Karen Bartholomew

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    42 - 52
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    9st. 11lb (62kg)
    Hair Colour
    Auburn
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Many theatre lovers have missed this gem of a play that deserves more exposure. ★★★★
Brian Penn
everything-theatre.co.uk
2017Poignant, funny and beautifully accurate. ★★★★
Annie Power
pubtheatres1.tumblr.com
2017Full of dignity, warmth and reality. Not to be missed. ★★★★
Sascha Cooper
remotegoat.com
2017God's Waiting Room - ‘Brilliantly written and great performances.’
Ruth D'Silvia
facebook.com
2017God's Waiting Room - 'A beautifully wrought hour'.
Ruth Garde
thesickofthefringe.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2021Barbara Carbury
Radio
Thine Podcast
Rahdy Elwan
Very Nice Joe Ltd
2021Margaret
Film (Short)
George Barton
Kiyan Agadjani
Strangelove Films
2020Surgeon
Film (Short)
Blue Bodies
Darren Oxborrow
Oxylicious Productions
2019Miss Hills
Film (Short)
R v Bridgeford
Angela Godfrey
Keen City Ltd
Blackfriars Crown Court
2019Michelle
Rehearsed Reading
Bobby Dazzler
EE Sheehan
Player Playwrights
North London Tavern
2019Dr Clark
Corporate
Doctor-Patient Films
James McLauchlan
NRG Digital
2019Lorna
Film (Short)
Sophie
George Lock
Scenic Road Productions
Maidstone TV Studios
2018 - 2019Shanni
Theatre
Are You Kidding Me?
Amanda Croft
Motormouse Productions
Cockpit Theatre
2019British Female
Corporate
ACCA Corporate
Dan Bidmead
Quarantine Productions
Hackney Studios
2018Judith Ruthers
Web-Series
Bleechers
Claire Macdonald
Bad Nun TV
2000 - 2018Roleplayer/Facilitator
Corporate
RoleplaySteps/AMB/RoleplayUK/
London
2017Glizelda
Rehearsed Reading
Vamps
Miranda Harrison
Page to Stage
The Horse and Stables
2017Connie
Theatre (Tour)
God's Waiting Room
Tracey Wilkinson
Motormouse Productions
Arts Council England Tour
2017Lorraine
Rehearsed Reading
No Bird
Nic Rivers
NRR
The Limes
2017Senior Midwife
Film (Short)
RCM ILearning Monologues
Ali Hendry-Ballard
Garnett Foundation
Bucks
2016Connie
Theatre
God's Waiting Room
Tracey Wilkinson
Motormouse Productions
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2016Muriel
Rehearsed Reading
Dreamboats & Petticoats
Marieke Audsley
Player Playwrights
North London Tavern
2016IT Manager
Still Photos
Sophos - Release the Geek
Zack D'Arcy Willet
H20 Productions
Oxford
2012 - 2016Anita/Alicia/Suki/Diane
Role Play
Raising Your Game/Impact Leadership Development
Ali Hendry-Ballard
Garnett Foundation
Essex Council Borough/Canterbury Christ Church University
2015Mother
Commercial
Hobbs - Wish Tags
Nick Parish
Milkwood Productions
2015Fionnula Brutus
Online / Digital
Two Small SherriesTwo Small Sherries
2015Enid Bygraves
Online / Digital
Two Small SherriesTwo Small Sherries
2014Nurse
Film (Student)
Chalk
Rem Berger
University of Westminster
Ramsgate
2013Ghost of Yet to Come
Corporate
A Christmas CaroledJuice Events
Royal Horseguards
2013Sarah
Corporate
Coral
Richard da Costa
Floating Harbour Films
2013Sharyn (B&Q)
Film (Short)
Face TV
Paul Friend
Face TV for B&Q
2013Anne Robinson
Corporate
The Sleekest Wink
Teresa Bland
Juice Live Events
2012Reader
Theatre
She Writes
Sarah Davies
17% Theatre Company
Horsebridge Arts Centre
2012Yasmin
Film (LB)
Skill Boosters
Bryan De'Ath
Inclusive Learning
Penshurst, Kent
2010Molly Maid
Corporate
DVD
Monica Lowenberg
Focal Vocal
London
2010Mum
Commercial
Times Media
Paul Gay
Hungry Man
2009Agnes
Radio
A Funny Old Business
Mariele Runacre Temple
Wireless Theatre Company
WT Studios
2009Diane
Film (Docu)
MHA Care Group
Brett Marshall
Impact Universal Ltd
2009American Producer
Theatre
Cinderella
Paul Farris
Paul Farris Productions
Client Venue
2008Board
Film (Short)
The World's Worst Employee
Zaheer Ahmed
ESA Films
2008Parent
Film (Short)
One Plus One
Sue Dawson
Dawson Films
2008Tanya
Corporate
AXA Roadshow
Kelvyn Jones
INVOLVE
2008Stef
Corporate
BT Communications
Slater Associates
Phil Slater
2007Leanne Botox
Theatre
Raise The Spirit
Stephan Bessant
Motormouse Productions
CCA
2007Mum
Commercial
George at Asda
Tony Barry
Academy Films
2007Prosecution Solicitor
Corporate
DCAJL Productions
2007Linda Morgan
Corporate
RonbelOutlook Productions
2007Magistrate
Corporate
DCA
Mike Fowler
Axiom Productions
2006Jo
Theatre
Rough Trade
Emma Taylor
Motormouse Productions
Canal Cafe Theatre
2006Polly
Theatre
Funbee TravelBattersea Barge/Cabaret
2006Leanne
Theatre
Raise The Spirit
Roger Martin
Motormouse Productions
CAA
2005Gronya
Theatre
The Lying Kind
Derek Newton
Tristan Bates Theatre
Tristan Bates Theatre
2005Helen
Theatre
A Slight Ache
Andrew Herrick-White
AHW
Jerymn Street Theatre
2004Mrs Hardy
TV
Holby City
R. Blake
BBC
2004Sten
Theatre
Waiting for Lefty
Jack O'Connor
Sturdy Beggars
Union Theatre
2003Elizabeth
Corporate
Making A Difference
Andy Moore
Outlook Productions
2003Tracey
TV
The Blind Date
Trevelyan Evans
Channel 4
2003Jane
Theatre
Songbirds Ltd
Simon Josiffe
Barons Court Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
2003Helen
Theatre
Inappropriate Behaviour
Michael Elliot
Trinity Arts Theatre
Trinity Arts Theatre
2003Beatrice
Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Lola Sharples
Bard Unbound
Tower of London
2002Katherine
Theatre
Secret Rapture
George Leith
Camdens People Theatre
Camden People Theatre
2000Jane
Theatre
Songbirds Ltd
Simon Josiffe
Barons Court Theatre
2000Comedy Characters
Theatre
The Revue Lounge
Len Storer
Kwali Theatre
CCA
2000Rita
Theatre
Kiss My Honeymoon Lips
Peter Turnbull
Motormouse Productions
C Venues/Unicorn London
1998 - 1999Comedy Characters
Voiceover
Telemob
John Roddy
Opera Telecom
1998News Reader
Voiceover
Hart Van Nederland
Libby Doherty
MTV
1998PresenterSingled OutMTV
1997Barbara
Theatre
Its Takes Two To Trifle
Fleur Derbyshire
QueensTheatre/Lilian Bayliss
Queens Theatre
1995 - 1996Nurse
Theatre (Tour)
Romeo & Juliet
Stephen Kray
Katch 22
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1993BA (Hons) Drama 2:1Middlesex University

