After a successful career as a working actor in his native UK, Martin’s career diversified into directing and writing for (and about) theatre.
Author of two non-fiction titles on Shakespeare (Smith & Kraus, 2012, 2013), he specialises in contemporary retellings of classical texts both as a director and a writer. His 2011 play, MacGregor and Beth, was a Bruntwood Prize Finalist and is part of an ongoing and loosely termed “trilogy” of plays that use Shakespeare as a creative springboard into the playwriting process.
He has worked as a commissioned playwright in the UK and US, has extensive experience of working in Theatre-In-Education (his first three play commissions were for Spectacle Theatre in the UK) and his later UK work was debuted in the West End at the Soho Theatre (After Chekhov, 2004).
As a Theatre Arts Educator he headed the on-camera acting class at Italia Conti, London’s longest established theatre school, and ran classes at the Actor’s Centre, London.