Park Theatre present a special fundraising run of the World Premiere of
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY I JEZ BOND & MARK CAMERON
LIGHTING DIRECTOR I JAKE AYRIS
SOUND DESIGNER I ANDRE T.
COSTUME SUPERVISOR I SABIA SMITH
Jez Bond is the Founder and Artistic Director of Park Theatre. He graduated Hull University with a BA Honours in Drama and was later awarded the Channel Four Theatre Director Bursary.
Directing for Park Theatre includes; Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You (starring Ian McKellen), Madame Rubinstein (starring Miriam Margolyes and Frances Barber), Hurling Rubble at the Sun, Adult Supervision – plus Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Jack & the Beanstalk, which he also co-wrote and composed.
Other directing credits include: Oliver! (starring Rowan Atkinson), I Have Been Here Before (Watford Palace Theatre), The Fame Game (Tour of Austria), Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse), The Twits (Tour of Switzerland), Misconceptions (Hong Kong Arts Centre), Big Boys (Croydon Warehouse), Shot of Genius (Leicester Square), Canaries Sometimes Sing (Kings Head & France) and A Season in South Africa (Old Vic).
As a dramaturge he began working with writers at Soho Theatre, Royal Court and Young Vic before championing new work at Park Theatre, where he has developed a number of new plays many of which have gone on to production.
Having led the £2.6m conversion of Park Theatre, Jez has been a guest speaker at the Theatres Trust Conference: Converting Spaces, the RIBA Conference: 150 years of Engineering, Bruford on the Southbank: New Build / ReBuild and The International Theatre Conference in Colombia. He has also consulted on a number of new theatre buildings internationally.
Mark began his career as an astonishingly average stand up comedian before winning a scholarship to drama school; a huge relief for him but more so for comedy club audiences throughout the UK. Since then he has appeared regularly on stage and screen and works extensively as a voice-over artist for both radio and television.
Television credits include regular characters in: Tina and Bobby, Coronation Street, Steel River Blues, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Doctors and guest roles include: Good Omens, Brief Encounters, The Royals, Law and Order, Casualty, Holby City, Waterloo Road, The Roman Mysteries, Vincent, The Royal, Fifty Five Degrees North.
Theatre includes four recent productions at Park Theatre: Dean Walsh in HURLING RUBBLE AT THE Moon, The Great Gazumbees in RAPUNZEL and Nurse Ottom in Sleeping Beauty all directed by Jez Bond and The Daftas Ceremony Host in Park Theatre Review directed by Sean Mathias. Other credits include: The Dame in Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse), Chancer in Mathematics of the Heart (Theatre 503 and winner of Brighton Fringe Festival Best Play), Dorante in The Game of Love and Chance (National Tour), Alfredo in The Breakfast Soldiers (Contact Theatre, Manchester) Tom in Life Imitates Art (Camden Peoples’ Theatre), Johan in The Bergman Project (Tristan Bates Theatre), Harcourt in The Country Wife (The Gatehouse), Scott in Blue Funk (Old Red Lion) and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park).
Film includes: Norman Hunter in The Damned United, John in Tomo (Sundance Film Festival Winner). D.I. Hackman in Scar Tissue, The Boss in The Boss, (Reed Festival short film winner).
As a writer he has co-written Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk (both published by Methuen) and Rapunzel (published by Playdead Press) all with Jez Bond, the Artistic Director of Park Theatre and all performed at Park.
Jez and Mark’s latest collaboration, Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] will play at Park Theatre before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival as a co-production with Avalon.
Mark has just finished Ozymandias, an independent feature film about an ageing Orson Welles coming to terms with his mortality, co-written with BAFTA and EMMY winner John Hay. Eddie Izzard is set to star.