In Conversation at the Traverse podcast with Mark Thomas released

27 September 2018 ← return to listing

In Conversation at the Traverse podcast with Mark Thomas released

Today, we are excited to release the second of our In Conversation at the Traverse podcasts. Hosted by Traverse Artistic Director Orla O'Loughlin, in episode two Orla is joined by comedian and political activist, Mark Thomas. The episode was recorded with a live audience during Traverse Festival 2018.

Mark Thomas is is a one-of-a-kind artist and performer. A blend of political activist, nuanced storyteller and brilliant comedian, Mark has worked extensively in TV and radio as well as on stage. He's been classified as a domestic terrorist by the Met Police, has walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Border, started a comedy club in Palestine, exposed the corrupt activities of undercover police, held the Guinness Book Of Records world record for the most number of protests held in a day and, perhaps most impressively of all, once visited a Tesco Metro in central London whilst wearing a onesie, leading around a fish on a skateboard without getting kicked out.

From opera to mohawks, the ancient Greeks to the spycops scandal, Mark Thomas takes us on a non-stop roller-coaster ride through his life, inspirations and the driving forces behind his work. 

In Conversation at the Traverse: Mark Thomas

Listen to our first episode In Conversation at the Traverse in which Orla was joined by actor, Julie Hesmondhalgh.

In Conversation at the Traverse is sponsored by Spotlight: the home of casting.


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