“Completely captivating…almost mesmerising”

Steve Broadway, author and illustrator

“Respect! Stefan’s performance was very strong”

BBC Songs of Praise


“Inspiring…a compelling, intense and emotive delivery that had everyone transfixed from start to finish. As something of an [Edinburgh] Fringe veteran, I can bear witness that this is not always a given.”

Richard Purden, Scottish Catholic Observer

“Dynamic storytelling”

Church of England Newspaper

“Powerful and engaging … held the audience in Bristol Cathedral stunned.”

Neville Boundy, Canon, Bristol Cathedral

“Hugely relevant and powerful”

Steve Lee, Miracle Street 

“Not to be missed”

Billy Kennedy, President, Churches Together in England

“What a brilliant idea this is”

Gavin Calver, Evangelical Alliance

“Bringing out the passion of when Jesus was shaking things up…you can feel why people wanted to follow him.”

Bristol University Student

“There was not a murmur in the room as the prisoners watched Stefan’s unique presentation.  Several of them commented to me afterwards how they had been amazed by his performance, and that it had a real impact on them personally.  ‘Totally different to anything I’ve ever experienced’ said another.  ‘When is he coming back?’ was the general cry!”

Lesley Mason, Managing Chaplain, Her Majesty’s Prison Send

“The ancient world of Christian scripture suddenly becomes alive in front of you. You hear the emotion of the conversations that Jesus had with those he met and you catch a fresh understanding of his teaching.”

Neil Maddock, Director, Equip Community Arts, Author and Director of The Passion, The Passion Retold

By turns uplifting, harrowing and humbling to watch, Stefan’s performance took me with him right to the heart of Mark’s retelling of the story.”

Jane Thould, Special Educational Needs Teacher 

“Engaging and intimate. It was thrilling to relive the miracles and the authority of the Son of God.”

David Hewitt, ‘Wellsprings’ Community, Edinburgh, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

“A stunning, dramatic retelling.”

Joel Slater, Lead Pastor of 7SF Church, San Francisco CA

“A man, a chair and a compelling story that has survived the test of time. Stefan delivers a mesmerising story of love, friendship, courage and sacrifice.”

Mark Hopkins, Lead Pastor, The King’s Church, Arnold, Nottinghamshire

“A great event. Stefan is very talented – and it is a powerful way to bring the account to life.”

Heather Bowden, Headteacher, The King’s School, Fair Oak, Hampshire

“As a person who is sceptical and likes to keep an open mind, I AM MARK is very different to typical preaching. It’s so impressive to watch someone who has honed the skilled craft of memorising and relaying an entire book of the Bible. Go. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate this.”

Sarah Angus, Southampton resident 

“I AM MARK shouldn’t be seen as a performance or even as a feat of memory to be marvelled at-all those words!-but as communication filled with love, compassion and power.”

Gill Escott, Dance Instructor

“Captivating, bringing the gospel to life. Stefan Smart is clearly a master of his art”

Ian Hayter, Chairman, Lichfield Speakers’ Corner Trust

“If you think you already know the story….think again. I AM MARK… Captivating drama. Mesmerising storytelling. Undeniable Truth.”

Dan Angus, Solent MIND 

“Enthralling! Letting go of intellectual engagement, I got immersed in a  dynamic, moment by moment encounter with the Living Jesus. It made all other public reading of Scripture dull and second-hand in comparison.”

Canon Marion Syms, Portsmouth Cathedral  

“Intense and fantastic”

Students at St Mary’s School, Southampton