NEWS: MARK IS CURRENTLY WORKING AS THE ENTERTAINER ABOARD THE FILIA RHINI RIVER CRUISE IN EUROPE.
THE NEXT COCKTAIL HOUR LIVE WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 27TH AT THE COMEDY PUB LECEISTER SQUARE. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.
THE APRIL EDITION OF THE COCKTAIL HOUR COMEDY PODCAST IS NOW AVAILABLE TO LISTEN TO ON WWW.COCKTAILHOUR.ORG.UK
“Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy the site and learn a little more about my work.
I was born at a very early age. The youngest of eight, I was an only child who grew up in a very isolated environment; a leper colony just outside Ipswich. My Mother was a Farmer’s wife, who treated her abysmally and abandoned her at the sight of me. So, it was with great regret that I never came to know who my Farmer was!
My Mother was speedily dispatched from me; the combination of bearing me and a terrible disease – cancer of the mullet, finally saw her off. But I overcame these set backs to go on and earn the glittering reputation I think I have today..”
Mark Marlowe has had a long and varied career within theatre, television and film, his work has included West End Musicals, Feature Films, Theatre, Television and World Tours.
His Entertainment career has also encapsulated variety, cruise ship work, European tours as a Jazz Piano Soloist and with his Trio.
“Naturally it wasn’t long before Hollywood came calling. However I resisted all tempting offers to the bright lights in those days and, I might say, some quite lucrative offers, to concentrate on my studies and loyalties closer to home. Upon graduation from the Arcadia Smyth Institute for waifs and wastrels, Ipswich Town, I quickly rose through the ranks of the local tattoo parlour, eventually graduating to the position of Head of Refunds and Returns for the Peterborough Branch.”
Mark runs his own Production company, MRM Productions Ltd which have been producing Theatre Productions, Feature Films, comedy revues and corporate events for 10 years.
Mark is also the co-founder of the European School of Young Performers, which became one of the premier Performance Acadamies in the UK. His work has resulted in the achievement of several budding actors, breaking into Drama School or professional theatre, through his training.
“When all else failed, they put me in charge of a Performing Arts School and I was handsomely paid by Pete Waterman to project my artistic vision onto a brood of unsuspecting children. Unfortunately I was also in sole charge of financial and budgetry matters, henceforth the school has since closed its doors.”
Mark is Artistic Director of the theatre department of Abbeyfest, a two month Summer Arts Festival in South Wimbledon currently in its Twelth Year and helped to launch London’s first major Gothic Arts Festival, The Dark Mills Festival in 2009.
The Wide Appeal of The Arts continues to fascinate Mark and he looks forward to contributing to the industry in the future.
“I enjoy making people happy, I also enjoy performing, but you can’t always have the best of both worlds…”