Comedian Mark Thomas takes time off from “rabble rousing” to come to Cambridge

MarkThomas brings his show to the Cambridge Junction

MarkThomas brings his show to the Cambridge Junction - Credit: Archant

Comedian Mark Thomas will take time off from “rabble rousing” to bring his new show Trespass to the Cambridge Junction.

Fondly referred to by the Metropolitan Police as a “general rabble-rouser” and “alleged comedian”, Thomas has still found time over the last 12 months, in between endless touring in the UK and New Zealand, to create what will undoubtedly be another masterpiece of a show that will make audiences sit up and take notice.

The show takes place in the J2 venue at the Junction on September 29, but tickets are likely to sell fast.

Trespass will pick up from where Mark’s previous show, 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off. Combining his usual mix of theatre, stand up, activism, a dash of journalism and dollop of mayhem, Mark asks the question: “If the ramblers of the 1930s were here now, what would they do to open up the cities? How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds?”

Inspired by the mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932, Mark turns his eye to the huge amount of communal spaces, from playing fields to public rights of way, setting out to try and carve a small space in the urban world where mischief and random chance can lurk.

Mark’s previous solo shows have all gone on to have sell-out runs, garnering the highest of critical acclaim, snapping up awards and nominations and earning commissions to become a Radio 4 series. He’s won a Herald Angel award, the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award and two Scotsman Fringe Firsts, and took his latest show Cuckooed to tour Australia and New Zealand this spring.

Having 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, filmed his own Channel 4 series, written books, won awards, held Guinness World Records, investigated everything from Coca-Cola to inheritance tax avoidance, given evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, stopped multinational infrastructure deals, been arrested on numerous occasions and found a new definition for the word ‘Farage’, there is simply no way of knowing where he will Trespass next.

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INFO: Tickets are £16/£14 from the box office on 01223 511511. Starts 8pm. / TWITTER: @markthomasinfo