- Venue: Courtyard Theatre
- Duration: 75
More Information on Mark Thomas: The Red Shed (2016)
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. Mark Thomas recreates where it all began, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, to celebrate the Labour Club’s 50th birthday. The show will involve the audience (in a nice way) to recreate the shed and its inhabitants. Part theatre, stand up, journalism, activism: it’s the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community in a small wooden shed.
The Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with the multi-award-winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed.
Fringe First Award Winner 2016
Cast & Credits
Director Joe Douglas /
Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse present
“ One of Britain’s greatest storytellers”
“ The comedian, activist and theatre-maker brings all of his formidable talents under one roof in this funny, raw and angry show”
“ Mark Thomas' big-hearted storytelling celebrates the community and spirit of his political home”
“ I'd wager Thomas' smart, everyman narrative, will charm you whatever your politics”
“ The Red Shed, is one of his strongest to date, revisiting his political awakening while also exploring the stories we tell ourselves and the ways in which we tell them.”
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance