Robert Bathurst


Robert Bathurst is a television and stage actor. His screen credits include Toast of London, Cold Feet, Joking Apart, Downton Abbey, The Larkins, The Mezzotint, Munich: The Edge of War. Robert’s numerous West End and touring theatre productions include plays by Chekhov, Shaw, Shakespeare, Wilde, Ibsen, Michael Frayn, Joe Penhall, Steven Thompson, Michael Wynne, and Claire Luckham. In Chicago he played the title role in King Charles 111 by Mike Bartlett and most recently he starred as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Southbank Centre’s production of Dolly Parton’s musical, Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. He co-wrote and directed The Fall, a film drama about jockeys, He devised and produced the staging of Love, Loss & Chianti by Christopher Reid a two-actor play in verse with cartoon animation. He has written articles and book reviews on showbusiness and horseracing and as a reader of audiobooks he won the Audie for Best Male Narrator in 2020. He has recently recorded the first three Lord Peter Wimsey detective novels by Dorothy L Sayers, and The time-travelling sci-fi series Salvation, both released soon on Audible.



Keith Waterhouse was born in 1929 in Leeds, and was a novelist, columnist, playwright and screenwriter.

He started out as a reporter with the Yorkshire Evening Post in 1949 and later wrote for Punch, the Daily Mail, and the Daily Mirror. In 2004 he was voted most admired British contemporary columnist by the British Journalism Review.

Much of his work was jointly written with his lifelong friend Willis Hall, who died in 2005.

His novels include Billy Liar (1959), a book which went on to become a play, film starring Tom Courtenay, musical and television series; The Bucket Shop (1968); Our Song (1988); Bimbo (1990); Good Grief (1997); and Palace Pier (2003).

His writing for television includes series of That Was the Week that Was, The Frost Report, Andy Capp and Worzel Gummidge. With Willis Hall, he wrote many books based on the Worzel Gummidge series. In the 1960s and '70s particularly, he was a prolific playwright, and his plays include Celebration (1961), England, Our England (1963), Come Laughing Home (1966), Who's Who (1974), Children's Day (1975), and Whoops-a-Daisy (1978). His production, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (1991), about the life of the journalist, won the 1990 Evening Standard Award for Comedy of the Year.

Keith Waterhouse is also the author of several non-fiction books, among them The Theory and Practice of Lunch (1986) and Waterhouse on Newspaper Style (1989).

His two books of autobiography are City Lights: A Street Life (1994) and its sequel, Streets Ahead: Life After City Lights (1995).


M. Green Productions is an independent theatre production company dedicated to delivering  exceptional productions worldwide. Under the leadership of Producer Mitchell Reeve, M. Green Productions is committed to presenting works that engage, inspire, and captivate a diverse range of audiences.

M. Green Productions’ past productions have garnered critical acclaim and recognition, including Foxes (Off Broadway, 59e59 Theaters), Steve (Seven Dials Playhouse); Death Drop (Garrick Theatre, UK&Ir Tour and Criterion Theatre); Wonderville: Magic and Illusion Live (The Palace Theatre), Dark Sublime (Trafalgar Studios); San Domino, The Gulf, and Pete ‘n’ Keely (Tristan Bates Theatre).

M. Green Productions also offer bespoke General Management & Consulting packages for productions and venues across the globe.

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James trained at RADA and is Artistic Director of Defibrillator which he established in 2011.


Credits include: Foxes (59E59 New York, Theatre503, Theatre Peckham, Seven Dials Playhouse); Sunnymead Court (Tristan Bates, Arcola, Theatr Clwyd, The Dukes Lancaster, Theatre Royal Bath) Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (The Coach and Horses); Not Talking (Arcola Theatre) - Nominated for Best Director OFFIE Awards 2018; A Lie of the Mind (Southwark Playhouse); Speech&Debate (Trafalgar Studios); Insignificance (Langham, New York); The Armour - Winner Best Guest Experience Le Miami Rebel Awards, The Hotel Plays (Langham, London); Hard Feelings ( Finborough Theatre); The Hotel Plays (Grange, London)


Other directing work includes: The Life (Central School of Speech & Drama); How to Make a Good First Impression- Part 1 (Short Film) - Winner Mofilm Shorts Award Tribecca


Defibrillator make provocative, thrilling and acclaimed theatre in the UK and USA. Established in 2011 with the site-specific The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams and most recently producing the groundbreaking and awarding winning Foxes by Dexter Flanders. The company continue to push boundaries, creating entertaining and socially important stories. Stories that send an electric pulse to the heart.



Recent theatre includes: Boy Out The City, The Night of the Iguana, Cruise (West End); A Doll’s House Part 2, The Way of the World (Donmar) ;Henry V (Shakespeare’s Globe/Headlong); Anthology, Blackout Songs, Sea Creatures, Linck and Mülhahn, The Fever Syndrome, Labyrinth (Hampstead Theatre);The Children (Royal Court/Broadway); Old Bridge (Bush Theatre. Off West End Award for Sound Design, Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre); Ophelias Zimmer (Royal Court/Schaubühne); Village Idiot, One Night in Miami (Nottingham Playhouse); The Ridiculous Darkness (Gate Theatre); Humble Boy, Blue/Heart, The Distance (Orange Tree Theatre);The Cherry Orchard, A Kettle of Fish (Yard Theatre);The Mirror Crack’d, Wish You Were Dead, Being Mr Wickham, The Habit of Art, The Homecoming, My Cousin Rachel (UK Tours).

Opera and Ballet includes: The Marriage of Figaro (Salzburger Festspiele), Miranda (Opéra Comique, Paris); Hansel and Gretel (BYO/Opera Holland Park); Scraww (Trebah Gardens); Carmen: Remastered (ROH/Barbican).


Executive Producer

Robert Bathurst

General Manager

Mitchell Reeve for M. Green Productions 

Associate Director & Stage Manager

Aime Neeme

Production PR

Kevin Wilson Public Relations 

Campaign Design

Jed Berry for Jedly

Campaign Photography

Tom Howard Photography


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