Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas, in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse
Directed by Joe Douglas
The Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy of multi award winning shows (Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed)
A story of strikes, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer, burgers and burger slingers. Pickets, placards, friendship, love, history, dreams and above all remembering.
Mark returns to where he first performed, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the labour club, to celebrate its 50th birthday. Part theatre, stand up, journalism, activism, it’s the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community.
"In what’s often called a “post-truth” culture, it’s an unfashionable view; but it gives Mark Thomas’s show a weight, a structural strength, and a passionate humanity that surpasses most other work on the Fringe by a long Yorkshire mile, and has many members of the audience wiping away tears, as the story finally reaches journey’s end" ★★★★★ Scotsman
"The comedian, activist and theatre-maker brings all of his formidable talents under one roof in this funny, raw and angry show" ★★★★ Guardian
Suitable for ages 16+