AN EVENING WITH DAME K AND GUESTS IV
Saturday 6 April, 8pm
Tristan Bates Theatre, London
Dame K - the alter ego of actress, poet and playwright Kathryn O'Reilly - will host a fourth evening of live music and spoken word, this time at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden on Saturday 6 April at 8pm.
Dame K's vignettes on urban life and relationships are raw yet lyrical, playful and often funny. She'll perform them with her regular Dame K collaborators, 90s chart and soul diva Eddy, who has sung with Omar, Misha Paris and others; and composer-producer Tas from Purple Room Studios. Together they make a fusion of dance music, poetry, rap and soul.
O'Reilly says "The idea is to bring talented artists together to collaborate in making a banging live art evening. There is always an electric atmosphere, as we stir, move, inspire and entertain you. Come and chill with us."
Also appearing at An Evening with Dame K and Guests IV will be actresses Lorna Stuart and Eloise Joseph, and saxophonist Rory Duffy and special guest female British rapper Shay D.
Kathryn O'Reilly won the LAMDA poetry competition two years in a row, and has performed as a featured artist for Apples & Snakes, the leading organisation for performance poetry; and at the Lyric Hammersmith's Lyric Lounge, various festivals, for charities, Black History events and International Women's Day events, and also at justice conferences and City Hall for the theatre company Clean Break.
She is also a successful actor, most recently receiving acclaim for her performance in Max Stafford-Clark's revival of Our Country's Good, which is at London's new St James Theatre until 23 March. She has appeared regularly with Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint company, as well as touring with ATC and on TV series including Lewis and The Bill. While on tour with Our Country's Good she hosted post-performance poetry nights, co-opting members of the cast.
An Evening with Dame K and Guests IV:
A chilled evening of poetry, music and other performance
Saturday 6 April
Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, WC2H 9NP
Box Office: 020 7240 6283 | www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
"The band members were very professional and were happy to cater to our entertainment needs. Above all, the music was exceptional and our guests loved it!"
Hayley, University of Manchester, February, 2013
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