2145 reached the top 3% of the 2022 BBC Drama Room open call and has been awarded the Michael Graney Bursary for new Writing with a Sci-Fi focus in 2023 from Ironclad Creative. It went on to be award-nominated for Brighton Fringe Audience Choice and reached the top 3 selected out of 880 plays. 2145 received rave reviews and was stated as ‘Better than Netflix’ by Latest TV after a sell-out run. All eyes are on this heartwarming and original story with hope for the future, in which the narrative explores our relationship with the environment and technology and asks what it means to exist and be human in a modern world.

About the Writer

Emma Kelly is a dramatist and practitioner of immersive theatre. After graduating with a Theatre and Visual Practice BA, Emma wrote and produced immersive performance installations in the 2000s. She went on to teach performing arts at Brighton College Prep, then returned to professional theatre, graduating with an MA in Dramatic Writing in 2020. Since then, Emma has been commissioned to write numerous plays for Close Encounters Theatre Company in Zurich. The last was a comedy thriller titled No Way Out.

Emma has also collaborated as a writer on immersive and audio projects with a heritage focus in Brighton, including What If Walls Could Speak, a theatrical promenade in the Regency Town House in Hove and an audio tour for Preston Manor. She recently worked on an experimental immersive audio experience for Brighton Dome.

Emma has had work shown at Southwark Playhouse, Jacksons Lane Theatre, The Pleasance in London, The Komedia and The Lantern Theatre in Brighton.

Emma is currently adapting her work for XR, Film and TV.

2145 Brighton Fringe 2023
Recent Work

Award Nominee Laurel
Brighton Fringe BURSARY WINNER 2023
2145 Home Birth
2145 Digital Limbo
Collaboration with Projection Artist
Town house voices
Community Theatre
No Way Out - CET team
Writing for Close Encounters Theatre
No Way Out - Hot house
No Way Out - Most Haunted
No Way Out - Virtual
No Way Out - What the...
No Way Out - Ghost Hunters
No Way Out - Augmented
No Way Out - Dinner?
No Way Out - Airbnb
No Way Out - Of this retreate
No Way Out - What the hell is this?
No Way Out - Team bonding
No Way Out - Behind you!
No Way Out - There is something in the walls
No Way Out - Cursed note
No Way Out - Posession
No Way Out - Haunted ?
No Way Out - Stag Do
Survival - CET
Survival - Bunker
Survival - Robot Overlords
Survival - Dance
Survival - Zombies
Survival - Youth Show
Survival - Multiverse
Survival - AI
Survival - Time travel
Survival - The Badlands
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