Mark Ravenhill is one of the most controversial and successful British writers to emerge in the 1990s. Within a decade, he moved from putting on small productions at fringe venues to becoming an Associate at the National Theatre in 2003. Born on 7 June 1966, Ravenhill is the eldest son of draughtsman Ted Ravenhill and his wife Rita. Growing up in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Mark had a “pleasant and untroubled” childhood, and an early interest in theatre: “We didn’t have any money to go to the theatre, so my brother and I started making theatre before we knew what it was. We put on plays from when we were about four to eight.” Mark also attended drama classes at his comprehensive secondary school and appeared in …
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