Going cuckoo in Lancaster

Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas''Photo by Idil Sukan (Draw HQ)
Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas''Photo by Idil Sukan (Draw HQ)

One of comedy’s elder statesmen and all-round arty mischief-maker, Mark Thomas makes a welcome return to The Dukes on October 17.

Following another sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Mark’s comedy of betrayal – Cuckooed – is a five star, multi-award winning acclaimed tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit.

comedian mark thomas

comedian mark thomas

Ten years ago, an activist and friend of Mark’s was exposed as a spy for BAE Systems and this inspired Cuckooed which won the Scotsman Fringe First, as well as the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award, an honour which he described as “a very inspiring experience.”

Mark’s shows have always been entirely different from each other; he’s stopped arms deals, created a manifesto and brought the winning policy to parliament, walked the entire length of the Israeli wall in the West Bank and most recently completed 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, which included taking the police to court over surveillance and finding a new definition for the word ‘Farage’.

As well as his awardwinning live shows, Mark has presented six series on Channel 4, published three books and a manifesto and has had various series commissioned by Radio 4.

Tickets for Cuckooed, for 16+, are priced £15/£13 concessions.

For more information and to book, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org