Bathtime promo image1
Photography by Nikolas Louka /


An unsettling comedy about when the love runs cold but the bathwater is still hot.

Written and performed by Richard Purnell

Directed by Kellie Tori

Like all great people (Whitney Houston, the Romans) Harry loves a bath. After a day pushing workers around at the call centre, he likes nothing better than lighting the candles and having a gentle soak.

But that’s all scuppered when Harry’s wife, Sarah, is mysteriously bludgeoned to death in their hallway. From that moment on, he can’t so much as run a tap without someone – a showerer, usually – asking awkward questions, like, “Harry, did you do it?”

“Worth seeing – a likeable and quietly humorous play” Fringe Guru
“An intriguing dark comedy…convincingly grimy” The Stage
“Warped, nihilist and hilarious…the rich, wry intelligence of Purnell’s writing is outstanding.” Three Weeks

About Richard Purnell
Theatre-maker, satirist and storyteller Richard Purnell has written three comedy shows, two seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2012, 2013), and one at Camden Fringe Festival (2010). He has been published in The Herald and, and performed on BBC London and Resonance FM. He was a poet-in-residence for Transport for London in 2013. He curates The Bus Driver’s Prayer, a comedy and music night in east London. He is a zealous bather.

About Kellie Tori
Kellie Tori has over 10 years’ experience directing and acting in fringe theatre productions. A graduate of UB Arts Academy, Melbourne, she was an ensemble member for PMD Productions for seven years. She has since directed plays seen at Melbourne, Brighton and Edinburgh fringe festivals. She most recently directed Vincent Goes Splat for the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes (The Warren; Underbelly, 2014). Kellie bathes rarely, but enthusiastically.

Photography by Nikolas Louka /
Photography by Nikolas Louka /

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s