New writing, comedic and thought provoking theatre from Motormouse Productions. It began late nineties at 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, Kent County Council and the Really Useful Group are supporting this year's R&D 'Giving up Marty' - a play in development about an unlikely adoption reunion.
We're very keen to promote equality in this industry, particularly the woeful under representation of older actresses. The recent show was a direct response to creating roles for women over forty. It's not always the lack of scripts out there but the production, and powers that be, that insist on promoting limited roles for women. It really is time; investment and production companies took a bolder step in this direction.