Writing CV

INELSWHERE – A gothic and punkish look through the tales that take place inElsWhEre an alternative, darker and more gruesome version of the Scotland we know, full of one legged three winged pigeons, a lack of grammatical rules, old gardens gone astray, where it’s often advised not to piss on a railway. Told through music, clowning and storytelling.

‘InElsWhEre’ was commissioned by The Gaiety Theatre Ayr as part of Tamfest 2016 supported by Imaginate, The Tom McGrath Trust and Toonspeak Young Peoples Theatre.

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THRAE SISTERS AND THUR SISTERS – An extract from this new piece featured as part of the Tron 100 Performance week at The Tron Theatre Glasgow 2016. Being developed for full length performance

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THE UNCERTAIN CERTAINTIES OF AN EX-CAVEMAN- A solo piece about modern masculinity. Developed for Tristan Bates Firsts Festival 2015

THE GIRL WITH THE IMAGINATION – Shortlisted for Verity Bargate Award 2013, received rehearsed reading at The Hope Theatre Jan 2014. Most recently has been scratched as part of Imaginate event at The Edinburgh International Children’s Theatre Festival.

‘Quirky and sharp and beautifully theatrical.’ Orla O’Loughlin (Artistic Director, The Traverse Theatre)

‘The Verity Bargate Award is not just a great way of identifying new writing talent across the UK and Ireland, but in cases like yours it brings to my attention some of the most brilliant playwriting and artists with whom I would love to make a connection.’ Nina Steiger, Soho Theatre

‘Vivid Imaginative ability. A lot of promise here.’ National Theatre of Scotland

‘The play is a triumph of the imagination’ Playwrights Studio Scotland

MAGENTA CLOUDS – Short piece staged at Theatre 503, Oct 2013, feat Ken Nwosu, directed by Henry Regan

TOENAILS/FUCKING HELLISH – Staged at Cambridge Junction, Sept 2014

THE EXTRA TERRESTRIALS AND THE PARK WITH THE GOLDEN SWING (RINGADINGDING) – Received favourable feedback from a host of new writing theatre companies including National Theatre of Scotland, Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre and The Royal Court.

‘A highly distinctive piece, which is original and funny.’ National Theatre of Scotland Literary Dept

‘We were impressed by the wit and imagination of this script.’ Royal Court Theatre

‘Very Goons from the 60’s and Vic and Bob from the 80s and 90s. Mad, abstract, but with purpose.’

‘Dialogue is funny and entertaining and the script represents truly a piece of theatre, as pace, timing and audience-relationship is the alpha omega for the realisation of it.’ Soho Theatre

Written numerous sketch shows with COMEDYMUTTS

JURGIS RAZANAGOV: AN IMMIGRANT’S TALE – Staged at The Tron Vic Bar 2008

DAVE AGIZA/DAVE A POET OF SORTS (Stand up/Performance Poetry Persona) – Various venues inc The Stand Comedy Clubs, CCA, Tron Vic Bar 2007-2009

Musical Work

Along with this work Martyn has regularly composed music for shows that he’s written or been involved in devising. Martyn is currently a member of Mercury Music Development. Please see links below to hear demo tracks from ‘The Girl with the Imagination’ and ‘InElsWhEre’