As I said in my last blog post there is a play coming this year The Life of Reilly but what I didn’t tell you is there is an offshoot.  A very special offshoot.

Really Reilly is a play that will be performed in schools and produced by Red Diamond Theatre’s Alison Stanley  the writer of The Life of Reilly.

Really Reilly will be a fun and informative way in educating the children about why some children are different to others, hence the phrase Really Reilly !?.  I know when Thing 2’s friends are around I love to listen to them asking questions about Reilly and hearing Thing 2’s answers.

  • Why’s he never got any clothes on?
  • Why have I got to go outside to cough?
  • Why is there a lock on the inside of your bedroom door?  (stops Reilly trashing his things and provides a bit of peace when required)
  • Why can’t he talk?
  • Whys he wearing headphones?
  • Why won’t he play with us?

This list is endless and they are genuinely very interested and tend to be much more kinder and patient with him once they are informed.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this for the masses?   I don’t see why we can’t.

I’ll keep you updated over the next week about Really Reilly but it could be coming to a school near you soon.  Awareness is key to gaining acceptance.

If you are a school and would like more information regarding Really Reilly please email