Marcus McMillan - Producer
Beer is not only a gift from the heavens
but it is also a play which you will see tonight and the substance
the two writers of KOBAL used to persuade me that being a producer
might be fun!
I awoke on a cold February morning hung over, confused and naked…the
worrying thing is I was in Piccadilly Train Station at the time.
After finding my clothes and I tried to work out how and why I had
ended up naked in public I remembered: I was in a pub, Messrs. Distin
and Lowe were there, they bought me a few drinks…I got drunk…and
agreed to become producer for “Beer!” and KOBAL!
I started to panic and ask myself “What was I thinking? Why
did I agree to do this?” BECAUSE I GOT DRUNK! Damn you BEER!
With your golden foamy charms….
Once I got over my hangover and stopped talking to myself I decided
to take on the challenge of being Producer, so over the last six
moths I have helped to secure Arts Council funding, hold auditions,
cast the play and pretty much do all the horrible jobs no one else
wanted to do! It’s not been easy because no-one has yet written
a pop-up book called “How to Become a Theatre Producer”.
However I have had a fantastic cast and crew to help me so hopefully
we have all done a good job.
Thank you for coming along tonight, I hope you enjoy our “Beer!”
as much as we do.
Marcus McMillan hails from the
village of Littleborough which is situated at the foot of the Pennines
right next to Rochdale, although the locals tend not to mention
Having gained a HND in Performing Arts from The Oldham College Marcus
managed to gain experience by working with some of the countries
largest theatre companies. Between 2001 and 2004 Marcus worked as
an actor, director and project manager for CragRats Ltd. on a variety
of projects aimed at young people. Since that time Marcus put his
acting and directing skills to good use with ImpAct and Black Cat
Theatre Company, amongst others.
Marcus has also worked for Screen Yorkshire as an actor for the
film “The Reading Room” and has whored himself in TV
commercials as an actor and voice over artist.
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