Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WHAT'S ON STAGE INTERVIEW WITH MARC


5 minutes with: Marc Wootton - 'I would defy anyone to not have a heated debate after watching Bull'


Photo by Manuel Harlan

Read Emily Cole's interview in full with Marc HERE

BULL AT THE YOUNG VIC - REVIEWS




"Wootton, harried and sweating, conveys with uncomfortable precision how Thomas manages to misjudge every single interaction by one small turn of the dial: there’s the voice too loud, the gesture over-emphatic. Clare Lizzimore’s production is unrelenting in its evisceration of this hapless individual and forces us to examine our own collusion in such a culture. We don’t think that Thomas’s ill-fitting jacket signifies anything profound. Do we?"  4**** 

Fiona Mountford  - Evening Standard 


"Clare Lizzimore's production stalks snappily through Bartlett's dialogue with the same gripping sharpness as his vivid parable of capitalist natural selection. This is a world with no flab of kindness. But, as Thomas, Marc Wootton – boiling with frustration and pain – shows us all of its misery when the knockout punch comes. Verdict - Returning with a new cast, Mike Bartlett's critique of the echoing moral emptiness of corporate culture is as sharp as ever." 4**** 


Tom Wicker - The Stage


"Clare Lizzimore’s stunningly nasty production of ‘Bull’ (recast for a return to the Young Vic) sets Mike Bartlett’s drama of workplace microaggressions in a wrestling ring: sparks fly...Thomas (Marc Wootton) is lumbering, less agile then his two bullying colleagues, who know just how to stir him up to the point of a bellowing rage." 4****


Alice Saville - Time Out 

Monday, December 14, 2015

NEW BULL AT THE YOUNG VIC PRODUCTION PHOTOS


The Young Vic have just released these amazing new production photos of Marc and the cast of BULL.



Max Bennett (Tony) and Marc (Thomas)


Max Bennett (Tony) with Marc (Thomas) in BULL


Marc, Max, Susannah Fielding (Isobel) and Nigel Lindsay (Carter) in BULL.

Photos by Manuel Harlan

Thursday, December 10, 2015

INTERVIEW ABOUT BULL AT THE YOUNG VIC WITH MARC





"WOOTTON: BULLYING IS EVERYWHERE ISN'T IT?"

Ahead of tomorrow's first preview of Mike Bartlett's BULL at the Young Vic Theatre, Marc spoke to Just Opened London's Adam Bloodworth about playing Thomas - to read the interview in full click HERE


MARC WOOTTON AT THE YOUNG VIC FROM TOMORROW


Marc will be appearing in Mike Bartlett's BULL at the Young Vic from tomorrow (11 December 2015) 



BULL Technical run-through

photo source: @SupportingWall

"...Back in the ring... BULL flexes its muscles before returning to @youngvictheatre from Friday...
On which note, the first week of BULL is now sold out but there are tix (inc £10 ringside!) available from 22 Dec..."

Sunday, November 29, 2015

SEE MARC AT THE BFI IN JANUARY 2016


Marc will be at the British Film Institute on 18 January 2016 to talk about how Mike Leigh's film Life Is Sweet inspired him - to attend this event click HERE to read more and to book.



"We welcome writer, actor and performer Marc Wootton (High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, La La Land, Nativity!) to discuss how this film inspired him. Mike Leigh’s sublime depiction of a working-class London family over a couple of weeks one summer features breathtaking performances from an ensemble cast." BFI

Friday, November 27, 2015

MARC WOOTTON IN BULL AT THE YOUNG VIC - REHEARSAL PHOTOS


The Young Vic has released rehearsal photos for the upcoming production of BULL -

Marc is pictured with cast: Nigel Lindsay, Susannah Fielding, Max Bennett.

"via Young Vic Theatre "We're exactly two weeks away from first preview and Bull rehearsal photos are here!" - photos by Manuel Harlan.






Friday, November 13, 2015

NEW: MARC WOOTTON AT THE YOUNG VIC 11 DECEMBER 2015 - 16 JANUARY 2016


Photo: The Young Vic

Marc will be appearing in Mike Bartlett's Bull at the Young Vic London next month from 11 December 2015 until 16 January 2016.

For more information and booking details visit the Young Vic's page here: HERE

and to read more about the cast visit the Young Vic's blog HERE

 "Following a sold-out run and an Olivier Award, Clare Lizzimore’s riveting production of Mike Bartlett’s Bull (★★★★) returns to the Young Vic for a limited run with ringside standing as three employees fight to keep their jobs..."  Young Vic

Monday, November 02, 2015

NATIVITY 3 OUT ON DVD TODAY



Nativity 3 is out now on DVD - also available to download and watch on SKY from the SKY store and to buy and keep (also Nativity! and Nativity 2).

