This company was formed by Marissa Landy in 2018.
We strive to make work that tackles difficult and sometimes sensitive subject matter through the form of absurd comedy. We work to make uncomfortable subjects accessible as a means of sparking conversations. With influences from Samuel Beckett to Fawlty Towers, Baloney Theatre Company will always offer you a ridiculous time.
Marissa Landy is a graduate of Queen Mary University of London where she gained her BA in Drama and her confidence to write. She is also a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with an MA in Musical Theatre.
Edinburgh Fringe 2022 - TheSpace @Venue45 22nd-28th august
Shortlisted for the LET Award
This dark comedy follows a day in the life of two ambulance care assistants. Riss and Aadam transport 5 different patients, each with their own uniques personalities and amazing stories to tell. 'A Non-Emergency' displays the strain on the NHS right now and aims to help raise wages for ACA's who are earning under living wage. #RaiseWagesForACAs
Starring: Paulette Harris-German, Tafadzwa Phillip Madubeko and Marissa Landy
“The best demonstration of humanity that I have seen at the Fringe this year”
Begonias (A Short Self-Isolation Play)
Begonias 2.0 (A Short Self-Isolation Play)
Same Old Same Oldies
Edinburgh Fringe 2018
What do you get when you place three Northerners and Southerners in one nursing home?
A bloody barney!
Three British Northerners and Southerners residing in one nursing home. How could they possibly get along? Brimming with awkward disputes and one particular loud mouth amongst the group, these oldies always find something to complain about. A cup of tea may define you in this house. Whether they make you laugh or make you cry these colourful characters will find a way to touch your heart. Sit back, relax and watch the barney unfold.
Written and directed by Marissa Landy
Cast: Kyle James Murphy
Jasmine Holly Bullock
The Cat's the Thing
Drayton Arms Theatre - 26th/27th September
Tickets found here: http://www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk/the-cats-the-thing
Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. Dale is a cat with really nothing to do whatsoever. Despite their differences, these two are confined to a room with no apparent reason to stay except for a sensational event that will take place on the 25th of an unknown month. Tanya senses the event will be life-changing but one thing stands in her way. The door. Will she find her freedom? This is an absurd comedy based on the reality of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Liv Moul (edfringereview):
‘raw, psychological naturalness’
‘Enjoyable one-lines swerve from desert-dry irreverence … to introspective existentialism befitting of a would-be Hamlet’
‘it’s as if her eyebrows and warm grin are pulled by a puppeteer’
‘elucidates OCD with magnetic honesty’
Abbie McGrath (FeministFringe):
‘an eye-opening experience … portray[ed] skillfully’
Amy Toledano (Withinherwords):
‘a very exciting form of storytelling that really pays off’
‘a clever and inventive story of mental illness that comes together in an understated and intelligent manner’
Mary Bradshaw (edfringereview):
‘a very real and very raw show’
Personalised Acting Reel Scenes
This is a service in which you have the opportunity to tell the writer which role you have always wanted to play, or the role that suits you best. They then use that information to write scenes that are personal to you and that can show you off in the best way possible for your acting reels. All you need to do is purchase one of the three packages below and then send over a completed form to the email provided.
If you are to use my scenes within a reel I ask that you only credit my name if the script is read as written. If you make any edits to the script, simply use 'Anonymous' for the writer.
1 Personalised Scene
With this offer all you need to do is fill out the form above, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a personalised acting reel scene within 7 days.
2 Personalised Scenes
With this offer all you need to do is fill out two of the forms above, send them to email@example.com and you will receive two personalised acting reel scenes within 7 days.
3 Personalised Scenes (A Full Reel)
With this offer all you need to do is fill out three versions of the form above, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive three personalised acting reel scenes within 9 days.
Same Old, Same Oldies
'It’s Tuesday, so porridge.' - Mavis