Francesca Martinez

Francesca Martinez is an English comedian, writer and actress, and a committed campaigner on issues including austerity, climate change, and disability cuts. Her play All of Us was staged at the National Theatre, London, in 2022.

All of Us

Clem Martini

Clem Martini is an award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. His books on playwriting, The Blunt Playwright, The Greek Playwright, and The Ancient Comedians, are employed widely at universities and colleges across North America. He teaches in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.

The Ancient Comedians
The Blunt Playwright
The Greek Playwright

Javier Marzan

Javier Marzan is an actor and writer, and one third of acclaimed comedy theatre company Peepolykus. His solo work has included roles in Benidorm (for ITV), Watson and Oliver (for BBC 2), and the feature film Paddington (2014) on which he was also the Physical Comedy Creator.

Javier Marzan
The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary

Robert Massey

Robert Massey’s first play Deadline was developed through the writers’ programme at the Abbey Theatre and produced by Lane Productions in Andrews Lane Theatre. Other plays include Over and Out, produced by Lane Productions at the Civic Theatre, Dublin, before embarking on a nation-wide tour including Pavillion, Draoicht and the Cork Opera House; Rank, produced by Fishamble at the Helix as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, 2008, before transferring to the Tricycle Theatre, London, for an extended run and subsequently revived in summer 2013 in a critically acclaimed production directed by Wilson Milam at the Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles. He was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre to write the short play Growth which ran as part of the ‘Something Borrowed’ season on the Peacock stage.


Lee Mattinson

Lee Mattinson graduated from Northumbria University with a BA in Fine Art and is co-artistic director of Chicken Pox Fox Productions. Theatre credits include: Brown Bird (Chicken Pox Fox); Snap (Young Vic); Gary Lineker is Gay (Paines Plough); Geisha Girls (Bush); Chalet Lines (Bush/Live); No Wire Hangers (Soho); Lashes and Taches (Arts in Touch); Donna Disco (Chicken Pox Fox/Live); Lamb (Dot-to-Dot Active Arts); Me and Cilla, M&S S&M, Orlando Spoon, Julian Scary, I Heart Morrissey, Liquorice, Shitty Shitty Bang Bang, 6c Nativity, Circus Girl (Live); Jonathan Likes This (National Theatre/Live); Swan Song (New Writing North); I Heart Catherine Pistachio, The Streets in the Sky, Choir (Encounter); Never Forget (Queen’s Hall); Chocolate (West Yorkshire Playhouse); LOL (East 15); Colour It In, Rola Cola, Freddy Hearts Freddie, Me Fatty (Ugly Sister); The Bang Gang (Bad Fox/NTC); Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit (NTC); Paper Men Hold Hands (Monster Productions); Monster (Bold as Brass).

Radio credits include: Me and Cilla, Glow in the Dark (BBC Radio 3); Magpie (BBC Radio 4); Prom, Snowglobe (BBC Radio Newcastle).

TV credits include: Coronation Street (Story Associate, ITV); Scallywagga (BBC3).

Film credits include: Harvest (Superkrush Films); Take My Bones (SiZe Records).

Chalet Lines