School of English and Drama

Martin Young


Theatre in the Time of Capital



I have been a doctoral researcher and Teaching Associate in the department since 2015. My research focuses on the historical relationship between theatre and capitalism. In relation to this, I am interested in labour discipline, time and temporality, Marxist political economy, backstage work and stage management, and theatre technology. I am involved in a number of collaborative research groups within and beyond the department which pursue these themes. I also produce work with other theatre artists as a freelance lighting designer and have worked as a technician at a range of London venues, and this background has set the course for my research and teaching.


Previous teaching has included:
  • DRA115 - Cultural Histories of Theatre
  • DRA118 - Performance Texts in Practice
  • DRA26 - London Performance Now



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