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Arbery Books publishes and distributes the plays and fiction of award-winning playwright Martin Foreman.

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, in recent years he has broadened his vision to include men, women and trans people across the world and across history. His current focus is the theatre, as a writer and director.

In 2017 and 2018 he brought to the Edinburgh Fringe his version of the classic comedy

Volpone. In 2018 he created Casanova Dreaming, a new look at the life of the eighteenth century libertine, and in 2019 a revised version of his one-woman play Sunset (originally one of the trilogy Californian Lives) was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe. November 2020 will see the premiere of his adaptation of the classic Satyricon.


Our latest podcast drama & fiction, old & new
Ten Million Years by Martin Foreman
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"I have known and loved you for years, for centuries, for millenia. I have known and loved you since before knowledge and love, since before sight, before sound, before touch, before memory. I have known and loved you with every cell that has ever birthed and died in my body. I have known and loved you since you were me and we were one."

Love comes in many forms and may last for aeons . . .  Read by the author.
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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


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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.

Martin was born in Dundee, went to school and university in Edinburgh and spent many years working and living in London and across the world. He has returned to live in Scotland and does not expect to move again. For those who insist on categories, 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 directs plays and occasionally acts in theatre and short films.

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