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News: Swearing Ban Dropped In Salford

Comedian Mark Thomas is celebrating the news that Salford City Council has scrapped a ban on swearing.

The Council had previously outlawed foul and abusive language in Salford Quays.

Thomas said the ban, which has now expired, was "ridiculous" and should never have been imposed three years ago in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour.

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News: Mark Thomas To Compose New National Anthem

Mark Thomas is planning to create a new national anthem.

On March 11 he will be joined by satirists Jonny and the Baptists and the fifty members of the Commoners Choir for a special recording of his new podcast, Brit-ish.

Thomas says: "Now more than ever we need a song that defines us, that celebrates us and one we can sing as if we are enjoying it rather than look like we are burying a local civic dignitary we hardly knew. Face it, the old anthem is so dull even the Queen doesn’t sing it and it’s about her! "

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News: The New Mark Thomas Show Is An Absolute Steal

Join Mark Thomas for one night only in the Museum of Stolen Things, the first ever pop-up museum of the nicked, at the Musuem of Comedy in Bloomsbury on March 17.
 
The price is a £5 but there is a catch – you also have to bring along something stolen to get in. Thomas describes the concept as "a kind of anarchist version of the Antiques Roadshow."
 

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News: Big Tour For Mark Thomas NHS Show

Following another sell-out Fringe run in August to absolute critical acclaim, swiftly followed by a two week sell-out run at London's Arcola Theatre, Mark Thomas tours his latest mix of theatre, comedy, investigative journalism and reportage from February - April 2019.

Mark is 54, the NHS is 70, and the UK national

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Live Review: Mark Thomas: Check Up – Our NHS @ 70, Arcola Theatre, E8

Mark Thomas is one of radical comedy’s national treasures so it feels apt that in his latest show he is looking at another national treasure, the National Health Service. The difference between them is that while Thomas appears to have so much energy he looks like he might go on forever, the NHS is becoming an endangered species.

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News: World Premiere Of New Mark Thomas NHS Show Announced

The World Premiere of the new show from Mark Thomas has been announced.

Check Up: NHS at 70 will open at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival in August.

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News: Mark Thomas Investigates The NHS

Comedian Mark Thomas is currently performing one show and is touring a new show early next year, but is already working on his next major show which will premiere at the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in summer 2018.

In Our NHS @ 70 Thomas will take a long, hard look at the state of the National Health Service. He is working on the show with Nick Kent, the former artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn where Thomas regularly performs.

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News: Showtime From The Frontline For Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas has announced his next show. And as usual with the prolific comedian, it is very different to his last one.

Showtime From The Frontline tells the story of how Thomas and his team set out to run a comedy club for two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Only to find it’s not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom. 

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Live Review: Mark Thomas, Leicester Square Theatre, WC2

This review first appeared in the London Evening Standard here.

Mark Thomas is taking the show on tour. Details here.

 

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