A Comedy of Unequal Equals 

Shanni is trying to find her way back into City. Her third marriage has failed and with it her dreams of a happy home life. Returning to the City is a harder journey than expected. She’s menopausal, deemed old; it’s an awkward age for a female - isn’t it?

Directed by: Amanda Croft
Cast: Karen Bartholomew



Are You Kidding Me?

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

Play Text available to buy at  Wordsmithery
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Mozart with the Morrisons

A story of hope and expectation  

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.
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

​Longlisted Bread & Roses Playwriting Award​

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.

Cast: Hilary Buss, Koullis Kyriacou, Robert Ernest Daoust
Directed by: Stephen Bailey
Written by: Karen Bartholomew

Blackshaw Theatre Writing Award - Showcase Finalist


Mum & 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
Written by: Karen Bartholomew
Edited by: Jeff Moreno

Available to buy at the Wireless Theatre Company

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
Written by: Karen Bartholomew

“The show was brilliant, funny, punchy, interactive - really good. The characters are fabulous, strong and well rounded. Seeing the audience reaction was excellent.  - Tanya Warnakulasuriya, BBC

Thanks for the evening, it was a fantastic performance.” — Peter Baldwin (Actor) 

“Very, very funny. The French sketch is fantastic.” — Elissa Turay, RNIB

“Brilliant, funny, witty, original.” — Marina Lyons, Media Onboard

Kiss My Honeymoon Lips

Rita suspects her rivals are offering more than a blow dry.
Jerry's Wife suspects her husband's flu is more than a runny nose.
Minnie suspects there's more in the charity vase than meets the eye.
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?

Cast: Karen Neville
Directed by: Peter Turnbull
Written by Karen Neville

★★★ 'Neville 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 Neville keeps up a strong rapport with her audience' (The Stage)

“Neville’s one-woman show is hysterical!” (Mariella Frostrup, BBC2)