Paul L Martin

Teacher & Facilitator

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Paul is a trained, award-winning actor and internationally renowned cabaret artiste of 25+ years’ experience. For over a decade Paul has been running workshops, classes, and lectures on cabaret, the Art of the Compère, Acting Through Song and the entertainment industry.


Workshops & Lectures

The Actors Centre, London    2006 – present day

Cabaret: A Genre in Itself: 2-day versions of Practical Workshop

Cabaret: Honing the Craft: 3-day Practical Workshop

Beyond Compère: The Art of The Compère – 1-day Workshop

The Words & Music of Noel Coward – 4-day Workshop & Performance


The MTA (Musical Theatre Academy)    2012 – present day

5-day Practical Cabaret Workshop


The Singers’ Cabaret Workshop    2013 – present day

8-day intensive Singers’ Cabaret Workshop with showcase

Song Surgeries

Clowning and Stage Persona Exploration

3-day Composer Spotlight Weekend: Victoria Wood & Tom Lehrer


Academy of Live & Recorded Arts (ALRA)    2017

Mock Audition Panellist – 2nd yrs – Acting Through Song


Associated Studios    2012 & 2016

Cabaret: A Genre in Itself

What Is Cabaret and Why Should We Care?


Tring Park School for the Performing Arts    2014

Cabaret: Singing and Stage Persona – Practical Workshop


National Centre for Circus Arts    2016

Dealing with Agents – Talk and Q&A


Arts Educational Drama School: 2007-2008, 2016-2018

An Introduction to Cabaret – Lecture & Q&A

Cabaret – Practical Workshop

Acting Through Song

2nd yrs assessment prep – Masterclass


Brooklands College, Middlesex    2008

An Introduction to Cabaret – Lecture & Q&A


Chiswick Theatre Arts    2017

An Introduction to Cabaret

Acting Through Song: 1-2-1 sessions

Cabaret Prep & Dramaturgy


E15 Drama School    2007

An Introduction to Cabaret – Talk & Practical Dramaturgy


Other Relevant Experience

  • Creator of the London Cabaret Awards in 2011 & The Cabaret Convention in 2013
  • Winner ‘Best Producer, Cabaret’ Fringe Report Awards, 2012
  • TV talent show judge, Sky Living, 2012 and BBC1, 2018