One of Britain’s most acclaimed comics and influential activists Mark Thomas brings his award-winning show Bravo Figaro! to The Core at Corby Cube on Thursday.
After walking the wall in the West Bank, becoming Guinness World Record holder for political protests and chasing arms dealers around the country, Mark turns his attention to matters closer to home with a show about his father.
Bravo Figaro! is the true tale of Mark Thomas’s father, a self-employed builder with a passion for opera. The show talks about his father’s degenerative illness progressive supranuclear palsy and Mark’s attempt to put an opera on in a bungalow in Bournemouth.
The show is said to be about “love, death, fathers and sons, and the search for peace in an imperfect world...with a few gags thrown in for good measure.”
Bravo Figaro! won a Scotsman Fringe First Award and a Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award following its premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Mark’s career also includes six series on Channel 4, numerous other awards, several television documentaries, three books, a Guinness World Record, sell-out tours and a series on Radio 4.
As well as this he is also known for secretly filming torturers, stinging arms dealers, battling multi-national corporations, exposing abuses of civil liberties and succeeding in changing a few laws.
This show will take place at The Core on Thursday, November 8, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £18 or £10 for concessions. They are available from the ticket office on 01536 470470 or by logging on to www.thecorecorby.com.
Anyone interested in seeing this show should note that it is recommended for those aged 16 and above.