Marc stars as Mr Poppy - with Martin Clunes as Mr Shepherd and Catherine Tate as Sophie

"...the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr Poppy (MARC WOOTTON) are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey! When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (MARTIN CLUNES) loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, as well as his fianc√©e Sophie (CATHERINE TATE) and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, it’s up to the pupils of St Bernadette’s to save the day. Led by the ever enthusiastic Mr Poppy, they embark on a Christmas journey like never before - but time is against them if they are to help Mr Shepherd get to New York in time for his magical yuletide wedding…! Written and directed by Debbie Isitt and produced by Nick Jones, NATIVITY 3 once again stars Jason Watkins as the competitive Gordon Shakespeare and introduces Celia Imrie as the new Headteacher, with Adam Garcia as the scheming Bradley Finch and Ralf Little as Sophie’s brother." Nativity Film UK

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

UPDATE ON SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN'S SPOOKTACULAR LIVE DATES

A statement from Shirley Ghostman: 

"It is with regret that Shirley Ghostman has postponed his Spooktacular On Ice tour dates after sustaining an anterior groin strain during rehearsals. Britain's premier psychic superstar was attempting a quadruple monkey flip across the ice whilst channelling the spirit of Lady Di what died when the accident happened. Shirley denies unforeseen circumstances and says he did see it coming, he just couldn't tell anyone in case it created a time paradox. He would like to offer his sincere apologies to all his fans and looks forward to seeing them in the new year. Ticket holders are advised to hang onto their tickets and the rescheduled dates will be announced in due course."



photo courtesy of Steve Willcox - Shirley's warm up in Brighton at "Gittins To Know You"


 photo courstesy of Brian Gittins - Shirley on stage at "Gittins To Know You" in Brighton 15th October 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

NEW: WATCH MARC WOOTTON IN HIGH AND DRY


***NEW*** WATCH MARC NOW IN HIGH AND DRY -

When a plane bound for Britain crashes at sea, the survivors are thrown together on a tropical island somewhere in the Pacific. How will they cope? And will they be rescued?


A FOOLING NOBODY/BABY COW LTD PRODUCTION





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NEW SHIRELY GHOSTMAN DATES ADDED

***JUST ANNOUNCED***

Shirley Ghostman has added more dates to his SPOOKTACULAR - now you can catch him in 2 London shows, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh.

For the tour schedule click HERE



Monday, July 13, 2015

MARC IN THE BAD EDUCATION MOVIE

See Marc in THE BAD EDUCATION MOVIE as Officer Geoffrey - in cinemas August 21st.




watch the trailer: 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN LIVE PRE-SALE


From tomorrow (Wednesday 8 July 2015) at 9am you can buy 

tickets for Shirley Ghostman's SPOOKTACULAR LIVE in the 

PRE-SALE here:  PRE-SALE

Main sale Friday 10th July.












Monday, July 06, 2015

SEE SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN LIVE!!!!

***JUST ANNOUNCED***


BIG NEWS: I will be LIVE to audiences with my ‘Spooktacular On-Ice’ for the very first time this October!Friday 23rd October – The Monastry, ManchesterSaturday 31st October – St James’s Piccadilly, London Pre-sale from 9am, Wednesday. General sale from 9am, Friday. More info: http://gigst.rs/SGNews
Posted by Shirley Ghostman on Monday, 6 July 2015


SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN will be performing 2 LIVE shows - in London and Manchester in the Autumn.

From GIGSANDTOURS.COM

THE RETURN OF SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN LIVE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

THE RETURN OF SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN
‘SPOOKTACULAR’ ON-ICE
LIVE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 10 July 2015

Psychic superstar Shirley Ghostman has today announced that he will be demonstrating his paranormal gift LIVE to audiences for the very first time this October.

One of Britain's leading psychics Shirley along with his canine spirit guide, Sheba have been passing on messages from dead famous friends and normal deads throughout the years.These very special live shows will give the audience the chance to enter into the mysterious ghostly world of Shirley Ghostman at the sacred Manchester Monastery on Friday 23rd October and London St James Piccadilly on HALLOWEEN where you can expect even more spirits to attend.

Shirley said: "I'm well excited about my live Spooktacular - on ice! Because of the special powers what I've got, I already know it'll be a huge critical success and everybody end's up loving it. But don't take my word for it, Lady Di what died has made amends with all the shi**y journalists what killed her and they've given it 6 star reviews across the board on spirit side. Not bad is it? Get your tickets now, just in case anything nasty happens to you. Or your family.”

Fri 23 Oct 15 Manchester Monastery
Sat 31 Oct 15 London St James's Piccadilly
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 10 July 2015

Warning – the first two rows may fall in the ectoplasm splash zone

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN NEWS...


"He has come to walk among us

Announcement coming soon about Shirley Ghostman.

See the new dedicated Shirley Ghostman Facebook page - and "Like" it for updates - SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN ON FACEBOOK

You can also follow Shirley Ghostman on Twitter too for exciting updates HERE



Monday, June 22, 2015

HEAR MARC IN WUSSYWAT THE CLUMSY CAT

Starting today at 9.30am (first of 52 episodes) daily on CBeebies you can hear Marc in WussyWat The Clumsy Cat - a Baby Cow Production.



photo source: BABY COW PRODUCTIONS

Read more about the show here: CBeebies page

Thursday, June 04, 2015

MARC FILMING FOR BABY COW IN PORTUGAL




Photo via @daveylambo 

Marc is currently in Portugal filming High and Dry for Channel 4 with BabyCow - also starring the amazing Asim Chaudhry, Jessie Cave, Deborah Findley and Harry Peacock. Marc Wootton plays Brett Sullivan. 

