Hercules Productions has a vision to create new fresh and inventive work. The key to our projects is bringing together inexperienced and experienced artists to work collaboratively in a professional arts environment. All of these artists are from diverse communities in Manchester, with the aim to create real dialogue between people about the issues they face in the inner city. We seek to raise the profile of cultural diversity in the North West through raw, new pieces that challenge the social boundaries, take risks and break new ground in performance.
We run drama and music based projects involving underprivileged participants who do not have many opportunities to work within the visual arts. We work with young people on devising and creating new theatre and run workshops around issues that are affecting their lives and surroundings.
Hercules Productions offers hard-hitting, original and honest theatre that is produced to a high standard. We aim to open the eyes of our audiences. We incorporate both multi-media and vibrant music, creating a new era in theatre. We enjoy combining art forms in adventurous ways, that challenges and excites both participants and audience.
Marcus Hercules is an accomplished Actor, Director, Writer and Workshop Leader with many years of professional experience within film, theatre and television.
Marcus has created, written and performed in his one man shows Different Perspectives and Prison Game. He has also appeared in Holby City, Shameless, Coronation Street, New Street Law , Brookside, Doctors, Mobile, Casualty and Northern Lights.
His Hercules Productions workshops and acting classes have been successfully run for over 10 years, with participants going on to work with the Royal Exchange Theatre, BBC and ITV.
Marcus is currently touring his one man show Prison Game, a contemporary take on the Kitchen Sink Drama with themes stemming from socialist realism of the Black community in inner city UK. Sell out shows have been performed at HOME Manchester, Royal Exchange Studio and Talawa Theatre. In keeping with the message of the piece, Marcus has taken Prison Game to secure units, prisons, youth groups and schools, as well as mainstream theatres and festivals, all around the UK.
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