THE TWO FACES OF AGENT LACEY
Mark starred in The Two Faces of Agent Lacey from 4-9 January 2016.
'The Two Faces of Agent Lacey is a play about theatrical agent Stephen Lacey and the relationships he has with his clients.
Many of them struggling with disillusionment in their acting careers, work anxiety, and personal economic insecurity. The successful relationships he's built with his clients over time are built on trust, and good business advice. With the ever increasing presence of social media forcing a different approach to business, Lacey and his actors navigate their way into the twenty-first century in an attempt to utilise what twitter and its ugly sisters have to offer.
On the outside he plays his role of agent, friend, mentor and some time therapist with great conviction. On the inside it is a very different story. His long time client, the Palme D'or nominated Billy Lean is having a difficult time getting work and his jobbing theatre roles are tainted by some ever spiteful reviews thus dragging Billy down further into a pit of desperation.
Agent Lacey is forced to address his own corrosive part in his clients troubles when an ex girlfriend shows up keen to stage the story of their past. Having rehabilitated her own life she is determined to get those she was once close with to do the same. By turning her past into a stage play, how much does she blur the lines of fiction and reality? Is all memory just subjective? Her visit dictates that Lacey face some uncomfortable truths, setting both himself and Billy Lean free on to a clearer collaborative future path.'
On stage between 4-9 Jan 2016
Venue: Arts Theatre London
Written by: Selina Giles
Directed by: Simon Fellows
Duration: 1 hour 10
GREAT NEWPORT STREET,
LONDON, WC2H 7JB
Websites of interest: www.facebook.com/The2FacesofAgentLacey
Mark Griffin -Agent Lacey
Marie-Francoise Wolfe -Clara Lloyd
Phillipa Peak -Carrie-Ann Pitt
Christien Anholt -Billy Lean
Malcolm Freeman -Casper Gray
Edyta Budnik -Grace Hanah
Lisa Gorgin -Lilly White
Selina Giles -Shelly Long
Tom Holloway -Craig Manners
Jennifer Hanah -Joy Small
Reviews of the play: https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/123760/the-two-faces-of-agent-lacey-by-selina-giles/
"Something else begins to happen as the supporting-role life of the agent turns into the object of our focus. It is an irony that dawns slowly as Mark Griffin’s slightly sinister underplaying of Lacey turns the man from jumped-up walk-on to main event. Heavens, he is even upstaging his actors, unbeknown to them, in the performing of his duties."
Rehearsals for The Two Faces of Agent Lacey (For the full gallery of pictures- including those not featuring Mark Griffin- visit www.facebook.com/The2FacesofAgentLacey) All pictures by Andreas Grieger