© Copyright Kathryn O'Reilly 2017
KLINK KLANK ECHOES
(a full length play) had a staged reading at The Tristan Bates Theatre in 2009 was part of Team Angelica's Louder Than Words Festival
Curated by Rikki Beadle-Blair & John Gordon
Director: Hannah Eidinow
Cast: Gary Carr, Kathryn O'Reilly, Eloise joseph, Anthony Welsh
"Klink Klank Echoes" is a romantic tragic drama – raw, lyrical and written almost entirely in verse.
An sensual, intense, passionate rhythmic exploration of all-too-human mistakes and the hearts we break when we bet all we have at the crap-table of love.
...Charlene falls in love with Dean but finds herself rapidly losing touch with her mates and losing touch with herself as she's pulled further down a slippery slope of lies and self-loathing, with tragic consequences."
"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
Premiered at Theatre503 4 week run
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. With thanks to Out of Joint
I won the original poetry writing competition at LAMDA in 2007 with her poem 'Him and Me' and with Gary Carr in 2008 with her poem 'Klink Kank Echoes'.
I have performed my poetry at various poetry nights and venues including...Bolton Octagon, Lyric Lounge, The Vibe Bar, Bar Music Hall, Lyrical Lift festival, Brockley Max Festival, Conscientious Objectors day as part of Anna Scher Peace Pebbles in Tavistock square, Last days of Decadence with Sistova productions for the Endometriosis Charity and she has performed at Theatro Technics with Clean Break for Oxfam
Klink Klank Echoes has also had further development with Bolton Octagon Theatre directed by Elizabeth Newman
A 5minute play had a reheasred / staged reading as part of Team Angelica's BOOM! Festival at The Bush Theatre ~ April 2014
Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair
Cast: Kathryn O'Reilly and Jacqui-Lee Pryce
Started with a rehearsed reading of three scenes at Hampstead Theatre scratch night
Director: Jessica Swale
Cast: Danny Sapani, Lorna Stuart, Lisa Kerr
Then a full reading & went into development with Out Of Joint
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Phil Davis, Celia Imrie, Johnny Harris, Emma lowndes,
REHEARSED READINGS / DEVELOPMENT
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT & REHEARSED READING 2019
SEVERED at Soho Theatre upstairs studio
Director Jelena Budimir
Cast Maggie Steed, Joanna Bacon, Barbara Peirson, Linda Clark
Dramaturg Neil Grutchfield
Producers Kathryn O'Reilly & Maeve O'Neill
Photography by Robert Workman
Casting advice Lucy Jenkins & Sooki McShane
With thanks to Clean Break, Out of Joint, SO & SO Artist club and Soho Theatre for their support
PLAYWRITING TRAINING - Royal Court Young Writers Programme, courses at City Lit with Gemma Kennedy
Production Photography by Sophie Mutevelian
Left - Derek Elroy as Dorris
Right - Samantha Robinson and Eloise Joseph as Charlene and Luce