Mark Thomas: Trespass - Work in Progress

  • Stand-up
  • 5pm (1 hour)
  • 6-19 & 21-30 Aug 2015
  • Summerhall
  • 8 - 12
Mark Thomas: Trespass - Work in Progress. Mark Thomas.

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Stand-up show starring Mark Thomas performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Trespass carries on from where Mark's previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off. Mark asks the question: If the ramblers of the 1930's were here now what would they do to open up the cities? How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds? Mark sets out to try and carve a small space in the urban world where mischief and random chance can lurk. No one knows where this show is going to end up so join him on the start of the project.

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Fondly referred to by the Metropolitan Police as 'general rabble-rouser' and 'alleged comedian', the very same Mark Thomas has found time over the last twelve months in between his endless touring in both the UK and New Zealand to create what will undoubtedly be another masterpiece of a Fringe show...

Trespass carries on from where Mark's previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off. Combining his usual mix of theatre, stand up, activism, a dash of journalism and dollop of mayhem, Mark asks the question: "If the ramblers of the 1930's were here now, what would they do to open up the cities? How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds?" Inspired by the mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932, Mark turns his eye to how the government have sold off the majority of our communal spaces, from playing fields to public rights of way. Setting out to try and carve a small space in the urban world where mischief and random chance can lurk, no one knows where this show is going to end up, so join him on the start of the project.

Mark's previous Fringe shows have all gone on to be sell-out runs, garnering the highest of critical acclaim, snapping up awards and nominations and earning commissions to become their very own Radio 4 series. He's won a Herald Angel award, the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award and two Scotsman Fringe Firsts, and took his latest show Cuckooed to tour Australia and New Zealand this Spring.

Having stopped arms deals, created a manifesto and brought the winning policy to parliament, walked the entire length of the Israeli wall in the West Bank, filmed his own Channel 4 series, written books, won awards, held Guinness World Records, investigated everything from Coca-Cola to inheritance tax avoidance, given evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, stopped multinational infrastructure deals, been arrested on numerous occasions and found a new definition for the word 'Farage', there is simply no way of knowing where Mark will Trespass next.