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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?

Mark says,

“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.”

 

This event has been rescheduled from 22 April 2020.

The Gulbenkian reviews

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“A master of this type of entertainment…”

THE ARTS DESK
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“This a show that comes from the guts”

THE TELEGRAPH
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“Righteous, moving and funny… Mark Thomas should be on prescription”

THE HERALD
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Wed 8 September

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