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Martyn Dempsey is an Actor, Writer, Theatre Maker and Lecturer based in Glasgow.

Training: East 15 Acting School BA Acting, National Youth Theatre, Scottish Youth Theatre

For over a decade Martyn has worked as an actor and performer working for companies across the UK, specialising in new writing, comedy, devised performance, children’s theatre and pantomime.  Companies Martyn has worked for over the years have included Les Enfants Terribles, Hull Truck, Derby Theatre, Gala Theatre Durham, Chipping Norton Theatre, Greyscale, Gameshow, Supporting Wall, SCAMP Theatre, Mischief La Bas, Hopscotch Theatre, Tall Stories, Nabokov, Mansfield Palace Theatre, Magpie Puppet Company, Infinite Jest, Old Saw, Finborough Theatre, Scottish Opera, Young Vic and many more. In this time Martyn has been involved in devising a range of productions which have toured both nationally and internationally to critical acclaim.

As a lecturer, outreach practitioner, and facilitator Martyn has worked delivering workshops and specialist courses for a wide range of organisations including Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Old Vic New Voices, Almeida Theatre, Impact Arts, National Youth Theatre, Shakespeare Schools Festival, Scottish Youth Theatre, and East 15 Acting School. Currently Martyn is a member of the Acting Faculty at MGA Academy in Edinburgh teaching on the HNC/HND Acting Courses.

As a writer Martyn’s work has been performed at venues including Theatre 503, Greenwich Theatre, Tron Theatre, Cambridge Junction and his play ‘The Girl with the Imagination’ was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award in 2013. His first full length play ‘InElsWhEre’ was commissioned as part of Tamfest and debuted at The Gaiety Theatre in October 2016 with support from Toonspeak, The Tom McGrath Trust and The Gaiety Theatre.