Marc Anderson

26 appearances in RDG productions

Marc scored a great success as the de-frocked priest, the central role in Tennessee Williams' The Night of The Iguana in 2000. Previously he appeared in The Last Apache Reunion. He gave a strong, enlightening performance in the hugely demanding role of James in Peter Nichols' clever dissection of a modern marriage - Passion Play. In 2005 Marc was nominated for the Best Actor Award at Elmbridge Festival for his moving performance in States of Shock.

He made an enigmatically powerful Babbybobby in The Cripple of Inishmaan, a droll Eddie in the dark comedy The Lightning Play and an acidic Chief Whip in the political comedy Whipping It Up. In 2011 he captured the essence of Alan Bennett in his central performance in our sell-out production of Habeas Corpus ~ a role in great contrast to his gentle, sensitive role in Pinter's A Kind of Alaska - a performance which attracted two festival nominations for Best Actor. This remarkable production went on to win the National All-Winners Festival Marc began 2012 by giving a warm, engaging performance as the personal secretary in Making History. He ended the year by bringing out all the lyricism in the narrator's role in Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World. In 2013 he gave superb performance as a quintessential Woody Allen character in Riverside Drive which won both the Woking and Spelthorne Drama festivals and subsequently was selected for the All-Winners Festival in the Isle of Man. Further contrast came with Marc's strong performance as the gruff insensitive Major Ross in Our Country's Good. Variation came again with his very amusing performance as Henry in Travels With My Aunt,

Over the years Marc has received several nominations for Best Actor Award at drama festivals so the whole group was delighted when his versatile acting skills were finally acknowledged when he won the Best Actor Award for his remarkable performance as a dissolute defrocked priest in Joe Orton's black comedy Funeral Games at the 2015 Woking Drama Festival. He followed this by playing the title role - the kindly, emotionally detached teacher in Quartermain's Terms. Marc completed a busy and eventful year - which included his happy wedding to fellow RDG member Nicky Cutcliffe - by playing the conniving Lockit in our lively presentation of The Beggar's Opera. In 2017 Marc donned a wayward priest's persona in our powerful production of the Passion of Jerome. In 2018 Marc's amusing appearance as the unctuous Lord Arlington in Nell Gwynn marked his twentieth RDG appearance. In complete contrast the following year he have a hauntingly poetic performance as the enigmatic 'gardener' in Humble Boy. In 2021 made a delicious conniving two-faced clergyman/highwayman in our period comedy The Beaux Stragem while the following year he made an endearingly vague Waffles in our classic presentation of Uncle Vanya. In 2023 he assumed to the role of blind Captain Cat perceiving the various goings-on in our lively production of Under Milk Wood. One of his most memorable performances was in the title role in The Father where with devastating effect he played an ageing dementia sufferer.