“The rare skill and emotional devotion of the author shone through ... so true to life, so understanding, so pertinent, so apt for humanity, so unfailingly and originally humorous, because we are all in there somewhere.”
Brian Seymour
(Actor, Director, Speaker, Lecturer, Adjudicator)

"An excellent collection of very well written plays."
(Amazon Reviewer, 2022)

Martin’s works as detailed within his catalogue are now available in two volumes, ten works contained within each and a new A4 size collection comprising his current complete works (21 plays) will be available soon.

All editions, either A4 or A5 are spiral bound for ease of use.

In addition, most of the plays are available as individual A5 print editions, formatted for rehearsal use. They may be obtained by visiting the relevant page on this website or again, by using the 'Contact' page.

These plays can also be supplied as PDF perusal copies, again in A5 format, for ease of viewing on iPads or similar.

To view those titles which are licensed by Stagescripts Ltd, click HERE

These titles may vary and be added to in due course. In the first instance, please feel free to contact the writer if you have any queries.

An online version of the catalogue may be viewed and downloaded by CLICKING HERE. Hard copies are available on request and supplied at no cost.

The three volumes of plays include an eclectic mix of works as described on this site. They comprise full length, two act, one act, monologues, comedy, drama, a musical play and even a comedy sketch! There should be something for every theatre company (professional or amateur). They are all supplied at cost price as this is all about making new writing accessible and performed.
‘The First Ten Plays’ (ISBN 978-1-5272-6787-9) comprises 342 pages.

‘The Next Ten Plays’ ( ISBN 978-1-3999-5543-0) comprises 236 pages.

'A Play For All Seasons' (ISBN 978-1-3999-8722-6) comprises 416 pages.

***This publication will hopefully be available 2024 but is dependent on being able to fund its production. Please use the 'contact' page in the interim***

Latest News

'Ancient and Modern' & 'Last bus to Whitby - Feedback from the audience (2023)

“I saw these two monologue plays by Martin Paul Roche. Laugh out loud funny and also very thought provoking. Two excellent performances. Go and see it if you can. New plays on tour. Brilliant.” AND “Absolutely brilliant. Both performances did justice to your writing! Great plays, very poignant in parts but ‘laugh out loud’ comedic in others.”

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'Where is the life?' Feedback from the audience (2023)

"We were there last night. It was absolutely brilliant. Sensitive, funny and absolutely heartbreaking. Moved us all to tears. Brilliant acting, brave choice of play. Loved it. Definitely not to be missed" ... "Congratulations guys. This play was brilliant. Such a rollercoaster of emotions. The cast and director did a great job" ... "Watched it last night and really enjoyed it" ... "Book now to avoid disappointment" ... "Utterly brilliant. Well done. Loved it"

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Gymnopédies - feedback from the premiere (2022)

“Thank you to you and the cast for a fabulous evening. We all really enjoyed it and have booked tickets for another performance. What an amazing talent. Brilliant.” 
“You’ve a masterpiece of a script.” “Loved it.” “It’s a smash.” 
“Fabulous play ... loved every second.” “Absolutely amazing.”
“An excellent piece of work with an excellent cast.”
“A great play with a brilliant cast, quality acting, and a rich script.” 
“We really enjoyed it. Very well cast. The actors did brilliantly, very convincing. Great work.” 
“An excellent play by Martin Paul Roche. Well directed and performed by all three ladies.”
“Terrific play, wish you great success with it.” 
“Congratulations on the play - it was excellent - a very clever and thought-provoking production. I thought the three ladies were all brilliant.”
"Thoughtful, contemporary and intelligent work. Great performances. Highly recommended!" 
“A brilliant production. Congratulations ... this will be a play I remember. Bravo.”

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The King's Orphan

Audience Feedback for 'The King's Orphan': "“What a gem! ‘The King’s Orphan’ at Guide Bridge Theatre. A script that moves an audience from tears to laughter and back again - not just once but again and again. A powerful piece of theatre from Martin Paul Roche.”

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What the audience thought... "Is there anybody there?"

First night audience feedback on social media following the premiere:

"Pure brilliance" ... "Absolutely gripped" ... "Excellent script" ... "Brilliantly acted" ... “A very original and entertaining piece of theatre” ... “A really thought provoking play. I loved it … what a mixture of emotions” ... "Really enjoyed last night. Great play, funny and dark at the same time. Highly recommended" ... "Brilliant in every way. Totally loved it. Well done to all of you. Martin has such excellent writing skills; I actually couldn't wait to get back in the theatre at the interval to see how things panned out. Totally awesome" ... "Seriously, the play was fabulous. Get down there this week."

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