MARK Thomas is funny, but he is so much more than that. Social commentator, mischief-maker, polemicist and general disrupter, he is on tour with a new show, 50 Things About Us, stopping at Bridport’s Electric Palace on Saturday 22nd and Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Wednesday 26th February.
In March Mark stops at Frome’s Merlin Theatre on Saturday 7th and the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Wednesday 11th. There is one more West Country date at Torrington’s Plough Arts Centre on 24th April.
In 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, research, mischief and comedy to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.
Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land. Who do we think we are? This is a show about money, history, songs, gongs, wigs, unicorns, guns, bungs, sods of soil and rich people.*
*(not the adjective Mark has chosen)
Photograph by Steve Ullathorne.