MARK TURNBULL (M Marquis) trained at the Webber Douglas Academy. He spent the earlier part of his career working in repertory theatre where he played many roles in plays by such diverse writers as Alan Ayckbourn, Terence Rattigan and Shakespeare. He also played roles on tour in the UK and abroad such as 'Judas 'in Jesus Christ Superstar, 'Frank'n'furter' in the Rocky Horror Show, 'Frank Butler' in Annie Get Your Gun, 'Che' in Evita and 'Billy Flynn' in Chicago. Other work includes a stint in Les Miserables playing 'Jean Valjean',' Combfere' and 'Brujon' (Palace Theatre) and Frank'n'furter in the Rocky Horror Show (Picadilly Theatre). He also participated in the 10th Anniversary and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables.

 

As a director, Mark spent five years in southern Africa as the Artistic Director of 7Arts Theatre and as Associate Director at REPS Theatre, where he directed many productions ranging from Shakespeare to large scale musicals. He also was a committee member of the National Theatre Organisation and a consultant to the Ministry of Education and Culture. He was also involved in AIDS awareness work raising money for Island Hospice which supported HIV positive sufferers.

 

Since returning to the UK Mark has gained an MA in Theatre and Performance from Rose Bruford College, taught acting and vocal technique at several of the major London drama schools, whilst still working as a freelance director. He has directed several plays on the Edinburgh and London fringe which include most recently 'An Audience with Murder' for Theatre Maketa and a production of The Pajama Game for the Italia Conti Academy.