Grave undertakings in Park Theatre’s dark comedy Raising Martha


Animal Rights. Family Secrets. Grave Consequences. Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer opens 2017 at London’s Park Theatre.

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


Gwyneth Keyworth (Wasted, Game of Thrones) joins the cast, replacing Morgana Robinson who has had to withdraw. She appears alongside Julian Bleach, Tom Bennett, Jasper Britton, Joel Fry and Jeff Rawle.

Raising Martha is produced by Michael James Cox and Tom O’Connell.

Michael James Cox said, “I’m very excited and proud to be producing this hilarious new comedy along with Tom O’Connell Productions. This project has been very close to my heart for a long time and I’m thrilled to be working with such a wonderful theatre.”

Tom O’Connell said, “After our sell-out success with The Boys in the Band, we are thrilled to be working on a brand new piece of theatre with a stellar comedy cast who I know will be electric to watch in the intimate Park Theatre”.

Raising Martha runs at the Park Theatre from January 12-February 11.

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