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Kevin P. Gilday

Writer & Spoken Word Artist

Photo credit: Jamie Mcfadyen Photography.


Kevin is an experienced scriptwriter with credits across theatre, TV, radio and computer games.


His mix of social realism, twisted postmodernism and his trademark dark sense of humour make his work instantly recognisable.


All scripts listed are available on request.




The Three Gospels of Jimmy Reid

Writer. Created on attachment with National Theatre of Scotland through their Breakthrough Writer opportunity. Script optioned and in development with Oran Mor.


On Hold

Writer and Creator. Section first performed at The Tron Theatre as part of The Progressive Playwright. Adapted into half-hour TV pilot spec script, subsequently optioned and in development with The Comedy Unit.


Gigantic Lying Mouth

Writer and Performer. A reflexive solo performance exploring the human desire to lie and the damage it does. Combining contemporary spoken word with monologues, multimedia and imagined conversation. Collaborative piece with BAFTA winning director Tim Courtney and electronic musician Kevin Frew. Work-in-progress performance at The Poetry Club, April 2016. Full runs at theatres in Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver as part of Canadian Fringe Tour 2017.



Writer. Devised piece in collaboration with Tidy Carnage productions. Debuted as part of Arches Live Festival 2014. Runner up - Platform 18 New Directions Award. Staged at Tron Theatre as part of Mayfesto 2015. Full Scottish tour in 2016, playing in Greenock, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrew's, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Across The Arts Review, List Preview


Stephanie Says

Writer and Performer. Experimental piece combining spoken word, monologue, real-time make-up artistry (in collaboration with Jenna Clayton MUA) and live musical interpretations of the works of David Bowie and Lou Reed. Programmed as part of Outside Eyes at the Tron Theatre, November 2016.



Writer. Shortlisted for Scottish Short Play Award 2015. Full day workshop with professional actors and director at the Citizens Theatre. Staged in June 2016 at The Tron Theatre as part of Tron 100 Festival.


Closing Time

Writer. Full day workshop and rehearsed reading as part of TalkFest 2015 at the Tron Theatre with director Peter Arnott – arranged by Playwrights' Studio Scotland.


Wonders at Dusk

Script Assistant. Hour long narrative illusion show for world famous illusionist Scott Silven.

Broadway Baby Review


At The Illusionist's Table

Script Assistant. Theatrical dining experience performed by Scott Silven.

Edinburgh Blogger Review


The Man Who Loved Beer

Writer and Performer. A poetic memoir presented as a spoken word monologue. Three week run at the Edinburgh Fringe, performances across summer festivals (Glastonbury, Wickerman, etc), national tour, recording and eight show run at the Toronto Fringe 2015.

Ed Fringe Review


Nae Debate

Writer. Site specific theatre piece written for National Theatre of Scotland's 'Great Yes, No, Don't Know Theatre Show'. Recorded and streamed live from the Oran Mor to a worldwide audience online.



Cupid of the Clyde

Co-creator and Writer (episode 2: Hard Times). Radio sitcom recorded in front of a live studio audience and broadcast on Subcity Radio, Glasgow.



Notes From A Quarter-Life Crisis

Writer and Performer. One man narrative spoken word performance. Extended runs at the Glasgow Southside Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe and various festivals in 2013. Live recording and Scottish tour in 2014.



Stand Up

Writer. Short play. Monologue written for Village Pub Theatre. Performed in March 2016.


Seen and Not Seen

Writer. Performed at The Tron Theatre at Stage to Page as part of the Mayfesto programme 2014.


Young Team

Writer. Hour-long original TV pilot spec script.

Press photo for Gigantic Lying Mouth. Photo credit: Tim Courtney.

Promo4 Credit - Tim Courtney