Mark Thomas – Black and White

Mark Thomas – Black and White

Edinburgh

Wednesday 30 November 2022

  • Price

    From £10.00 to £17.50
  • Doors:

    19:00
  • Starts:

    20:00
  • Finishes:

    21:40 approx
  • Duration:

    100 mins approx
  • Age

    18 And Above (18+)

Tickets

Standard
£17.50
Concession
£10.00

Show Information

Please note, unless otherwise stated, all of our performances are strictly over 18s only

Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing song? After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.

“You’ll leave recommitted to the fight against this appalling authoritarian government, to keep that tradition alive.” Guardian 2021

PRESS ON ‘CHECK UP: OUR NHS AT 70’ (2018)

★★★★★  “Highly entertaining… very funny… a heartfelt love letter to the health service” THE i

★★★★★ “A master of this type of entertainment… this is a deadly serious and important show” THE ARTS DESK

★★★★★ “Check Up is a fantastic a stirring presentation from start to finish” REVIEWS HUB

★★★★★ “Possibly his finest work to date… I cannot praise this show enough… a very accomplished piece” EDINBURGH REPORTER

★★★★★ “Hilarious, informative, moving, and an inspiring tribute” EVERYTHING THEATRE

★★★★ “Thomas’s wide-eyed astonishment is infectious… having painted a picture of extraordinary care and commitment, Thomas is able to fire his political volleys from the inside” THE GUARDIAN

★★★★“An engaging and informative 75 minutes where anger and humour bounce off of each other to good purpose” THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★ “This a show that comes from the guts  THE TELEGRAPH 

★★★★ ”A compelling, heartfelt documentary  METRO 

★★★★  “A devastatingly thorough portrait of a system in crisis, shot through with unlikely humour as Thomas’s fury grows” FINANCIAL TIMES 

★★★★ “Perfectly balanced between laugh-a-minute entertainment and hard-edged political commentary… a wonderful tragicomic journey” THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★ “‘Engaging, and sometimes explosive… an impassioned interrogation that offers as much hope as despair” TIME OUT

★★★★  “Hilarious and self-deprecating… a compassionate and trenchant show” THE LIST

★★★★ “Righteous, moving and funny… Mark Thomas should be on prescription” THE HERALD

★★★★  “A worthy and highly entertaining show” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

★★★★ “Tempered with his impish wit…Thomas is driven by a fire in his belly” CHORTLE

★★★★“Mark Thomas’ impassioned mixture of reportage and storytelling takes the temperature of the NHS” THE STAGE

★★★★ “Excellent … long may Mark Thomas keep calling the decision makers out” BRITISH THEATRE 

★★★★ “Very funny… it’s almost as if we’re involved in the heart-stopping action” MORNING STAR

★★★★ “Delightfully contrary and eminently humane… his is a voice that is sorely missing from the wider political landscape” ED FEST MAG

★★★★ “Compelling, both as polemic and theatrical endeavour” THREEWEEKS

★★★★ ” A highly entertaining, emotionally involving show…another excellent show from the Fringe’s great storyteller” SPIKED ONLINE

★★★★ “A well informed, sophisticated introspection… superb” BROADWAYBABY 

★★★★ “Unafraid to challenge expectations…  Thomas on fine form, using his skill as a theatre maker and passion for a truly up-to-the-minute topic to create a riveting piece of work” FEST

★★★★ “An incredible performer: Check Up is delivered at a relentless rat-a-tat pace that barely stops for breath”  LONDON CITY NIGHTS

★★★★ “This is Mark Thomas on top form, talking about a subject close to his heart” WEST END WILMA

★★★★ “A fascinating zeitgeist show… intriguing and hilarious” A YOUNGER THEATRE

An hour of stage time with crystal clarity, pragmatism, and without a hint of exceptionalism” EXEUNT

 

Venue Details

The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh

5 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EB

0131 558 7272