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Arbery Books publishes and distributes the plays and fiction of Martin Foreman. Nine titles are currently available, with a tenth forthcoming in August 2018.

Foreman's work ranges from naturalistic to fantastic, from brief to in-depth, from the past to present-day, from strong emotions to loud laughter. While his early work focused on gay men, mostly in a British context, he has increasingly broadened his range to look at the lives of all men, women and trans people across the world and across history. His current focus is the theatre, as a writer, director and occasional actor. In 2018 he is bringing back to the Edinburgh Fringe his version of Ben Jonson's classic comedy Volpone, together with Casanova Dreaming, a new look at the life of the eighteenth century libertine.

one-man play

The Butterfly's Wing

Californian Lives
three one-(wo)man plays

First and Fiftieth
short stories

Now We Are Pope
one-man play

A Sense of Loss
short stories

Tadzio Speaks . . .
one-man play

full-length play



Edinburgh Fringe 2017

"thoroughly enjoyable ... keep you on your toes ... have you laughing"
All Edinburgh Theatre

Martin Foreman is the author of two novels, two short story collections and several plays, all available from Arbery Books. He is the winner of the 2012 London Solo Festival New Writing Award and the 2018 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award. In August 2018 he is directing two of his plays - his adaptation of Ben Jonson's Jacobean comedy Volpone and a new one-act drama Casanova Dreaming - at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Martin was born in Dundee, went to school and university in Edinburgh, then spent many years working and living in London and across the world. He has returned to live in Edinburgh and does not expect to move far from the city again. He dislikes categories but for those who insist on them, he is a British writer who happens to be gay and whose primary themes are love, loss and the intensity of emotions. As well as writing, he acts occasionally on stage and in short films.

writing website: martinforeman.com               theatre / film website: martinforeman.me.uk

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