Actor Martin returns to Sidmouth for festival play

Star of Sidmouth’s first Charles Vance season returns to stage for latest production

MEET Martin J Kingston, who has returned to Sidmouth for this year’s Vance Summer Play Festival season, to perform in Night Must Fall, which opens tomorrow (Thursday) at Manor Pavilion Theatre.

Martin appeared in six plays in the very first season run by Charles Vance 25 years ago and is delighted to be back in town for this play by Emlyn Williams, described as “A terrifying tale of deception”.

He has played a large number of leading roles, notably in musicals, farce and pantomime.

Favourites include Fagin (Oliver!), Mack (Mack and Mabel), Higgins (My Fair Lady) and Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors).


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TV appearances include Casualty, Eastenders and Only Fools and Horses.

Earlier this year Martin directed Jesus Christ Superstar at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter and Cabaret at the Manor Pavilion Theatre, with both productions receiving critical acclaim.

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