Playwright Martin Sherman was born in Philadelphia. He has lived in London since 1980. His plays include Cracks, Rio Grande, Bent, Messiah, When She Danced, A Madhouse in Goa, Some Sunny Day, Rose, A Passage to India (from E.M. Forster) and Onassis. Adaptations include Absolutely! Perhaps (Pirandello) and The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov). Musicals include The Boy From Oz. Films include The Clothes in the Wardrobe (US Title: The Summer House), Alive and Kicking, Bent, Callas Forever, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Henderson Presents. His stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ novel The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone recently opened in Tokyo. His plays have been produced in over fifty five countries, and he has been nominated for two Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and two BAFTAS.
Martin has worked with Arion Productions advising on his own play Passing By which was produced at both the Finborough Theatre and later at the Tristan Bates Theatre.