After having not appears with VLOG for a few years, Martin is delighted to be making his second 2023 VLOG appearance, having been seen as the Lord Chancellor last February in Iolanthe, a role which was also his VLOG debut nearly 15 years ago! Other VLOG appearances include Major General Stanley in Pirates of Penzance, Mr. Hardcastle in Accommodating Kate (an original musical adaptation of She Stoops to Conquer), as well as concert versions of The Sorcerer (John Wellington Wells), Trial by Jury (Usher) and Princess Ida (King Gama). Perhaps most notably, he had the privilege of playing Scrooge in VLOG’s Scrooge and Gilbert and Sullivan version of A Christmas Carol, a role he re-created some years later with show creator Nathan Hull and his Amore Opera. A regular Gilbert & Sullivan performer, he has done roles with such companies as Blue Hill Troupe, Utopia Opera, Troupers Light Opera, Crystal Opera, and with Savoynet at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in the UK. His appearance this summer as Sir Despard in Ruddigore at the festival means he has completed the G&S canon, playing a lead in a full production of all 14 operettas. Martin also regularly appears in original works with Making Light Productions and was the founding Artistic Director of Lightning Strikes Theatre Company, an acclaimed off-off Broadway company in the ‘90s and ‘00s with which he worked on over 50 productions, both as actor and director, among many other production positions. For Jamie – one of his favourite partners in crime.
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