God's Waiting Room
An end of life comedy.
Mother is dying slowly, the wait is unbearable, the pressures insurmountable, the thoughts unbelievable. Surely a gesture towards God's bigger plan is needed? Sisters, Stella and Connie may be different from one another but share a common and profound love for their Mother. Can things really continue as they are?
Cast: Karren Winchester, Clive Ward, Karen Bartholomew
Directed by: Tracey Wilkinson
★★★★ ‘Poignant, funny and beautifully accurate’ London Pub Theatres
★★★★ 'Many theatre lovers have missed this gem of a play that deserves more exposure' Everything Theatre
★★★★ 'Death explored in a brave way' Remote Goat
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Mozart with the Morrisons
What is a birth plan? A nice idea, a necessity or a waste of time? At 'St Joseph the Useless' antenatal meetings, an anxious gathering soon learn that the only certainty about child birth is, there is no certainty.
A story of hope and expectation.
Player Playwrights, North London Tavern
Cast: Yvette Bruin, Lynne O'Sullivan, Elizabeth Trueblood, Chloe darke, Luke Francis, Christopher Walthorne, Peter picton
Directed by: Rebecca Lyon
“Refreshing dialogue and lots of very funny moments: look out for the car park clamping! I can’t wait to see this play in the full production it deserves. ” — Peter Thompson - Player Playwrights
How Could She?
A birth mother laments the separation of her child some thirty years ago. A pragmatic yet awkward woman, questions society's guilty curse, her own health issues, her imaginings of her son and his welcomed but most surprise finding of her.
Cast: Dorothy Lawrence
Directed by: Karen Bartholomew
In development for 2018 production.
Maybe God is Michael?
Helen just wants to get away from 'The Jacksons Five' - another hideous Wedding invite where she's merely a spectator and not the life-long friend. Her husband is in the midst of the dance floor oblivious to their separation. Paul, the Wedding Photographer goes about his job. That's all it is - a snap here and there and in between this unlikely alliance is an inebriated Vicar challenged by his faith but not his place in Society. He's all 'ears to lost souls'.
A comedy of belief or not in all things marital, all things God, or of all things Michael and his lesser known brothers.
Blackshaw Theatre Writing Award - Showcase Finalist
Cast: Hilary Buss, Koullis Kyriacou, Robert Ernest Daoust
Directed by: Stephen Bailey
Mum and Dad To Be
A heart warming and accurately amusing play about first time parents and how their world changes whilst preparing for the pitter patter of tiny feet.
Cast: Nic Van Gelder, Sarah Goddard, Irene Bradshaw and Catriona Ryan
Directed By: Emily Wright
Edited By: Jeff Moreno
Raise the Spirit
A global tour led by Angus Tarte, self-appointed connoisseur endeavours to teach us all a little more about wine. However a blast from the past in the guise of Blue Nun seeks revenge for slating the Emerald Isle's finest wine (and yes, it wasn't German after all...)
Cast: Clive Ward, Karen Bartholomew, Rebecca Hunt, Mairead O'Conneely
Directed by: Stephan Bessant
“The show was brilliant, funny, punchy, interactive - really good. The characters are fabulous, strong and well rounded. Seeing the audience reaction was excellent. Thanks for the evening, it was a fantastic performance.” — Tanya Warnakulasuriya, BBC
“Very, very funny. The French sketch is fantastic.” — Elissa Turay, RNIB
Kiss My Honeymoon Lips
Minnie suspects there's more in the charity vase than meets the eye.
Jerry's Wife suspects her husband's flu is more than a runny nose.
Rita suspects her rivals are offering more than a blow dry.
Suspicious things are going on at 'Pamperus Hair Salon' ... and the date is 1973. Join Rita, Minnie and Jerry's Wife in a gentle comedy of indecision ... or not?
C Venues, Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Cast: Karen Neville
Directed by: Peter Turnbull
★★★ 'Bartholomew has a bright eye for what, in the early seventies, passed for neat ideas and natty outfits, dressing her set with the kitschest of tastes and peppering her monologue with some great one-liners…' (Scotsman)
★★★ 'Both writing and acting are well observed and Bartholomew keeps up a strong rapport with her audience' (The Stage)
“Bartholomew’s one-woman show is hysterical!” (Mariella Frostrup, BBC2)