My 'Keep Granny's Clock' starring Judi Earl-
part of 'Sunderland Stories Monologues'
which were nominated for
'Best Event at the Journal Culture Awards 2021'.
Catherine O'Neill writes novels, short stories, plays, poems, and reviews.
Catherine's short play 'Networking' was staged by
Live Theatre Newcastle as part of Your Voice: North East
starring Jacqueline Phillips and Karen Traynor,
and directed by Paula Penman.
Catherine is soon to be published in HOLYFLEA!
She was shortlisted for the
She was also longlisted for Northern Gravy 's third edition.
edits for Dishsoap Quaterly magazine.
Catherine curated Durham Introducing #2 in December 2021.
An evening of spoken word and live music to promote emerging artists in the heart of Durham City at the gorgeous Claypath Deli.
She had a short story broadcast on BBC Radio Newcastle.
Catherine took part in The Sunderland Stages Project where her monologue '
was filmed during the lockdown as part of the
which was nominated for
Best Event in The Journal Culture Awards 2021
and is available to view on YouTube.
Catherine gained a place on Live Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting Course in 2019.
In the Press
Sunderland Culture are spearheading a new series of online plays written by local playwrights, with the aim of exploring unheard voices across the city.
The six week run of performances will begin on Tuesday 9th June, and will be streamed via Sunderland Culture’s YouTube channel and social media every Tuesday at 8pm. The themes covered in the plays are diverse and thought-provoking, with topics including dementia, murder, break-ups and – inevitably – Covid-19, with the monologues performed and filmed by professional actors in their own homes.
“Sunderland has so much untapped talent and I am delighted that we are able to shine a light on just a few of the emerging writers in the city with the Sunderland Stories project.” says Helen Green, Head of Performance at Sunderland Culture. “The range of ideas submitted was fantastic – funny, sad, absorbing and thought provoking, these stories bring to life Sunderland characters.”
The six monologues chosen for the project have never been shown in public before, giving a vital voice to emerging writers on Wearside.
News & Events
Summer Streets Online
21st July 2020
Reading from 'Silent Eden'.
Written by Catherine O'Neill
'Your Voice: North East' at Live Theatre, Newcastle.
23rd-26th September 2021
Starring Jacqueline Phillips & Karen Traynor
Directed by Paula Penman
Jacqueline Phillips as Barbara
Karen Traynor as Lynsey
DURHAM INTRODUCING #2
In December 2021, I curated an evening of free live music and spoken word.
It was beautiful. Thanks to Claypath Deli and Graham @Durham Introducing & @Down by the River