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Martin Pratt

Martin Pratt

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

Last Tango in Ockley May 1996 Director / Lighting / Sound / Publicity / Programme
Distracted Globe Set / Lighting / Sound / Publicity / Programme
From here to the Library May 1997 Set construction / Publicity / Programme
The Walking Dead Geoffrey Pilbeam / Publicity / Programme
Sweet Caroline Sweet Nov 1997 Stage Manager / Publicity / Programme
Caught on the hop
Aladdin Jan 1998 Wishee Washee / Publicity / Programme
The Witching Hour May 1998 Publicity / Programme
What's for Pudding? 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 Nov 2000 Publicity / Programme
Anyone for Drama?
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