Doctor Who writer Stephen Wyatt has written a one woman play specially for actress and comics creator Jessica Martin.
Directed by Samuel Clemens, You Thought I Was Dead, Didn’t You? is inspired by the lost female film stars of British film who kept women audiences enthralled during the war years.
British screen legend Patricia Marshall wants to tell the truth about her life… or does she?
Stephen Wyatt created Mags, the “punk werewolf” character Jessica Martin first played in the Doctor Who TV story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, who has since featured in a comic strip drawn by Jessica herself published by Titan Comics, as part of their Seventh Doctor mini-series.
It’s been a busy time for Jessica, who’s just appeared in her cabaret show A Life Under Lights at London’s Brasserie Zédel, which by all accounts went down a storm.
A ‘seasoned’ multi-faceted entertainer with a 30-year career performing in theatre, comedy, television and radio, Jessica has gone from teenage jazz singer, to television impressionist (in the days when light entertainment was at its Saturday night best!), to cult Doctor Who guest star, leading West End musical theatre actress and, in the last four years, a comic creator and published graphic novelist.
Her comics work includes A Star is Drawn, a collection of Jessica’s distinctive portraits and sketches and It Girl, a graphic biography of the life of Clara Bow.
“My publicist has kept me busy with over 20 interviews in the past few weeks. I am thrilled!” says Jessica.
• You Thought I Was Dead, Didn’t You? runs from 19th November until 23rd November 2019 at Waterloo East Theatre | Web: www.waterlooeast.co.uk