Marcus Romer

Creative Director

About Marcus

Marcus' work has spanned three decades in theatre, film, and public speaking. He was the Artistic Director at the award-winning Pilot Theatre for 20 years and set up the annual conference ‘Shift Happens’ to discuss technology and the arts after his experience of delivering TED talks in 2007, 2011 & 2013. He also hosted the TEDxYork conference.

Marcus wrote the screenplay for, and directed the film, ‘The Knife That Killed Me’ described by The Guardian as ‘…a hi-tech version of Lars von Trier’s Dogville’.

Marcus has collected three Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards for his productions of Lord of the Flies and Beautiful Thing. Marcus' adaptation of Looking for JJ won a TMA award for best production for young people. His most recent show, Antigone, ran at Stratford East in 2015.

He has developed a digital strategy for HOME in Manchester and is currently working as a Digital Producer for Theatre Royal Stratford East.