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Warm Welcome To Markmark Productions at The Civic

As of September, Markmark Productions will the new Theatre Company in residence at The Civic. The touring company are renowned for their work that is a unique fusion of comedy, circus, Commedia and physical theatre.

It is exciting for The Civic to have a professional performing company residing once again in the building, encouraging The Civic to continue growing as a creative hub in the centre of Barnsley. Touring festivals throughout the UK and Europe, Markmark Productions are an outdoor theatre company which reinforces the long term intentions for The Civic to play an active part within the wider community. Markmark Productions also offer a range of training and educational projects which they hope to collaborate with The Civic on, to help reach a new potentional of educational outreach for both parties.

“We are delighted and excited to be joining The Civic and becoming their Theatre Company in residence. The Civic is a great space that has developed a great reputation for working and engaging with high quality artists, dancers, performers and companies. Although based in Barnsley we have toured Europe for a few years now and are really looking forward to developing new work in Barnsley in collaboration with The Civics wonderful team.” - Mark Tillotson, Markmark Productions

To celebrate the new partnership and the beginning of the new season, Markmark Productions will also be hosting a costume sale and series of outdoor performances on Saturday 17 September. This will give audiences a chance to see the work they are renowned for as well as an opportunity to purchase some of the fantastic costumes from past productions. The Civic will also be offering free behind-the-scene tours of the building in conjunction with Heritage Open Days, allowing the public access to the technical areas and parts of the historical building awaiting development. For your chance to join the excitement and celebrate the dawn of a new season, be sure to get down to The Civic on Saturday 17 September between 11am and 2pm.

Markmark Productions Welcome Event is at The Civic on Saturday 17 September between 11am - 2pm. The Civic Building Tours will take place 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. Tours will last 30-45 minutes and are FREE but as space is limited visitors should book early in advance.

For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.