Teen Queen Mary Tudor takes to the mic to rehab her so-called “bloody” image. In a gleefully vicious stand-up special, Bloody Mary tackles the drama every #queenager deals with: divorced parents, sibling rivalry and religious purges (…oops). Join Mary’s court for a night of historical revisionism and bloody good theatre.
Shortlisted for the 2020 Les Enfants Terribles Award and fresh off of the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe (named one of The Guardian’s Top 20 ‘shows you shouldn’t miss’), ‘Bloody Mary: Live!’ is a smart, irreverent blend of stand-up comedy and a one-woman show written and performed by Olivia Miller. Produced by Part of the Main, a Pleasance London Associate Company 2022-2024.
Part of the Main is a theatre company that champions new writing, emerging artists, and gender equality. We're passionate about new work that's political, provocative, and accessible. POTM is a Pleasance London Associate Company 2022-2024, and formerly a Resident Company of the Drayton Arms Theatre, 2018-2019.
Recent productions include FRITZ & MATLOCK (2x 2021 OFFIE nominations & Shortlisted for 2022 Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence), BLOODY MARY: LIVE! (Shortlisted for the 2020 Les Enfants Terribles Award, named one of The Guardian's top 20 'shows not to miss' at EdFringe 2022) and ALL BY MYSELF (“this subtle physical theatre is brilliantly original" ★★★★★ - Fringebiscuit).
In 2018, Artistic Director Olivia Munk launched PART OF THE GRID, a series of affordable and practical theatre training workshops that focused on backstage skills such as lighting, sound design, stage management, and producing. During lockdown, they went online, where the digital workshops have reached over 1,000 participants worldwide.
In August-September 2020, POTM co-produced the Virtual Collaborators Festival, which brought over 130 emerging and established artists together to create 40 new audio, theatre, & film performances. Digital performances were shared in August & a live festival took place at St. John’s Church in Waltham Forest in September. The festival was commissioned by Waltham Forest Council, funded by ACE, & supported by Soho Theatre, BOLD Elephant & the Albany Theatre.
As a current Associate Artist of The Pleasance, POTM recently curated a week of work-in-progress performances tackling the climate crisis entitled 'The Future Is Too Hot'.
Press & Reviews
PRAISE FOR 'BLOODY MARY: LIVE!'
★★★★★ West End Best Friend
★★★★★ Behind The Arras
"Olivia Miller dazzles in this tart and punky solo show" - The Guardian
"Will be loved by both theatre and comedy fans" - ElementaryWhatsOn
"Witty and energetic" - Broadway World
"Miller gives us a punky, spiky teen queen in waiting... This is unquestionably stand up but also an awesome feminist (if that were a thing in Tudor times) insight into a little slice of English history at the same time. Grab a beer, a handful of friends and hold on tight."
★★★★ The Wee Review
"Miller has created something completely unexpected. Challenging male narratives about one of history’s bloodiest figures, in this show, Miller gives Mary Tudor a second life and second chance."
★★★★ Broadway Baby
Cast & Creative Team Writer & Performer: OLIVIA MILLER
Director: OLIVIA MUNK
Producers: OLIVIA MUNK & JESSICA BICKEL-BARLOW OF PART OF THE MAIN
Lighting Designer: RACHEL SAMPLEY