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.
|Habeas Corpus||Autumn 1993||Dennis Wickstead|
Curses, Foiled Again!
|Spring 1994||Stage Manager
Peter / Victor Pureheart
|Cindy Ella||Dec 1994||Prince|
The Saxon Wives of Ellandune
|Beyond a Joke||Nov 1995||Geoff / Publicity|
Last Tango in Ockley
|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||Nov 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|
|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|