Spring Forward  
Bertha and Hal

by Joyce Mulvey

Directed by Katie Smith

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 March, 2024

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

One of three plays performed together as part of Spring Forward - a collection of short plays directed by members of the Tower's New Directors' scheme.

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Bertha : Katerine Holt
Hal : Sam Alan

Production Team

Director : Katie Smith
Assistant Director : Stephanie Irvine
Set Design : Olga Iliou & Yasemin Buyurgan
Costume Design : Laura Coulton


For Spring Forward

Artistic Team Lead : Landé Belo
Lighting Design: Nick Insley
Sound Design and Operation: Matthew Ibbotson
Stage Manager: Anna Kidd
Assistant Stage Manager : Richard Davies
Lighting Operator: Sandra Reveira

Katerine Holt
Playing Bertha in this incredible new play is Katerine Holt’s debut Tower performance, having joined as an acting member in August 2023. She is thrilled to be part of this amazing production, ensemble and team.
  Sam Alan
Sam Alan is a Scottish actor and Tower Theatre member since July 2023. This is his second production after The Little Prince last October. Sam graduated from Actors Space-Berlin in 2018, subsequently returning to London to pursue acting professionally.
Katie Smith
Since joining the Tower Theatre in 2013 Katie Smith has performed in several productions including Under The Blue Sky, An Enemy of the People, Clybourne Park, Sherlock Holmes, Sweat, Penny from Heaven (the Tower's Love [and Survival] in a Time of Covid festival), Passing the Spoon, Waiting for Grotto for the Tower's Writers' Room, Lynndie (in a fetching clown costume) in Lynndie’s Gotta Gun and, most recently, The Gift. Katie has assistant directed on the Tower productions of Frankenstein and Antigone; this is her first production as director.
  Richard Kirby
Having a lifelong love of theatre, Joyce Mulvey became a member early in 2023. She is thrilled that this amazing team have chosen to debut her first play at the Tower Theatre. Bertha and Hal is now available at Lazy Bee scripts.