Comedian is still on activism trail
Critically acclaimed comedian Mark Thomas is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe 2015 sell-out show to the Arts Centre in Haverhill on December 3.
Fondly referred to by the Metropolitan Police as a ‘rabble-rouser’ and ‘alleged comedian’, Thomas found time in betwee touring the UK and New Zealand to craft his latest show, Trespass.
It carries on from where his previous show, 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, left off, combining his usual mix of theatre, stand-up, activism, a dash of journalism and a dollop of mayhem.
Inspired by the mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1939, Thomas asks the question: “If ramblers of the 1930s were here now, what we they do to open up cities? How do we turn skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds?”
He addresses the mass Government sell-off of public open space, and how we can make room in the urban landscape for mischief to inhabit.
Thomas’ previous shows have garnered considerable critical acclaim, snapping up awards and nominations and earning commissions to become series on BBC Radio 4.
Having stopped arms deals and multinational infrastructure deals, brought policy to Parliament, written books and filmed his own Channel 4 series, there is no telling where Thomas will trespass next.
To book tickets, call the box office on 01440 714140 or see haverhillartscentre.co.uk