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Mark Thomas: The Red Shed

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 75
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A story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer, burgers and burger slingers. Pickets, placards, friendship, love, history, dreams and above all remembering. Mark Thomas recreates where it all began, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, to celebrate the Labour Club’s 50th birthday. The show will involve the audience (in a nice way) to recreate the shed and its inhabitants. Part theatre, stand up, journalism, activism: it’s the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community in a small wooden shed.

The Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with the multi-award-winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed.

Fringe First Award Winner 2016

Cast & Credits

Director Joe Douglas /

Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse present

Reviews

“One of Britain’s greatest storytellers”

- The Scotsman
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“The comedian, activist and theatre-maker brings all of his formidable talents under one roof in this funny, raw and angry show”

- The Guardian
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“Mark Thomas' big-hearted storytelling celebrates the community and spirit of his political home”

- The Stage
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“I'd wager Thomas' smart, everyman narrative, will charm you whatever your politics”

- WhatsOnStage
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“The Red Shed, is one of his strongest to date, revisiting his political awakening while also exploring the stories we tell ourselves and the ways in which we tell them.”

- The Stage

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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

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*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

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  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
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