Martine has always been interested in the theatre, dating from her school days when she was already ‘staging’ school plays, with various degrees of success! She has been a member of WAOS since 1979, when she joined as a chorus member. She also sings with St Dunstan’s Choir.
She is an established director for WAOS and other local Amateur Operatic Societies. Her directorial credits include The Merry Widow, Camelot, Orpheus in the Underworld, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof (NODA Award), Oklahoma!, The Pirates of Penzance, South Pacific, Iolanthe, Guys and Dolls and Charity Concerts. Her 2006 production of The Mikado earned KASJOG the NODA Accolade of Excellence. She also likes to stage new ventures such as Moll Flanders (NODA Award), and Wuthering Heights.
More recently, she directed South Pacific for Walton and Weybridge AOS (WWOAS) in 2016, Kiss Me Kate for WAOS in 2017 and was assistant director on Carousel in 2017.
She has also served on the Committee, in the past, as Member, Secretary and Treasurer. She also does voluntary work, helping raise money for local causes.