With many years in the performing arts between us we, (Katie Bottoms and Jeremy Holloway) initially formed Ratchet Theatre Company to oversee a tour of the Southwest of Philip Ridley's seminal play "Dark Vanilla Jungle" during the Spring of 2016.
This year we had the rights to perform the play in London at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden and to help with this we undertook a crowd-funding campaign which raised over £1,000 towards the cost of the production. Supporters who have pledged can be seen here and can we say a huge thanks to all those who pledged support for our project.
The production was a huge success, the latest review said:
"Katie Bottoms gives a blistering performance as Andrea, able to capture the sweetness of a young child and the brutal hostility of a suffering teenager….” – spyinthestalls.com Full review
Both Katie and Jeremy have experience in most areas of the arts, from managing to dance, from singing to circus and clowning, as can be seen here.
And of course there are other shows in the pipeline. For example: “7TH DAY” is a play about the demise of the earth in 7 days through the eyes of Adam and Eve using the words and philosophy of E. F. Schumacher
and “Male Aesthetic” is all about life modelling and how men have it hard.... And then there’s the horrific story of the Lebensborn and one woman who not only survived....