Martin Duncan was born in London and trained as a stage manager at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
From 1994 to 1999, Martin was Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse where he directed works by Gogol, Brecht, Goldoni, Moliérè and Beckett. His productions toured to festivals in Romania, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland and Japan.
From 2003 to 2005, Martin was Joint Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre where his productions included: Cole Porter’s Out Of This World, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and The Government Inspector.
Other productions include: Man of La Mancha (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); The Blacks (Market Theatre of Johannesburg); The Comedy of Errors (Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin); The Rocky Horror Show (Munich & Milan).
Martin directed and co-wrote the scenario of the world première of The Nutcracker (Matthew Bourne/Opera North, Edinburgh International Festival).
Opera productions include: Ariadne Auf Naxos (Scottish Opera/Edinburgh Festival); The Gondoliers (ENO); HMS Pinafore (D’Oyly Carte); Xerxes, La Clemenza di Tito, The Rake’s Progress and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Munich); The Love For Three Oranges (Cologne); The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera, Royal Opera House); Albert Herring (Toronto); The Last Supper (Berlin/Glyndebourne); L’heure Espagnole, Gianni Schicchi, Orpheus In The Underworld, The Thieving Magpie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera North); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North/Chemnitz/Minnesota); Mirandolina (Garsington Opera).
He was Associate Director on the Pet Shop Boys’ Performance Tour and has composed music for over 50 theatre productions.
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