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A Family Outing

A Family Outing is a unique show about real family relationships in which Ursula Martinez interrogates her actual parents, live on stage.

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QUOTES (see PRESS for full articles)

'It's hilarious, devilish and brillant: Martinez has created a new theatrical genre' The Independent on Sunday

'Truthful, sophisticated comedy'The Independent

'Extraordianry theatrical cross between stand-up comedy, a game show and a live photograph album' The Independent

'Martinez can't help leaving her audience with big, nervous smiles' The Times

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

2006 Barbican, London
2005 Trafo, Budapest
2000 Sodra Teatern, Stockholm
Vienna's English Theatre, Vienna
1999 The Big Tent, Dublin
Belvoir Street Theatre Upstairs, Sydney
The Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
1998 The Drill Hall, London
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
The Green Room, Manchester

Show Off

Show Off exposes the myth of celebrity and questions the notion of identity and the performing ego, both on and off stage.

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Written by URSULA MARTINEZ and MARK WHITELAW
Directed by MARK WHITELAW
Performed by URSULA MARTINEZ and CARMEN CUENCA.

QUOTES (see PRESS for full articles)

'Tough and vulnerable, adventurous and foolhardy... Martinez treads where few performers dear go.' The Sydney Morning Herald

'Ursula Martinez is the high priestess of canny questions and disconcerting situations.' The Observer

'A virtuoso performance' South China Morning Post

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

2006 Barbican, London
2005 Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
2004 Casanova Review Bar, Vienna
2003 Queer Zagreb
2002 Culturgest, Lisbon
Mladi Levi Festival, Ljubljiana
The Drama Centre, Vilnius
Baltoscandal, Estonia
Fletch-Bizzel, Dortmund
National Theatre, Belgrade
National Theatre, Pristina
Cultural Centre, Skopje
Trafo Theatre, Budapest
The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2001 Battersea Arts Centre, London
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick
Seymour Centre, Sydney
2000 The Exchange, Manchester
Young Vic Studio, London

OAP

A funny and thought provoking investigation into fear of growing old. Suitable forthe immature and decrepit alike.

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Single, childless and fast approaching 40, Martinez anticipates a sad and lonely old age. Will she become a wise and respected old sage, or a dreary old hag who goes on and on about how she used to be a cutting edge performance artist.

Using a series of interviews with old age pensioners Ursula presents her fears and paranoia about growing old alongside some comforting, harsh and illuminating words from those with first hand experience.

Written by Ursula Martinez and Mark Whitelaw
Directed by Mark Whitelaw
Performed by Ursula Martinez and Eve Pearce

QUOTES (see PRESS for full articles)

‘… a dynamic theatrical form to pose long-standing, perhaps unanswerable, but totally necessary questions.’
Evening News, Edinburgh.

‘… a show that is not only warm and witty but also makes a difference.’ The Guardian

‘Martinez gets to the heart of all the associated taboos of old age with comical and yet poignant honesty.’ The List

‘Exceptional.’ Sunday Express

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

2006 Barbican, London
National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria Varna Summer Festival, Bulgaria
Cracow Theatre Festival, Poland
2005 The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
  The Albany, London
  Croydon Clocktower, Croydon
2004 Birmingham Rep (Studio), Birmingham
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster
The Drill Hall, London
2003 The Tron, Glasgow

C'est Duckie

C’est Duckie!! is an all singing, all dancing, shameless crowd pleaser, serving table-top acts from a top class troupe of hoofers and starlets.

Winner of 4 awards including Olivier Award for Best Entertainment

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See http://www.duckie.co.uk

Don your classiest supper club clobber, collect your ‘duckie dollars’ from your waiter, peruse the performance menu and order a variety of tailor made shows direct to your table.

Created by URSULA MARTINEZ, CHRISTOPHER GREEN, MARISA CARNESKY, FRANCESCA BAGLIONE and MARK WHITELAW.

QUOTES

C’est delicious, C’est delightful, C’est divine.
C’est tres magnifique! ****
The Guardian

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

2007 Kyoto (PAC)
Tokyo (PAC)
2005 Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin
2004 The Sydney Opera House, Sydney
The Barbican, London
2003 Club Ego. Edinburgh Festival
The Barbican, London
2002 The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. London

Class Club

Lower class - Middle class - Upper class
URSULA MARTINEZ, JANE DEVOY and VITO ROCCO invite the audience to cast themselves according to their chosen social status and participate in an evening of class conscious hi-jinx.

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In role as social archetypes eat a three course meal:
For the plebs: Microwave ready Meals & Lager
For the petit-bourgeois: Rustic Fusion Cooking & New World Wines
For the posh: Silver Service & Champagne

And enjoy suitable after dinner cabaret:
For Lower Class: Karaoke
For Middle Class: Experimental Jazz
For Upper Class: Opera

Patrons are advised to come dressed to reflect their chosen social status and behave in a manner appropriate to their breeding.

Pick of the Week, The Guardian (see PRESS for full articles)