You just can’t keep a good woman down

Especially if she’s Dame June Bloom, “Australia’s favourite ukulele playing Shakespearean grandma”!

After the success of our mini-tour to Scotland last month, we’ve been offered a spot at the cornerHOUSE Theatre, Surbiton in Surrey, on 23rd November.

Here’s what our Scottish audiences thought:

Edinburgh, 21st September…

“Congratulations, Flloyd on your great show in Edinburgh. Such a fine variety of voices packed into one hour of pure entertainment! ”

Westruther, Scottish Borders, on 20th September…


“U know when you’ve been ‘uked’ – straight to the quick and straight from the heart – incisive, heartfelt, and tingly fun.”

“It was a great night and we really enjoyed ourselves – power to your elbow””Very enlightening”

“Great show – good variety”

‘Very entertaining – lots of variety to the show – it made me both laugh and cry and was very honest too. Would highly recommend Yes! Because… to anyone with a love of music, Shakespeare or the brutal honesty of life in general.’


‘Really interesting and quite exhilarating’

‘very intelligent & knowledgeable workshop leader’

So join us in Surbiton, for another episode in the June Bloom saga – I mean adventure!


Edinburgh – or bust

London, UK. 05.04.2017. Thunder’s Mouth Theatre presents “Yes! Because”, starring Flloyd Kennedy, at Bread and Roses Theatre, London. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

So near and yet so far… We’ve been invited to bring the show to Edinburgh on 21st September, but need to raise the funds to cover our costs (travel, accommodation, publicity) – around £250 would do it.

So I’ve instigated a campaign to sell tickets in advance, £10 each. And for anyone who wants to support us, but can’t get to Edinburgh to see the show there, I’m offering advance downloads of the newly recorded Songs from the show, £10 per download. There are 6 tracks, with 7 songs in the folder.

Click here if you would like to contribute. The form will explain how etc.

Release date for the recorded songs to go on sale online with iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and all the other sites that go in for that sort of things is – 29th August. But you can get them before that, and help Susannah (my stage manage) and I to get from Westruther to Edinburgh and home again!


Scotland or bust…

Yes, it is confirmed. We are taking “Yes! Because…” to Scotland, for one night only – but what a night that is going to be.

Absolutely delighted to share with you that we’ve been invited by Live Borders to present the show in the Westruther Village Hall, on Friday 20th September, 2019.

It will be a genuine revival, with director Ira Seidenstein just happening to be stopping off in Liverpool the week before, in the middle of his European teaching tour! Ira’s clown background has been indispensable in the shaping of the production, and he’s been a much loved influence on the evolution of June’s character.

Did I mention that I’m So Excited!

Please help to spread the word, far and wide, whether you can get to Westruther in time or not.