About Mark Jones Productions
Mark Jones Productions was established in 2013 as a full time production company. Although the company in itself is very young Mark Jones has been involved in performing and producing in professional theatre and entertainment for over 20 years.
As a performer he travelled the world in shows for Qdos Entertainment, playing lead roles in several major tours alongside Shane Richie, Nigel Havers and David Essex to name but a few. He has also toured the UK as the presenter of both ‘The Sooty Show’ and ‘Rainbow Live!’ both featuring iconic children’s TV characters. In recent years Mark has been working on exciting future projects for Sooty, including a full-length Sooty feature film!
He finds himself most busy in his performance work these days as a stand-up comedian and presenter of live events. He particularly enjoys performing his children’s stand-up comedy shows, which brings him in contact with the most brutal and merciless audiences he has ever faced!
Mark has spent the last eight years combining a very successful performing career with the more ‘behind the scenes’ roles of writing, directing and producing shows for theatre as well as the holiday resort and theme park industry.
As well as working with Sooty, Basil Brush and the cast of Rainbow in the past, Mark has more recently written concepts and scripts for various interactive activities for the much-loved Entertainment One characters Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly. He is also the Creative Associate on the current UK tour of “Peppa Pig’s Big Surprise”.
Since 2009 Mark has written, directed and produced over 500 shows for most of the major holiday and leisure resorts and theme parks around the world and provides voices for twenty different characters.
As a freelance writer and director Mark became frustrated by various other production companies that employed his services. He felt there was a lack of attention to detail and that many other production companies didn’t really listen to what the client (and their customers) required. This led to Mark going it completely alone and setting up Mark Jones Productions in January 2013. In the few short years the company has been operational they are already the sole provider of children’s shows for Haven Holidays and also work with Ted Group (and their clients including First Choice and Sensatori Resorts), Park Resorts, Shorefield Holidays, Dreamland Margate, Brean Adventure Park, Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, Billing Aquadrome and various others. Mark’s clients know they can trust him to uphold and maintain the values and integrity of their brand and much-loved characters, whilst keeping the shows entertaining, current and funny.
Mark is extremely proud to write shows for so many large companies, and to provide the voices for a plethora of well-known and much-loved characters…but his biggest claim to fame, the thing that he felt launched him into the stratosphere, is that he is the voice of the fried chicken outlets at Alton Towers!