Marcus Bridger

Marcus officially joined Wythall Theatre Company in 2002 as assistant stage manager and properties gofer! The Company were so warm and friendly that he has ended up coming back time and time again.

Marcus says “I have since prompted for ‘Silly Cow’ and stage-managed for ‘Neville’s Island’. Both of the plays I enjoyed greatly and were brilliantly acted and directed. Prompting was a good experience for me and I realise that it is not a job for the faint hearted! Neville’s Island was a fantastic play and the set of ex-Christmas trees was very effective. It was, however, noted that I did get rather carried away with the smoke machine!”

“I am also a member of Redditch Operatic Society and have enjoyed being a member of the chorus of many shows… I can’t sing but can add some ballast to the sound! In 2004 I was sound technician for ’42nd Street’ a very nail biting experience! I have been fortunate to have had a few cameo parts in shows such as Kiss Me Kate (my favourite) and Me and My Girl. In 2005 I played a small part in Knowle Operatic’s ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’ and ‘Titanic’ which I very much enjoyed.”

“I enjoy updating and researching information for this site and would like to thank the Society for all their support in this task. It is rather like a detective story and putting all the pieces together has been very interesting.”

“Wythall Theatre Company are a friendly bunch of people who make you feel welcome the moment you arrive. I would like to thank all the members for the opportunities and enjoyment they have given me.”

Marcus’ first acting role for Wythall was in Blue Remembered Hills (May 2006) when he played the stuttering Raymond. In 2007 he played the part of Albany in ‘The Dresser’. His hilarious portrayal of ‘Bobby’ in ‘Run for Your Wife’ (Novemeber 2008) is one that will be remembered (mainly due to the costume)!

Marcus directed the wonderfully written ‘Steel Magnolias’ (May 2009) and ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ (May 2015).  He was very proud of his wonderful casts and crew in making both shows such an outstanding success.

Marcus’ more recent performances included the hyperactive ‘Star’ in ‘Flint Street Nativity’ (Nov 2010).

Marcus served as Chairperson of the Company from 2008 to 2011.

As Director

As Director

2015 The Vicar of Dibley
Role : Director

2012 And Then There Were None
Role : Director

2009 Steel Magnolias
Role : Director

As Cast


2010
The Flint Street Nativity
Star (Marcus)


2008
Run For Your Wife
Bobby Franklyn


2007
The Dresser
Albany

As Cast

2010 The Flint Street Nativity
Role : Star (Marcus)

2008 Run For Your Wife
Role : Bobby Franklyn

2008 Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Role : Contributor

2007 The Dresser
Role : Albany

2006 Blue Remembered Hills
Role : Raymond

As Crew


2016
Blame it on the Black and Decker
Social Media Support


2015
The Vicar of Dibley
Posters and Programme Design


2015
The Vicar of Dibley
Front of House


2014
Boeing Boeing
Programme Research


2014
It Runs in the Family
Programme


2013
Dad’s Army
Programme


2013
Nobody’s Perfect
Assistant Stage Manager


2012
A Kiss on the Bottom
Programme


2011
Strictly Murder
Programme


2011
Murdered to Death
Programme


2010
It Could Be Any One Of Us
Stage Manager


2010
It Could Be Any One Of Us
Publicity/Poster/Logo


2010
It Could Be Any One Of Us
Ticket Sales


2009
Time of My Life
Prompt


2009
Steel Magnolias
Publicity


2008
Run For Your Wife
Publicity


2008
Run For Your Wife
Rehearsal Photos


2008
Journey’s End
Poster and Programme


2008
Journey’s End
Publicity


2007
A Murder is Announced
Stage Manager


2007
The Dresser
Poster/Programme


2006
Cemetery Club
Programme


2006
Cemetery Club
Photographs


2005
Kindly Keep It Covered
Photography


2005
Kindly Keep It Covered
Front of House


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Support


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Programme


2004
Neville’s Island (April)
Stage Manager


2003
Silly Cow
Prompt


2002
Lucky Sods
Stage Manager


2000
Straight and Narrow
Paintings by

As Crew

2016 Blame it on the Black and Decker
Social Media Support

2015 The Vicar of Dibley
Posters and Programme Design

2015 The Vicar of Dibley
Front of House

2014 Boeing Boeing
Programme Research

2014 It Runs in the Family
Programme

2013 Dad’s Army
Programme

2013 Nobody’s Perfect
Assistant Stage Manager

2012 A Kiss on the Bottom
Programme

2011 Strictly Murder
Programme

2011 Murdered to Death
Programme

2010 It Could Be Any One Of Us
Stage Manager

2010 It Could Be Any One Of Us
Publicity/Poster/Logo

2010 It Could Be Any One Of Us
Ticket Sales

2009 Time of My Life
Prompt

2009 Steel Magnolias
Publicity

2008 Run For Your Wife
Publicity

2008 Run For Your Wife
Rehearsal Photos

2008 Journey’s End
Poster and Programme

2008 Journey’s End
Publicity

2007 A Murder is Announced
Stage Manager

2007 The Dresser
Poster/Programme

2006 Cemetery Club
Programme

2006 Cemetery Club
Photographs

2005 Kindly Keep It Covered
Photography

2005 Kindly Keep It Covered
Front of House

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Support

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Programme

2004 Neville’s Island (April)
Stage Manager

2004 Neville’s Island (March)
Stage Manager

2003 Silly Cow
Prompt

2002 Lucky Sods
Stage Manager

2000 Straight and Narrow
Paintings by