Dave Lambert: "Top team for a 2 day shoot in Portugal. Desperate to start editing."

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

NATIVITY 3 DVD RELEASE DATE - 16 NOVEMBER 2015



Martin Clunes (Mr Shepherd) and Marc as Mr Poppy in a still from Nativity 3 


Nativity Director Debbie Isitt has confirmed the release date for the Nativity 3 DVD in a recent tweet: @DeborahIsitt "Got exact date for DVD release of Nativity 3 now 16th November with fab funny extras including a hilarious dance off!"

 Look out for pre-order options soon.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MARC WOOTTON TO VOICE DISNEY CARTOON



via CHORTLE.CO.UK

Comics to voice Disney cartoon - Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak sign up for Counterfeit Cat
Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak are to voice a new animated comedy series for satellite channel Disney XD.

Wootton, whose best-known comedy creation is psychic Shirley Ghostman, will voice the title character, Counterfeit Cat. And Fonejacker creator Novak will play Betty, the owner of the house where he lives.

The other main character is Gark, an alien with superpowers sent to Earth for training before saving the universe. Gark mistakes Max for a tiger who can teach him to be a hero – although the cat is more interested in watching TV and coughing up furballs. Gark has yet to be cast.

A total of 26 half-hour episodes, 52 eleven-minute ones, and 11 two-minute shorts have been commissioned from UK studio Wildseed and Canada’s Tricon Kids & Family. Counterfeit Catwill launch on Disney XD in the UK and Europe in spring next year.

Production will soon start at Wildseed’s Bristol base and the cartoons – aimed at 6-12 year-olds – will also air on Teletoon Canada.

Jesse Cleverly, creative head of the UK company: ‘This entertaining and comical new animation will capture hearts, minds and funny bones of all ages around the globe. Counterfeit Cat draws on some fantastic production talent around the world.’

It is the first TV commission for Wildseed, which has been launching comedies online since its launch in 2013.




Monday, March 30, 2015

SLEEPY TIGERS NEW TO BBC RADIO 4 TONIGHT



photo by @Alex_Macqueen

Tonight - BRAND NEW - Marc and Julia Davis in SLEEPY TIGERS 11pm BBC Radio 4:

 "Julia Davis and Marc Wootton star as a couple of maternity nurses who run their own business "Sleepy Tigers" in this dark comedy drama. As they move into the home of some very new parents (played by Alex Macqueen and Rosie Cavaliero) the nurses quickly start to take over and dish out the advice: "You are setting a pattern for baby's future the minute he comes out of the womb. Four days in and you could have a serial killer on your hands. Six weeks on and it's a lost cause, the personality is formed. But help is at hand!" A one off that has series written all over it, this is also created by Davis and Wootton and not to be missed." 
Preview a clip here:




In the meantime catch up with COUPLES from last week: COUPLES

Sunday, March 22, 2015

COUPLES - PREVIEW CLIP AND REVIEWS


Listen to a clip of Marc Wootton and Julia Davis in Couples - new to BBC Radio 4 on Monday 23 March 2015 at 11pm








































source: Joe Clay - The Times

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NEW: MARC WOOTTON AND JULIA DAVIS ON RADIO 4


Coming to Radio 4 on 23 March 2015 11pm - 11.30pm 
Marc Wootton stars in COUPLES with Julia Davis.

Radio Times:  "Comedy written and performed by Julia Davis and Marc Wootton. The duo portray a series of couples in therapy with the renowned therapist Dr Tanya Ray-Harding. With Vicki Pepperdine."

CAST AND CREW

CAST
Dr Tanya Ray-Harding Vicki Pepperdine
Various roles Julia Davis
Various roles Marc Wootton

CREW
Producer Ashley Blaker
Writers Marc Wootton Julia Davis





l-r Julia Davis, Rosie Cavaliero, Marc Wootton and Alex Macqueen

source: Alex Macqueen Twitter

Monday, February 09, 2015

MARC IN DRUNK HISTORY TONIGHT 9.30PM

See Marc tonight 9.30pm in DRUNK HISTORY - on Comedy Central UK - as the Chairman of the FA with Simon Bird - Telling the story of the FA Cup theft.


Photo via @tigeraspectuk

Monday, January 19, 2015

MARC ON COMEDY CENTRAL 10PM TONIGHT: Andrew Maxwell: How Burke and Hare ballsed it up | Comedy Central



See Marc tonight at 10pm on Comedy Central UK in Drunk History, with Andrew Maxwell, Nick Mohammed and Marek Larwood.





Andrew Maxwell: How Burke and Hare ballsed it up | Comedy Central

Comedian Andrew Maxwell gets wrecked and tells us how body-snatchers Burke and Hare were destroyed by their own hubris, while also destroying a glass of champagne.