The Barn Theatre,
25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey
RH8 0AA.

Tel: 01959 561811
Email: barntheatre


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The Southern Counties Drama Festival - 2025 Adjudicator - Martin Parr, G.o.D.A Associate


Martin originally trained and worked as an actor, appearing at most UK theatres, on tour, in the West End and on tour in the USA. He then made the natural transition to directing. He sits on audition panels for several drama schools as well as the Association of English Speakers and Singers. He is an Associate member of GoDA.

Martin was nominated for Best Director by the Off West End Awards for his production of Noël Coward's 'Home Chat' and also his production of 'Hamlet' at The Rose Playhouse.

Directing work includes: Haydn’s ‘The Seasons’ at the Barbican, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Twelfth Night’ for Dukes Theatre, ‘Sense and Sensibility' and 'Urinetown', Liverpool, ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World', Brunel Tunnels, London, 'The Devil to Pay on Brook Street', Handel House, Mayfair, 'Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang', Rose Theatre, '’Regarding X’, Hackney Attic, The Three Georges', Gottingen Festival in Germany, 'A Door Must be Kept Open or Shut', Osborne Studio, London, 'A Night in CDU', Landor Theatre, 'Romeo and Juliet', St George's, Bloomsbury, 'Doctor Faustus', Rose Theatre, 'Too Clever by Half', Derby, 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’, ‘Follies’, Romeo and Juliet', 'Into the Woods', 'Company', 'A Little Night Music', 'Hay Fever' ‘Anyone Can Whistle’ and 'Sunday in the Park with George' for The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, ‘Semi-Monde, The Country Wife’, ‘Tartuffe’ and ‘Orlando’ for BADA and ‘Anyone Can Whistle’ and ‘Snoopy, the musical’ for RADA and ‘Gypsy’, ‘A Little Night Music’ and ‘Flora the Red Menace’ for Mountview.

Opera work includes: 'Acis and Galatea' at Canons and St John's Smith Square, London, Teixeira's 'Te Deum' and Handel's Messiah at Casa Da Musica in Porto, 'L'Ippolito', Sable and Ambronnay Festivals in France and 'Comus' for the London Handel Festival.

Future work includes ‘The Art of Success’ for Mountview and then a new play about PL Travers for Melford Arts.