Waiting For God, a play developed from the hugely popular 90’s sitcom starring Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden. Initially written for the stage in 2017, the story is set in and around ‘Bayview’ retirement home.  It contains all the favourite characters from the original series facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully and of course always getting one over the ‘Bayview’ manager Harvey Baines!

Originally performed:
October 2022

Directors programme notes from Kerry.

Wow, 3 years since we last graced this stage! After deciding to take on the role of director….. eek what play to choose!

Harping back to my youth, my love of good old British comedy, I found “Waiting for God”. A sitcom I laughed very loudly at as a teen.

Originally broadcast in the 90’s this BAFTA nominated sitcom, written by the actor Michael Aitkens, caught my eye. Michael wrote the stage play in 2017.

What I especially like about the script is how Michael has taken very emotive subjects, that we all can relate to, and although touching at times, has bought humour to these moments.

So welcome one and all to my directional debut for Mortimer Dramatic Society. We’ve had lots of fun along the way with a fab team. I’m truly humbled by those that took on this challenge with me and I thank them very much.


Mari Fleming

Diana Trent

Dawne West

Jane Edwards

Tom Shorrock

Harvey Baines

Gary Wilson

Geoffrey Ballard

Michael Kimber

Tom Ballard

John Bale

Basil "The Bayview Stud"

Jean Chapman

Milly / Mrs Williams / Organist

Cathy Ramsell

Sarah Chase

Mary Auckland

Rev. Denise Sparrow / Doctor

Kerry Thomas

Maid / Undertaker


Kerry Thomas

Directed by

Katja Hunt


Sue Bonard

Stage Manager

George Hindmarsh

Lighting & Sound

Amy Collins


Alys Codd

Set Dressing & Props

Neil Johnson
Tom Shorrock
John Bale
Society Members

Set Design & Build

George Hindmarsh
Mick Snyder

Lighting Design

Jean Chapman
Jenny Broom
Sarah Roper
Rob Wilderspin

Front of house

Phil Collins

Publicity & Box Office

Sarah Roper

Floral Displays

Kerry Thomas
Cathy Ramsell
Jenny Broom


Nick Pounder
Gemma Pounder


Eloise Wilderspin
Mick Snyder