COMPANY: Motormouse Productions started its work in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - with 'Kiss my Honeymoon Lips', a comedy set in a 1970s hairdressers. Corporate work, revue shows and stand-up comedy followed. In recent times the company has taken a more dramatic shift, blending difficult subjects with humour. It is this that creates the Motormouse style. Karen Bartholomew, founder of the company, is thrilled the Arts Council, Unity Theatre Trust and Kent County Council are supporting this year's touring production of 'God's Waiting Room' - an end of life comedy which was a hit in the Camden Fringe and is now set to reach a wider audience.
PLAYWRIGHT: Writing Credits include: Bootleg Theatre, Two Small Sherries, She Writes, Paul Farris, Carlton Hobbs, Monologue Slam, Leicester Comedy Festival, Angels on Fire, Wireless Theatre. Shortlisted Blackshaw Showcase Award 2016. Long-listed Old Vic 2016, Bread & Roses Playwriting Award, Finalist with Bootcamp Productions 2017.
Her work has been supported by the Arts Council, Unity Theatre Trust, Kent County Council and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
PAMELA SCHERMANN - Production Manager
Pamela is a freelance producer, stage director and production manager, and the artistic director of Time Zone Theatre Ltd. Production manage credits include Women and War Festival (So & So Arts Club, 2016), The Long Road South (Kings Head Theatre/So & So Arts Club, 2016) and Central Asia International Arts Festival London (Orzu Arts, 2017). Producing/production managing for Time Zone Theatre includes Mozart & Salieri (England/Denmark Tour, 2016-2017), Othello (Rose Playhouse, National Tour & New York City transfer, 2015 – 2016), among several other shows in the UK, Germany and Austria. She currently produces the new opera festival Opera in the City in collaboration with the Bridewell Theatre. More information at www.pamelaschermann.com.
TRACEY WILKINSON - Director
Tracey is an actor and director. Theatre includes: The National Theatre Co. The Royal Shakespeare Co, At Chichester Festival, The Young Vic, The Royal Court, The Royal Exchange, Liverpool Playhouse and Northern Stage amongst others. Directing includes: Assistant Director on Andorra by Max Frisch at Northern Stage and she has just returned from Florida where she was assistant director on the World Premiere of Nomadic Tempest currently touring the USA and Canada. Director: on Bouncers for Bruvvers Theatre Co and God's Waiting Room for the Camden Fringe Festival.Tracey is delighted to be directing God's Waiting Room for it's second, well deserved outing.
KARREN WINCHESTER : Theatre includes: Gertrude/Hamlet, Fort Lovrijenac, Les Blancs, Children of the Sun (National Theatre), Jonathan Harker/Dracula the Kisses and one woman show Diva, The Ladies Cage (Royal Exchange), Year 10 (Finborough) Blithe Spirit (Vienna Tours include: The Madness of King George III, (Peter Hall Co/West End), Electra, A Doll's House, A Clockwork Orange, Sons & Lovers. Karren plays Wendy Simmons in Eastenders. Other tv includes Dr Who and Julian Fellowes' Most Mysterious Murder.
KAREN BARTHOLOMEW: Theatre includes: Connie/God's Waiting Room (Cockpit Theatre), Helen/Inappropriate Behaviour (Trinity Arts), Nurse/Romeo & Juliet (National Tour), Agnes/A Funny Old Business, Flora/A Slight Ache (Jermyn St Theatre), Jane/Songbirds (Queens Hornchurch), Rita/Kiss My Honeymoon Lips (Edinburgh C Venues), It Takes Two to Trifle (Lillian Baylis Theatre). Other work includes: The Art of Gagging (C4), The Bill (ITV) Two Small Sherries (Apex TV), corporate, role-play, commercials and radio.
CLIVE WARD: Theatre includes: Michael/God’s Waiting Room (Cockpit Theatre), Lord Goring/An Ideal Husband, (English Speaking Theatre Company of Slovenia) Master of Ceremonies/An Evening of Edwardian Music Hall (Receiving Earth Productions), Charles Pooter/Diary of Nobody (Receiving Earth Productions),Malcolm/Malcolm’s Story (Twist & Shout Productions), Announcer/Basil Brush (BBC), Geoffrey/Estate Agent (KM Productions) Other work includes: television, commercials, corporate, voice-over.