STAGE

I currently have a number of stage plays in development with various organisations throughout the Eastern regions.

Throughout 2020 I shall be completing development on a number of new shows including my family poltergeist promenade adventure The Wandering Spectre, which is supported by House in Partnership with The Corn Hall and Arts Council England. This show will go on a small preview tour during 2020.

 

My new show Unexplained Lights will enter its second research and development phase in Autumn 2020, with support from Eastern Angles and The Garage Norwich. This play explores the world of UFOlogy and the psychological impact of alien abduction.

 

 

I am working with Norwich Arts Centre on a new piece of devised theatre celebrating the New Romantic Youth Culture of the early 1980s. This show will also be developed further throughout 2020.

 

I have also been commissioned by Play Nicely Theatre to write a play exploring the role of women during the English Civil War. This show has entered development with support from Vivacity Key Theatre Peterborough, The Seagull Theatre, Cromwell Museum and Arts Council England.

 

2020 will also see me continue as an advisor to the newly rebooted Seagull Rep touring company; resident company at The Seagull, Lowestoft. My adaptation of Hound of the Baskervilles toured East Anglia in Autumn 2019.

 

 

My Latest Projects

UNEXPLAINED LIGHTS

a new play by Mark Finbow

in development

 

 

Three alienated women bond as they investigate a UFO sighting in 1980s rural England but as they delve deeper into their findings, their obsessive and idiosyncratic theories threaten to tear their burgeoning friendship apart.

 

 

In Your Skies has been funded by Arts Council England and Eastern Angles. The project has been supported at various stages by The Corn Hall, Weird Norfolk, Biddy’s Tea Room, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The Garage Norwich + The East Anglia UFO Group.

AFTER THE BLITZ NEW ROMANTIC THEATRE

Words: Mark Finbow

Music: Bill Vine

From hedonistic salad days to an adulthood of austerity.

 

After The Blitz is an aesthetically charged piece of New Romantic Theatre that celebrates the passion of youth,

the power of change and the durability of Max Factor.

 

Featuring bold make-up, original synth-pop and

your mother’s blouse After the Blitz will imbue you with

the spirit of 1980s New Romantic clubland.  

Dress to be seen.

 

“I LOVED IT!” 

Rusty Egan (Visage + Blitz Club DJ)

 

After The Blitz is produced by The Keeper’s Daughter; supported by Norwich Arts Centre and Arts Council England.

 

MORE ON AFTER THE BLITZ

 

 

in development

THE WANDERING SPECTRE

A Promenade Poltergeist Adventure

by Mark Finbow

in development

 

A fastidious museum curator must learn to trust a peppy paranormal investigator when a poltergeist throws his world into turmoil and threatens to shatter every memory of the town’s past.

 

The Wandering Spectre research and development is produced by The Keeper's Daughter, seed funded by House in partnership with The Corn Hall and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

THE ENGLISH CIVIL WHORE

by Mark Finbow

in development

 

A new play exploring women's place in The Leveller movement during the English Civil War.

 

The English Civil Whore research and development is produced by Play Nicely Theatre, The Keeper's Daughter and is supported by Key Theatre Peterborough, The Seagull Theatre and Arts Council England.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

adapted + directed by Mark Finbow 

 

 

When Sir Charles Baskerville is killed under mysterious circumstances Holmes sends Watson to Devon to protect the new heir of Baskerville Hall from the mythical black dog that stalks their family line. A journey that leads the good doctor to suspect the supernatural, negotiate the wilds of nature and ultimately uncover the reality of betrayal and devilish murder.  

 

A mixed media, multi-rolling all female cast of three re-imagine this classic tale as only they can. The Seagull Rep’s Hound of The Baskervilles is a vibrant theatrical experience infused with elements of physical comedy, stand-up, dynamic movement and a sophisti-pop soundtrack.

 

Hound of The Baskerville’s Autumn tour 2019 is produced by The Seagull Rep, supported by The Seagull Theatre, The Keeper’s Daughter and Arts Council England.

 

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Charles Dickens'

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

adapted + directed by Mark Finbow 

The Keeper’s Daughter’s A Christmas Carol is an innovative, playful and faithful adaptation of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge: a cranky old miser, who makes life a misery for everyone who crosses his path, until an evening of Ghostly visitations forces a change in him for the better.

 

Two dynamic performers give this magical, imaginative and vibrant retelling a spirited twist.

 

Suitable for all the family aged 5+

 

Produced by The Keeper's Daughter. Supported by Arts Council England.

MORE ON A CHRISTMAS CAROL

© 2020 by Mark Finbow