Michael James Cox and Tom O’Connell in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of a brand new comedy

Raising Martha

By David Spicer

Directed by Michael Fentiman
Cast includes: Tom Bennett, Julian Bleach, Stephen Boxer, Joel Fry, Gwyneth Keyworth and Jeff Rawle

 

'What a joy this new comedy by David Spicer about all things amphibian is... a gem' ★★★★ The Times


Animal Rights. Family Secrets. Grave Consequences.

Raising Martha is a seriously funny new dark comedy by award-winner David Spicer.

Gerry and Roger’s mum has gone missing. Well, most of her has... The unwitting victims of animal rights activists campaigning for the freedom of the family frog farm’s slimy inhabitants, the brothers must bring in the hapless Inspector Clout to establish the whereabouts of their long dead mother.

An absurdly funny comedy starring the finest comedy ensemble live on stage, Raising Martha tackles terrorism, animal rights and six-foot frogs!

Starring Tom Bennett (Netflix’s Mascots, E4’s Phone Shop); Julian Bleach (Doctor Who & best known for creating the role of MC in Shockheaded Peter); Stephen Boxer (The Iron Lady); Joel Fry (ITV’s Plebs, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Sky’s You, Me and the Apocalypse); Gwyneth Keyworth (E4’s Misfits, BBC’s The Great Outdoors); Jeff Rawle (Channel 4’s Drop the Dead Donkey, Handbagged; Tricycle / West End, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire).

Hilarity is guaranteed in one of the must-see new dark comedies of 2017.
 

'Hootingly funny (jokes from subtle to silly) and directed with pacy intelligence... David Spicer has written what should be a breakthrough play... Michael Fentiman’s cast could not be better.' ★★★★ Libby Purves, Theatre Cat

'See it you should... reaches that blissful plateau where it is literally impossible to stop laughing.' ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

'Quintessential Monty Python-style wackiness... has viewers laughing throughout' ★★★★ The Upcoming

'A perfect pick-me-up to combat the January blues' ★★★★ Stage Review

'A must-see!' ★★★★ Islington Gazette

'A hilarious comedy' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

'A grand old farce... one seldom hears so many people laughing so often' ★★★★ Broadway World

'A deliciously black comedy with lots of genuine laugh out loud moments' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly