Actor, Singer, Icon, ADHD head! Lee Mark-Jones is The Theatre of the Wild, Beautiful and Damned. A carnival of delights, it leads you somewhere you don’t want to go.
There was no mad, wild, anarchic, on the edge, dangerous Performance/art Theatre Company out there? So i decided to start my own! Inspired by Theatre of Cruelty and the Panic Movement we aim to take drama to another level. Offering the viewer an immersive experience into the unknown.
The Theatre of the Wild, Beautiful and Damned offers Contemporary theatre/performance - chaotic and surreal, as a response to surrealism becoming mainstream. This theatrical event is designed to be shocking and to release destructive energies in search of peace and beauty, or just destroy it all and leave you in the midst of chaos.
It is a carnival of delights leading somewhere you don’t want to go. Somewhere dark and cold, filled with the damp ambiguous shapes of things you’d hoped were forgotten. The company is the creation of Lee Mark Jones, a contemporary performance artist with a passion for the chaotic and surreal.
“I intend to attract a new kind of audience which does not usually go to the theatre; an audience craving strange journeys of darkness, horror, suspense, and wonder. All these thrills we will provoke into life, in the flesh, breathing and bleeding on stage, and right in your face.” Lee Mark Jones
Life-affirming, life-changing theatre - rooted in the harsh realities of life. Go see!
Max Lantone (The Write Angle)
"Thanks so much Lee...I don’t know what to say...but I’m really affected by it. I loved it, not always and not wholly at first but then it stole me and I really fuckin loved it. So much I want to say about it. What a fuckin story...wow....looking forward to seeing it again...enjoy it and don’t apologise. It ROCKS...love the ending too. I loved the truth of it......thank you x"
Michelle Pogmore ( Feast Festival Manager/Reaction Theatre)
Its official! ‘A Rock n Roll Suicide’ is "Like Marmite with crack on it! " Theatre of The Wild, Beautiful & Damned were The Sex Pistols of the Ed Fest fringe. The mainstream theatre press both hated it and loved it . It stirred up a right storm attracting great crowds and reaction!
The Edinburgh Reporter ***** 5 Stars - Mark-Jones stories and delivery are worth their weight in cultural gold, some are tragic, others laugh-out-loud hilarious. At the centre of it all is a raw, punk heart that refuses to play the game or settle.
Viva Le Rock ***** 5 Stars - It’s only Rock n Roll (theatre) but we love it !
Pocket Size Theatre **** 4 Stars - for a raw meaningful exploration of fame, aspiration and music industry this is a show worth supporting… it is never too late to succeed.
The Stage *** 3 Stars - Imaginatively staged and anarchic
The Wee Review *** 3 Stars - a diary of dreams, tragedy and comedic reflection.
The List "" 2 Stars - Punk also-ran re- flects on success.. a charmingly eccentric presence
The Scotsman * 1 Star - cause to be concerned for his welfare, so chaotic is his delivery of this autobiographical show
FRINGE REVIEW -Excellent Show - His is an engaging presence that is whollywonderful to behold. The anarchy should be spread across the UK…this was for me a great time in the company of a fantastic storyteller.
The Write Angle - This show is everything that a punk rock theatre experience ought to be. It’s raw, unruly, brimming with attitude and littered with missed cues, forgotten anecdotes and deliciously witty ad-libs. The best bit is, Lee, himself, doesn’t give a flying f*ck (so he tells us, anyway), and nor should he. This is his story, to tell in his way. That is exactly what he does. Brace yourself for a beautifully bumpy ride!
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"I love Lee, he's dangerous and doesn't give a f**k and I love that." - Chris Thorpe
"You've got the makings of an amazing piece of theatre there." Ed Collier (China Plate)
“One of those performances where you are a different person afterwards than you were before.Nobody has seen anything like it” Garry Cook -Lancashire Fringe Festival
"'A Rock 'n' Roll Suicide is honest, funny, shocking, reckless, clever and mouthy – all the qualities I expect from a Rockstar. Lee's ascerbic and witty storytelling style completely compliments the anecdotes he shares during the show, and the songs and visuals layer up to bring detail and add to the nostalgia. There's nothing quite like this show – go and see it!' Liza Vallance - Clout Fringe Festival Organiser
"I love Lee, he’s dangerous and doesn't give a f**k and I love that. I thought it was mad. Like, brilliant-mad some of it. And with real potential to go further, and funny. You're on to something. I was so glad to be there" Chris Thorpe
“Among the most blisteringly bold theatre I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, one thing is certain: you will never forget it.Miles Jackson EDFringe review 2018 ****
”It also has the gloriously anarchic edginess of the likes of ‘The Young Ones’ and ‘The Mighty Boosh’, while still absolutely creating its own persona. This is gloriously silly, wonderfully twisted, and from the mind of a very clever ‘boy’. We absolutely loved it. More please The Write Angle - Max Lanton
"Looks like some wild and wicked work”- Andy Field, Forest Fringe co-director
"Bold artistic instincts and vision”- Pippa Frith, Fierce Festival Producer.
Bringing the world of horror to the stage. We intend to attract a new kind of audience which does not usually go to the theatre, an audience craving strange journeys of dark, dread, horror, suspense, terror, tragedy, hope and wonder.
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"I love Lee, he’s dangerous and doesn't give a f**k and I love that”
“among the most blisteringly bold theatre I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, one thing is certain: you will never forget it.”
Miles Jackson EDFringe review 2018