The playwright is leaving the building

Sharon Morgan, Ruth lloyd, Ri Richards in 'Cosy' rehearsals. Image: Farrows Creative

Sharon Morgan, Ruth lloyd, Ri Richards in ‘Cosy’ rehearsals. Image: Farrows Creative

 

There reaches a point in every theatre production of a sole-authored script when the playwright needs to leave the room…. and now is my time to do just that….

New writing is exactly that – new – it is untried and brings with it all the excitement, risk and anticipation of doing something for the first time… I loved being in rehearsals full time for several weeks, trying out the script, making amendments, getting feedback from visiting playwrights and dramaturgs as well as the company… Now it is my turn to leave everything in the director’s capable hands and allow him and the company to make their final preparations…

We preview on Tuesday 8th March, International Women’s Day, which seems an appropriate day for a play all about women, of all ages, written by a woman playwright…. We’ve also been receiving some fantastic coverage in the press and media, which I reproduce below. Have a ‘Cosy’ read or a listen….

 

Publication/Programme Date Link
Wales Online 20/01/16 http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/25-most-powerful-influential-women-10763753
Theatre in Wales 28/01/16 http://www.theatre-wales.co.uk/news/newsdetail.asp?newsID=5829
Disability Arts Online 01/02/16 http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/kaite-o-reilly-tackles-last-great-taboo-in-Cosy
Click on Wales 15/02/16 http://www.clickonwales.org/2016/02/iwa-podcast-confronting-the-last-taboo-old-age-and-death-in-theatre/
BBC Radio Wales Arts Show 17/02/16 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b070nrdr
Wales Online 22/02/16 http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/20-reasons-go-theatre-wales-10927922
Wales Arts Review 25/02/16 http://www.walesartsreview.org/cosy-the-genesis-of-a-play/
Exeunt Magazine 25/02/16 http://exeuntmagazine.com/features/kaite-oreilly-come-family-rebels/
Arts Scene in Wales 28/02/16 http://www.asiw.co.uk/my-own-words/cosy-kate-oreilly
Wales Online 29/02/16 http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/actress-sara-helps-writer-kaite-10943120
WOW247 01/03/16 http://www.wow247.co.uk/2016/03/01/cardiff-march/
The Stage 04/03/16 https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/interviews/2016/kaite-oreilly-im-challenging-the-notion-of-normality/
The Guardian 04/03/16 http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/mar/04/this-weeks-new-theatre