October 2013


Some excellent reviews for Just Some Theatre's production of Coward


The Public Reviews

Bargain Theatre Land

Entertainment Focus

West End Wilma

Everything Theatre

Time Out


Just Some have produced a trailer for Coward, which runs at the White Bear Theatre, 22 October - 10 November, Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 6pm.


Trailer here.


September - October 2013


Just Some Theatre Company tours Coward by James Martin Charlton to venues throughout England, including a three week run at London's White Bear Theatre. The tour dates are

6th September - Victoria Hall in Settle.

12th, 13th, 14th September - Marlborough Theatre in Brighton.

20th September - Create in Mansfield.

27th September - Pavillion Arts Centre in Buxton.

22nd October - 10th November - The White Bear in London.


Just Some are keeping a vlog on the production, which can be watched & subscribed to on their YouTube channel.



July 2013


JMC gives a paper 'The Anti-Didactic Hypothesis' at the Great Writing conference at Imperial College, London.


May 2012


JMC did an filmed interview for Just Some Theatre Company's blog.


March 2013


JMC spoke at the Gala event of the North London Literary Festival 2013, as part of a panel on 'Turning Facts into Narratives'. An filmed interview with JMC filmed for the event can be seen on this website's Interviews page.


June 2012


Just Some Theatre Company give performances of Coward in Bury and Preston as part of their inaugral tour.


November 2011


Excepts from Coward receive a rehearsed reading on 28 November 2011 at Soho House, New York as part of the ScriptHouse series, produced by Anatol Yusef and Franciso Campari.



September 2011


JMC's film Academic is premiered at the Portobello Film Festival.



November 2009


JMC's blog The British theatre is wrong about Joe Orton published at the Guardian Theatre Blog.


October 2009


A new short play by JMC, Fellow Creature, is being performed as part of Miniaturists 22 at the Arcola Theatre on 18 October 2009, directed by Joe Austin.


December 2008


JMC wrote, produced, directed and played a lead role in a new short drama film, Academic. Set in and around a middle-England university, Academic tells the story of Kieran, a shy and earnest creative writing Lecturer, and his encounter with Martin, a transgressive and in some ways anti-social writer.  


A much more ambitious project than Apeth - JMC's previous short as writer/director - Academic was shot in High Definition on a Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder using a Letus Extreme 35mm lens adaptor. Academic co-stars David Shuker (who played in JMC's production of James Butler's Histrionics) as Kieran, JMC as Martin and features Nicola Duffett (James Ivory's Howard's End, Debbie in Eastenders, Cat in Family Affairs as well as Rose in JMC's Coming Up at the Warehouse in Croydon), David Chrysanthou, Matt Ingram, Rosalie Jorda and Sky/Channel 5 TV presenter Chris Kenna, as well as regular JMC collaborators Caroline Burns Cooke and Tom Hayes. The DoP was award-winning short film maker Alnoor Dewshi.


Academic, which was made possible by the financial support of the popular  gay hook-up site Gaydar, will now go into post-production for premier cinema showings in 2009.


August 2008


JMC produced and played Roger Fry in a short film about Nina Hamnett, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor? - written and directed by Chris Ward of the Wet Paint Theatre Co. Also in the cast were Siobhan Fahey, Honey Bane, Clive Arrindell and Donny Tourette.


JMC acted in a short film, Cricklewood Broadway, directed by Maximillian Day and written by Caroline Burns Cooke. It co-stars Cooke and Jamie Martin. 


JMC directs a full production of Histrionics by James Butler at the Underbelly's Baby Belly @ this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Visit the Histrionics website.


April 2008


JMC is directing a one-off performance of Histrionics by James Butler at the Tabard Theatre as part of the One Act Play Festival on 12 April 2008 at 7.30.


December 2007


Apeth is showing at the 2nd London Filmmakers Convention on 12 December in the 8pm programme, at the Inn On The Green, London W10.


November / December 2007


Apeth is showing as part of the Trash-o-Rama programme in the 15º Festival Mix Brasil de cinema e video da diversidade sexual at Sao Paolo, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.


September 2007


Paper by Jmc, Just Whose Journey Is This? - A Radical Approach to the Question of the "Journey" Taken in Scripts is published in Story: The Heart of the Matter edited by Maggie Butt (Greenwich Exchange, 2007) available at


April 2007


JMC @ Paines Plough Later.


JMC performing a new short piece entitled Battis Boy at the David Eldridge-curated evening of Romford Writers on 23 April at Trafalgar Studios. This is a Paines Plough Later event. The other writers featured are David Eldridge, Dave Hill, Pauline Lotherington & Ben Musgrave. All of the writers hail from Romford and all of the pieces concern Romford in some way.


Battis Boy concerns the coming to sexual consciousness of a 14 year old boy in Romford circa 1980. It's also about a long, dark passage in Romford know as The Battis.


Tickets £4

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