100 Acts of Minor Dissent
12:02pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in What's on
POLITICAL comedian and activist, Mark Thomas, is back to doing what he does best; mischief, and plenty of it!
Following a total sell-out and critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run in August, Mark set himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of one year – see how far he has got when he heads to Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan on November 7.
Over the decades, Mark Thomas has poked his nose into enough things to cause a politician to resign, arms deals to collapse, reform inheritance tax law, force the odd multinational to clean up its act a little and accidentally become Guinness World Record holder for political protests.
Following his critically acclaimed, award-winning and deeply personal theatre show Bravo Figaro, Mark is back to doing what he does best; mischief.
On May 13, 2013, Mark set himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year and, on the stroke of midnight May 13, 2014, the task will end. The show is his catalogue of those acts from the smallest action to the grandest confrontations, and just sold out its entire month’s run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The results are hilarious, subversive, mainly legal, and occasionally inspiring.
With six series on Channel 4, numerous awards, TV documentaries, three books, a published manifesto, a fifth series of Manifesto commissioned for Radio 4, a Sony Award for his show My Life in Serious Organised Crime, a magazine column that caused a diplomatic incident, the occasional arrest (mainly other peoples, though not exclusively), court cases, giving evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, stopping multinational infrastructure deals and no small amount of messing about, it’s no wonder that Mark is the UK’s favourite political comedian.
He can be seen at Theatr Mwldan on Thursday, November 7, 8pm.