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Marcus Romer born in Blackburn, following his degree from Leeds University he has worked as an actor, director and writer for a variety of companies. He is currently the artistic director of Pilot Theatre in the U.K., and his plays Taken Without Consent and Out of Their Heads have been translated and performed in Europe and the United States. His award-winning production of Lord of the Flies toured extensively (1998-2002) was nominated for a TMA award and won the Manchester Evening News award for best touring production. His productions of Road and Rumble Fish toured extensively to great critical acclaim. Also recently a new adaptation of Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess and a new Internet theatre project. Romer lives and works in York, England, with Susie Hargreaves and their two children, Christy and Millie.