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

Remembering Bill Cashmore (1961-2017) underline

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Bill Cashmore died on 9th November 2017. He suffered an aortic dissection and was rushed into hospital for emergency heart surgery. Although the aorta was successfully repaired sadly the tear had caused too much damage elsewhere in his body, and he then suffered a massive stroke, which he was unable to survive. Bill felt passionately about organ donation and died as he lived, giving to others. Three people now have a chance of life thanks to his generosity in donating his pancreas, liver and both kidneys.

Bill attended Denstone College, Uttoxeter, and Downing College, Cambridge where he read English and was a member of The Cambridge Footlights. As an actor, he had roles in The Bill, Casualty, All Creatures Great and Small, Fist of Fun, The News Revue and The Day Today amongst others. He started his training business “Actors in Industry” 25 years ago but continued to write, direct and perform plays and one-man shows. He loved the theatre, the cinema, good food, good beer, marathon running, cycling, the Green movement and travelling. He hated Brexit.

In 2017 Bill was selected as the Green Party candidate for Chelsea and Fulham, where he stood for parliament in the June 2017 General Election.

He was a kind, caring, generous and very, very funny, witty, wonderful man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sasha and all his family.

ONE MAN SHOWS: underline

PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER

(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.

AN EVERDAY ACTOR

(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.

BILL’S CLOTHES

(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.

OTHER SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
WRITING:
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JOURNALISM

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

PLAYS & PANTOMIMES

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

COMEDY

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