Looking for your next production? Looking for a publisher?

Looking for your next production? Looking for a publisher?

Martin is contracted to the Theatrical Publishers, Stagescripts.

Stagescripts Ltd is an independent publisher and rights-holder for the works of mostly contemporary writers and composers of musical theatre and drama, serving the needs of adventurous and innovative producers. As well as acting as their Acquisitions Agent (looking for new works and new writers for the stage), Martin is an Advocate, giving advice about their catalogue and finding the right play, musical and pantomime for you. Let him help you take the pain out of picking that next production. Get in touch using the contacts page or visit the Stagescripts website.

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Theatrical Adjudication, Critiques & Reviews

Are you looking to engage a Theatre Adjudicator?

Are you organising a One Act or Full Length Drama Festival? 

Would you like your first night/preview reviewed?

Or do you want to have a trusted, objective and respected critic evaluate your production and publish the same night via social media?

You are only as good as your last production.

Let a comprehensive, detailed and honest review help in telling your story and showcasing your talents.

Use the Contacts page or click below to find out more.

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Theatrical Adjudication, Critiques & Reviews
Is there anybody there?

IS THERE ANYBODY THERE? When Sue meets Ann, an employee of her late husband, she finds a soul mate in more ways than one. And following a chance conversation about a psychic medium, she hatches a plan. A laugh. The chance to drink, to joke and to make fun with impunity of those who she sees as pathetic for trying to contact their dead relatives: laughing at the expense of those who pursue the question ?Is there anybody there??

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Where is the Life?

WHERE IS THE LIFE? A black comedy about The Beeches residential home for 'retired gentlemen of the stage'. They have come from a bygone world and have now created a new world which is bound together by images, reflections, memories, longings of the past but equally, yearnings for a future. And when Kelly the new Care Assistant arrives, everyone's world is placed in turmoil as they all learn about themselves, loss, love and what really matters.

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The King's Orphan

THE KING'S ORPHAN: During the Great War, 116 young men who had attended Blackburn Orphanage in Lancashire, went to war. 15 of them never returned; one of them was only recorded by his name. ?The King?s Orphan? is a unique, touching and very special story of how a generation of ordinary men did an extraordinary thing. But it also illustrates how some men went to war to fight for something bigger. For a family they had never known.

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Latest News

'Ancient and Modern' & 'Last bus to Whitby - Feedback from the audience (2023)

“I saw these two monologue plays by Martin Paul Roche. Laugh out loud funny and also very thought provoking. Two excellent performances. Go and see it if you can. New plays on tour. Brilliant.” AND “Absolutely brilliant. Both performances did justice to your writing! Great plays, very poignant in parts but ‘laugh out loud’ comedic in others.”

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'Where is the life?' Feedback from the audience (2023)

"We were there last night. It was absolutely brilliant. Sensitive, funny and absolutely heartbreaking. Moved us all to tears. Brilliant acting, brave choice of play. Loved it. Definitely not to be missed" ... "Congratulations guys. This play was brilliant. Such a rollercoaster of emotions. The cast and director did a great job" ... "Watched it last night and really enjoyed it" ... "Book now to avoid disappointment" ... "Utterly brilliant. Well done. Loved it"

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Services Provided

  • Script writing for musicals, plays and concert narrations
  • Song lyrics
  • Theatre Adjudication for Full Length and One Act Festivals
  • Introductory training in Theatre Adjudication
  • Commissioned/bespoke theatre critiques for individual productions
  • Workshops in Musical Theatre song presentation
  • After dinner speaking
  • Conference presentations
  • Concert & Event compere service
  • Newspaper/magazine/Internet/Blog reviews/crits
  • Theatrical Acqusitions Agent and Advocate

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