Owen trained at Playbox Theatre and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating in 2007 where he received 1st class honours in BA Performance – Acting, as well as distinctions in stage combat and performance.
Owen joined Playbox Theatre at the age of 10 and, during his time with the company he appeared in many productions including playing title roles in Hamlet, Oedipus Rex and Don Quixote. Other Playbox productions included Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), The Boyfriend, Cabaret, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Clockwork Orange, Believers, Peter Pan (JM Barrie), Treasure Island, Beyond Beauty, Antigone, Henry IV parts 1 & 2, The Railway Children, and Winnie The Pooh (Eeyore). He was also involved in several USA tours to Santa Monica Playhouse.
Recent acting credits include: The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Inn at Lydda (Shakespeare’s GLOBE); The Duchess Of Malfi (Southwark Playhouse); As You Like it; A Midsummer Nights Dream, An Enemy Of The People and 6 Characters In Search Of An Author (Aquila Theatre Company – OFF BROADWAY – New York); Chalk Walls (Dead Protest Theatre Company directed by Toby Quash @ RSC Summerhouse); Title role in Edward II (Eyestring’s Theatre Company); A Dolls House, The Duchess Of Malfi, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, and Richard II (Generator Theatre Company); Blood Wedding (Directed by Phil Wilmott), Picasso (starring Antonio Banderas).
Owen currently acts and narrates for the Birmingham Royal Ballet in their First Steps programme, performing with a 60 piece orchestra and a full company of dancers in front of huge audiences, introducing ballet to a younger audience between the ages of 3-7 yrs. Birmingham Royal Ballet productions include Swan Lake, The Dream, Cinderella, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin.
He is currently in rehearsal for Peter and the Wolf with Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Radio and Voice over work includes The Nativity (BBC World Service) and narrating original children’s stories entitled Sir John The (Mostly) Brave and Cap’n John The (Slightly) Fierce for Oakhill Publishing LTD.
Owen directs many workshops for Playbox including heading up several of our Warwick centres, and numerous education workshops exploring stage combat, Shakespeare and contemporary works.