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Mark Thomas in England & Son

By Ed Edwards

“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 the award-winning political comedian Mark Thomas by award-winning playwright Ed Edwards (The Political History of Smack and Crack, Paines Plough’s Roundabout, Soho and UK tour).

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 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.

Content warnings: contains references to violence and drug use.

★★★★ “Ferocious script, sharply directed and magnificently delivered.”The Times

★★★★ “Expertly played blistering solo. ”The Telegraph

★★★★ “ Funny and ferocious”The Guardian

★★★★ “Fierce and sharp.. profound and moving... A triumph for all concerned. ”Whats On Stage

★★★★ “A hurricane of charismatic energy, leaving the audience too gripped to leave and too scared to interrupt.”British Theatre Guide

★★★★ “Heartbreakingly powerful, sharp and tragic... he remains one of the great performer storytellers of our time.”The Scotsman

★★★★★ “A searing one-hander that burns on long after the audience has vacated their seats”Festmag.com

★★★★★ “Extraordinarily powerful.”scotgayarts.com

★★★★★ “Thomas is electrifying ... an exceptional work ... a must see! ”therecs.co.uk

“ Boisterous but tender”Evening Standard