Mark Thomas returns to the National Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
MARK Thomas is returning to the Lyttelton Theatre on June 2, 2014 (one performance only) with 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, presented by Lakin McCarthy.
Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be. Now he returns to what he does best, mischief – joyously bad behaviour with a purpose.
After his award-winning show, Bravo Figaro, Thomas sets himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year. He catalogues everything from the smallest and silliest gesture to the grandest confrontations and the results are subversive, hilarious, mainly legal and occasionally inspiring.
With six series on Channel 4, numerous awards, TV documentaries, three books, a published manifesto, a Sony Award for his show My Life in Serious Organised Crime, a magazine column that caused a diplomatic incident, the occasional arrest, court cases, giving evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, stopping multinational infrastructure deals and no small amount of messing about, it’s no wonder that Thomas is the UK’s favourite political comedian.
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes.
Image: Mark Thomas. Photo credit: Steve Ullathorne.