M A R T I N   F O R E M A N

Author / Director / Playwright / Actor



"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

"the script is ingeniously structured" All Edinburgh Theatre

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"Gets so, nobody's story's true. Not yours, not mine. But it's all we've got."
First and Fiftieth



My writing - drama and fiction - covers many different characters and situations, ranging from the real to the fantastic, from the deeply serious to the slyly comic, from sensitive to offensive.


As a director of theatre, I am still learning my trade.


As an actor I perform best on film.

I am currently taking time off to concentrate on domestic projects but I am open to any projects offered me.


COMING


  PUBLISHED JANUARY 2023 WRITER 


The Satyricon - the script

"hugely effective and at times very funny indeed"
All Edinburgh Theatre


Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are penniless young men footloose in the Roman Empire. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide and a cantankerous group of Actors who bring to life everyone they encounter, the trio find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more.


The script of the play that ran at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh in early October 2022 (below) will appear in January 2023, priced at £10.99. Order before 16 January and get £2.00 discount and post free in the UK.
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PREVIOUSLY


  ON STAGE OCTOBER 2022 WRITER & DIRECTOR 


The Satyricon - the play


Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are penniless young men footloose in the Roman Empire. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide and a cantankerous group of Actors who bring to life everyone they encounter, the trio find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more.


My adaptation of the classic Latin comedy The Satyricon ran at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh in early October 2022. This fast and funny, filthy and philosophical play challenged and entertained audiences as it straddles the first and twenty-first centuries.


Reviews had critics agreeing on a three-star rating. For details see thesatyricon.uk.



  ON STAGE MAY 2022 DIRECTOR 


Hay Fever


"blissful chaos" *
"a great night of comedy" **



Meet the wealthy, self-obsessed and eccentric Bliss family; grande dame of the stage and mother Judith, novelist and father David, and their two children Sorel and Simon. Each has invited a guest to spend the weekend at their country house in rural England - and each has neglected to tell the others. Needless to say friction and hilarity ensue in this classic British comedy of manners.


Hay Fever was the third production I have directed for the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group; the talented cast and crew created a memorably frothy and funny production.
Hay Fever 2022


* Corr Blimey (pdf version)

** All-Edinburgh-Theatre (pdf)




  SHORT FILM FEBRUARY 2022 CO-STAR 


Alone At Last


A young man seeks solitude. He thinks he has found it on a deserted beach until he comes across a burning fire.


I was very pleased to be invited to play the enigmatic beachcomber, together with co-star Daniel Orejon. Writer/producer/director Ross MacFarlane and music creator Malcolm MacFarlane have created a haunting short film. Watch it and look out for his next work.

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Alone At Last


  ONLINE AUGUST 2021 WRITER AND DIRECTOR 


The Report


"part corporate hearing, part hellish nightmare ... probably worth the ticket price on its own"
All Edinburgh Theatre (pdf version)



The Report was in Bytesize Theatre, a trio of online plays from EGTG in this year's Edinburgh Fringe. The first outing for my 15-minute drama, which won the Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award in 2018.

Not currently available


ONLINE


  2020: AUDIO WRITER 

Some of my short stories are available in audio, including the two below. See others here.

From Now Until Eternity
After a year apart, a man returns to the woman he loves.
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From Now Until Eternity
Ten Million Years
Love comes in many forms and may last for aeons . . .
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Ten Million Years



  LIVE PERFORMANCE AUGUST 2018 ADAPTER & DIRECTOR 



He's dying to get rich




  LIVE PERFORMANCE AUGUST 2018 WRITER & DIRECTOR 



The greatest master of all is Passion




  LIVE PERFORMANCE 2013 WRITER & DIRECTOR 



Death on the Lido









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