About this event
England and Son: a play written by Ed Edwards and directed by Cressida Brown.
“A nation that devours another will one day devour itself”.
Set when The Great Devouring comes home, England and 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).
This is the first play Mark has ever performed in that he has not written himself.
With some deep, dark laughs – and some deep, dark love – along the way, England and Son emerges from characters Mark knew in his childhood and Ed's lived experience in jail. Prepare for Mark to take you on a kaleidoscopic odyssey where disaster capitalism, Thatcherite politics and stolen wealth merge into the simple tale of a working class boy who just wants his dad to smile at him.
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval. Age guidance: 14+
Contains references to violence and drug use.