MARK RAVENHILL is a British playwright.
Mark’s debut play, Shopping and Fucking, was produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1996. Since then, he has enjoyed a prolific writing career, including Some Explicit Polaroids (1999), Mother Clap’s Molly House (2000), The Cut (2006), Shoot Get Treasure Repeat (2007), and The Cane (2018). Over the decades, Mark has become one of the most widely performed playwrights in contemporary British theatre, with his plays translated and produced across the world.
Venturing into the world of music, Mark provided the libretto for Marc Almond’s 2014 album Ten Plagues – A Song Cycle (based on the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe production of the same name) and the script for the 2019 musical The Boy in the Dress, with an original score by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. For five years, he contributed a regular column to The Guardian newspaper. Mark has led writing workshops in Venice, Lima, Istanbul, Honolulu, and numerous other cities around the world.
Mark has been an Associate Artist of the National Theatre and Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company, which will produce his new play in Spring 2024.
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