Bill Cashmore is a performer and playwright. His shows are funny and poignant.


(30-90 minutes)

A brand new play about fathers. Unexpected, poignant and funnny.
Pleasant Theatre – Tickets: £10 (£8 concession)
NOV 16-19 @ 7.45
NOV 18/19 @ 2.45

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ONE MAN SHOWS: underline


(30-90 minutes)

How do we make the most of our personal experiences? How do we make sense of the nonsense of life? How do we make ourselves useful?

Using Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as his starting point, Bill gives his unique insight into having a good and worthwhile life. He points out the absurdities, ironies and contradictions that this personal life journey throws up. Funny and thought provoking.

Suitable for conferences, seminars, training programmes, theatres, arts centres and small performance spaces.


(30-90 minutes)

From arresting Ewan Macgregor to booing Laurence Olivier to playing an English Test cricketing legend, Bill has had a mixed acting career. We are taken on an hilarious canter through Bill’s career from his school days in the 1970s to the present day.

Suitable for theatres, arts centres and small performance spaces.


(30-90 minutes)

Throughout our lives our clothes define us. They bring back memories, good and bad, and they remind us of our successes and failures. From his Christening Gown to his school uniform to his clothes yet to come, Bill takes us through his wardrobe and provides glorious anecdotes and wonderful stories.

Suitable for theatres, arts centres and small performance spaces.

Bill’s one man shows can be performed in theatres, arts centres and village halls and at conferences and seminars.
Please contact Bill for more information.



Bill began his career in comedy with the Cambridge Footlights and has continued to amuse and provoke thought ever since. He has worked as in actor in theatres all over the country and has appeared on television over 50 times, usually performing as a thug, a copper or in comedy. He has written a number of one act plays and pantomimes and also works as freelance journalist – link to writing

Bill is also the owner of Actors in Industry Ltd ( and is a trainer, coach and counsellor.

And is married to Sasha Bates the esteemed yoga teacher who runs Cat on a Mat Yoga (



Bill has written for The Sunday Telegraph, the Spectator, Forty Twenty magazine, Queen of Retreats and Downing College alumni magazine. He writes about travel, style, nostalgia and rugby league. His writing is funny and heart-felt.


Bill has written 10 one act plays with Andy Powrie:

  • What’s in a name?
  • Amber
  • Trip of a Lifetime (published by French’s)
  • Time Please
  • A Breed Apart
  • Amy is Four
  • Unaccommodated
  • Bride or Groom?
  • Seating Plan
  • New Year’s Resolution

And 3 one act plays alone:

  • Past Lives
  • Daughter
  • Him, Her and Them

And 4 pantomimes with Andy Powrie:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • Pete Pan

All available on request –


Bill has written comedy for Newsrevue, Fist of Fun and The Day Today. He regularly helps Senior Board members of international companies and organisations to develop witty and engaging speeches and presentations.