Mark Thomas in England & Son

Venue

The Old Woollen

Address

Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ

Dates

25/01/2024

Time

7:00 pm

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The nitty gritty

About this event

£15 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. Unreserved Seating.

WINNER – FRINGE FIRST 2023

WINNER – LUSTRUM AWARD WINNER 2023 for Unforgettable Festival Shows

WINNER – WOW (Entertainment Now) Edinburgh Festival Week 1 Best Theatre Show

“A nation that devours another will one day devour itself”.

Set when The Great Devouring comes home, England & Son is a one-man play written specifically for the award-winning political comedian Mark Thomas by award winning playwright Ed Edwards (The Political History of Smack and Crack, Paines Plough’s Roundabout, Soho and UK tour).

This is the first play Mark has ever performed in that he has not written himself.

With some deep, dark laughs – and some deep, dark love – along the way, England and Son emerges from characters Mark knew in his childhood and Ed’s lived experience in jail. Prepare for Mark to take you on a kaleidoscopic odyssey where disaster capitalism, empire, stolen youth and stolen wealth merge into the simple tale of a working-class boy who just wants his dad to smile at him.

Presented by Tin Cat Entertainment.

★★★★ “FUNNY AND FEROCIOUS” – The Guardian

★★★★ “TREMENDOUS ENERGY AND REAL PATHOS… A TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE FROM MARK THOMAS” – The Stage

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