Old performers, they say, never retire. The phone just stops ringing
Geoffrey is the newest recruit to the Lion Tamers, Magician's Assistants and Human Cannonball Lighters Retirement Village – the LTMAHCLRV, for short. As one half of “Geoffrey and Eustace, Lion Tamers Extraordinaire”, he has earned his rest. No sign of Eustace anywhere though
He joins Hortensia and Estella; both assistants to magicians, both with a tale to tell – try stopping ‘em – and with an abiding hatred of each other. And Lionel. No one quite knows what to make of Lionel. And his little friend. Thrown together with nothing more than a lifetime of showbiz to bind them, they soon find that they have more in common than, perhaps, they imagined. And Lionel. What's his role here? He's cleaned up after elephants, tried, in vain, to keep clowns off the sauce but this may be his moment to shine – finally.
Circus is a dark comedy: full of showbiz nuggets and a gift for mature actors and lepidopterologists everywhere.
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MARK LANGHAM - Mark has been acting professionally in the UK, Europe and, since 2010, Australia. His writing career began only in 2010.
His first play, Nothing, won the 2011 National One Act Play competition and 2012 Dolphin Theatre, Auckland, One Act Play of the Year. His play, The Bench, won the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers One Act Play competition in September 2013. Mark won the same competition again in 2014 with Circus, which was also shortlisted for the Write Angles/Southend International Writers Festival in UK.
Mark's play Amanda premiered by Old Monk Productions at the Tap Gallery in May 2014 and was re-staged by New Theatre as part of the Sydney Fringe in the same year.
Life after Pablo was staged by RGP Productions in 2015 and he was one of the writers for subtlenuance's 2014 project High Windows Low Doorways and their 2015 sequel And Now to Bed. In 2017 Brave New Word Theatre Co. staged the premiere of his piece Big Crow at the Actor's Pulse in Sydney.
Mark's play Water was premiered at the NZ Fringe, Wellington in March 2019 and We are the Himalayas was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrighting Award, 2018.
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