DIRECTOR

FIVE STAR - WEST-END QUALITY - THEATRE

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I forge work of the highest artistic quality; pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in the rehearsal room and on stage; like staging a full-length musical, involving 100 young people in just 9 days or creating successful, nationally-touring musicals. I adopt an open and collaborative approach and offer strong artistic vision coupled with excellent leadership skills. 

I am excited by projects which foster diversity and inclusivity while striving to engage hard-to-reach audiences.

PORTFOLIO

AnimAlphabet (2018-Present)
UK TOUR / EDINBURGH 2017/18
WINNER BEST CHILDREN'S SHOW, EDINBURGH 2018

***** Essential Surrey
**** Broadway Baby, Wee Review, Theatre Review, Family Magazine

'The most polished family show we've seen in Edinburgh. It was brilliant'
Adelaide Fringe
The Jungle Book (August 2018)
Alice In Wonderland (2018-2020)
Madagascar (April 2018)
“Director, Mark Hooper and his team captured the exuberance, colour, fun and excitement of the original Dreamworks movie and enhanced it with this musical extravaganza for all ages. […]the ensemble cast, including the wonderful penguins, certainly put a smile on the faces of an appreciative audience and the standing ovation was well deserved.”
Spring Awakening (2018)
Professor Marlé (2017)
Jerusalem (2017)
Les Misérables (2017)
Seussical The Music (2017)
Easter Show 2017 at South Hill Park
The Haunting (2017)
Adelaide Festival (Feb 2017)
Director for Lion House Production's - Night Creature

**** Kryztoff Raw Magazine, Collage Adelaide, Great Scott
The Voice (2017)
Just You - Arts Theatre West-End
World Premier of 'Just You' at the Arts Theatre (London, West-End)
Every Wild Beast (2016)
Edinburgh 2016
***** British Theatre Guide and West-End Wendy.com
Oz Revisited (2016)
Director/Writer and Producer of an Original Musical - Oz Revisited.
SHOUT The Mod Musical (2016)
Director working for 'Hit The Mark' Productions. Shout! Toured venues in the the South-East.
The Wizard of Oz (2016)
Director for BARTA Theatre School. A 25k budget production working with over 65 young performers.
Oliver!
Assistant Director on this sell-out production of Oliver!
Sweeney Todd
Director for this professional, sell-out production of Sweeney Todd.

*****
'From the get go, the opening number was like something out of the West-End'
Get Reading
Cross The Shifting Sands
Writer/Producer of this critically acclaimed, one-man performance which enjoyed a successful run in Edinburgh, 2015.

**** Broadway Baby

A Three Weeks Three to See

'Absorbing and bewitching... the fringe's most intimate theatrical experience.'
The Scotsman

'The writing is elegant'
The Stage
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Let's create together

markdavidhooper@gmail.com