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A Kick in the Arts.

The online home of Mark Niel: Poet, Writer, Actor, Promoter




Mark started writing when “For Heaven’s Sake!” Theatre Company needed scripts but had no budget to pay for them. They quickly welcomed the bespoke creations and audiences were delighted with the quality of shows that emerged.   

Some of Mark’s scripts are available from Lazy Bee Scripts online publishers including the highly-praised “Human Relations” which took a prize at the One Page Play Competition in September, 2008. Mark continues to write in collaboration and pen his own work. He is a frequent partner with TLC Creative.

  • Six fully scripted Murder Mysteries.
  • Musical “A Friend of Mine”.
  • Various Christmas Themed Shows.
  • Four Sketches published in “Oh no, Not the Nativity” by Scripture Union, Milton Keynes.
  • “Pocket Panto”, “Being Nice” and “Human Relations” published by Lazy Bee Scripts.
  • Co-writer with John Dowell.  “Sleeping Beauty”. December 2006 (Milton Keynes).


Human Relations

The winning cast of “Human Relations” (Mel Best, Matt Bayfield and Mark Niel) with the judging panel at the Marie Curie One Page Play Competition.

(L - R). Sally Luff, Rusty Goffe, Mel, Matt, Mark, David Morgan and Erica Martin

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True Fiction

From today, you’ll notice Crime has gone missing
Vanished without a trace since yesterday.
Crime is now located in
the West Wing
As always, find Politics,
and you’re not far away

Adventure is just around
the corner
Though it can’t be seen
from current affairs
Philosophy you will have
to think about
It is close to Sex which
you’ll find upstairs

Yes, we’ve taken liberties with classification
You’ll pick it up, though at
first it seems like a mess
And since we moved
Religion next to Hygiene 
Cleanliness really is
next to godliness

If you’re looking for a murder, ask Jane on reception
Enquire nicely to avoid workplace friction
And due to overwhelming public demand
Political manifestos have now been moved to fiction

Crimes against humanity remain by management
And it seemed sensible to put Mediation by their side
Finally, if you can’t find Romance, see Jim
in the stockroom
Who tells me he’ll be only
too happy to oblige.


This poem was inspired by a notice in the staff room of Milton Keynes Central Library after a reorganisation
- true Story


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