M A R T I N   F O R E M A N

Playwright / Director



"utterly convincing portraits of love " Broadway World

" .. strong piece of theatre" Broadway Baby

"emotionally charged and thought-provoking theatre" The Gay UK

"a masterclass on the art of the monologue" Beige

"words always deeply poetic" Views from the Gods

" .. well acted and craftily staged" britishtheatreguide.info

".. thoroughly enjoyable .. have you laughing" All Edinburgh Theatre

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Apart from embarrassing forays in youth and middle-age, my theatrical career began in 2011, with acting courses and roles in fringe theatre in London. Since 2014 I have been based in Edinburgh, where I have written and directed several plays for Arbery Productions. I have also appeared in short films and acted and directed for EGTG.


 AUGUST 2019 WRITER AND DIRECTOR 




My one-woman play, Sunset ran for eight performances in the Edinburgh Fringe. First produced at the King's Head Theatre in London in 2013 with Carolyn Lyster, I revised the text to bring it from California, where it was originally set, to the UK. I was honoured to have Maggie Macleod portray the grandmother at the end of a long day. Only one reviewer came, but gave it four stars. Details on arberyproductions.co.uk

 AUGUST 2018   /  WRITER AND DIRECTOR 


Casanova Dreaming

Casanova Dreaming
Volpone

Volpone - a new version


Courtesy of Arbery Productions I brought two Venetians - one fictional, one historical; one comic, one serious; a famous trickster and a famous lover - to life at the Edinburgh Fringe. My four-star adaptation of Ben Jonson's Volpone, first seen at the Fringe in 2017, was revived as a two-act play. My one-act drama, Casanova Dreaming, about Italy's greatest lover received its premiere at the Fringe. The public enjoyed both productions; some critics were less enthusiastic. Details on arberyproductions.co.uk.



 AUGUST 2018 FILM ACTOR AWARD 





I have received the August Bronze Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film in the Queen Palm International Film Festival for Roy in Kevin Pickering's Close to the Bone.


 MARCH 2018 WRITER 





I am honoured that my play The Report has won the 2018 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award and excited by the opportunity to collaborate on new work with dedicated actors in a theatre with a long history of repertory work. Many thanks to the judges.


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