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Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas with West Yorkshire Playhouse present

Mark Thomas: The Red Shed

  • Thu 2nd Mar to Fri 3rd Mar - 8:00pm
  • 75 minutes no interval
  • £16 full, £12 concs (+£1.20 per transaction when tickets posted)
Mark Thomas


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.

Multi award winner Mark returns to where he first started to perform, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the Labour Club, to celebrate its 50th birthday. The show will involve the audience (in a nice way) to recreate the shed and its inhabitants.

A mix of theatre, stand up, journalism and activism - it’s the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community in a small wooden shed. 

Please note the change to the previously published running time.

Age 16+


"One of Britain's greatest storytellers…beautifully-paced and structured…a passionate humanity that surpasses most other work at the Fringe" ★★★★★ The Scotsman

"An intense and moving masterpiece… it really is a breath-taking performance" ★★★★★ Whats On London

"The show will still leave even the most laissez-faire Thatcherite Tory with food for thought and a reminder as to how deep the scars of that era run" ★★★★ The Telegraph

"Evocative… hard to resist" ★★★★ Sunday Times

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