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?

Joel (Marty) is the last of four children and the only one given up for adoption. He begins a wonderful

childhood growing up with his older adopted sister and loving parents. Joel’s hint at his past gives him

little reason to search for his birth family but as he approaches eighteen and much to everyone else’s

surprise the tables turn when Martha, his birth mother comes looking for him. The events that follow

leave Joel embroiled in a family history which changes his life and identity forever.

Soho Theatre Downstairs - 21 Dean St, Soho, London, W1D 3NE

17th October 1pm

Reserve Tickets

This event is programmed following an Arts Council England funded R&D week culminating in dates

programmed at Coram and Soho Theatre Downstairs during National Adoption Week (15 to 21 October).

Running Time: 1.5hr



This project has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England, Kent County Council, Unity

Theatre Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

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