Comedian Mark Thomas returns to the Cambridge Junction

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - Credit: Archant

Comedian Mark Thomas returns to the Cambridge Junction in September with his new show The Red Shed.

The show completes the campaigning comic’s theatrical trilogy, which began with the multi award winning, critically acclaimed Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed, and concludes at the Red Shed, a labour club in Wakefield - to celebrate the club’s 50th birthday.

A south London lad, born to a Thatcherite world of self-employed builders, labourers and tradesman like his father where the individual is key, Wakefield’s alien traditional labour community awoke a new determination in Mark and changed his life forever.

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. It is the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community. It is a tale of strikes, fights, dinner ladies, rubbish beer, good beer, burger slingers, pickets, placards, commies, 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.

Tickets for the show on September 28 are £18 and available from the Cambridge Junction on 01223 511511 or the website: www.junction.co.uk.


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