Friday 21st July

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Mark Thomas: “You’re constantly climbing a ladder, but the last rung you always pull away from yourself”

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Mark Thomas is performing his latest highly-acclaimed show – The Red Shed – at Battersea Arts Centre until Saturday night.  It is an incredible piece of work, perfectly blending comedy, theatre and journalism while provoking laughter, emotion and thought.  Ahead of his return to London, Ian Cater caught up with Thomas to discuss audience participation, lost sheep and David Walliams.

London audiences have four more chances to experience The Red Shed – a homage to the Wakefield Labour Club where Mark Thomas first ‘found his politics’ and became involved in the 1984 Miners’ Strike.  And, no matter what your political persuasion, I can hardly recommend this amazing production enough.

It’s neither pure comedy, nor pure theatre.  Instead, The Red Shed is a masterful lesson in storytelling – an art in which Thomas undoubtedly specialises.

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Category: Comedy
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Isy Suttie: The Actual Book Tour, 15th – 27th August at Soho Theatre

Former Peep Show star Isy Suttie is back with a new live show, The Actual Book Tour, which warmly and hilariously discusses her journey towards finding the right man and finally – if a little reluctantly – becoming an adult.  Ahead of its 12-night run at Soho Theatre starting on 15th August, she caught up with Ian Cater to discuss parenthood, internet dating, giant penguins and ball pits.

On Monday, Isy Suttie starts the next leg of The Actual Book Tour with the show – coinciding with the publication of her first book, The Actual One – already receiving gushing reviews for understandable reasons.

Suttie’s an extremely talented, funny and versatile performer, first coming to fame as Dobby in Series 5 to 9 of seminal sitcom Peep Show.  In the show, she showcases many of these talents, intertwining songs, stand-up and book readings documenting her awkward journey on the way to finding Mr Right.

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Category: Comedy