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Official website for Mark C. Hewitt & Blank Productions

Recent and forthcoming activity

Recent events, article online and a show on tour

LLL Productions
Penned Up at Erlestoke
Festival in a prison

As Artistic Director of live literature production company, LLL, Mark was recently working at Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire, co-directing an arts and literature festival for inmates. Prisoners were involved in a management committee that oversaw all aspects of the festival and the aim was to support rehabilitation and offer inspiration. Visiting artists included Billy Bragg, Kit de Waal, Erwin James, Noel "Razor" Smith, Dreda Say Mitchell, Mr Gee and graphic novelist, Ilya. There was also a performance of Diving into the Wreck, the multimedia work developed by Mark and poet Maggie Sawkins in which addicts in recovery tell their own story plus a version of David Mamet's Duck Variations that was developed by Mark with a group of prisoners.

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On tour
Roll Over Atlantic ☆☆☆☆
by John Agard

Caribbean-British poet John Agard's one man show, directed by Mark C. Hewitt, continues its tour into 2017 with dates at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and the Festival on the Close. The production is a mercurial revisiting in verse and song of the notorious voyages of Christopher Columbus. Whether glorified or vilified, his accidental 'discovery' of the New World, gave a kickstart to globalisation, bridging Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, and joining forever the fates of these separate hemispheres and eco-systems.

Read the 4 Star review from a recent performance at London's Southbank Centre »
Hear John talk about Roll Over Atlantic as a guest of Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4's Midweek »

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Production photo © François Norris, 2015

Forthcoming tour dates
Thurs 27 April: Peterhouse Theatre, Peterhouse College, Cambridge (hosted by The Marlowe Society)
Mon 15 May:
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich Arts Centre
Thurs 29 June:
Festival on the Close, Macready Theatre, Rugby School


Work in progress
Civilization (and its discontents)
Theatremaking

Read Mark's online article in Arts Professional:
Should I stay or should I go?

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