, pushing themselves to their limits.


Director: Sarah Meadows

Produced by KOR Productions & Maeve O'Neill

Cast: Derek Elroy, Eloise Joseph, Stephen Myott-Meadows, Samantha Robinson


Supported by the Arts Council England, The Richard Carne Trust, Joanna Bacon & John Stanley. With thanks to Out of Joint

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Training; I was a member of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and completed Jemma Kennedy's playwriting courses at City Lit.


Thank you to those involved in the development, including

Edwina Casey, Pia Furtado, ATC, Adam Best, Rebecca Scroggs, Matthew Needham, Hannah Eidinow

Cirian Owens, Gary Beadle, Lucy Allan, Tas Emiabata, Nathan Ives-Mobia,, Neil Grutchfield, Rikki Beadle-Blair

Supported by Out of Joint and The Production Exchange




"This exciting work by first-time writer Kathryn O’Reilly is a jarring and vividly powerful piece which establishes her as an exciting new voice in theatre". Andrew Alty


"The moment I started reading the first draft of this play I was swept up - in it's rhythm, it's swagger, it's natural flow. How can such a dramatic, shocking play be so seductive, so sexy, so beautiful..? This play has alchemy - Kathryn has a unique voice. Truly inspirational!" Rikki Beadle-Blair


"I enjoyed it immensely. I enjoyed its freshness. I liked the rhyming. I liked its pace. I liked the pace of the narrative and the relationship detail" Simon Stephens


Klink Klank Echoes was part of Rikki Beadle-Blair's Louder Than Words Festival at Tristan Bates Theatre 2009

Cast: Kathryn O'Reilly, Gary Carr, Anthony Welsh, Eloise Joseph.

Director Hannah Eidinow


It is a romantic tragic drama, raw, lryical and almost entirely in verse.

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Kathryn O'Reilly talks to Deborah O'Driscoll on London Live TV (aired 29 June 2016) about her debut play Screwed playing at Theatre503 28th June - 23rd July

Kathryn O'Reilly talks to Lesley Strachan on Wandsworth Radio about her debut play Screwed playing at Theatre503 28th June - 23rd July

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Rehearsed reading as part of Team Angelica's festival Angelic Tales at Stratford East Theatre Royal

Cast: Joanna Bacon, Linda Clark, Eilene Page, Barbara Pierson, Eloise Joseph



Rehearsed reading at Out Of Joint

Cast: Carry Mulligan, Phil Davis, Jamie Foreman, Celia Imrie, Johnny Harris, Emma Lowndes

Director Blanche McIntyre


CAUGHT (short play)

Had a staged reading as part of Rikki Beadle-Blair's Boom! Festival at the Bush Theatre


Cast: Kathryn O'Reilly, Jacqui-Lee Pryce

Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair







SCARRED development programme with NAtional Film and Televsion School, working with director / developer Kate Church



Cast: Kathryn O'Reilly, Fiona Gilbert, Robbie Telfer, Gary Carr

Director Robert Reina

PUMP (In post- produciton)

Cast: Kathryn O'Reilly, Eloise Joseph, Jacqui-Lee Pryce

Directors Katrhyn O'Reilly & Fora




I am also a poet and lyricist, and perform under the name Dame K. (damek.co.uk)


I have been writing and performing poetry since youth theatre, and whilst training at LAMDA won the original poetry writing competition two years consecutively.  


And been a featured poet for Apples & Snakes and performed for many charities and organisations up and down the country.


As a lyrcists Dame K works with Purple T and Eddy and their first (four track) EP togther RISING is available for download on Band Camp.



Interviewed on SOHO Radio with Free Seed Films - You can listen here to the interview and a track from the EP ~ Too Easily

or visit the page directly...http://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/free-seed-on-soho-30072014-episode-16/

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