Mark began his career as a stand-up comedian and went on to appear regularly as an actor on stage and screen, also working extensively as a voice-over artist for both radio and television. 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 the Artistic Director of the Park Theatre Jez Bond. Jez and Mark’s latest collaboration, WHODUNNIT [UNREHEARSED], is playing at the Park Theatre before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival in 2020, and involves Ian McKellen and Judi Dench and guest stars including Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and Matthew Broderick. Mark has also just finished writing an independent feature film, OZYMANDIAS, for Atticus Pictures – co-written with BAFTA- and EMMY-winner John Hay – which has Eddie Izzard set to star as Orson Welles.
Josh is a writer, producer and comedian who currently produces BBC Three’s THINGS NOT TO SAY. He has previously written on and produced satirical show SAM DELANEY’S NEWS THING for RT and edited the Comedy Central UK website. Other writing work has included Radio 4’s THE NEWS QUIZ, NEWSJACK and THE SHOW WHAT YOU WROTE. Josh has a weekly ‘Cheerful Tuesday’ slot on talkRADIO’s DRIVETIME show and performs stand up across London. He is currently developing FREELOADERS, a TV pilot with Will Darbyshire aimed at BBC3/E4, and a science-fiction radio comedy, THE ETHEREAL ARCHIVES.
Ryan is a script writer with a background in stand-up comedy and corporate events. He has recently received his second comedy commission from Channel 4, with the first in development (alongside writing partner Jonny Leigh Wright). Starting his comedy career in stand-up in Los Angeles, 2012, Ryan pursued his passion for comedy writing, receiving awards and screenings for his comedy shorts, and also reached the semi-finals of the Musical Comedy Awards with the original song “Size Matters”. Ryan is presently working as a producer on formats for UK TV channels.
Brett co-wrote the romantic comedy feature film KING OF ROMANCE, which won a placement on script development programme Scriptnaked (funded by the Film Council), and subsequent development with Dynamo Capital. He has just completed his latest feature length screenplay, THE MUMMY UNMASKED, a boyhood tale set against the world of ‘80s wrestling. As well as developing new TV dramas – including his supernatural series THE MOUNT – Brett has written a number of comedies with his sometime writing partner Mark Cameron. He has also had plays performed at the Edinburgh Festival and written voiceover and presenting scripts for a number of top entertainment presenters including Rory Bremner, Jason Manford and Claudia Winkleman.
Rachel is responsible for the blog TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A DEAFBLIND BINT, written as a way of coming to terms with her then recent diagnosis of Usher Syndrome. She realised that her deafblindness offers a unique insight and outlook on the world around her, which she writes about with humour and honesty. She is currently working on comedy and comedy drama ideas, and is co-writing with Pete Sinclair.