Carolyn Tomkinson in A Cake for Mabel

Meet Susan; an idiosyncratic 48 year old, reconciled to a life of spinsterdom.

Her mother is dead.

At the wake, Susan finds herself confronted by her smug younger sister, destructive niece, dementia-riddled aunt and an elderly gentleman with more than mourning on his mind.

But Susan has it all under control. She has baked a perfect cake.

Carolyn Tomkinson in A Cake For MabelCarolyn Tomkinson

A gentle and thought-provoking comedy. Jane McGee’s short film, featuring Carolyn Tomkinson, along with Sylvia Syms, Benjamin Whitrow and Sally Mortemore, and produced by Barbara Healy, touches on aspects of all our family lives in that most particular of situations, a family wake.