Adrian Burrows (b.1981) is an actor with a particular interest in ancient history and communicating that history through popular culture, film reference and the whimsical musings of his pseudonym Max Virtus. He performs, administrates and writes for Wicked Workshops – Provider of historical, living history workshops, tailored for KS1 and KS2 children, in schools all over the country.
Raised in Liphook, Hampshire, via Hong Kong, Adrian studied for 3 years at the University of Plymouth. Prior to this he gained a prestigious A grade in history for his GCSE… he then promptly disregarded history all together and followed his studies in performance and theatre. In 2003 love brought him to Lancaster, Adrian has since spent the past decade within the Theatre world as one of the founders of Little Gargoyle Ltd. Over the last 5 years he has taken Wicked Workshops to new levels of success, and thus his passion for history has been re-ignited.
As a freelance historical writer, his monthly blog for HISTORY IS NOW has been wildly popular and his writing has been featured in HISTORY REVEALED MAGAZINE. As a new father his most recent writing has been informed by late night and early morning gaming sessions of Farcry Primal, with the express purpose of an early history education for his young Son.
Though usually working within Wicked Workshops as an Actor and history practitioner, Adrian can often be found performing as part of After Dark Murder Mystery Events in performances across the UK. He starred in THE WOLFMAN INVESTIGATIONS Children’s theatre production on its North West tour, including a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. He is also one of the four cast members in the dinner theatre production THE PLAY’S THE THING, specially commissioned for the 400th Bard commemorations and presented by Attic Door Productions, (The production company behind the award winning HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE). He has a brilliant rapport with children and spends several evenings a week running after school Drama Classes for children in his home town.
Adrian is passionate about ensuring that history remains relevant to people of all ages. Since becoming a parent he knows that history in all its mediums can be a fun and enjoyable family pastime.
His combination of broad shoulders and tiny waist means he has often been described as a triangle and he has a deep hatred of grammar and spelling – apologies in advance to his editor…
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