Book Launch: Kaite O’Reilly in conversation

Join multi-award-winning playwright Kaite O'Reilly as she presents her latest work.

Published by Oberon, Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors is the first of its kind. A collection of six dramas – monologues, performance texts, and naturalistic plays – it redefines notions of normality and expands the scope of what it means to be human, while exploring disability as a portal to new experience.

The collection includes O'Reilly’s 2015 Unlimited commission, Cosy, a darkly comic portrayal of three generations of women as they share the joys and humiliations of getting older.

Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors also features O’Reilly’s play In Water I’m Weightless, an Unlimited commission for the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. This play is inspired by the imagination, experiences and attitudes of disabled people across the UK.

'An invaluable and long over-due collection of untold stories that deserve to take centre stage.' (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

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Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall

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Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

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