Launch: a gritty new drama by Marcus Martin
"A testament to all that modern theatre could and should be" - 5* - Cambridge Theatre Review
"Brilliant... Not only engaging, but thought-provoking" - 5* - The Tab
"Each new turn kept the audience riveted" - 4* - Varsity
"A stonking script that goes from black comedy to tragedy and back again without faltering" - 4* - TCS
It’s 2030 and the War of Treaties is entering its fourth year, as the disastrous shockwaves of conflict continue to rage across the globe, embroiling nation after nation in an unwinnable conflict. The West lies in ruins, the East equally so, both devastated by the first use of nuclear weapons since 1945. And yet both sides fight on.
A crew of five loyal servicemen and women are manning the control room of Britain’s last surviving nuclear submarine. They’ve been waiting silently in the South China Sea for 7 months, with no communications from London, when disaster strikes and the submarine becomes fatally damaged. With less than an hour to live, the crew must decide what their final act on earth will be. Would you launch the nuclear missiles on board?
The human condition unravels as loyalties and identities breathe and die in the final hour of HMS Salvation.
Boring Prince Bertie of Belgium by Marcus Martin: a rip-roaring wedding farce brimming with subplots
"Bloody brilliant... If you like being happy, go see this play" - 5* - The Tab
"A definite hit... the script worked like magic" - 9/10 - TCS
It’s fake 1850 and the beautiful Italian princess has just rocked up at the palace in Brussels. She’s reluctant, but ostensibly ready to marry Boring Prince Bertie of Belgium for the good of her country. But with less than 24 hours to go until the wedding, Bertie goes missing! Bants.
Queen Margaret of Great Britain steps into the breach to ensure that Isabella’s wedding goes ahead, Bertie or no Bertie. But it soon transpires that the Russian and French monarchs present have plans of their own…
Can three vying empires each circumnavigate a suspicious plurality of grooms, mistaken identities, and shock abductions? Whose choice of prince will come out trumps and walk Isabella down the aisle? Can Lady Bradley engineer a coup for the British and see the wedding take place without a hitch? Ha. Please. Welcome to Hitch Central. Population: Hitch.
Inconceivable by Marcus Martin: the story of two ancient demons attempting to conquer today’s cynical, self-absorbed Britain, one selfie at a time.
"HILARIOUS" - OBR
Prepare yourself, mortal, for a comic romp through modern life as we know it. Once-famed super villain Lord Asgoroth and his trusty minion, Minion, awake from their centuries-long slumber, ready to wreak havoc on medieval England. Only, they’ve overslept by several hundred years and have instead awoken in the present day.
Can our demonic heroes overcome Snapchat, Tinder, and CRB checks to take on the 21st century, and fulfil their destinies? Probably not. But they’re going to give it a ruddy good try.