Giving Up Marty By Karen Bartholomew

‘Don’t you want to find your Birth Mother?’

‘It’s history, what’s the point of raking up the past?’

But what if the past comes to you?

Joel (Marty) is the last of four children and the only one given up for adoption. He begins a wonderful childhood growing up with his older adopted sister and loving parents. Joel’s hint at his past gives him little reason to search for his birth family but as he approaches eighteen and much to everyone else’s surprise the tables turn when Martha, his birth mother comes looking for him. The events that follow leave Joel embroiled in a family history which changes his life and identity forever.

21st September

Paines Plough Roundabout Theatre Festival – Margate 3.30pm

15th October

Coram Weston Gallery, 41 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ, London, 6.30pm