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.


NOW ON


  ON STAGE MAY 2022 DIRECTOR 


Hay Fever


Life isn't always Bliss


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 will be the third production I have directed for the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group ("The Grads") after J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown in 2016 and my adaptation of Ben Jonson's Volpone in 2017. We have a talented cast and crew creating a memorably frothy and funny production. For more information and tickets see the The Grads website.



NOW AVAILABLE


  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

COMING SOON


  ON STAGE OCTOBER 2022 WRITER & DIRECTOR 


The Satyricon


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 opens at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh in October 2022. This fast and funny, filthy and philosophical play will both challenge and entertain audiences as it straddles the first and twenty-first centuries. See thesatyricon.uk


Want to join the cast or crew? We're looking for actors any age (18-80), any gender and any ethnicity to take part, as well as a sound designer and stage manager/stagehands. Details here.

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.

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  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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