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Mark Thomas: England & Son

Written by Ed Edwards Directed by Cressida Brown

“A nation that devours another will one day devour itself”.

Set when The Great Devouring comes home, England & Son is a one-man play written specifically for political comedian Mark Thomas by award-winning playwright Ed Edwards (The Political History of Smack and Crack).

This is the first play Mark has ever performed in that he has not written himself.

With some deep, dark laughs – and some deep, dark love – along the way, England & Son emerges from characters Mark knew in his childhood and Ed’s lived experience in jail.

Prepare for Mark to take you 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.

Age guidance: 14+
This production references violence and drug use.


"A triumph for all concerned"


"Funny and ferocious"

The Guardian

“Tremendous energy and real pathos”

The Stage

Mark Thomas: England & Son

4 October 2023 - 8:00 pm

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