There are aims and plans to launch Mad Martins as a full-scale theatre show from 2019 onwards. Further news to be announced soon.
Mad Martins 'The Show', is a 2½-hour performance in 3 acts, combining songs, music, poetry and theatre, and featuring specially-made period costumes, props, and set design, accompanied by a pit orchestra of eclectic musicians, amid a projected backdrop of stunning visual images, all of which will contribute towards bringing the whole story of the Martins to life.
The nature of the material allows for a lot of flexibility, which means Mad Martins can be performed in a variety of formats, with differing running times to suit particular venue requirements. The full show, if performed in its entirety in three acts (one act per brother), for example, could easily fill a 3-hour (including intervals) evening slot of entertainment. A much condensed version of the show (45 minutes) is also available specifically to suit certain music festival performance time-slots. Alternatively, a 1-hour show can be presented which is based exclusively on either one of the brothers in particular, for example, a performance at an art gallery might lean more heavily towards the story of John Martin, whereas a performance in York, England, might favour Jonathan Martin as the prime focus.
We are happy to discuss any permutation of the above with each venue/promoter individually.
In the meantime, a new Launch Event has been commissioned for the 2019 Durham Book Festival.
A 2-hour show will take place at the City Theatre, Fowlers Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RA.
Tickets are priced at £10/£8 concessions.
We look forward to bringing you further details of this very exciting event, including ticketing links, etc., soon.