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(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 2016 - Published by Nick Hern Books


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

Designer Catherine Morgan

Lighting Designer Jammie Platt

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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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,

Matthew Needham


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Old Red Lion Theatre - 4 Week run 2019 - Published by Nick Hern Books


Director Lucy Allan

Cast Kathryn O'Reilly, Anna Doolan

Producers Kathryn O'Reilly, RUA Arts, Anna Doolan

Movement Director Sophie Shaw

Designer Mayou Trikerioti

Sound Designer Nicola Chang

Lighting Designer Benny Goodman

Stage Manager Hester Blindell

Production photography Robert Workman


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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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Production Photography by Sophie Mutevelian

Left - Derek Elroy as Dorris

Right - Samantha Robinson and Eloise Joseph as Charlene and Luce

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R&D - Rehearsed Reading Soho Theatre 2019


Director: Jelena Budimir

Produced by KOR Productions & Maeve O'Neill

Dramaturg Neil Grutchfield

Cast: Maggie Steed, Jonanna Bacon, Barbara Peirson, Linda Clark

Photography by Robert Workman


Funded by the Arts Council England, The Richard Carne Trust, and supported by Clean Break, Out of Joint & So and So

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