South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, United Kingdom
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
**UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this event has had to be re-scheduled from Friday 5th March to Saturday 11th September 2021.
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Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this shit show.
50 Things About Us is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity. A sort of funny national edition of Who Do You Think You Are?
“Look, I have been doing this for 34 years. I have gone from stand-up to theatre and half way back again. It’s another slightly odd show, a sort of sweary, History Channel with laughs and creative mischief. If you’ve seen my shows before, this one is going to be a show in the vein of 100 Acts of Minor Dissent.”
“A master of this type of entertainment…”
★★★★★ THE ARTS DESK
“This a show that comes from the guts”
★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH
“Righteous, moving and funny… Mark Thomas should be on prescription”
★★★★ THE HERALD