The world premiere of Kathryn O’Reilly’s play Screwed will make its debut at Theatre503 it has been confirmed. 

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Running at the theatre from the 28th June to the 23rd July, Kathryn O’Reilly’s debut drama is a portrait of a dysfunctional friendship.

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’re living for today it’s hard to think about tomorrow.

Directed by award-winning Sarah Meadows (Where Do Little Birds Go?, VAULT Festival and Edinburgh), the play focuses on a destructive friendship between two women and highlights alcoholism, ladette culture and violence amongst women.

Writer Kathryn O’Reilly, better known as an actress (Call the Midwife) commented: “My aim is to engage and challenge audiences in a way that’s both artistic and personal. I want to shine a spotlight on current issues that aren’t going away and put these stories on stage.”

The cast will include: Samantha Robinson, Eloise Joseph and Stephen Myott-Meadows. Meanwhile the creative team includes: lighting design by Jamie Platt, set design by Catherine Morgan, composition by Benedict Taylor and dramaturg by Neil Grutchfield.

Screwed will run at the Theatre503 from the 28th June to the 23rd July. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/screwed/

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