Martha Watson Allpress


Martha Watson Allpress is a writer, and actor, from Lincolnshire in the East Midlands.

Her debut play, Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her), received 5 star reviews (The Guardian, The Stage, Broadway World) and her second, Kick, won the Bill Cashmore Award and was staged for a limited run at the Lyric Hammersmith. Her shorter works include Wild Swim (Papatango) and Call Me Maybe (Arcola).

Martha has been shortlisted, and longlisted, for a number of awards and programmes, including the Verity Bargate Award, the Pentabus Writer-In-Residence, Blacklight's 4Stories and the BBC Script Academy. She was also a supported writer under HighTide’s Lighthouse scheme and Hampstead Theatre’s INSPIRE programme.

As a screenwriter Martha is currently adapting Patricia with Various Artists Ltd and developing an original series, Off Centre, with Red Planet Pictures.


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