Ursula Martinez is a writer, performance artist and director who began her career in contemporary theatre, working with experimental companies such as Forced Entertainment and The Glee Club.
In the mid ‘90s she started performing solo on the London club/cabaret scene, and very quickly made a name for herself. A few years later she combined her experimental theatre background with her cabaret experience to create A Family Outing. An autobiographical show starring herself and her parents, it was a huge success at the 1998 Edinburgh Festival and subsequently toured internationally to great critical acclaim. Other solo shows include My Stories, Your Emails, Free Admission and her most recent project Wild Bore, a new collaboration with Adrienne Truscott (US) and Zoe Coombs Marr (Australia), commissioned by The Malthouse in Melbourne.
Martinez is an associate artist with performance provocateurs ‘Duckie’ and an original cast member of the internationally acclaimed Olivier Award-winning contemporary circus/variety phenomena La Clique and La Soiree. For all her theatrical accolades, because of the internet, she is probably most well known for pulling red hankies out of her vagina!