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Mark Thomas in England & Son

Prepare to be taken on a kaleidoscopic odyssey where disaster capitalism, empire, stolen youth and stolen wealth merge into the simple tale of a working-class boy who just wants his dad to smile at him.

  • 9th October 2023 - 10th October 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Written specifically for Mark by award-winning playwright Ed Edwards, this will be Mark’s first ever tour in a production that he has not written himself.


Now as reputed in theatre as he is in comedy, Mark has become one of the UK’s favourite theatre performers and this Fringe was no exception as he swept up 5-star reviews and various awards.


He’s done shows about visiting the West Bank, starting a comedy club in Jenin, espionage, lobbying Parliament, walking in the footsteps of the highest NHS officials, playing at The Royal Opera House, stopping arms deals and creating manifestos.


He had six series of The Mark Thomas Comedy Product on Channel 4, several television documentaries and radio series, written some books, grabbed a Guinness World Record, toured sell-out tours, won numerous awards, nabbed himself a Medal of Honour and succeeded in changing some laws along the way. He has most recently been awarded his London bus pass, an honour he is possibly prouder of than any of the above.


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  • Disabled Accessibility
  • wheelchair access

Accessibility Facilities

  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world, having launched in 1965. It takes place each summer at Cherry Hinton Hall park, and features an eclectic line-up of traditional and modern folk, as well blues, country and roots acts.