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Martha MacDonald

Writer. Comedian. Performer.

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SHELL


“A production that made the audience laugh until they cried and then cry until they laughed”

When Margot’s dad dies, her main worries are keeping it together during the eulogy and how she can’t listen to ‘The Cure’ without bursting into tears... never in a million years did she think he would actually leave her the f***ing tortoise. 

This hibernating reptile has now outlived two generations of her family, and Margot’s worried that she might be next. 

This production was kindly supported by ArtHouse Jersey and enjoyed a sold-out mini run at The Hope in September 2023.

"I never really felt my smile completely fade yet no joke or quip was too long or felt forced. Both the actor and the writing are sharp, energetic and captivating from start to finish."

Tundun Obidipe, Audience Member

About Me...

As a satirical columnist, comedic playwright, sketch writer and viral hit stand-up poet, Funny Women Content Creator Award Finalist Martha MacDonald is an original new voice in comedy. She has performed her funny poetry internationally at the 2022 Transpoésie Poetry Festival in Brussels.

Martha is a credited writer on the first series of BBC Radio sketch show 'DMs Are Open' and she has also been a playwright in residence with theatre companies Paines Plough and RIFT.

Having recently written and directed her debut comedy show 'SHELL' - an homage to her pet tortoise - Martha is currently in rehearsals for new writing projects in 2024. 

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