Archive | September, 2017

The number 30…

19 Sep


I have been thinking – and as a result of this I have been doing the ‘math’ as I believe it is now called. I keep coming up with the number 30.

And yes, I know, it’s not my age. Well not my age now anyway. But there are certain times in your life when you reassess, look back, and look forward.

Maybe because we are entering a new phase, as both children have now left home. Well, sort of. Mills has gone to uni in Sheffield and Christy is now living in Madrid.

So, what about this 30 thing then?

Well, 30 years ago I started my professional career. As a properly paid actor. I had dabbled around with various freelance contracts, but I got my Equity card and a full-time acting job 30 years ago this week.

This also coincided with me meeting the then administrator of the theatre company 30 years ago this week too.

For those of you who know me, you will also know that the administrator was a certain Susie Hargreaves. 30 years ago.┬áNo, we didn’t start going out in the first week. It was in the mid November. That was when we started seeing each other properly.

So it will be our 30 year anniversary coming up. Now that is a long time right?

So what to do for such an occasion I hear you ask. Well there are a few things in the frame and a few fun adventures lie ahead, which will of course be documented on here at some point. Well of course.

But if I can share with you one thing, blimey how quickly the time flies. It’s so true that in what seems like the blink of an eye our son is 26 next birthday and our daughter will be 20. So yes do the math…

30 not out, here’s to the next 30

Marcus Romer – Keynote Speech from the European Theatre Convention – 2017

5 Sep

This was from Karlsruhe in Germany this year, where I gave a keynote speech on the subject of Digital Innovation in Theatre as part of the EU Theatre lab Conference ad part of the European Theatre Convention