Actress and Comic Creator Jessica Martin to star in new one woman play

Jessica MartinDoctor Who writer Stephen Wyatt has written a one woman play specially for actress and comics creator Jessica Martin.

You Thought I Was Dead, Didn’t You?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.

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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.

The character has also appeared in three Doctor Who audio dramas produced by Big Finish, released earlier this year: The Monsters of Gokroth, The Moons of Vulpana and An Alien Werewolf in London.

Doctor Who - The Monsters of Gokroth

Doctor Who - The Moons of Vulpana

Doctor Who - An Alien Werewolf in London

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.

It Girl by Jessica MartinHer 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.

For more about Jessica Martin’s comics projects visit www.artymisspublishing.com

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

More about The Seventh Doctor and Mags audio adventures on the Big Finish web site

Check out Jessica Martin books on AmazonUK (Affiliate link – help support downthetubes, thank you)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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