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Mark Thomas


Thursday 22 October, 7.30pm
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Livestreaming through a private YouTube URL
After-show Q&A with Mark Thomas
Captions and BSL Subtitles

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Fifteen years ago an activist and close friend of Mark's was exposed as a spy for BAE Systems infiltrating the movement. Now Mark wants to find him and has some questions to ask. Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian. A tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit told by the award-winning performer.

As usual plenty of laughs, some weird characters, documentary styles, probably a tear or two and the vague possibility that Mark might get beaten up in the making of it as he tries to find out if he wants revenge or if he can forgive a friend.

This comedy of betrayal won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award and ran for a month off Broadway in New York.

Pink Quotation marks

Political theatre at its very best...impassioned but lightened with underlying wit."
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Pink Quotation marks

Thomas manages to bring light and humour to even the most startling revelations of deceit."
★★★★ The Telegraph

Cuckooed from The Mark Thomas Box Set - Clip 1 from Go Faster Stripe on Vimeo.