Mark Whitelaw

Visiting Director for BA (Hons) Acting

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Media Factory, ME127

Subject Areas: Performing Arts

Professional theatre director, whose work has been seen in London, Sydney, New York and Tokyo. Winner of multiple awards including an Olivier Award. Mark directs second year productions on the BA(Hons) acting course.

Full Profile

Mark Whitelaw is a freelance writer and director who graduated in Theatre from Crewe and Alsager College in 1987 with a first class honours degree. Mark formed The Glee Club Performance Company with whom he created 14 national and international touring shows, including 'Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World' (winner of Manchester Evening News Theatre Award, and Barclays New Stages, 1995).

Mark has also collaborated with numerous international theatre companies, dance companies and solo artists, including Peter Zegveld (Holland), Mem Morrison, The People Show, Norddans (Sweden), Insomniac Productions, Bedlam Dance Company, H2 Dance, Penny Collinson & Company, and Shamshad Khan. He has also directed several projects for Duckie, including the international smash-hit show C’est Vauxhall/C’est Barbican, which won an Olivier Award and a Time Out award, both for Best Entertainment in 2003.


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Mark Whitelaw was awarded the Arts Foundation Award Fellowship for Multi-Disciplinary Arts in 1995.


Director of Second year productions.