School Play Scripts by Mark Billen
Mark is an accomplished international playwright and his scripts have been highly praised because of their suitability for young performers.
Productions of Mark's plays have taken place throughout the UK, Canada, USA and Australia. International school in Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiiopia and China have also performed works by Mark.
A youth theatre play by Mark; 'Cinderella's Sisters ... happy ever after?' was given it's first production by Dreamaker Drama Academy, Beijing. Recent plays by Mark are 'Beastly Baron Counterblast' and 'All right! Snow White!'
Mark has also written 'The Red King' - a satirical farce set in the future. He has recently completed 'Count Dracula's Summer Holiday'.
'We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves whilst rehearsing ... in fact it's one of the most enjoyable productions I have been involved in.'
Daniel Jeffery, Shipham Players, Somerset, UK, commenting on one of Mark's plays.
'One of our audience, a friend of mine with no children on stage, said he almost had to go out of the hall at one point because he was laughing so much. Many people asked where I had found the script and said how funny and well written it was. I also had comments that it was the best night out for ages.'
'Thank you, Mark, for writing such a wonderful play!'
Jacki Ballinger, Chetwood School, Essex, UK
Many people commented that it was one of the best scripts we have ever performed at the Junior School in 14 years so that's praise indeed.'
Furrukh Riaz, Elizabeth Moir Junior School, Colombo, Sri Lanka
'Of 20 teachers about 15 thought it was the best play our drama club had ever performed. I credit the script for that; the play was very funny and the language, even with the British humor, was easily understood.'
Peggy Johns, H B Dupont School, Rhode Island, USA