Thursday, 21 August 2014
#7 - Powerhouse Paul L Martin Discusses Drag & Dichotomies
Paul L Martin and Rosie sit down for a chat about all things deliciously different. This week's topics include: Being precocious; drama school drama; picking yourself up again; proving yourself; cheese dipped in mayonnaise; gaining perspective; finding your spiritual home; finding your other spiritual home; cafe connections; drag, diamonds and dirt; the darkness behind the glitter; sparkle & sawdust; being an agent; the Battersea Barge; what's on the agenda next...
Paul L Martin is the director of entertainment agency Excess All Areas and founder of the London Cabaret Awards. An award-winning performer in his own right, he has worked in the industry for over 20 years as an actor, singer, producer, promoter and agent. He has appeared as a TV talent show judge on Sky TV and created the role of Philip Salon for the Boy George musical TABOO. Paul has shared stages with Matt Lucas, Elton John, Dame Edna, Cleo Laine and Sheryl Crow. He teaches regularly on the art of cabaret - most noticeably with the Singers’ Cabaret Workshop - as well as in drama schools across the country. Paul has also written many articles and contributed to reference books on the art of cabaret. In Time Out’s 40th birthday edition Paul was recognised for ‘his unwavering dedication to our musical and cabaret scene’; In 2006 The Stage called him ‘A King of Cabaret’ and in 2012 he was awarded the ‘Best Producer – Cabaret’ award by fringereport. There is practically nothing Paul doesn't do, and quite frankly I have no idea how he ever sleeps.
Tickets to all the shows: http://www.paullmartin.com/tickets.htm
Excess All Areas: http://www.excessallareas.co.uk/
The Cabaret Convention: http://www.paullmartin.com/cabaret_convention.htm
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