Feb 15, 2021
is a playwright from Belfast, Northern Ireland who started out in
Community Theatre at Turf Lodge before being appointed Resident
Playwright at the Lyric.
A 35-year career has seen Martin's work produced in many parts
of the world including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton
Festival, the USA, Romania, Russia, Canada and Australia.
He's also written many plays for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and
co-wrote the screenplay for the Sam Goldwyn film, A
Prayer For The
Dying starring Mickey Rourke,
Bob Hoskins and Liam
Martin was recently elected to the Irish association of
artists Aosdána whose previous members include Samuel
Beckett, Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel.
In today's episode we talk about:
Growing up in a one-up-one-down house of 12
Martin's first jobs (cloth-cutter and dock worker)
Articulating the working-class voice
And pet lions.
This episode was recorded live over Zoom as part of the
Cathedral Quarter Out To Lunch Festival. Big thanks to them for
giving us the opportunity and making today's show possible.
Check it out.
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