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Martin Pratt

Martin Pratt

Married to Lynn. Father to Hamish and Dugald.

Martin began his acting career at age five (not so very long ago!!) when he narrowly missed out on being cast as 'Little Boy Blue'. Mr Hammond, his class teacher when aged 9 and 10 stimulated his first interest in drama and a number of short appearances in various plays followed. A talent for writing emerged around this time and a number of 'radio' plays were written and directed by Martin and his friends, as well as a two act 'Christmas Play' whose title long escapes, and a 'sixth-form' revue.

Grammar School also offered stage opportunities in 'Oh What a Lovely War', which Martin would love to create on the Ockley stage, and Shakespeare's 'A Winter's Tale' which he co-directed and prompted, and other productions which he helped out as part of the 'back-stage' crew.

A gap of many years followed until Martin moved to Ockley in 1993 and two weeks later he attended the summer production of that year . A chance conversation (actually, I think he was targetted the minute he walked in) found him a member of the society, appearing three weeks later in a Victorian melodrama at Capel Flower Show's centenary dinner. Habeas Corpus followed that autumn when the part of the miserable hypochondriac son Denis was Martin's. He has taken a part or been back stage in almost every production since.

Last updated 25th February 2010.

Productions participated in

Habeas Corpus Autumn 1993 Dennis Wickstead
Untimely Ripp'd
Curses, Foiled Again!
Spring 1994 Stage Manager
Peter / Victor Pureheart
Cindy Ella Dec 1994 Prince
Music Lovers
The Saxon Wives of Ellandune
May 1995 Vicar
A Dane
Beyond a Joke Nov 1995 Geoff / Publicity
Last Tango in Ockley
Distracted Globe
May 1996 Director / Lighting / Sound / Publicity / Programme
Set / Lighting / Sound / Publicity / Programme
From here to the Library
The Walking Dead
May 1997 Set construction / Publicity / Programme
Geoffrey Pilbeam / Publicity / Programme
Sweet Caroline Sweet
Caught on the hop
Nov 1997 Stage Manager / Publicity / Programme
Aladdin Jan 1998 Wishee Washee / Publicity / Programme
The Witching Hour
What's for Pudding?
May 1998 Publicity / Programme
Director / Ted / Publicity / Programme
After September Nov 1998 Stage Manager, Set design and painting
Dick Whittington Dec 1999 Idle Jack / Publicity / Programme
In a Street
Anyone for Drama?
Nov 2000 Publicity / Programme
Sand Castles Nov 2001 Beachcomber / Set
Sleeping Beauty Feb 2003 Director / Posters & programmes
Say it with Flowers
Much ado about Woman
Jul 2003 Posters & Programmes
Murder by the Book Feb 2003 Programme
Treasure Island Feb 2008 Director
Sinbad the Sailor Feb 2009 Director / Programme
Hickory Dickory Dock Feb 2010 Director / Programme & Publicity
Cinderella Feb 2011 Buttons / Programme
Aladdin Feb 2013 Posters
Captain Hook's Revenge Jan 2014 Director / Programme and posters
Once Upon a Time Feb 2015 Director / Programme and posters
Percy and the Holy Grail Feb 2016 Director / Programme and posters
Snowdon White and the Seven Dwarves Jan 2017 Director / Posters and Programme
Dick Whittington Jan 2018 Director / Posters and Programme
World without men
Half an Idea
Jun 2018 Posters and Programme
Writer / Posters and Programme
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves Jan 2019 Director / Posters and Programme
Confusions Jun 2019 Catering / Programme and Publicity
The Snow Queen Feb 2020 Director / Posters and Programme
Pass the Butler Oct 2021 Publicist / Artist / Catering Manager