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Arbery Books publishes and distributes the plays and fiction of 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 August 2018 he brought back to the Edinburgh Fringe his version of Ben Jonson's classic comedy Volpone, in addition to Casanova Dreaming, a new look at the life of the eighteenth century libertine.



Our latest publication


one-act play





Angel
one-man play





The Butterfly's Wing
novel


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





Volpone
full-length play





Weekend
novel






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 directed 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 and 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 from the city 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 occasionally directs theatre and acts in short films.

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

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