Mark Burgess

By burgesswebsites, Oct 28 2019 10:03AM

It's been such a busy summer, I barely noticed the arrival of autumn. Between June and October 2019 I played Mr White in Secret Cinema's 'Casino Royale'. If you've never experienced this kind of immersive event, do. Thrilling for actors and audience alike.


Delighted that my play about Ian Fleming, 'The Man with the Golden Pen', was performed at the Théâtre le Colombier in the Tarn region of France in August 2019, followed by my play 'Larry' (about Laurence Olivier).


Mark

By burgesswebsites, May 23 2018 03:38PM

Here I am doing a bit of Green Screen filming, playing Lord George Macartney in 'Empires of Silver' - a documentary/drama about the Opium Wars.


Lord Macartney was sent to China by King George III on an important diplomatic mission to increase trade opportunities between the two nations - largely to fuel Britain's recent addiction to black tea. When the ship-load of beautifully crafted British gifts failed to charm the Chinese, England had to rethink. The East India Company had a brainwave - growing poppies and pushing drugs to China. Result. Cuppa, anyone?


More soon.


Mark

By burgesswebsites, Nov 21 2016 06:59PM

I was delighted with the success of 'Somewhere in England' (The Bedford Play) which premiered at The Quarry Theatre, Bedford in September. Each of the 8 performances was a sell-out with excellent feedback from all who saw it. I'm very much hoping to revive the production in the future.


I'll keep you posted...



By burgesswebsites, Aug 10 2016 11:57AM

It's two years since I was first commissioned to write and direct 'Somewhere in England' (The Bedford Play), and I'm really excited to say that rehearsals are about to begin. With a company of 20 professional actors and musicians, the production runs at the wonderful Quarry Theatre at St. Luke's, Bedford between the 8th and 14th September.


Hope to see you there!

The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke's
The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke's