Mark Ryan was born in London in 1959. After leaving school at 16 he toured in various bands including Adam and the Ants. In the late 1980's he attended Dartington College of Arts and gained a degree in music, collaborating with the theatre department on a wide range of productions. He moved to Wales in 1991 settling in Cardiff where he worked in professional theatre as a playwright, musician and designer. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as told to Carl Jung by an inmate of Broadmoor Asylum was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997 and was The Scotsman's Five Star Pick of The Day. He died in 2011.
'Mark Ryan maps out a pitch-black journey into the soul of a multiple personality ... a most challenging, dense and glorious text.' The Scotsman (Five Star, Pick of the Day) 'This level of writing shows off Ryan's ability to handle powerful themes, as he paces well and builds to the searing conclusion ... a disturbing and memorable play.' The Stage