Awkward Productions

Represented By

Hannah Layton

Harbingers of entertaining chaos Awkward Productions is comprised of Joseph Martin and Linus Karp.

Following a sold-out, award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story’ is currently running at The King’s Head Theatre. Combining drag, multimedia, audience interaction, puppetry and a lot of queer joy it is a unique celebration of the People’s Princess and is as hilarious as it is tasteless. The show won Best Play at Edinburgh Fringe at this year’s Offies.

Read more

Harbingers of entertaining chaos Awkward Productions is comprised of Joseph Martin and Linus Karp.

Following a sold-out, award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story’ is currently running at The King’s Head Theatre. Combining drag, multimedia, audience interaction, puppetry and a lot of queer joy it is a unique celebration of the People’s Princess and is as hilarious as it is tasteless. The show won Best Play at Edinburgh Fringe at this year’s Offies.

Their sell-out show ‘Gwyneth Goes Skiing’ features original songs by Leland (RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Cher), with a special video appearance by Trixie Mattel (RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 winner), and the singing voices of Darren Criss (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), and Catherine Cohen (Edinburgh Comedy Award winner). The show transfers to the site of the fateful trial with a run in Utah, USA later this year, as well as a run at Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

In April 2024 they put together and hosted “The Glasgow Willy Wonka Experience Quiz & Game Experience” at London’s Clapham Grand, featuring Rob Madge, Deborah Francis-White, Kate Butch, and Felicia – the actress who played The Unknown in the real Wonka Experience they were spoofing.

Joseph has worked on a freelance basis as a Producer and Assistant Producer with BBC Radio since 2016. Credits include: Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady, Alan Carr & Mel Sykes, Kylie Minogue: From A To Z, Elaine Paige on Sunday, Steve Wright In The Afternoon, Len Goodman (all for BBC Radio 2); The Anti-Vax Files, War on Truth (both for BBC Radio 4/BBC Sounds/World Service).

Praise for Diana: The Untold, Untrue Story:

  • “Entertains, surprises and most importantly generates an endless amount of non-stop laughter” – ★★★★★★- Jack The Lad
  • “Unmissable, unhinged, one of a kind piece of theatre” ★★★★★ – Operation Live Theatre
  • “So much more than just a show. It’s an experience. It’s a lifestyle. It is the moment”★★★★★ – The Reviews Hub

Praise for Gwyneth Goes Skiing:

  • “A high-camp, snow-speckled, fevered fantasia of queer joy” ★★★★★ – The Recs
  • “Hilariously bonkers” ★★★★★ – Always Time For Theatre
  • “Theatrical brilliance” ★★★★★  – London Theatre 1
  • “Hilariously queer and joyful” ★★★★★ – Fairy Powered Productions
  • “Truly wonderful” ★★★★★  – Theatre & Tonic

Media