Martin Reeve

19 Jan 2015

Martin is very happy to be back at the Coliseum having previously appeared in The Wind in the WillowsAbsurd Person Singular and Neville’s Island. Other theatre work includes Embers (Bike Shed) and You and Me (Kaleider), both in Exeter, Present Laughter (The Royal Exchange, Manchester), Abigail’s PartyCharley’s Aunt, Alfie and A Taste of Honey (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), A Marginal Affair (Library Theatre, Manchester), The Crucible and The Snowman (Leicester Haymarket), Antony and Cleopatra and  A Study in Scarlet (Orchard Theatre Co.), Gimme Shelter (Liverpool Playhouse), Sunday Monday (Birmingham Rep), The Bloomers and The Secret Agent (Durham Theatre Co.) and The Duchess of MalfiThe Life of Galileo, A Family Affair and The Idiot  (all Contact Theatre, Manchester).

Television and film credits include: Two years with Emmerdale (ITV) as Brian Addyman, roles in Cornonation Street (ITV), Downton Abbey (ITV), Doctors (BBC), The Bill (BBC), Dead Clever (Granada), Sorted (BBC), Anatomy of a Crime (BBC), Shameless (Channel 4), Heartbeat (ITV), Outlaws (BBC), Murphy’s Law (BBC), Hollyoaks (Channel 4), Phoenix Nights II (Channel 4), A Good Thief (ITV), 24Seven (ITV), Holby City (BBC), Fat Friends (ITV), Little Bird (Granada), At Home with the Braithwaites (ITV), Medics (Granada), Daziel and Pascoe (BBC), Peak Practice (ITV) and Brookside (Channel 4).

Radio credits include: Doing it in the Street, The Paris Wife, Mr Punch Says…, Auberjackl, Madame Bovary, The Return of the Native, War and Fish, Black Five Foot Nothing, Radio Fun: Series One, Fresh From The Coast, The Book of Ladies, Catholics, The Right Chemistry, Life as Sport, I See the MoonPraying Hands, The Wrong Side of the River and The Big Silver (all BBC) and A Room of Her Own (Pier Productions).

He has made two documentaries for Radio 4, one about Street Theatre and one about Punch and Judy. He is also probably the world’s leading academic authority on Punch and Judy having completed his ethnographic research PhD on current performers of the tradition at Royal Holloway College in 2010.

He lives on Dartmoor with his wife and children.