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Mark Thomas

The Red Shed

Thursday 24 September, 7.30pm
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Suitable for ages 15+ (contains some swearing)

After-show Q&A with Mark Thomas
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The Red Shed is part of Mark’s theatrical trilogy, following the much-revered Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Mark returns to the place where it all began – the Red Shed, a labour club in Wakefield.

The Shed, home to Mark’s first public performances, is also a home to dissent, to organising and to progressive politics, and so it was here that Mark’s true political prowess began. An iconic and vital place for its patrons, this is where the true meaning of solidarity is found and where you can be part of history and part of the struggle.

Interviewing old friends and comrades, Mark pieces together the club’s history and works alongside it to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country. It is the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community. It is a tale of strikes, fights, dinner ladies, crap beer, good beer, burger slingers, pickets, placards, commies, friendship, love, history, dreams and, above all, remembering. Part theatre, part stand up, part journalism, part activism, Mark realises his obsession with community and struggle.

Pink Quotation marks

Very, very funny... I'd wager Thomas' smart, everyman narrative, will charm you whatever your politics."
★★★★ What's on Stage

Pink Quotation marks

An engaging, warm-hearted performer."
★★★★ Financial Times