We received an incredible amount of scripts through for our latest new writing call. We managed to take it down to just a handful for short list – now another hard decision… not long until our next production is chosen!

Massive thank you to the actors who came for the read through and gave invaluable feedback! Katrina Allen, Lucinda Turner, Gianbruno Spena, Mark Teale & Jack Sunderland.

Go Team 

New Writing Call – New Year 2018

We’re At It Again!
We are looking for a piece of NEW WRITING to produce in London in the new year!
Itching to get your work out there?
Please send your script & info through to as per the request below.

We Look Forward To Hearing From YOU


Cast: Rosemary Berkon

⭐ We are ecstatic to announce Rosemary Berkon will be joining the cast of NetherBard! Playing the seemingly studious and sensible Kate.

Rosemary is a recent graduate from The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. She is part of theatre company ‘OffTheWallCo’ and played Grace in ‘Tracing Grace’, their original show that premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and then went on to York, The Menier Gallery and Theatre N16. She is currently in rehearsal’s for their new show ‘Lasses of Yorkshire’. Rosemary’s other credits include ROOST (The North Wall Arts Centre), Burning Bridges, Moira and The Rest, Valhalla (Theatre 503) Hansel and Gretal (Burnley Arts Centre) and The North Project (The Royal Exchange, Manchester) She is a member of The National Youth Theatre and is so excited to be exercising her passion for Shakespeare with Budding Rose Productions!⭐


Cast: Lucinda Turner

⭐We are super excited to announce Lucinda Turner will be joining the cast of NetherBard! Playing the charismatic and mesmerising Abby.

Lucinda is a recent graduate of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Since graduating she has featured in episode 2 of TNT’s ‘WILL’ and has acted in various commercials and a music video. She is currently playing ‘Lena’ in the new writing play ‘Happy Yet?’ at the Courtyard Theatre. Her LAMDA credits include Lucy in ‘Dracula’, Pepa in ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’, Nina in ‘The Seagull’, ‘The Tempest’ and ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream.’ Lucinda is passionate about Shakespeare and is thrilled to be part of
an all female original cast in this exciting new production!⭐


⭐We are utterly delighted to announce Tayla Kenyon will be joining the cast of NetherBard! Playing the glamorous yet ruthless Amy.

Tayla trained at Manchester School of Theatre. Her credits include; Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, Taming of the Shrew (Pendley Shakespeare Fetsival), Earthquakes in London, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Blood Wedding (HOME Theatre, Manchester) Cinderella (Bridgewater Hall, Manchester) It Cant Happen Here (Blue Masque Theatre Company.) She loves new writing and Shakespeare and is so excited to be performing Netherbard with Budding Rose Productions. ⭐

Cast: Katrina Allen


It’s our absolute pleasure to announce Katrina Allen will be joining the cast of NetherBard! Playing the flamboyant and chaotic Lena!

Originally from Edinburgh, Katrina trained on the MA in Acting at East 15 Acting School. She landed her first professional role after graduating playing Lady Macbeth at the Globe Theatre in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. She returned the following year to play the Chorus in Henry V. Since then she has performed in a number of productions around London and co-created the all-female Spectra Theatre Company. Their first show ‘After Penelope’ was performed to sold out audiences in London and at the Rome International Fringe Festival. She is now developing the play further with a new company, ‘Plucky Theatre’. Katrina is co-creator and Producer for ‘More Stone Productions’. Last year she completed their summer of shorts and she can be seen in their 48 Hour Film Project submissions, including the award-winning Miss Guided, for which she won Best Actress, and ‘Born to Run’ which won best film this year in Edinburgh.

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It’s Time!

In this fast-paced comedy, three ambitious female actors playing the witches in MacBeth, inadvertently cast a real spell and are transported to King Lear, playing the king’s daughters. The only trouble is, in this theatrical netherworld, every other role seems to be played by their nemesis Abby. Will they find their way back to MacBeth or are they lost in Lear for all eternity?

We are looking for 4 female actors to play in this fast paced comedy. A background or particular interest in Shakespeare is preferable.

Audition Date: 29th September 2017
2 Slots
10 – 12pm
12p – 2pm

Auditions will start with a group activity followed by individual auditions. We would like each artist to prepare a short Shakespearian monologue and a short modern monologue.
Auditions will be held in Angel – the address will be sent through to you if you are successful.

Rehearsals will be held throughout October/November in South London. Rough dates as follows (daytime rehearsals):

18th, 19th, 20th Oct

25th, 26th, 27th Oct

8th, 9th, 10th Nov

Show Dates: 12th & 13th Nov @ 7.30pm in Angel/Islington



Female, 20s – seems to be mousy, prim, studious and sensible – but looks can be deceptive.


Female, 20s – flamboyant, chaotic and theatrical, Lena lives for Shakespeare.


Female, 20s – a sparkling, glamorous Essex girl, Amy is ruthless in her pursuit of stardom.


Female, 20s – is every inch the charismatic actor; the most mesmerising performer of her generation and she knows it.


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Send us your CV to


We are delighted to announce our debut show will be NetherBard by Janice Hallett!
More Information on the play, the playwright and casting call to come…

New Writing Call

Budding Rose Productions
is looking for

Budding Rose Productions is looking for a piece of New Writing to produce in London at the end of summer.
The play will be directed, cast and produced by our team.

Play Criteria:
60 minutes max.
2 – 4 characters
Takes place in less than 3 locations

Please submit your play, with the following details, to

Your name
Summary of the play
Character list (detailed)
List of any previous plays which have been produced
+Attach your script

Your script will not be shared or distributed without your permission.

We look forward to hearing from you!