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Martin Duncan

MARTIN DUNCAN

  (1948 - )

Nationality:    British
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Born in London, Martin trained as a Stage Manager at LaMDA. He was an actor for 20 years, appearing on film, TV and Theatres all over the UK. From 1994-1999, Martin was artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse where he directed works by Gogol, Brecht, Goldoni, Moliere and Beckett. His productions toured to festivals in Romania, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland and Japan. From 2002-2005, Martin was Co-artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. His productions there were: Cole Porter's OUT OF THIS WORLD, HOW TO SUCCeeD IN BUSINeSS WITHOUT ReaLLY TRYING, the GOVeRNMeNT INSPeCTOR, I CaUGHT MY DeaTH IN VeNICe (by & with the Brothers Marquez) and Botho Strauss' SeVeN DOORS. Other productions include: MaN OF La MaNCHa (Royal Lyceum, edinburgh); the ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Munich and Milan); the BLaCKS (Market Theatre, Johannesburg); the COMeDY OF eRRORS (Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin); the BReaSTS OF TIReSIaS, the BaLD PRIMa DONNa, MOZaRT aND SaLIeRI (Crucible Studio, Sheffield); SCHOOL FOR CLOWNS (Lilian Baylis Theatre, London); the Chromolume Sequence in SUNDaY IN the PaRK WITH GeORGe (National Theatre); associate Director on the Pet Shop Boys' 1991 PeRFORMaNCe Tour. Martin directed and co-wrote the scenario of the World Premiere of the NUTCRaCKeR (Matthew Bourne/Opera North, Edinburgh International Festival). as Director & Co-writer of the National Theatre of Brent: the GReaTeST STORY eVeR TOLD (Kilburn Tricycle, 1987 Edinburgh Festival and BBC Radio), the FReNCH ReVOLUTION (BBC TV), aLL the WORLD's a GLOBe (BBC Radio - Sony Radio award Winner), the WONDeR OF SeX (National Theatre), LOVe UPON the THRONe (Comedy Theatre), the Arts aND HOW theY WaS DONe, the MeSSIaH, the MONa LISa (Sony Radio award Winner) (all BBC Radio). In 1990 he was invited by Opera North to direct his first opera production - a double-bill of L'HeURe eSPaGNOLe and GIaNNI SCHICCHI. Subsequent opera productions include: XeRXeS, La CLeMeNZa DI TITO, the RaKe's PROGReSS, DIe eNTFuHRUNG aUS DeM SeRaIL (Bavarian State Opera, Munich); the LaST SUPPeR (Berlin Staatsoper / Glyndebourne Festival); La TRaVIaTa (Vlaamse Opera); PaGLIaCCI & CaVaLLeRIa RUSTICaNa (Raymond Gubbay at the Royal albert Hall); the THIeVING MaGPIe, IOLaNTa (Opera North); ORPHeUS IN the UNDeRWORLD (Opera North / D'Oyly Carte); aLBeRT HeRRING (Canadian Opera Company, Toronto); the LOVe FOR THRee ORaNGeS (Cologne Opera); the MaGIC FLUTe (Scottish Opera / Royal Opera House); the BaRBeR OF SeVILLe (English Touring Opera); DIe FLeDeRMaUS and H.M.S. PINaFORe (D'Oyly Carte); aRIaDNe aUF NaXOS (Scottish Opera / Edinburgh International Festival); the ORIGINaL CHINeSe CONJUROR (almeida Opera / aldeburgh Festival); the GONDOLIeRS (English National Opera). as writer/director: KINO TaTa (Rock Garden, London), CaSUaL SeNTeNCe(S). . . (Edinburgh Festival / almeida Theatre), the ReVeLS OF GaRGaNTUa IN eXILe PaRT II (Royal Court Upstairs / Hampstead Theatre), 4 MaRYs (Second Stride), the SMaLL MOMeNTS [In Life] (collaboration with Judith Weir - Royal Festival Hall); a COW. a MOOON. a FULL STOP (collaboration with Duncan Macaskill - NOW ninety7 Festival, Nottingham). and, with Ultz, the aMUSING SPeCTaCLe OF CINDeRElla aND HeR NaUGHTY-NaUGHTY SISTeRS, a NIGHT IN OLD PeKING (Stratford east / Lyric Hammersmith), MeRRIe PRaNCKeS (ICA.) and the SeRVANT OF 2 MaSTeRS (Cambridge Theatre Co / Nottingham Playhouse). as composer: Scores for over 50 productions including Edward Bond's BINGO (Royal Court), PeRICLeS (Stadtsteatern, Stockholm), the LaDY FROM the Sea (Glasgow Citizens'), UNCLe VaNYa, TOM JONeS, the WINTeRS' TaLe and the British premiere of the PaRK by Botho Strauss (Crucible Sheffield).

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        All In All, Lenore!         Amusing Spectacle Of CinderElla And Her Naughty-Naughty Sisters, The         Casual Sentence(S). . .         Cinderella         Four Marys         Kino Tata         Merrie Pranckes         Milady's Silver Musick         Night In Old Peking, A         Nutcracker!         Revels Of Garantus In Exile, Part 2, The         Revels Of Garantus In Exile, The         Servant Of Two Masters, The         Stringgames         Two Or Three Women Walking         Wonder Of Sex, The



All In All, Lenore!

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Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

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Amusing Spectacle Of CinderElla And Her Naughty-Naughty Sisters, The

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Theatre Royal Stratford east, London

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Christmas Show Show

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Casual Sentence(S). . .

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Durham Theatre Co

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Cinderella

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Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith    1981

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Four Marys

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Devised By Martin Duncan And Ian Spink

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Bristol arnolfini Gallery    1992

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Second Stride

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Genre:
performance Piece

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Kino Tata

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Rock Garden, Covent Garden    1976

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Rock Garden, Covent Garden

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Dadaist Musical Musical

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Merrie Pranckes

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ICA, London >>>    1990

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Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

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Mixed-media performance Piece

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Milady's Silver Musick

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Theatre Royal Stratford east, London

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Masque Piece

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Night In Old Peking, A

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Christmas Show Show

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Nutcracker!

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Scenario By Matthew Bourne & Martin Duncan, Music By Tchaikovsky

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New adventures presented by aTG

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Genre:
Dance Dance Drama

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Revels Of Garantus In Exile, Part 2, The

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Northcott Theatre, exeter    1973

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Northcott Theatre, exeter

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Genre:
Chamber opera in the epic style Opera

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Revels Of Garantus In Exile, The

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Servant Of Two Masters, The

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Original Playwright - Carlo Goldoni

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Genre:
Musical

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Stringgames

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1st Produced:
Maximus arena, London    1976

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Genre:
One-woman show Show

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Two Or Three Women Walking

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Chichester Festival theatre    2005

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Chichester Festival Theatre

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Genre:
an entertainment (or not) Show

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Wonder Of Sex, The

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Having boldy tackled the Charles and Diana story in Love Upon the Throne, having presented nothing less than the birth of Christ on stage the Messiah , Desmond Dingle and the entire ensemble of the National theatre of Brent - Raymond Box - at the personal behest of Sir Trevor Nunn, RNT, now fearlessly expose us to the wonder of sex.

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written by Patrick Barlow, John Ramm And Martin Duncan

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National Theatre of Brent

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Devised Piece

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