Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy is an outstanding artist with an impeccable track record built upon a body of work spanning 25 years across theatre, outdoor spectacle and international ceremonies.

He began his career as founder and director of V-TOL Dance Company (1991 - 2001), most recently, his leadership and vision has created some of the most striking theatre and large-scale events of the last two decades: The Glasgow Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, the Presidential Flame Capture Ceremony for the Baku 1st European Games, the London 2012 Festival commissioned Land of Giants, and the Liverpool 2008 and Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture Opening Shows. His indoor work includes A Clockwork Orange and 1984 for Northern Stage, The Recovery Position for The National Theatre of Scotland as well as his self-penned work A Wing and a PrayerThe Night Shift and Educating Peter.

By revealing intimacy in the epic, uncovering depth in the spectacular and by celebrating the extraordinary in the every-day, Mark makes work that is simultaneously challenging, accessible and entertaining. He has a passion for creating work at a very large scale scale alongside community-participants and citizen performers, with the goal of creating unforgettable experiences for them and the viewer alike.

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