Claire-Monique is thrilled to be apart of this brand new cabaret show as the parts of Lida Baroova & Evelyn Klein. Claire-Monique is also co-producing with Linnie Reedman from Ruby in the Dust. 

"... My name is Herschel Grynspan. Do you like my name? I like it. It is a good, Jewish name. But because I tried to save the Jews I am a prisoner. But I have one more card to play. And I will need to play it. I will confess, I will tell you my story as if it were a Cabaret Trial. Please don't let me be confined to the dustbin of history...”

On the 7th of November 1938 a desperate 17-year-old Jewish refugee walked into the German Embassy in Paris and shot a German diplomat. The Third Reich retaliated with the mass pogrom that became known as 'Kristallnacht'. The slight but beautiful teenage boy inadvertently became an international celebrity. Herschel claimed he was driven by the plight of the Jews. But under international scrutiny a very different story emerged.

Running on 19th August 9pm & 22nd August 3:30pm & 6pm at Above the Stag as part of the NOT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN, written by Linnie Reedman with music written by Arnould Breitbarth, brings to life a story that has hitherto been confined to the backwaters of history.

With a mix of music old and new songs, enhanced by vintage video projections, the real life characters are given a fresh and fascinating make-over in this homage to an unsung hero of the time. Part cabaret, part tragedy it resonates with themes that are still relevant today.

Casts/ Creatives:
Heschel Grynspan - Tristan Pegg
Joseph Goebbels - Ross William Wild
Ernst Von Rath - Elliot Pritchard
Lida Baroova / Evelyn Klein - Claire-Monique Martin Dorothy Thompson / Chava - Madeleine McMahon
Nathan - Freddie King
Jacques / Monsieur Carpe / Abraham - Joe Wiltshire Smith Director - Scott Le Crass
Pianist - Sophie Jugé
Producers - Linnie Reedman & Claire-Monique Martin Projections created by Joe Evans

Claire-Monique is co-producing alongside Caley Powell the 2nd series of 'Light On' Showcase to celebrate 1 month until the end of Lockdown. 

Not only that but Claire-Monique is starring alongside Julie Binysh in Linda Jane Butler's hilarious play 'Indigestion' directed by Verônica Sarno.

 

The play premieres along with 9 other plays on Friday 21st May from 7:30pm. Press on the poster to get tickets to the event.

Medium Font is a new, one-woman play, starring 

Claire-Monique Martin as Lucy Verity.

Lucy is a world-famous clairvoyant who has agreed to present her own TED Talk.

She walks us through her strange and opaque life in an attempt to convince us that she is not a liar, that the spirit world and her talents do indeed exist.

As we delve deeper, the play begins to ask the wider question of how we trust everyday information for which we seemingly have no evidence, but due to its provenance, we take on faith to be true.

Claire-Monique Martin is delighted to be taking on the role of Lucy. Claire-Monique's Credits include off Westend The Last Tycoon, The Great Gatsby, and Antigone, and Off-Broadway Long Lost John, Love Me Tender and This is Me.

Written and directed by Ben Randall, this play has been created specifically in answer to the current worldwide situation. Ben has brought the genre of film and theatre together to create a highbred of digital streaming, and a live performance from the renowned Stables Theatre in Hastings.

Claire-Monique is excited to be performing in @Aslant Theatre Company’s debut MUSE, which is playing
at Camden People’s Theatre on Aug. 22-25 as part of @Camden Fringe!

Get your tickets here:

https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2493

Muse is a new play based on the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar and her relationship with Pablo Picasso. As the enigmatic muse behind Picasso's 'Weeping Woman', she appears always fragmented, not quite there, forever refracted and distorted through his gaze. Taking place during WWII, the play explores the inherent violence of the relationship between artist and muse. The god takes from the blind worshipper just like the artist takes from the muse. 
Muse takes us on a surreal journey through time, colours, tears, blood, and fragments, asking what is the price to pay for a place in the long halls of art history?

Written and directed by Antonia Georgieva

Claire-Monique was recently interviewed by My Lifestyle Magazine's SANDRA BERTOLA, about Claire-Monique's Adaptation of 'Dora Versus Picasso'.

 

Click the Logo to read the full article. 

 

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New play This Is Me will have a public reading, directed by Award-Winning director Yudelka Heyer, Founder and Artistic Director of Red Soil Productions, in New York City. The play is written by Barbara Bernardi.

PRESENT TIME, 2018, NEW YORK CITY: A group of six women from different backgrounds; NATALIA, CAMILLA, BRITTNEY, AUTUMN, ANA and EVE; find themselves at 'THE HAPPY, YOUTH AND FOREVER HEALTH CENTER' attending a self help group on how to be a proper woman. All led to this place either on false pretenses, confusion, or by force, they try to figure out together who decided that there should be a manual on how to be a "lady". 

The Public Reading will be at: The Alchemical Studios, The Lab Theater 104 West 14th street, New York, NY, 10011 Wednesday, November 14th 2018, at 7:30 pm (Doors open at the public at 7 pm with complimentary Wine and Food before the reading)

Cast is Alumni of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts: Barbara Bernardi, Alana DeGregorio, Katherine Lieblang, Gabriela Lopez-Hernandez, Claire-Monique Martin, Tiffany Peach, Idalis Rideout, Constanza Villanueva.

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Claire-Monique will be playing the part of Dora Maar in her adaptation of Cecil Jenkins novel, 'Dora Versus Picasso' in a workshop reading.

Her production company WBRP Productions (Woman in a Boat with a Red Petticoat) in alliance with Red Soil Productions is producing the workshop reading. 

Directed by the Award Winning Director Yudelka Heyer, 'Dora Versus Picasso' Chronicles the 10-year relationship Dora Maar had with the infamous Pablo Picasso, starting in 1935 all the way to 1945. 

The Cast also includes Richard Barreto, Ayla Rosen, Stephan Byc and Barbara Bernadi. 

The Workshop will be at the Actor's Temple, 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue.

Doors Open at 7 pm with Complimentary drinks before the Reading.

 

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Claire-Monique Martin will be playing the part of Snuggles in Listening Eyes Theatre Company's Production of 'Love Me Tender'

LOVE ME TENDER
By ​Kenny Hahn

September 13, 14, 15 @ 8pm
September 15, 16 @ 2pm

While grappling with a recent breakup, Peyton’s depression threatens to swallow her, and her small dog Snuggles is determined not to let it. Through conversations, observations, and eventually, an enormous sacrifice, Snuggles helps Peyton rediscover what it is to love and be loved, and most importantly, what it means to love yourself.

For Tickets go to the link via the picture

 

Claire-Monique Martin will be playing the part of Mimi Smith in 'Long Lost John' as part of the Broadway Bound Festival.

LONG LOST JOHN

Saturday, August 4 / 8:30 PM

Monday, August 6 / 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 11 / 1:30 PM

By Eddie Zareh​

John Lennon was born during a Nazi air raid on London, an omen of things to come as tumultuous events would shape his young life. Abandoned by his father, he's ripped away from his devoted mother to be raised by an unfeeling aunt. Depressed, he's saved by a guitar strummer named Paul McCartney and 1950’s Rock 'n Roll. 

To get tickets click on the picture.

 

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