About Us

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.


Press releases

Giving Up Marty

'Don't you want to find your birth mother?'  'It’s history, what’s the point of raking up the  past?'  But what if the past comes to... read more

18.12.2019 • By Motormouse Productions

Motormouse Productions - Kickstarter Campaign

Giving Up Marty 'Don't you want to find your Birth Mother?' 'It’s history, what’s the point of raking up the past?' But what if the past... read more

14.10.2019 • By Motormouse Productions

Are You Kidding Me? by Karen Bartholomew

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... read more

08.01.2019 • By Motormouse Productions

Giving up Marty by Karen Bartholomew

‘Don’t you want to find your Birth Mother?’ ‘It’s history, what’s the point of raking up the past?’ But what if the past comes to you?... read more

12.09.2018 • By Motormouse Productions

Giving up Marty by Karen Bartholomew

‘Don’t you want to find your Birth Mother?’ ‘It’s history, what’s the point of raking up the past?’ But what if the past comes to you?... read more

28.08.2018 • By Motormouse Productions

God's Waiting Room by Karen Bartholomew

Mother is dying slowly, the wait is unbearable, the pressures insurmountable, the thoughts unbelievable. Surely a gesture towards God's bigger... read more

16.05.2017 • By Motormouse Productions

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