Actor, Singer, Icon, Wanker! 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
“You've got the makings of an amazing piece of theatre there.”
Ed Collier (China Plate) Review of rehearsal of 'A Rock 'n' Roll Suicide!'
Reviews of Theatre of the Wild, beautiful and Damned “Fagin * the Star City rebels” show at The Space Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
"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”
“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 ****
“The show’s singular highlight was when Jones, dressed as Jesus, offered audience members the Holy Eucharist consisting of Monster Munch and cheap red wine? Take this advice literally and avoid this nightmare at all costs."
Lauren James EDFringe 2018 review *
”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 Lantone
“ I love Lee as an actor, he’s Dangerous and doesnt give a fuck!” -Chris Thorpe
"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 the dark, dread, horror, suspense, terror and wonder.
That Good? Yes?
"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