Mark Thomas: The Red Shed (Online)
Thu 24 Sep 2020
Our on-site activity may be temporarily limited, but were not going to let that get in the way of bringing arts and culture to Exeter. Welcome to Front Room Phoenix our way of beaming online creative activity straight to your sofa! We have teamed up with Mark Thomas to bring you another excited lockdown livestream.
20% of your ticket purchase for this show will go towards supporting Exeter Phoenix.
The Red Shed is part of Marks theatrical trilogy, following the much-revered Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Mark returns to the place where it all began – the Red Shed, a labour club in Wakefield – to celebrate the clubs 50th birthday as he continues his tour in 2017 of yet another award-winning, highly acclaimed performance.
The Shed, home to Marks first public performances, is also a home to dissent, to organising and to progressive politics, and so it was here that Marks true political prowess began. An iconic and vital place for its patrons, this is where the true meaning of solidarity is found and where you can be part of history and part of the struggle. A south London lad, born to a Thatcherite world of self-employed builders, labourers and tradesman like his father where the individual is key, Wakefields alien traditional labour community awoke a new determination in Mark and changed his life forever.
Interviewing old friends and comrades, Mark pieces together the clubs history and works alongside it to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country. It is the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community. It is a tale of strikes, fights, dinner ladies, crap beer, good beer, burger slingers, pickets, placards, commies, friendship, love, history, dreams and, above all, remembering. Part theatre, part stand up, part journalism, part activism, Mark realises his obsession with community and struggle.
BSL and captioned options are available via the link below.
Book your ticket through Go Faster Stripe by following the link below. Tickets cost £5, with 20% of your ticket price going directly to Exeter Phoenix.
When you have booked, you will be sent a link to a private YouTube viewing room ahead of the event.