Mark Thomas brings Bravo Figaro to Exeter Phoenix (news)

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Award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas is bringing his new show, Bravo Figaro, to Exeter Phoenix for two nights this winter.

After walking the wall in the West Bank, becoming Guinness World Record holder for political protests and chasing arms dealers around the country Mark Thomas turns his attention to matters closer to home with a show about his father.

First commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Bravo Figaro is the true tale of a self-employed builder’s love of opera, degenerative illness and how to put opera on in a bungalow in Bournemouth.

It is about love, death and the search for peace in an imperfect world… with some gags thrown in for luck and told by one of the finest storytellers in the country.

Mark has become one of Britain’s most acclaimed comics as well as one of Britain’s most recognised and influential activists.

His 25 years of performing have seen many series of the Mark Thomas Product and Mark Thomas Comedy Product with Channel 4, numerous documentaries, books, radio programmes, changing the law on tax, secretly filming torturers, stinging arms dealers with school children, exposing abuses of civil liberties and corporate skulduggery, as well as writing for the New Statesman and the Guardian.

Mark Thomas is at Exeter Phoenix on November 12 and 13, 2012. Tickets cost £17.50 from the Phoenix website.

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