Arts & Culture

Having kept himself busy in his last show, Mark Thomas has found the time to travel back to his university town of Wakefield; the Red Shed, to celebrate the club’s 50th birthday. The labour club was home to Mark’s first public performances as well as the beginnings of his political awakening, and Mark will bring his brand new show to Didcot’s Cornerstone on Fri 21st October.

The Red Shed is the third part of the campaigning comic’s theatrical trilogy, which began with the multi award winning, critically acclaimed Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed, and concludes in yet another nationwide tour this autumn as Mark returns to the place where it all began.

Interviewing old friends and comrades, Mark pieces together the club’s history and works alongside it to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country. The Red Shed features the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community. It is a tale of strikes, fights, dinner ladies, crap beer, friendship, love, history, dreams and, above all, remembering. Part theatre, part stand up, part journalism, part activism, Mark realises his obsession with community and struggle.

Thomas’ upcoming tour ‘The Red Shed’, visit¬†