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Mark Billen
'Bl ... Bl ... Bluebeard!' - Glebe House School, Norfolk, UK 2006
Working in the Following Genre:
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
The first production of 'All in the Stars' - Kentwood Kids, Los Angeles 2013
 
'Bl... Bl... Bluebeard!'
BL ... BL ... BLUEBEARD! was published by Lazy Bee Scripts in September 2005 and the first production was booked within twenty four hours! Since then the play has been performed in UK, USA, Canada and Australia, China and Sri Lanka. The script has been highly praised by directors and much enjoyed by casts and audiences.

'Many people commented that it was one of the best scripts we have ever performed at the Junior School in 14 years so that's praise indeed.'
Furrukh Riaz, Elizabeth Moir Junior School, Sri Lanka
'Seeking Sleeping Beauty' and 'Perfect Pupil'
SEEKING SLEEPING BEAUTY takes a twisted look at the famous story. Dracula has managed to squeeze himself into the play as well as Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and the Old Woman who lives in a shoe.
When the court awakes the princess makes a string of demands that must be fulfilled before she will consider marriage. How can there be a happy ending?

'An enjoyable yarn that brought together so many children's favourites from the fairy tale world. The children loved performing and the audience loved every minute. A great production that all can be involved in.'
Chris Barrow - Bedford Modern Junior School

PERFECT PUPIL tells the story of a school inspection that is conducted using a robot. Bored with his usual life the son of a government minister substitutes himself for the robot with unpredictable consequences. Eventually OSIRIS, the real robot appears at the school.
'All in the Stars' and 'Cinderella's Sisters'
ALL IN THE STARS is a hilarious farce full of crazy characters and strange situations that occur at the time of the birthday of King Confort. As well as problems with his personal astrologer the King has evil twin sisters plotting against him and a visiting princess to entertain!
First performed by Kentwood Players Kids, Los Angeles, USA, one of the directors wrote, 'The kids love it! We love it! I can't wait 'til we open, it's hilarious. The pace is brilliant. Thanks for writing it.'
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CINDERELLA'S SISTERS ...HAPPY EVER AFTER? tells how Clorinda and Tisbe react when they lose their servant. They decide to become kind but there are unexpected results. Dreamaker Drama Education Center, Beijing, China chose this play for production in 2015.
Mark Billen
Mark Billen's plays have been performed in many parts of the world. His scripts have been highly praised for their suitability for young people to perform.

Mark has also written plays available from other publishers.

An adaptation of THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES.
THE ZORON - in which a sci-fi computer game causes chaos and confusion.
ALADDIN'S ARABIAN NIGHTMARE, taking a fresh look at a famous story.
THE RED KING - a satirical farce for adults and older youth drama groups.
Mark's most recent plays is BEASTLY BARON COUNTERBLAST. Details of the plays can be found on his website.

TALES FROM THE FOREST - is a collection of stories featuring the imaginary village of Whytteford and The Forest. Published by Black Pear Press.

Mark has also written a series of books for young readers about the adventures of HENRY BEAR AND HIS COUSIN FRED. The books are sold in aid of Action for Children.

The first production of 'Seeking Sleeping Beauty' - Wells Central School, Hamilton County USA
 
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
All in the StarsCinderella's Sisters... Happy Ever After?Seeking Sleeping Beauty
Bl... Bl... BluebeardPerfect Pupil 
 

 
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