JESSICA MARTIN

 

Jessica MartinJessica Martin’s talents range from comedy impressionist to musical theatre leading lady and scriptwriter. She recently received critical acclaim for her one woman show Sunset Bitch at the new Waterloo East Theatre and was the first artiste to perform in cabaret at the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel.

Jessica developed a solo cabaret act as a comedy impressionist and was the first girl impressionist in LWT's Copycats as well as doing vocal work on Spitting Image.

her career in musical theatre started when she starred as Sally Smith in the West End production of Me And My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre for two years, followed by a national tour. Other leading roles include Mabel in Jerry Herman's Mack And Mabel at the Piccadilly Theatre, Nellie Forbush in a national tour of South Pacific, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Babes in Arms and The Card at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park, Mrs Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at the Bridewell and Trudy in A Saint She Ain't at the King's Head Islington. Jessica was one of the original company of Marguerite at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and was in the West End cast of Sunset Boulevard at the Comedy Theatre covering and playing Norma Desmond.

Earlier this year Jessica was one of the featured West End performers in the Sondheim At 80 concert for the BBC Proms.

She has written a new one woman play Hallie’s Comet based on the life of theatre heroine Hallie Flanagan, which will premiere in 2011. Her screenplay Band Of Mothers is currently in development. She has also recorded four new tracks for an album with Mark Steyn celebrating the work of Frank Loesser, with a brand new disco version of Marshmallow World.

Jessica has just finished touring with Monty Python’s Spamalot alternating the role of the Lady of the Lake with Jodie Prenger.