God's Waiting Room
God’s Waiting Room
Author: Karen Bartholomew
Director: Tracey Wilkinson
2017 Touring Production June/July
This production has been kindly supported by the Arts Council, Unity Theatre Trust and Kent County Council.
“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?
"If you're going to see one play about the end of life make it this one, as you will laugh far more than you will cry." Rosemary Branch Theatre 2016
A success at last year’s Camden Fringe, this production has galvanized interest from the issues and humour raised within it. Taking a topical and relevant subject and plied with strong performances and clever script, this production deservedly sees another outing. (Mark Dawson Player Playwrights)
Karen Bartholomew is a British playwright whose work is published with Wireless Theatre and Playdead Press. She has been shortlisted for awards with the BBC, Old Vic, Bread&Roses and Blackshaw Theatre. Her work has toured with Bootleg Productions, Motormouse Productions and Bootcamp Theatre will produce Spin City later this year.
Bartholomew’s work has gained an enthusiastic reception- ‘Her one-woman show is hysterical - Mariella Frostrup and for ‘God’s Waiting Room’ “A brave, and moving piece of writing. Moments of intimacy catch you unawares amid the humour. Beautifully mixing laughs with unbearable pain.” - Ruth D’Silva
Tracey Wilkinson has directed Bouncers for (Bruvvers Theatre/Newcastle) God’s Waiting Room (Camden Fringe & Rosemary Branch) Assistant Director for Andorra (Northern Stage), Assistant Director for Nomadic Tempest (Caravan Stage Co). Tracey is also a television and stage actress - Bad Girls, Our Friends in the North.
Tour Details at www.motormouseproductions.co.uk
Brighton Performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer