Mark Thomas' Black and White comes to MAC this November

Wed 13 July 2022

The political godfather of UK comedy, Mark Thomas, is back to what he does best; taking down politicians, mucking about, new ideas and finding hope. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing-song? After lockdowns and isolation, this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.

In previous shows Mark has talked about visiting the West Bank and Jenin, lobbying Parliament, walking in the footsteps of the highest NHS officials, playing at The Royal Opera House, making stuff for TV, radio and newspapers and going undercover. This latest outing is more creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics.

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★★★★★ “Highly entertaining… very funny… a heartfelt love letter to the health service” THE i

★★★★★ “A master of this type of entertainment… this is a deadly serious and important show” THE ARTS DESK

★★★★★ “Check Up is a fantastic a stirring presentation from start to finish” REVIEWS HUB

★★★★★ “Possibly his finest work to date… I cannot praise this show enough… a very accomplished piece” EDINBURGH REPORTER

★★★★★ “Hilarious, informative, moving, and an inspiring tribute” EVERYTHING THEATRE

★★★★ “Thomas’s wide-eyed astonishment is infectious… having painted a picture of extraordinary care and commitment, Thomas is able to fire his political volleys from the inside” THE GUARDIAN

★★★★ “An engaging and informative 75 minutes where anger and humour bounce off of each other to good purpose” THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★ “This a show that comes from the guts” THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★ “A compelling, heartfelt documentary” METRO

★★★★ “A devastatingly thorough portrait of a system in crisis, shot through with unlikely humour as Thomas’s fury grows” FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★ “Perfectly balanced between laugh-a-minute entertainment and hard-edged political commentary… a wonderful tragicomic journey” THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★ “‘Engaging, and sometimes explosive… an impassioned interrogation that offers as much hope as despair” TIME OUT

★★★★ “Hilarious and self-deprecating… a compassionate and trenchant show” THE LIST

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

★★★★ “A worthy and highly entertaining show” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

★★★★ “Tempered with his impish wit…Thomas is driven by a fire in his belly” CHORTLE

★★★★ Mark Thomas’ impassioned mixture of reportage and storytelling takes the temperature of the NHS” THE STAGE

★★★★ “Excellent … long may Mark Thomas keep calling the decision makers out” BRITISH THEATRE

★★★★ “Very funny… it’s almost as if we’re involved in the heart-stopping action” MORNING STAR

★★★★ “Delightfully contrary and eminently humane… his is a voice that is sorely missing from the wider political landscape” ED FEST MAG

★★★★ “Compelling, both as polemic and theatrical endeavour” THREEWEEKS

★★★★ “A well informed, sophisticated introspection… superb” BROADWAYBABY

★★★★ “Unafraid to challenge expectations…  Thomas on fine form, using his skill as a theatre maker and passion for a truly up-to-the-minute topic to create a riveting piece of work” FEST

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