    Additional Skills

    Comedy - a flair for comedy, accents and improvisation, scriptwriting.

    Immersive Theatre

    Forum Theatre

    Facilitation

    Playreading

    Radio

    Roleplay

    Writes for corporate and private clients, speeches, sketches, playlets.

    Highly experienced role-player (twenty years working in the private/public sector).

    Education - experienced in school workshop deliveries.

    Previous Work - BBC Comedy Researcher. Freelance Production Assistant for Charlie Hanson.

    Murder mystery and corporate entertainment work - bespoke, scripted or improvised. (2000 to current date)

    Additional Information

    Strong improviser and excellent comedic skills. Accents, devising, multirole and versatile performer. Karen is also a very experienced role-player. Empathetic coaching skills and hugely enjoys motivating people. Courses in leadership, management, equality and diversity. Additional CV on request. Works UK and internationally.

    Good all-round sportswoman, motorbike rider/owner intermediate tennis and badminton player. Professional driver for sports tournaments and overseas royalty.

    About me

    Published with Wordsmithery & Wireless Theatre

    Artistic Director

    Motormouse Productions

    www.motormouseproductions.co.uk

    @motormouseuk

    Motomouse Comedy

    @motormousecomedy

    GIVING UP MARTY 2020

    People's Choice Award Nominee

    5 star Within Her Words

    4 star Everything Theatre

    4 star Broadway World

    4 star Spy in the Stalls

    "Theatre at its most thought provoking."

    "Honest, truthful, moving and at times very funny."

    GOD's WAITING ROOM JUNE 2017

    4 star Everything Theatre

    4 star Remotegoat

    'Great show tonight at The Rosemary Branch 'God's Waiting Room' by Karen Bartholomew. Very dark and funny-a great script and acting.'

    'Your play! I was very impressed by the production values all round. You certainly have an ear & observation in your writing, the acting was terrific and the direction astute.'

    ‘Brilliantly written and great performances.’

    Industry Awards

    Vaults People's Choice Award Nominee - Vault Festival 2020

    Acting experience

    Drama/Theatre Studies - Middx University

    Conundrum Theatre

    Katch 22

    Motormouse Productions

    Zeus Theatre Company

    Bootleg Theatre Company

    Paul Farris Ent

    BBC

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Motorcycle
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Professional
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Irish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    • WGGB (UK)
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Essex
    • London
    • RP
    • South London
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over